Material Handling

Ergodyne Expands Critical Device Management Line with Five New Barcode Scanner Holsters

September 17, 2021

Ergodyne announced the addition of five new scanner holsters to the recently launched Squids® device management line. With models to fit both standard barcode scanners and smaller mobile computers, the new holsters expand Ergodyne’s growing collection of safety and productivity solutions for customers in warehousing, distribution, retail operations and more. “It’s pretty common to walk into…

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Smooth Transition at the Loading Dock

September 17, 2021

Forklift operators cross the threshold from facility to floor to trailer bed more than 100,000 times each year. Implementing a proper Smooth Transition Dok System® can help protect workers from chronic injuries such as lower back pain developed from Whole Body Vibration (aka “Dock Shock”). It can also help increase the lifetime of equipment by…

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Workplace Material Handling & Safety Interview with FORT Robotics CEO, Samuel Reeves

September 13, 2021

WMHS: What role does FORT play in material handling? Samuel: FORT provides wireless safety and security solutions for customers across the material handling industry. At the OEM level, we work with developers of autonomous mobile robots, automated forklifts, and others who want to build wireless safety and control into their machines. We also have products,…

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Pfannenberg Announces PQF Premium Quick Filter

September 8, 2021

Pfannenberg, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of thermal management technologies, announces PQF Premium Quick Filter, a new, easier way to filter out particulates and oily mist from an air inlet on critical equipment enclosures. This simple and innovative solution increases the life of equipment and reduces downtime by solving one of the most common problems…

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Fanuc to Demonstrate a Wide Range of CNC and Robotic Solutions at Fabtech

September 8, 2021

FANUC America, the leading supplier of CNCs, robotics, and ROBOMACHINEs will showcase its latest automation solutions to help drive the future of manufacturing at FABTECH 2021 in Chicago, Ill. See the company in booth #B23022 in the North Hall, and booth #D45535 in the East Hall’s painting pavilion. Robotic Demonstrations Adaptive Arc Welding: A collaborative…

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Mercadona Takes Charge of New Fresh Food Intralogistics Solution Provided by Cimcorp

September 7, 2021

Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic order fulfillment and tire-handling solutions, announces its automated fresh food intralogistics solution is up and running in Mercadona’s new Zaragoza distribution center. This is the first of four automated systems the leading Spanish grocery retailer has ordered from Cimcorp, with the remaining three to be installed in…

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6 Protective Guarding Best Practices for Warehouses and Distribution Centers

September 1, 2021

By Devin Partida Protective guarding — or machine guarding — involves using specific measures to reduce worker injuries caused by hazardous parts, functions or processes. That may include installing physical barriers such as gates, cages or nets. Keeping employees safe could also mean deploying presence-sensing technology or ensuring the operator remains a sufficient distance away…

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Powered Industrial Trucks, General Industry – Regulation 29 CFR 1910.178

September 1, 2021

Ranking: 7 A Workplace Story From a NIOSH In-house FACE Report: A 16-year-old part-time worker died when the forklift he was operating tipped over during a turn occurring as the truck was going from a paved alley onto a gravel surface. The worker, who was not wearing the forklift’s seat belt, either jumped or was…

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It is Not Just a Box – Steel Containers for Material Handling

August 31, 2021

By: Jillian Burrow, Contributor Several quote requests come in daily to a multi-product based, material handling equipment manufacturer for steel containers. “It’s not just a box” would be a great auto response to the generalized request for an assumed universal use bulk steel box. The thing is, it is more complicated than “just a box.”…

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Jobs for Cobots: Automation as Labor Augmentation

August 31, 2021

By: Kevin Paramore, Contributor The gap between the limits of the labor force and the needs of the supply chain makes robotics not just something nice to have, but something we need to have. This sets the stage for an approach to automation that breaks sharply from popular paranoia. Robots are not “coming to take…

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