New Infographic Shows How to Optimize Vertical Farming

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (Jan. 5, 2021) – “How to Optimize Vertical Farming,” a new infographic created by Ultimation Industries LLC, highlights the benefits of vertical farming and ways to maximize the production of an indoor farming system. Ultimation has designed, manufactured and installed conveyor systems for over 30 years and is a leader in vertical farming material handling.

Vertical farms can potentially achieve higher yields for the surface area dedicated to production by controlling the light, temperature, humidity, water and nutrients the plants receive. They also reduce “food miles,” the distance food items travel from the point of production to the table, and can reduce CO2 emission from transport while delivering fresher and better tasting products.

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As sustainable agricultural operations such as vertical and indoor farms become more prevalent, conveyor technology systems can be part of the solution.

“Conveyors are essential to vertical farming because they can make use of all the available vertical space of a facility and can move plants through automated systems as they grow,” said Richard Canny, president, Ultimation Industries LLC. “How to optimize vertical farming is the challenge that the industry faces as it scales up.”

In addition to creating customized products for assembly operations, Ultimation offers food safe grade systems and material handling solutions for the vertical farming industry.  The company has recently expanded into smaller, ‘quick ship’ products and systems that are sold through their website and in Amazon’s stores.

For more information about Ultimation Industries, visit https://www.ultimationinc.com.

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About Ultimation:

Ultimation Industries, LLC is a woman-owned leader in the conveyor technology and automation industry. Founded in 1989, Ultimation designs, manufactures and installs machinery and equipment, automation devices, tire and wheel processing lines and conveyor systems for customers throughout the Americas. The company offers a line of proprietary automation systems and is also a leading integrator of Jervis Webb Conveyor Systems. Ultimation’s e-commerce channel sells Ultimation, Interroll, Itoh Denki, Jervis Webb, and a wide range of other conveyor equipment. In 2020, Ultimation was recognized as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing private companies in America. The company was a finalist for Amazon’s 2019 Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year and earned honors as one of “2019 Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Visit https://www.ultimationinc.com/ for the latest product information and news about Ultimation.

 

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Nancy Sarpolis

248-219-5651

Ultimation Announces 2020 STEM Scholarship Winner

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (December 31, 2020) – Vanessa Costa of Fall River, MA is the winner of Ultimation’s 2020 STEM Scholarship. She recently received a $1,500 stipend from Ultimation towards her STEM studies in 2021. Vanessa is a student at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth working towards a Biology Major. Ultimation offers an annual scholarship to encourage students to study STEM programs at colleges across the US.

STEM Winner

 

“Vanessa’s submission was one of a huge number that we received” says  Jackie Canny, Ultimation’s CEO. “The scholarship is a merit-based award, and we asked each applicant to propose ideas that demonstrate innovative ideas for the use of motorized roller conveyors with 24V DC motors. Vanessa proposed an energy efficient system utilizing gravity conveyor rollers and motorized rollers.

At the end of the downhill sections she proposed MDR braking systems that would recapture the energy and provide the power to adjacent motorized rollers. Our judging panel was impressed by her understanding of these innovative material handling concepts.”

 

Ultimation will be announcing the theme and details of the 2021 STEM Scholarship soon.

 

Curved Conveyor Belts from Interroll added to Ultimation product range

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (November 7, 2020) – Making conveyor belts go around corners has never been easy. These applications are demanding and can be challenging to implement. Ultimation is launching a new range of curved belt conveyors from Interroll. This innovative family of curved belt conveyors are found in 8 out of 10 airports worldwide.

 

 

“Next time your bag arrives at the baggage claim at the airport, think about all the twists and turns your bag takes to get to that point” says  Kali Cresent, E-Commerce marketing specialist at Ultimation. “Straight belt conveyors are relatively common and in wide use. But curved conveyor belts require very special engineering and design. We utilize Interroll curved conveyor belts for that purpose since they have fantastic reliability, performance and simplicity.”

 

Ultimation integrates these belt conveyor curves into systems with MDR straight conveyors, straight belt conveyors and gravity conveyors.

 

Ultimation launches new specialty automated delivery systems for new Ram TRX truck launch

ROSEVILLE, Mich. (September 16, 2020) – Ultimation is launching a new range of specialty automated delivery systems. The products target the automotive and e-commerce industries. The new range builds on the success of automated tire and wheel delivery systems. They will deliver oversize and performance style tires. Initially the first application is a fleet of tire and wheel delivery trucks for the new Ram TRX performance off-road trucks. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will launch the TRX later this year.

“The new Ram TRX tire and wheel assemblies are enormous” said John Daugherty, Engineering and Projects VP at Ultimation. “And because they don’t fit inside existing delivery systems, it required a new look at how to handle these type of off-road style tires. We’re seeing many of these larger mud-style tires used in light truck applications. For performance vehicles, we need to ensure that the delivery method doesn’t include stacking assemblies. They are expensive and easy to damage. Ultimation’s new automated delivery trucks protect the wheel surfaces at all times.”

