Apr 10, 2008

Daifuku Presents New AS/RS Technology at CeMAT 2008

The 131 ft./40 meter high-rack, high-density AS/RS is designed with double-deep palette storage to provide increased storage density

Daifuku Booth – Stand H 39 in Hall 27 – Daifuku, an automated material handling solutions innovator, will present its tallest high-rack, high-density automated storage and retrieval (AS/RS) technology during CeMAT, May 27-31, 2008 in Hannover, Germany.

The 131 ft./40 meter high-rack, high-density AS/RS is designed with double-deep palette storage to provide increased storage density without the need to expand a facility’s footprint. Like all Daifuku AS/RS equipment, the high-rack AS/RS delivers high speed, quiet operation and energy efficiency. Each time the brakes are applied, a current-recovery system takes the energy generated and converts it into electricity, which is fed back into the power grid.

In addition to the high-rack, Daifuku offers complete lines of unit load, mini load and rack-supported building AS/RS equipment. For more information about these AS/RS products visit www.daifukuamerica.com .

During CeMAT, Daifuku will also demonstrate DAGUARD, a maintenance and analysis tool that has been available for the European market since the beginning of the year. Besides reminding operators of upcoming maintenance work, DAGUARD also offers numerous analysis functions that ensure optimum use of automated warehouses over the entire life cycle. For instance, the system continuously calculates the projected lifespan of individual components. If the lifespan drops below one year, the system informs the operator. DAGUARD also reports whenever individual line components are no longer performing up to desired levels. The DAGUARD system is also available in Japan.

About Daifuku

With over 20,000 global crane installations, no one is more experienced than Daifuku at engineering high-performance automated material handling and warehouse management systems, specifically designed to meet and overcome any challenge.

About CeMAT

As the world’s leading trade fair for intralogistics, CeMAT is the key barometer of the industry’s performance worldwide. The event takes place from May 27-31 at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds. With some 1,100 exhibitors (up from 948 in 2005) and a combined display area of 80,000 m2 (2005: 72,400 m2), the show has grown by more than ten per cent since the last event in 2005, reflecting the pace of growth within the industry itself. Around 50 per cent of the exhibiting companies are coming from outside Germany to exhibit their latest products to an international audience at CeMAT 2008.