The global material handling equipment market is expected to reach $41.18 billion by 2025 and the way it is already, material handling serves as the backbone of many industries. As newer innovations arise, more and more organizations look to upgrade their machinery and equipment to have a robust material handling system that is efficient, cost-effective, and versatile. There are types of handling equipment that can be put to various uses. Hence, we have compiled a list of must-have material handling equipment for 2020 that can be used in workplaces across many industries. Let’s have a look:
- Articulating Jibs
Articulating jibs are a type of positioning device that exists under the crane family. An articulating jib is the more advanced version of straight line jib as the articulated jib can have two 360° pivot arms that allow better reach and rotation than straight arm jibs. It has various applications like reaching into inaccessible or confined where the use of a conventional jib boom or workstation rail system is precluded. There are different variants in an articulating jib for various functions like Articulating Jib Hoists and Articulating Jib Lifters. We suggest these sturdy Articulating jibs by Conco. They are used in many industries for different reach-in applications.
- Industrial Manipulators.
Industrial manipulators are sophisticated piece of machinery with numerous uses. An Industrial Manipulator is a machine with a rigid steel manipulator arm that allows complex pneumatic tilts and rotations — even when the product being moved is handled outside its center of mass. It is used to lift heavy objects, to move objects to inaccessible locations, and to move many products in lesser time. It is controlled by a human operator which allows easy and precise movement of the manipulator to lift, lower, or transport a product. Apart from manufacturing facilities and warehouses, manipulators are also used in hospitals as surgical instruments. Here are some of the industry leading manipulators by Conco
3. Hoists & Balancers
Hoists & balancers come in different types of operation – air, electricity, or manual. The more popular ones are air hoists and air balancers, also known as pneumatic hoists and balancers. Air hoists are a handy, flexible, and universally deployable device, making them an ideal tool for a wide range of manufacturing and assembly applications. On the other hand, air balancers are used in transferring loads that require more precision than a pneumatic hoist. Some hoists have a ‘float’ feature that makes the load virtually weightless, enabling the operator to freely maneuver the load and work on it.
- Safety equipment
Another must-have for material handling is safety equipment, items that are used to make an area safe by providing secure reinforcement for the labor or production facility.