ProMat 2015

McCormick Place South
 | Chicago
March 23
-26, 2015
2301 S. Lake Shore Drive

Innovation Award

The innovation award serves to educate and provide valuable insights on the latest manufacturing and supply chain innovative products and services to ProMat attendees. This award will be given to exhibitors in 2 categories: Best New Innovation and Best Innovation of an Existing Product. Winners will be recognized at the show during the MHI 70th Anniversary Celebration on March 25.



Best Existing Product Innovation


Best Existing Product Innovation Finalists

A-Safe USA Inc. (Booth 415)
iFlex Rack Guard

Big Ass Solutions (Booth 431)
Big Ass® Light High Bay LED

CubiScan (Booth 3923)
CubiScan 25

FastFetch North America (Booth 5241)
Next Generation Light Directed Picking - Dynamic Slotting During Picking

Manhattan Associates, Inc. (Booth 3681)
Manhattan Associates' 2015 Mobile Labor Management Solution

ORBIS Corporation (Booth 1803)
1200 x 1000 OPTE Bulk


Best New Innovation

Forklift Simulator

Best New Innovation Finalists

Cimcorp (Booth 4237)
3D Shuttle

Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc. (Booth 4214)

Forklift Simulator (Booth 3491)
Forklift Simulator

Nordock Inc. (Booth 2384)
NVTL model Vertical Storing TELESCOPING-LIP™ dock leveler

Pcdata USA (Booth 4564)
SmartGlass AR (Augmented Reality)

RSW BV (Booth 4441)
Stack Assist Tool (SAT)


1. Akro-Mils Introduces Universal Hanging Bin Exhibitor Akro-Mils

Akro-Mils, a North American leader in storage, organization and transport products, introduces the Universal Hanging Bin. This uniquely designed bin can be hung from any of its four sides, creating different bin profiles. An Akro-Mils exclusive! One bin does it all! The Universal Hanging Bin’s patent-pending design allows bins to adapt to users’ changing storage needs. The bins feature a full-rim hanging cleat design that allows the bin to be hung from ...


The former CEO of Disney, Michael Eisner, once said: “There’s no good idea that cannot be improved upon.” It’s a philosophy that is at the heart of every new model, every material upgrade and every product development in the history of modern invention. For companies who invest heavily in Research & Development, improving great products into superior ones is a primary and ongoing objective. A-SAFE’s RackGuard was already the world-leading product in ...

3. Barcoding, Inc. Releases Updated CaptureSoft eXpress™ Platform Exhibitor Barcoding, Inc.

Barcoding, Inc ., a leader in enterprise-wide mobility solutions, announces the release of an update version of CaptureSoft eXpress™, its web-based software platform that enables users to easily and effectively build customized data capture applications from a mobile device. The software is now even more flexible, with additional data collection capabilities, a richer user interface, and cross-platform compatibility to help manufacturers, distributors, ...

4. CartonWrap™ Wins Parcel Handling Technology of the Year Award Exhibitor Bell and Howell, LLC

Winners of this year’s Postal Technology International Awards were announced Sept. 23 at a special awards ceremony at POST-EXPO 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden. CartonWrap™, a dynamic packaging system manufactured by CMC in Città di Castello, Italy, and distributed exclusively in North America by Bell and Howell, was named Parcel Handling Innovation of the Year. CartonWrap automatically boxes and labels ready-to-ship goods for the eCommerce fulfillment market ...

5. Big Ass Light Unveils Big Ass High Bay LED Fixture Exhibitor Big Ass Solutions

Big Ass® Light today unveiled the Big Ass High Bay LED, a brilliant, long-lasting LED light fixture designed specifically to address common issues in industrial and commercial facilities. Unlike competing fixtures that are made of stamped sheet metal, the Big Ass High Bay LED is robustly constructed to withstand the rigors of even the toughest environments. Built of a solid piece of heavy-duty, extruded aluminum, the Big Ass High Bay LED features ribbed ...

6. Bishamon Introduces The Ultra Space-Saving Lift Pilot® Floor Level Pallet Lifter Exhibitor Bishamon Industries Corporation

Bishamon Industries Corporation, manufacturer and distributor of innovative ergonomic assist products is proud to present their newest product, the Lift Pilot®. The compact Lift Pilot® which is mounted to the floor, is pallet truck accessible and offers totally unobstructed access with no ramps, bumps or obstructions for the operators to deal with.  This compact, obstruction-free design makes pan lifts, “C” lifts, “E” lifts and all other roll-on lifts ...

7. The new levelling castor series from Blickle Exhibitor Blickle Wheels & Casters USA

Levelling castors transform mobile works equipment and transport units into stable worktops with ease. Blickle Räder+Rollen, a worldwide leading manufacturer of swivel and fixed castors, has systematically expanded its range of levelling castors over the past few years. The newest member of the product family, the HRLK series was consistently redeveloped from the ground up based on market requirements to ensure convenient operation. The result is impressive: ...

8. Cimcorp Layer Pick System Uses Combination Vacuum and Clamp Gripper to Achieve Nearly 100-percent Product Picking Ability Exhibitor Cimcorp

Cimcorp Automation, Ltd. (Cimcorp), a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, announces that the enhanced gripping technology used for Cimcorp’s layer picking solution has proven its ability to pick and place almost any product in distribution centers worldwide. With this near 100-percent picking capability, Cimcorp’s system can reliably and accurately automate virtually any layer picking ...

9. VIS Modular Explosion Proof Brakes Exhibitor Coel Motori SRL

Motion Technologies, Inc. announces the VIS modular explosion proof brake manufactured by Coel Motori, Milano, Italy. Since 1976, Coel Motori has designed and manufactured brake motors to include all related components and brake units in their facility in Milano, Italy. With this experience, Coel Motori invented the VIS modular ATEX brake system in 2005. The concept was to meet market demand for a simple solution to create an explosion proof brake motor ...

