Material Handling


Schedule

12–14 November 2024 • Omni • Houston, TX, USA


Tuesday, 12 November 2024

7 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

8:10 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: Optimization of Layout and Resources

9 a.m.

Modern Technologies for Steel Tracking/Best Practices

9:45 a.m.

BREAK

10 a.m.

EV Forklifts

10:30 a.m.

Robotic Tagging/Marking
Rafel Jacob, Polytec North America
This presentation will show the different options and solutions available in the market to automatically tag or mark finished and semi-finished products using robotics and machine vision technology.

11:15 a.m.

Automated Material Handling Solutions

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

EV/Hydrogen Trucking Developments

1:45 p.m. 

Automated Material Handling Solutions
Ed Labruna, Janus Automation
This presentation will explore the key technologies benefits, and essential considerations of automated material handling solutions for the metals industry. It will highlight the automation of cranes, automated guided vehicles, and transfer cars, showcasing how these solutions boost operational efficiency, precision and throughput. The presentation will also discuss crucial safety protocols and cutting-edge innovations that can significantly enhance productivity and safety in material handling.

2:30 p.m.

Break

2:45 p.m.

Fall Protection

3:30 p.m.

Better Equipment Design for Safety and Efficiency
Joey Frederick, Toplift

4:15 p.m.

Supplier Panel Discussion – Digital Transformation: Challenges

5 p.m.

Reception

Wednesday, 13 November 2024

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m.

Opening Remarks

8:15 a.m.

Keynote Speaker

9 a.m.

Flatbed Safe Access and Fall Prevention
Kenny Rogers, SafeRack
A common misconception of flatbed applications is that safety and productivity are mutually exclusive. In reality, they complement each other. Many times the addition of safety solutions greatly increases throughput. This presentation provides a comprehensive list of available solutions along with perceived advantages and disadvantages of each.

9:45 a.m.

Break

10 a.m.

Safety Presentation

10:45 a.m. 

Electric Vehicle Experiences

Noon

Lunch

1 p.m.

Real-Time Location Systems Using UWB Technology

1:45 p.m. 

Material Handling Innovation and Autonomizing

2:30 p.m. 

Best Practices

3:15 p.m.

Break

3:30 p.m.

Producer Panel Discussion – Material Handling/Logistics

4:30 p.m.

Wrap-Up

Thursday, 14 November 2024

7 a.m.

Breakfast

8 a.m.  

Plant Tour of Borusan Mannesmann

Noon

Return From Tour and Adjourn