Ram TRX tire and wheel delivery

Ultimation’s automated system utilizes a continuous loop of conveyors inside the trucks. Motor driven roller (MDR) conveyors move the tires during loading and unloading. Trucks are loaded with tires at the logistics sub assembly site location. When Ultimation’s truck system is backed into a delivery dock, the conveyor inside the truck connects with a shipping conveyor. At the supplier plants the tires enter into the truck at the upper right hand side. Loading continues with the required number of tire and wheel assemblies for each delivery. At the FCA plant, the trucks back into the dock and the unloading process begins. Most importantly, the entire process is automated.

“Avoiding forklift movements for loading and unloading wheel and tire assemblies has major value for the auto companies and suppliers alike” said Daugherty. The productivity savings are significant. Also, each forklift movement in a busy assembly environment carries safety risks. Ultimation believes that many more commodities in the e-commerce segment will soon use these automated processes.”

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Automated Delivery System Options

Ultimation’s automated delivery systems can be fitted to vehicles as small as the Navistar MV series stake trucks. At the upper end of the range, they are as large as 53′ long tractor trailers. Each application includes 3 – 8 vehicles or trailers that can service the just-in-time deliveries. Some of the larger systems include 800 feet of motorized conveyor per trailer. These systems have over 500 individual motorized conveyor rollers. MDR suppliers for the motors are Japanese supplier Itoh Denki and Swiss supplier Interroll.

Ultimation recently joined the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies. The company was also a finalist for Amazon’s Woman-Owned Small Business Spotlight Awards in 2019. Ultimation was listed as one of  Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2019.  For more information about Ultimation Industries, visit https://www.ultimationinc.com.

About Ultimation:

Ultimation Industries, LLC is a woman-owned leader in the conveyor and automation industry. Founded in 1989, Ultimation designs, manufactures and installs machinery and equipment for customers throughout the Americas. The company offers a line of proprietary automation systems and is also a leading integrator of Jervis Webb Conveyor Systems. Ultimation’s e-commerce channel sells Ultimation, Interroll, Itoh Denki, Jervis Webb, and a wide range of other conveyor equipment. Visit https://www.ultimationinc.com/ for the latest product information and news about Ultimation.

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 For further information please contact:

Nancy Sarpolis / [email protected] / 248-219-5651

Ultimation Industries joins Rolling On Interroll partnership network

ROSEVILLE, Mich. and HIRAM, Ga. (Sept. 3, 2020) – Ultimation Industries, LLC  announced today that the company was selected as the newest member of Rolling On Interroll® (ROI), a unique partnership with global material handling leader Interroll®. Ultimation is a woman-owned leader in the conveyor technology and automation industry and has been designing, manufacturing, and installing machinery and equipment, automation devices, tire and wheel processing lines, and conveyor systems since 1989.

Rolling On Interroll

Through the ROI program, Interroll works with leading systems integrators worldwide to provide best-in-class material handling solutions for a variety of applications and industries.

“The ROI program allows us to work more closely with Interroll and provide our customers with innovative and reliable products that help them operate their businesses more efficiently,” said Richard Canny, president of Ultimation Industries. “We began integrating Interroll products into our advanced conveyor systems a few years ago and that relationship is even more critical as the industry transitions to the modern high-speed warehouse.”

ROI participants gain access to a global community of material handling companies, new technologies and industry innovations, product training opportunities, industry networking, marketing support, and more. ROI has more than 100 partners globally, with only eight in the United States.

“ROI reflects the strong relationship between innovative and trustworthy companies,” said Meredith Ransom, Senior Marketing Manager – Interroll Americas. “We look forward to further strengthening our leadership in the material handling industry through our ROI partnership with Ultimation Industries.”

For more information about Ultimation Industries, visit https://www.ultimationinc.com. For more information about Interroll, visit https://www.interroll.com/.

About Ultimation:

Ultimation Industries, LLC is a woman-owned leader in the conveyor technology and automation industry. Founded in 1989, Ultimation designs manufactures, and installs machinery and equipment, automation devices, tire and wheel processing lines, and conveyor systems for customers throughout the Americas. Ultimation’s e-commerce channels sell Ultimation, Interroll, and a wide range of other conveyor equipment. In 2020, Ultimation was recognized as one of Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing private companies in America. The company was a finalist for Amazon’s 2019 Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year and earned honors as one of “2019 Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Visit https://www.ultimationinc.com/ for the latest product information and news about Ultimation.

About Interroll

The Interroll Group is the leading global provider of material handling solutions. The company was founded in 1959 and has been listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since 1997. Interroll provides system integrators and OEMs with a wide range of platform-based products and services in these categories: Rollers (conveyor rollers), Drives (motors and drives for conveyor systems), Conveyors & Sorters as well as Pallet & Carton Flow (flow storage systems). Among the company’s end users are leading brands such as Amazon, Bosch, Coca-Cola, DHL, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, Walmart, and Zalando.

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For further information please contact:

Sales & Marketing Contact – Ultimation Industries, LLC / Kali Cresent / Marketing and Sales Specialist / 586-771-1881

Media Contact – Interroll / Meredith Ransom / Sr. Marketing Manager – Americas / 770-799-4210