ProMat 2015 Archives

Blue forklift light @ ProMat 2015 and day 2 observations

At Promat 2015 we demonstrated our BlueSpot® Safety Light which has been a hit since we introduced it in 2012.  Yep, you read that right.  We sold our first blue forklift light in late 2012!

Our model 01291296 features stainless steel hardware and it’s UL listed.  It’s IP67 rate which means it is suitable for outdoor wet applications as well as indoor settings.

If you stopped by our booth you would have seen 8 of these in operation– we had LOTS of blue spots on the floor in front of our booth!

In addition to the BlueSpots we displayed, we also displayed a red version of the blue forklift light.  Check out the floor in the image below and look at all the different lights.  If you look carefully, you’ll see 4 lights mounted on the walls, 2 lights on the Hyster forklift, and 3 more lights on the black counter.

blue forklift light
Blue forklift lights on display at Intella’s ProMat booth

ProMat’s second day, Tuesday March 24, 2015 started with a bang!  Doors opened early as there was a huge crowd awaiting in the McCormick Place foyer.

intella at promat 2015
Large crowds enter the 2nd day of the ProMat 2015 material handling show in Chicago

ProMat 2015 featured nearly 500,000 square feet of exhibits.  Intella has been at ProMat since the 2011 show and this was definitely the biggest ProMat in as many years.

The ProMat show covers all aspects of material handling.  Forklift manufacturer booths are fairly large but fairly straight forward.  Most forklift OEMs feature a large number of their models on the floor along with some chairs/bar area.

Hyster
Hyster H360, 36,000 pound lifting capacity

It’s interesting seeing the new models of forklifts, wondering what the forklifts will looking like after they’ve been used for a number of years and needing replacement forklift parts.

Conveyor and material handling systems companies tend to have the largest, most elaborate booths at ProMat.  Here’s a picture of one company’s booth: the operating conveyor runs beneath the 2nd story of the booth.

Large booths at ProMat
Large booths at ProMat

Raymond booth with EastPenn in front.

Raymond forklift | Intella liftparts
Raymond forklift booth

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Post by Intella Parts Company, LLC

ProMat 2015: Day 1 observations #promatshow

ProMat is the largest material handling trade show in the USA.  It happens every two years, typically in March.  Though it’s sometimes been in January, and I can remember a few times it was held over Valentine’s Day so February has been an option as well.

Why early in the year?  I don’t really know.  I wish it was mid September or early October.  Definitely would be better weather in Chicago during those months.  I have a feeling that Mccormick Place is booked during those months.  MHI, the show organizer is based in North Carolina so I would think they would be motivated towards warm weather.  One can hope.

ProMat 2015 was held from Monday, March 23 until Thursday, March 26.  Intella’s booth was 4207, towards the front.  Below is a picture of our booth on Sunday night.    Plastic on floor covers carpet until opening morning.  Thanks  Alta Equipment for use of Hyster 8,000 pneumatic electric.  Definitely would be thinking about electric pneumatic if I was in the market.

Booth 4207
Booth 4207

Forklift battery chargers from ATIB Italy.  Over the week we received great feedback and a ton of interest.

Getting ready for ProMat | Intella Liftparts | Forklift chargers
Getting ready for ProMat | Intella Liftparts | Forklift chargers

Here’s our booth on Monday morning.  Rock and roll ready to go!

Forklift battery chargers
Forklift battery chargers | Forklift parts from Intella Liftparts

On Monday March 23, Chicago was hit with around 4-5 inches of heavy, wet snow.  Airports saw multiple delays and traffic at the show was quite dead in the morning.  In the afternoon we started hearing stories of attendees who had flights diverted, stuck in traffic and generally had miserable drives to the show.  We arrived Sunday (no snow!) so we just had a short cab ride to McCormick Place.

Cab ride to Mccormick Place
Cab ride to Mccormick Place

Cool logos on steps going into McCormick.  Pity that most people take the escalators and missed this

Opening steps | Forklift parts at Intella
Opening steps | Forklift parts at Intella

In late afternoon the snow was already melting.  It still was a sloppy mess on the road.

ProMat 2015 Snow
Snow at ProMat 2015

More to come on Tuesday!


Post by Intella Parts Company, LLC