1 Jan 2013

National Manufacturing Week (NMW) 2013 – which runs 7 - 10 May at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – co-located with Austech – will offer a raft of new products and services for the materials handling sector.

NMW Exhibition Director, Paul Baker comments that MHD innovations will be on show both in the dedicated Materials Handling ‘Product Zone’, and across the broader exhibition floor.

“As plans firm for NMW 2013, we’re seeing that numerous exhibitors are bringing new products and services to the show that are directly involved in materials movement, or that help companies boost their MHD strategies.”

“The Materials Handling sector has always been a great strength of the NMW exhibition – because business is well aware that investments that help them move materials more efficiently will help boost overall performance."

“We’re confident that manufacturers will visit NMW this year with a keen eye on the sorts of benefits that good MHD systems deliver.”

Within the Materials Handling Zone, Blue Water Engineering will be demonstrating its VACLIFT vacuum lifting equipment. The range now includes more than 40 designs for handling sheet, stone, glass and other non-porous materials. The Vaclift stand will feature live videos, low cost dedicated crane Vaclift units, a series of forklift Vaclift units plus a unique coolroom/roofing Vaclift. The Blue Water Engineering team will also be onsite to offer free technical advice.

QHDC will be presenting a range that reflects the company’s 80 years combined service in wheels, castors and materials handling.

Among the products on display will be Premium Heavy Duty wheels and castors with capacities up to 11 tons, an industrial range with all of the popular wheel types and high quality institutional and medical castors equal to the best in the world. Also on display will be unique products like height adjustable castors, wheels and castors for high temperature and corrosive applications.

Also of interest to industry will be Trilogiq – at Stand 3721 – who will be presenting innovations in work cell design, process optimisation and product flow via custom design. The company’s expertise covers a range of key areas, including parts handling and storage, production cells, picking and packing systems, flow racks / conveyors, assembly / work stations, packing stations and more.

Trilogiq’s aim is to save companies space, time and money, through customised ergonomics that make manual operations more productive and decrease time in the production cycle. Blue Water Engineer, QHDC and Trilogiq are among companies who have secured well over 90% of available floorspace for NMW 2013.

With limited space remaining, Baker urges companies who are considering exhibiting to contact the NMW team to confirm their participation by visiting nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au, or emailing Guy Freebody at guy.freebody@reedexhibitions.com.au as soon as possible.

“Details of NMW 2013 exhibitors, features and parallel events will be posted on the website - www.nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au – as they come to hand, so I hope industry will check in with us in coming weeks months as we confirm the details of what will be a terrific event,” Baker concludes.

For further details, visit www.nationalmanufacturingweek.com.au

NMW 2013 – Materials Handling Zone highlights

  • Conveyors
  • Forklifts and attachments
  • Shrink & stretch wrapping equipment
  • Barcode scanning, labelling & printing
  • Radio frequency control systems
  • Inventory & supply chain management tools & software