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Worldwide News Launched Terex University mobile training unit with sessions at Toyota In March, 2015, Terex University Mobile Training Unit held its first session at Toyota’s facilities in Porto Feliz, São Paulo State. The training addressed operation techniques for bridge cranes, as per Normative Rule # 11, as a result of a Demag equipment the company has recently purchased. During the simulation, eight professionals were simultaneously trained. The mobile facility allows for up to fifteen participants, though. “With the bridge cranes’ simulator we can perform training on how to operate these equipment and, in addition, we may take other equipment for maintenance training in the van”, explained Fábio Camargo, Technical Coach at Terex Material Handling. This training session was most relevant for Toyota, since the company could not make their own bridge crane available for training for a long time. Therefore, the bridge crane simulator in the van was useful for operators to be better prepared to work with the actual equipment in the factory. “Our focus is to provide professional refreshers and qualification training for our clients and partners’ team members who are not familiar with the operation of bridge cranes, thus providing them with a first contact through the simulator – which increases safety levels”, as explained Camargo. Terex Latin America has been consistently investing in their post-sales area to provide Terex, Genie and Demag brands’ clients with better and faster services. In 2014, the company launched the Minha Terex (My Terex) program, focused on the customer services area. New empty container stacker improves energy balance of RST The company Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals (RST) has recently received five new Hyster empty container stackers. The type H22XM-12EC machines are required for the continuous fast turnover of up to ten container ships per day. Each of the industrial trucks, that are replacing five existing Hyster empty container handlers, will be operated for up to 4,000 hours per year. This is why the fuel consumption of the newly purchased devices played a significant role in the investment decision. “This means that we will save at least four liters of fuel per hour for each of the new forklifts,” explains Cees van Pelt, Manager Technical Department and Projects at RST. Individual performance for Adidas do Brasil – powered by TGW Best performance in sports and best performance in logistics. Adidas do Brasil is about to receive a modern logistics centre at their site in Embu das Artes, near São Paulo. The Austrian systems integrator TGW will implement a sporty distribution centre to serve the Brazilian market with a unique picking system especially designed for Adidas. TGW will also provide the IT system Iwacs.MFC assuring the material flow for the continuously high transport capacity as well as TGW’s Commander Controls. A complex conveyor system including 2.1 kilometres of conveyor equipment will connect the various areas in the distribution centre. In addition to the physics and the software of the new Adidas distribution centre, the systems integrator also provides a Lifetime Service package offering spare parts and a two year on-site maintenance contract including 24/7 hotline services. Interroll Spain now has own repair service for drum motors Interroll, based in Sant’Antonino, Switzerland, has expanded its activities in Spain by opening its own repair service for drum motors. With the decision to setup its own repair service for drum motors, the manufacturer of key products in the intralogistics industry hopes to further increase its growth in Spain. Interroll has made extensive investments in its own workshop and has employed additional staff to be able to offer the service that to date had been outsourced to a certified external repair company. The workshop is based in the same building as the company’s sales office in Barcelona. 6 f+h Intralogistics 3/2015

Third assembly plant opened by SEW-Eurodrive in France TNT opens hub in Sydney SEW-Eurodrive gears up for continued growth and faster delivery times in the French and European markets. In February, the drive technology manufacturer from Bruchsal, Germany, inaugurated a production and assembly plant in Brumath, France that will start production in the autumn. The new plant is the company’s third production and assembly location in France including Haguenau and Forbach. The digitally interlinked processes within the plant are intended to shorten delivery times. The express parcel operator, TNT, has opened a hub on a 78,000 m² site in Sydney. The location, via which the company processes national and international shipments, can process up to 25,000 parcels per hour. Marco van Kalleveen, Managing Director for TNT’s Domestics division, said the opening was a milestone in modernizing TNT’s infrastructure. The equipment at the central hub includes Australia’s first high-speed automatic sorting system for so-called “incompatible” freight (items in excess of 1.5 meters and 30 kg). Siemens equips Emirates SkyCargo Swisslog acquires warehouse automation company Forte Industries Swisslog, the intralogistic system supplier based in Aarau, Switzerland, has acquired Forte Industrial Equipment Systems, Inc. with its headquarters in Mason, Ohio/USA. Forte has comprehensive expertise in the conveyor technology, container and bulk materials picking, and sorting solutions sectors, especially in the e-commerce and multi-channel segments. With this merger, Swisslog hopes to increase its market reach, especially in the e-commerce and pharmaceutical segments. Forte will continue to be operated as a separate entity within Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions (WDS) North America at the headquarters in Mason. Following completion of the acquisition, the founder and business owner, Gene Forte, transferred the management to AK Schultz, the previous Head of Customer Service for Swisslog North America. Siemens Logistics and Airport Solutions has equipped the new cargo terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central (DWC), with a material handling system. In its initial implementation stage, the new Emirates SkyCargo terminal is capable of handling a throughput of 700,000 tons per year. Throughput capacity will be increased by an additional 300,000 tons at a later date. The surface area of the single storey terminal building is 68,000 m². The material handling system is split into storage and cargo handling areas. It consists of dedicated subsystems such as acceptance, bypass, staging and systems for transferring goods directly with only short-term storage for the inbound and outbound flow of material. The work areas for the prepackaging and distribution of the cargo are equipped with fixed and flexible workstation systems. The multi-storey storage system has a capacity of more than 800 positions for flight containers. Bulk cargo can be stored in a narrow-aisle warehouse system with more than 3,000 storage positions. Direct cross dock lanes are provided to ensure cargo is transferred quickly from airside to landside and vice versa. Special cargo is processed and stored in a perishable goods area. f+h Intralogistics 3/2015 7


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