Lean manufacturing is all the rage these days, not surprising given the immense benefits it provides in terms of waste reduction, cost efficiency, and higher profitability. Considering the global market scenario, more and more organizations are going to implement lean manufacturing principles now. Small and medium enterprises especially face the need to maximize profits by eliminating … Continue reading How to Set Up a Lean Manufacturing Layout on a Budget
The term ‘Smart Factory’ describes a highly digitalized and connected production structure where machinery and equipment are able to improve processes through automation and self-optimization. It is a factory where physical production processes and operations are combined with digital technology, smart computing, and big data to create a technology-driven system for companies that focus on … Continue reading How a smart factory is a flexible factory?
Articulating jibs are extremely popular positioning devices. There are different kinds of articulating jibs for different uses such as articulating jib arms, articulating jib hoists and articulating jib lifters. Many organizations prefer articulating jibs because they can be easily paired with overhead cranes. Overhead cranes offer a host of benefits such as Better space utilization … Continue reading Is Your Manufacturing Line Ready for Articulating Jibs?
Material handling is an important aspect of manufacturing and warehousing, so much so that it can affect productivity and performance of an organization. In that case, it is imperative to use material handling to the best of its capacity. This can drive business growth and mold the organization into an efficient and successful operation and … Continue reading 7 Attributes of Successful Material Handling
Overhead lifting solutions have gained a lot of popularity since they were introduced due to the benefits they offer. More and more organizations are installing overhead lifting equipment in their production facilities and warehouses. This brings us to the question – Are overhead lifting solutions a better return on investment than other equipment? Let’s explore. … Continue reading Are Overhead Lifting Solutions a Better Return on Investment Than Other Equipment
A hoist is a mechanical or pneumatic device used primarily for raising and lowering heavy loads and material handling of freely suspended (unguided) loads by means of a drum or lift-wheel around which a rope or chain wraps. It usually consists of a block and tackle—a combination of one or more fixed pulleys, a moving … Continue reading Facts about Hoists and their uses
Articulating jibs or articulating jib cranes are one of the most versatile sets of equipment amongst material handling systems, great positioning devices to transfer loads where traditional jibs may not reach. An articulated jib crane has a joint at the midpoint of two swivel arms, unlike a straight arm jib with a single arm. It’s … Continue reading Articulating Jibs Family
Jib cranes are horizontal positioning cum lifting devices which are used for complex and repetitive lifting tasks in confined areas. The jib or boom is the horizontal operating arm that extends from the crane. They can reach places that are usually inaccessible by human workers. There are two types of jib cranes – straight arm … Continue reading Articulated Jib vs. Straight Arm Jib