Technology and education center offers training and touring

St. Louis, MO—FKI Logistex, a provider of material handling solutions, opened its Technology and Education Center (TEC) in Cincinnati, OH, on July 17, 2007.
By Control Engineering Staff August 29, 2007

St. Louis, MO FKI Logistex , a provider of material handling solutions, opened its Technology and Education Center (TEC) in Cincinnati, OH, on July 17, 2007. The facility offers training and demonstrations for FKI Logistex customers on fully functional, automated sortation, conveying, AS/RS, and order fulfillment systems. Visitors can use their own products and containers for solutions demonstrations, proof-of-concept testing, and operator training. The TEC allows companies to jump-start training for new installations and learn best practices for operation and maintenance of existing systems.

“The FKI Logistex TEC is unique in the automated material handling industry,” says Steve Ackerman, president, FKI Logistex North America. “It gives us the capability to offer advanced hands-on learning while enhancing our existing and prospective customer relationships.”

The TEC offers personalized guided tours through the facility, which features a mini-load automated storage and retrieval crane, a high-speed wedge merge feeding a UniSort XV high-speed sliding shoe sortation system, motorized roller conveyor, tilt-tray and cross-belt sortation systems, and warehouse control systems. The facility also offers demonstrations of the company’s latest sortation systems, picking technologies, and controls and software solutions. Visitors are also given tours of the adjacent FKI Logistex Cincinnati manufacturing facility.

“The TEC provides FKI Logistex customers with a state-of-the-art, technology-rich, material handling environment to see the industry’s latest solutions in action,” says Stephen Legg, director, product and technology development, FKI Logistex. “Our goal is to develop lasting relationships built around the TEC, where customers continue to come back for education, testing and training.”

—Edited by Lisa Sutor , Control Engineering Daily News Desk