ProMat 2017 was held at McCormick Place in Chicago, from April 3rd to April 6th. The bi-annual event is the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America. This year’s event put 900 exhibitors in front of more than 40,000 visitors from around the world, including a sizeable group of managers from Eastern Lift Truck Co.’s various departments.
Over 100 educational seminars took place during the ProMat Conference, joining experts in the material handling, manufacturing, and supply chain fields to discuss and explain new technologies in equipment and facility solutions.
Eastern Lift Truck Co. is proud to be a distributor of many innovative products that were exhibited at ProMat. Our manufacturing partners offer exciting new solutions for our warehousing and distribution center customers such as:
- The new Yale MC10-15 (Class III Counterbalanced Stacker), the Yale MO70T (Class III Tow Tractor) and Yale MPE080-VG (Class III End Rider) with Driven by Balyo technology. These exciting products use existing structural items such as racking, walls and columns to self-navigate. Other systems use magnets, embedded wires or tape. The equipment is easy to reconfigure and provides increased labor productivity by shifting repetitive tasks to robotic lift trucks. If necessary, the technology can switch back to manual mode for other usage.
During ProMat it was announced that Yale had received the gold Plant Engineering Product of the Year award in the materials handling category for the MPE080-VG Driven By Balyo.
- Combilift Combi-CS is a counterbalanced stacker with a load capacity of 1,850 lbs at a 24” load center. This compact forklift is able to operate in very cramped areas. It features a multi-position tiller arm for safer operation and maximum visibility in a very narrow aisle setting.
- Nuvera Fuel Cells are part of the Hyster-Yale line of product offerings and were represented at ProMat 2017. Hyster-Yale expects to be “the first global lift truck OEM to fully integrate [hydrogen] fuel cells into its product range.” Look for a future blog post detailing this next generation power technology.
Eastern Lift Truck Co. provides comprehensive warehousing solutions through our Systems Group, Dock and Door Division and Retail Services Divisions. These three distinct teams offer professional sales and service of balers, compactors, conveyors, mezzanines, packaging equipment, pallet racking, floor cleaning equipment, VLMs and carousel storage systems, high bay shelving, safety products and dock and door related equipment.