ALPENROD -- “The closing of picking bins with a cover by hand is a time-consuming and non-value-adding activity. Our automated lidding machine taps considerable potential for optimization in this process,” explains Stefan Brenner, Managing Director/CEO of AMI. The picking system for bins showcased at CeMAT consists of a conveyor technology loop with an integrated automated lidding machine. The AMI lidding machine’s most convincing feature is its high throughput rate: the system is capable of closing up to 1,800 containers per hour. If configured accordingly, it is also capable of handling containers of different sizes. At the trade fair AMI will also showcase current projects for customers like Krombacher, Orsay, Schober, and Bürkert. AMI recently developed a pallet control system for Krombacher, for example. At Schober, AMI was responsible for integrating on-site conveying technology and workstations. “To remain competitive in today’s markets, automation of the order picking, transport, and handling processes is becoming ever more important. Consequently, we anticipate visitors to the show to be very interested in our innovative and customized conveying technology,” explains Stefan Brenner.