Bringing the Future to You at ProMat 2023
Grace Stafford and Katie Smith | 15 March 2023
The fierce competition for warehouse space and fulfillment labor combined with growing customer demands and ever-evolving technology offerings can make it overwhelmingly noisy and difficult to navigate. That challenge can make it hard to identify the solution that will help companies meet business objectives today and in the future. To add to that complexity, the supply chain industry is ever-growing and evolving. Our team of engineers can help guide through the noise that companies may be facing.
Bastian Solutions is eager to attend this year’s ProMat tradeshow March 20-23, 2023, to discuss some of these supply chain challenges with attendees.
Touching the Future of Supply Chain
With over 1,000 of the world’s leading manufacturing and supply chain solution providers under one roof, ProMat allows attendees to see firsthand, what the future holds – finding the tools needed for operations and the solutions to move business forward.
From hands-on demonstrations to 150 educational seminars and four exciting keynote speeches, attending ProMat is an opportunity to find solutions, connect with peers and leading solution-providers and learn the latest trends and technologies. Bastian is excited to exhibit amongst other industry leaders at this event.
See the Future of Automation in Action
Bastian’s booth will be a showcase of future-proof solutions, featuring innovative material handling equipment, extensible software and seamless system integration.
Last year at MODEX 2022, we highlighted our goods to robot order fulfillment solution, Bastian Solutions SmartPick™. By integrating AI-powered robotics to the back end of an AS/RS (automated storage and retrieval systems), we’ve introduced 24/7 automated operations, improved order accuracy and reduced labor costs to customers across the country. To achieve fully automated operations, our engineers have interfaced with downstream equipment such as automatic bagging machines and takeaway conveyors. Managing the communication of customer orders, product information and tasks for all islands of automation is Bastian’s Exacta® WES (warehouse execution system) software, ensuring maximum system productivity.
This year, ProMat attendees will be able to see Bastian Solutions SmartPick autonomously interact with not just one automated solution, but three.
On one end of the system, a small-scale Tompkins Robotics tSort system will transport and sort products with independently moving robots. With three body sizes to choose from and multiple tilt tray and crossbelt mechanisms, the tSort robots can handle a wide variety of product types. A key advantage of this sortation technology is its flexibility. Modular platforms require less floor space than static, traditional sortation systems while robots, diverts and induction points can easily be added to increase operational functionality.
Also interfacing with our intelligent piece picking robot is a condensed AutoStore GTP (goods to person) installation that will serve as dense, space-efficient product storage. This cube-based order fulfillment solution is well-known in the material handling industry for its unique design that can be configured around existing infrastructure and facility constraints. Multiple port designs and bin sizes accommodate operational needs while the system adapts to current demands by self-sorting bins according to order frequency.
The final piece in this unique fulfillment solution is Bastian’s versatile ML2 mini load AV (autonomous vehicle). It will move product between the fixed automated technologies. The configurable payload deck supports multiple ways of engaging small to medium loads, allowing this AV to automate a wide variety of tasks. An independent drive suspension system, true ZTR (zero turn radius) and bi-directional travel enables the ML2 to operate in tight spaces, on uneven floors and around existing infrastructure with ease.
Unveiling and Supporting Innovation
During a live press conference at our booth on Monday, March 20th at 10:30am, we will be pulling back the curtain on our latest groundbreaking solution. Expertly engineered to improve product and employee safety, accommodate layout limitations, adjust to seasonal demands and ease labor availability challenges, this product will optimize both manufacturing and distribution facilities.
Other Bastian Solutions’ technologies can be found in several booths across the show floor. The low-profile M10 Tug AV utilizing ANT driven navigation will be operating in BlueBotics booth (N6715) while a Bastian Solutions SmartPick™ cell and ML2 AV will be featured in the viastore booth (S441). Highlighted in Raymond’s booth (S1903) is our proprietary AV fleet management software, Exacta Maestro®.
Bastian experts and engineers will be available throughout the tradeshow to speak with attendees at booth S1203. Find more details on how to register for the show, schedule a meeting and learn more about Bastian’s showcase here.
Grace is a Communications Specialist at Bastian Solutions, based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis and has 5 years of experience working in communications and marketing.
Katie is a Bastian Solutions product marketing specialist, based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Ball State University. Katie works directly with the manufacturing and service divisions to develop effective communication and collateral for Bastian Solutions’ products and services.
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