Muratec and Cimcorp to Showcase AGVs, Robotic Order Picking Systems, and More at MODEX 2022

Both companies are part of the Murata Machinery, which is headquartered in Japan.


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Muratec and Cimpcorp plan display a range of products and services, including robotics order-picking, automated storage, and at MODEX 2022.

Cimcorp and Muratec plan to showcase their range of automation technologies at the MODEX 2022 supply chain trade show next week. Both companies are owned by Japan-based Murata Machinery Ltd.

Technologies featured will include robotic order-picking systems, as well as automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS). They will also have live automated guided vehicle (AGV) demonstrations.

As integrators of intralogistics systems for industries including food and beverage, grocery, retail, medical, and automotive, both Muratec and Cimcorp said they help customers improve warehouse and distribution efficiency, sustainability, and profitability by customizing systems designed to fit their needs and specifications.

Booth visitors will also see a 3D model that will demonstrate how these systems integrate. It will showcase end-to-end automation solutions that solve top warehousing and distribution challenges, the companies said.

“Fresh food distribution is a race against the clock, with consumer expectations rising around product freshness and fulfillment speed. It’s time to get ahead of the game with automation,” stated Derek Rickard, director of sales at Cimcorp Automation. “Our solutions enable food distributors and grocery retailers to satisfy their customers with fast, fresh, and affordable products—and do so in a way that’s safe, stable, and sustainable.”

A look at materials handling, CNC, and AGVs

Rickard will co-present a Material Handling Institute-sponsored seminar with fellow MHI ASRS Industry Group members, titled, “ASRS as a Solution for E-Commerce, Online Shopping Demands, High Transportation Costs, Supply Chain Issues, and Product Shortages.” This seminar will be held on March 29, in Theater H, from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.

Muratec will also showcase its CNC turning centers and line of AGVs, including the recently added A-Series line-up to its existing Premex vehicles.

The series adds seven standard-based models that are customizable for a wide range of load capacities, lift heights, navigation methods, temperature ratings, and software applications, the companies said.

“Our recent control in leading all North American operations in partnership with the AGVE Group allows us to further build on Murata Machinery Groups’ long track record of integrating automation and solving customer challenges,” said Scott Matlock, general manager of logistics and automation divisions at Murata Machinery USA.

“I’m excited to introduce our AGVs to this year’s MODEX attendees. Common in Industry 4.0 settings, AGVs are a high-value, easy-to-implement first step in automation,” he added.

Understanding grocery supply chain retail

In addition, Muratec will co-host the “Automation Integration in Grocery Retail. Transforming Resilience, Productivity, and Value” seminar on March 29 with the Institute of Grocery Distribution in Theater D, from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Key takeaways will include understanding the key trends that will shape retail grocery supply chains, drivers, headwinds, enablers, and examples of those taking a lead, the companies said.  

MODEX attendees will also learn how customized, fully integrated systems can increase the speed and accuracy of production and order fulfillment while evaluating ways to enhance process capabilities in storing, transporting, sorting, and picking goods, and evaluating ROI.

Free chess sets

Muratec and Cimcorp are co-hosting a “Pints & Pawns” appreciation reception on Tuesday, March 29, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The live demonstration will feature custom machine, fabricated chess sets that will be given to customers who pre-book a meeting or RSVP for the reception.

Cimcorp and Muratec experts will be available to discuss customers unique warehousing needs, and share strategies to boost order speed and accuracy, overcome labor shortages, and integrate with existing systems.

To learn more about Cimcorp and Muratec solutions, the companies suggest stopping by their booth or pre-booking a meeting with Cimcorp and/or Muratec, or RSVP for the reception to reserve a custom chess set while supplies last. Their MODEX booth is B7632 A/B.

Cimcorp presents automation for the grocery retail industry.

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