10. Quantronix Debuts the New CubiScan® 25 Exhibitor CubiScan

Quantronix, Inc. proudly introduces the CubiScan 25, an innovative dimensioning and weighing system designed to specifically measure and weigh smaller, irregular-shaped items for distribution, packaging and warehousing applications. The CubiScan 25 integrates infrared sensing technology to measure smaller, individual items as well as many smaller boxed and case-pack items, in one comprehensive cubing and weighing system. The CubiScan 25 combines powerful ...

11. INNOVATIVE NEW ENDCAPS IMPROVE DURABILITY Exhibitor Custom Built Plastic Pallets

At Custom Built Plastic Pallets continuous innovation helps ensure we are providing a product that maximizes functionality and value.  Newly engineered end caps build in added structural strength to these heavy duty pallets by protecting against potential fork lift damage to the stringers.   CBPP started with an ultra-reliable pallet that is designed for each application using the ideal deck boards and stringers for the job.  Stringent engineering and ...

12. CBPP Announces New Heavy-Duty 1” Non-slip deck board Exhibitor Custom Built Plastic Pallets

At Custom Built Plastic Pallets innovation is paramount; therefore, when a customer required a more reliable option for shipping 55-gallon drums, CBPP engineered the proverbial “better mousetrap.”  The new 1” non-slip deck board handles even the heaviest loads with ease and the non-slip deck surface ensures that 55-gallon drums or other ultra-heavy products will not shift during transport.  The structural integrity of the newly designed pallets will ...

13. INNOVATION ROLLED OUT AT CBPP Exhibitor Custom Built Plastic Pallets

At Custom Built Plastic Pallets the next great thing is a storage pad/pallet on wheels! Sometimes job flow in the plant calls for additional mobility on the line, yet a forklift is not always available or cost-effective.  Now our customers tell us what type of load they need to move and/or store and CBPP’s engineers design the perfect storage pad with casters.  Roll with it or put the brakes on as needed.  Storage pads with casters and brakes provide ...

14. Terex Material Handling Unveils Innovative Demag Crane Design at ProMat 2015 Exhibitor Demag - A Terex Brand

Terex Material Handling has launched the Demag V-type crane design, a revolutionary crane that sets a new industry standard and weighs up to 17 percent less than comparable box-section profile girders. The reduced crane deadweight produces less wheel pressure, minimizes the forces transmitted to the existing building structure and increases the maximum load capacity. The new Demag V-type crane also gives architects greater freedom for planning new factory ...

15. DENSO Introduces New Pocket-Size Bluetooth 2-D Barcode Scanner Exhibitor DENSO ADC

DENSO ADC, the Americas sales arm of DENSO Wave Incorporated, inventor of the QR Code®, announced a new SE1-QB Bluetooth® wireless 2-D barcode scanner. The lightweight yet durably built SE1-QB measures only 3.9 inches long, 1.6 inches wide and 1.1 inches thick, and weighs only 2.1 ounces. The device is designed to serve as the front end of a mobile data capture system consisting of a scanner and host smartphone or tablet. “The trend toward mobility keeps ...

16. Pony Express rides again to eliminate injury Exhibitor Electro Kinetic Technologies, LLC

Electro Kinetic Technologies, Inc, announced the introduction of the Pony Express 2100, its latest ergonomically designed motorized cart for the safe handling of large gas cylinders. The Pony Express eliminates the potential injuries incurred during the three basic functions involved in the handling and delivery of large gas cylinders: Connecting/stabilizing the cylinder to the cart. Loading and unloading the cylinder. Maneuvering the cart ...

17. Hytrol Partners with Emulate3D to Create Solution Simulations Exhibitor Emulate3D, Inc.

(Farmington, UT) December 16, 2014—Emulate3D, Inc. is excited to announce that it has partnered with Hytrol, an industry leader in conveyor belts for material handling companies, to provide simulations for the Hytrol Integration Partner Network. The software provided by Emulate3D will allow Hytrol to use 3D models from its HyCAD/ HEROES software to quickly create and run simulations. Go to YouTube to see an introductory video ...

18. Destuff-IT™ Unloaders & Restuff-IT™ Loaders Exhibitor Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc.

Destuff-IT™ Unloaders and Restuff-IT™ Loaders are unique in the market place. Used by workers tasked with manually handling product into and out-of containers and trailers. They are unique solutions that optimize worker and conveyor position from floor to top of container. First launched by Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc. (ELS) in 2009, these machines have undergone continuous improvement for enhanced performance, reliability and features. ...

19. EuroSort – New Flex-Drive System Exhibitor EuroSort Inc.

Join EuroSort at ProMat 2015 (March 23rd – 26th) in booth #1541 to be introduced to the newest addition to our offering, the EuroSort Flex-Drive System.  This unique drive platform will be on display for the first time in the US.   The revolutionary design of the EuroSort Flex-Drive System presents significant advantages for design and implementation of the EuroSort Bomb Bay and Push Tray Sorters.  Those advantages include the ability to change elevations, ...

20. FlexArm Takes Ergonomics to the Next Level Exhibitor FlexArm Inc.

All over the world, a piece of history continues as it has for hundreds of years. Not long after man discovered iron, he created ways to work with it and make it useful. The metal casting industry began thousands of years ago and continues as a vital part of industry. The missing piece before FlexArm entered the picture? Ergonomics. The foundation of the metal working industry is the foundry. A foundry is a factory that produces metal castings. ...

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