Automation in material handling refers to automated systems that reduce or eliminate the need for human intervention in the process of material handling. This includes manual labour, check-in, check-out and sorting material. Automated material handling systems (AMHS) ensure fast and efficient transportation of material from one place to another in the facility – within the … Continue reading Automation in Material Handling
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?
Lean manufacturing is a system/method of manufacturing that primarily focuses on reducing waste. Applying the methods to achieve lean manufacturing can reduce waste while maintaining high quality no matter what operation you’re running. Many organizations advocate the use of lean manufacturing in order to grow more profitable and innovative. Let’s look at the five principles … Continue reading What are the Lean Manufacturing Principles?
Material handling equipment is ubiquitously used across many industries and most mechanical and automated equipment of any kind requires technical support. Moreover, heavy and large equipment can be substantial business expenses so naturally, the owners of any manufacturing or storage facility would want their equipment to continue operating smoothly for a long time without having … Continue reading The Benefits of Post-Implementation Support for Material Handling Equipment
Material handling is an indispensable aspect of manufacturing. Many of the steps involved in the manufacturing process rely on material handling equipment. Material handling is essential for many processes of manufacturing whether it is the transport of raw material, processing of goods, or storage of products. Quality material handling equipment is the key to successful … Continue reading Importance of Material Handling Equipment in Manufacturing
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
Ascertaining the right time to replace your material handling equipment might not be as easy as it seems. If you replace your equipment too soon, you may not get the full return on your investment; you would also have to spend more on new equipment sooner than needed. On the other hand, if you replace … Continue reading How to Know When Your Old Equipment Needs to be Replaced
There is a large market of material handling equipment with a plethora of equipment and systems being offered by worldwide material handling equipment suppliers, and a lot of popularity is being gained by custom material handling solutions. Material handling is an activity that is undertaken in many different areas and industries, whether it is a … Continue reading Benefits of a Custom Material Handling Solutions
The lockdowns and stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic have affected all industries across the world which saw many businesses shutting down their material handling systems and machinery for extended periods of time. During such times of no operation, your equipment might get a little rusty and give some problems on starting up when you … Continue reading Taking Care of your Material Handling Equipment during the Shutdown
Lift assist devices are a type of material handling devices that facilitate vertical lifting of material loads. There are various lift assist devices available such as balancers, hoists, and vertical inline lifters. Based on the operational requirements of the organization, you can choose a lift assist device from these options, one that benefits your manufacturing … Continue reading How Lift Assist Devices Can Benefit Your Manufacturing Process