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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…


Rice Lake Presents the iDimension Plus XL with the ELS Load Cell Stand

January 20, 2023

Rice Lake presents the iDimension Plus XL static dimensioning system, the standard for weighing and measurement solutions for efficiency in material processing. The iDimension Plus XL can automatically measure parcel dimensions in less than 0.2 seconds and features an adjustable scan zone to increase output without special handling requirements. When paired with the ELS Series…


ASME B20.1 2021: Conveyors & Related Equipment’s Safety Standard

January 4, 2023

“Until the ANSI/ASME B20.1 code for conveying devices was established, material conveying devices were held to the same ANSI/ASME A17 code requirements as passenger elevators. This made it nearly impossible for inclined and vertical reciprocating conveyor manufacturers to meet code standards and provide a competitively priced product. PFlow worked with state and local officials for…


Selecting a Conveyor to Minimize Dust Explosion Risk in Food Processing

December 6, 2022

For processes involving static-sensitive powders in certain concentrations, controlling potential dust ignition, escape and buildup is critical By: Del Williams, Contributor On conveyor systems in the food processing industry, some powdered and bulk solid materials are ignition sensitive in specific concentrations (i.e., grains, sugar, creamer, etc.), particularly when exposed to static electricity discharge. A key…


Gain Extra Load Capacity with the New 2700 Medium Duty Conveyor from Dorner

October 24, 2022

For applications that need a little extra boost in load capacity, the new 2700 Medium Duty Conveyor from Dorner has the strength to carry heavier products for a variety of industrial automation and packaging applications including palletizers, multi-lane processing, case and tray handling and end-of-line packaging. With regards to Dorner’s industrial flat belt conveyor options,…


The Economics of Workplace Safety

October 11, 2022

By R. Todd Swinderman, Contributor It isn’t a question of “if,” it’s a question of “when” your business will experience a serious workplace accident or enterprise-wide disaster. There are many things that can be done to extend the “when,” even to the point of making “when” an almost statistical impossibility. Using conveyor design as an…


Industry 4.0 and Material Handling Equipment

October 4, 2022

Forward-thinking companies are adopting sophisticated tools to keep their systems running without breakdown or interruption. Contributed by: MHI’s Conveyors and Sortation Industry Group Everyone is familiar with the original industrial revolution, which took place in the early 19th century. It represented a sea change in how the western world manufactured products, becoming a society largely…


High Duty Cycle Lift Tables Offer Extended Time Between Maintenance

September 9, 2022

For applications that require frequent cycling (lifting and lowering) of lift tables, Southworth offers high duty cycle packages that increase recommended maintenance intervals from 50,000 cycles to 200,000 cycles. The dramatic increase in cycles is attributed to upgraded components including more rugged and durable wear parts. In addition to better accommodating higher cycles, these components…


MHS Joins Two Conveyor Industry Groups to Help Address E-Commerce, Parcel Market Demands

June 17, 2022

MHS, a single-source provider of material handling automation and software solutions, announces its membership in the Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) and the Conveyor and Sortation Systems (CSS) group of MHI. The memberships are the next step in the company’s moves to advance the segment after expanding its equipment portfolio with the acquisition of the TGW…


iDrive2 Mag-Drive Motor Saves Energy While Boosting Sanitary Attributes to Dorner’s AquaPruf Sanitary Conveyor

June 3, 2022

For customers looking to reduce their sanitary conveyor system’s power consumption by as much as 55 percent, the new iDrive2 permanent magnet motor for Dorner’s AquaPruf conveyor is a great option. Supplied by OneMotion, a packaging automation products OEM and trusted Dorner partner, the permanent magnet motor uses less energy to run at higher speeds…


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