Material Handling

The Culture Shock of Safety First

They might come as a shock to some accountants, but the productivity gains, cost savings and other returns on investing in a safety-first culture are very real to the people who spend most of their days on the shop floor. After identifying safety trouble spots and investing in automated equipment that provides as inherently safe a workplace as possible, we have reduced workers' compensation claims to near zero.
Below-the-Hook Equipment

Air Powered Vacuum Lifting with 180 Degree Flip

This air powered vacuum lifter with 180 deg flip from Anver enables one person to seamlessly lift, tilt, and flip over long, bulky loads and is ideal for inspecting common sheet metal and heavy plate panels.
Forklifts

The Truth About Electric Lift Trucks

Though electric lift trucks are not suitable for every application, economic and environmental changes are advancing their opportunities. This review of those changes analyzes the impact they might have when considering an electric lift truck for your shop.
General Lifts

An Application Guide for Scissor Lifts

To select an appropriate scissor lift for a specific application, here is the basic information that must be considered, including capacity, the nature of the load, the means of loading and unloading, the travel and lowered height, the platform size, speed requirements, power and duty cycle requirements, and more.
Other Material Handling Equipment

Reduce the Risk

The Smart Factory reduces insurance costs and increases productivity and profitability by investing in new systems with advanced technology to protect both workers and equipment. Here are some of the latest advances in protective equipment, safety automation and services, and more that can help make your shop become a safer workplace.
Robotics / Automation

Overcoming Obstacles with 3D Vision Technologies

Quickly grabbing and orienting a random part from a bin has never been an easy task for a robot. So it often falls to humans to find and process parts – until now.
Material Handling: Products

Automated Turret Punch Press Loading

Ideal for handling full-size blank sheets and finished parts, FS Tower Series cell stocker systems from Murata Machinery can double the production of a stand-alone machine and provide lights out, unattended operation during breaks, shift changes, lunch and after hours, as well as more consistent production to improve job estimates and costs.

Material Handling Product Showcase

Take a closer look at some of the latest advances in material handling systems that might help you increase productivity, reduce worker risk and lower overall operating expenses.

Rideable Material Lift

The new RiderLift Type B from Wildeck allows an authorized person to ride with their cargo to a second level to avoid climbing stairs for immediate off-loading of material when the lift reaches its destination.