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DHL Supply Chain and Boston Dynamics Release Automated Carton Unloader

February 3, 2023

Stretch was developed through a four-year strategic collaboration between the two companies. DHL Supply Chain, the Americas leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, became the first company to achieve commercial application of Boston Dynamics’ Stretch robot developed for carton unloading of trucks. The successful deployment of the robot comes just…

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There’s a Style & Type of Bin for Every Material Handling Need

February 1, 2023

By: Dean Cohen, Contributor Today’s commercial and consumer spaces make use of a wide range of plastic bins and containers. Their utilization offers flexibility and, in the process, optimizes space to help make workspaces more efficient and much more organized. Sizes of bins, totes and containers range from small hand-held sized parts bins to giant…

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How Overhead Lifting Equipment Enhances Workplace Safety

February 1, 2023

Contributed by the members of the Overhead Alliance, (CMAA, HMI and MMA) Employee safety is a top priority in every operation, particularly with current workforce shortages. It’s become more important than ever to keep the personnel safe on the job in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operations. Yet many tasks in these facilities involve manual lifting,…

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The Road to Safety Starts with Stability

February 1, 2023

How offset compaction roller attachments ensure a safer jobsite. By: Lynn Marsh, Contributor Safety is the highest priority on any construction jobsite, but not every equipment solution aids in attaining that goal. In fact, in 2020, more than 174,100 injuries and 124 deaths occurred on construction jobsites throughout the United States. Those statistics only encompass…

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Cart Delivery is a Problem Solver

February 1, 2023

Embracing the retractable tow bar. By: Jillian Burrow, Contributor Simply stated, material handling carts can make your material flow processes easier. Easier in this sense refers to efficiencies, effectiveness, simplification and ultimately predictable sequencing. Cart delivery has revolutionized the way that materials move along a shop floor throughout the last two decades in the United…

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A Tugger Selection Checklist

February 1, 2023

By: Maureen Paraventi Electric tuggers are extraordinarily versatile. They can be used to move small objects or ones that weigh 100 tons. They can travel over different types of surfaces and tow objects that are bulky or very large. One worker can operate a tugger safely and efficiently, without risking ergonomic injury or even experiencing…

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Ron Howard, Robots and Parcel Sortation: A Preview of ProMat 2023

February 1, 2023

The organizers of ProMat 2023, which takes place March 20-23, 2023 at McCormick Place in Chicago, will help attendees “shockproof” their operations and move their businesses forward. More than a thousand leading manufacturing and supply chain solution providers will be on hand to help with those goals. The highly anticipated event will feature: Hands-on demonstrations…

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New Industrial Compliance Software Gives Safety Managers Faster, More Efficient Visual Communication

January 31, 2023

DuraLabel, the industry leader in visual safety communication, released a new version of its popular LabelForge PRO industrial labeling software that improves user experience and performance. LabelForge PRO version 2.5.0 includes updated communication of industrial printer supply data, faster communication between printers and Windows PCs, display of output and label/sign cut location information, and reduced power consumption.…

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Steel King Named 2023 MHEDA MVS

January 30, 2023

Steel King Industries, a leading manufacturer of storage rack and material handling products, announced the company has earned the prestigious MVS (Most Valuable Supplier) Award from MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association). This industry award recognizes companies who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to their dealer network, their employees, and their community. Given to less…

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Robots Help Manufacturing Industry Hit Production Goals

January 30, 2023

The manufacturing industry helped build American into the economic powerhouse it is today and post-pandemic is resurging as the industry begins to reshore. RIOS believes by integrating advanced robotics and AI automation, the company can increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve competitiveness of American manufacturers. One of the most substantial advantages to robots is the…

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