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Intelligrated wins MHI Innovation Award

Cross-belt sortation solution wins in best innovation of an existing product category


May 16, 2016
by MM&D Online Staff

cts.vresp.comCINCINNATI, Ohio—Intelligrated’s dynamic discharge compensation (DDC) technology is a 2016 MHI innovation award winner.

The IntelliSort cross-belt sorter with DDC emerged from a pool of 98 submissions before judges selected it as the winner from a group of three other finalists in the best innovation to an existing product category.

The DDC technology uses the same software and hardware already included on the IntelliSort cross-belt sorter, but combines an algorithm with a vision system to determine the most accurate discharge trajectory based on item location on the carrier belt, product dimensions and chute location. This increased precision results in 99.99 percent sortation accuracy, cuts energy consumption in half and minimizes manual touches.

“Innovation holds special significance to the material handling industry and Intelligrated. With the market looking to push supply chain performance to ever-greater heights, the commitment to new breakthroughs and continuous improvement is the perfect formula to push our industry forward and provide more value to our customers,” says Jerry Koch, director, corporate marketing and product management.

“We appreciate MHI recognizing the innovation efforts of Intelligrated and running an awards program that supports one of the cornerstones of our industry.”

This is the fourth edition of the MHI Innovation Awards, honouring the best new innovations in the material handling industry on display at the ProMat and MODEX trade shows. The contest defines innovation as a new product, product line, technology, service or new application of existing products or technology that creates quantifiable and sustainable results in terms of ROI, cost savings and customer satisfaction.