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What is Material Handling?

Posted by Ryan Saint on November 1, 2017

Material handling is the movement, protection, storage and control of materials and products throughout manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption and disposal. As a process, material handling incorporates a wide range of manual, semi-automated and automated equipment and systems that support logistics and make the supply chain work.

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The Evolution of the Pallet

Posted by Dwight Jones on September 22, 2016

Pallets and packaging have a hard life. As they carry goods through the supply chain, they bump and skid against an unforgiving assortment of lift trucks, conveyors, trailers, automated storage, racks and even floors. And if that isn’t tough enough, packaging rarely enjoys the money and attention paid to all of its assailants.

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Spirals - Making the Impossible Possible

Posted by Dwight Jones on April 29, 2016

Our friends at Ryson Spiral are doing some amazing things, keeping product moving in ultra tight and hard to reach areas.  

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The Great ROI of Automation

Posted by Dwight Jones on August 25, 2015

It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? That an automation installation could pay for itself in just 36 months—or sooner? But it’s true. Depending on the level of automated system installed and the specific circumstances surrounding an operation’s current mode of operation, an investment in automated material handling systems and technologies could very well produce a three-year return on investment (ROI).

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Modex 2016

Posted by Ryan Saint on August 4, 2015

With a record 155,000 square feet of exhibit space reserved by nearly 350 companies back in December 2014, Modex 2016 will continue the show’s expansion in both solution offerings and popularity. Show sponsor MHI anticipates a total of 800 exhibits in the 250,000-square-foot space.

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Gravity Conveyor - Simple But Effective

Posted by Dwight Jones on May 1, 2015

From our friends at Mallard Manufacturing regarding the many uses of gravity conveyor -

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SpeedCell Introduces New Mobile Order Picking Cart

Posted by Ryan Saint on April 9, 2015

SpeedCell Storage Solutions (Booth 4527) introduced a new way to pick orders with its SpeedCell Cart at a Wednesday press conference. The cart allows users to fill, pick and stock products in a flexible and mobile manner.

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Size-IT Mobile Dimensional Weight Calculator

Posted by Ryan Saint on April 6, 2015

Are you looking for a faster, simpler way to calculate dimensional weights and shipping rates?

Are you incurring unexpected freight charges due to discrepancies between your dimensional measurements and your carriers’ dim weight measurements?

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Maintaining the Automated Warehouse

Posted by Dwight Jones on February 9, 2015

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BoxLogix Makes Automotion Conveyor's Top 15 Integrators for 2014

Posted by Dwight Jones on January 20, 2015

From Automotion Conveyors -

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