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The High-Tech Side of Material Transport

May 21, 2014 12:11 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO - @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

Not only is automation helpful for increasing the efficiency of a plant, but it can also help prevent costly mistakes, leading to product waste and recalls.                            

New Carbide Inlaid Densifier Blade

May 20, 2014 9:53 am | by American Cutting Edge | Product Releases | Comments

American Cutting Edge is excited to announce their newest carbide inlaid densifier blade for a popular line of pelletizer machines used in the film industry.

Airbus Plane Orders Down in 1Q

May 13, 2014 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European plane maker, Boeing's chief rival, said in a statement that it took in 103 orders in the quarter, worth $28.9 billion. That is down from 410 orders in the first quarter of 2013.                  

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Strategically Automating the Warehouse

May 13, 2014 9:56 am | by Randy Marble, Director of Software Solutions, Wynright Corporation | Articles | Comments

Nearly three in four managers rank distribution center automation as the number one way to increase productivity.                                       

Why The Can Could Be The Right Choice For Your Products

May 12, 2014 4:42 pm | by Hella Gourven, CROWN Food Packaging North America | Articles | Comments

In fact, more than 1,500 distinct food types are currently being packed in metal cans. But protection means more than simply guarding against damage during transport.                         

New Line of RFID Printers

May 12, 2014 2:39 pm | by Zebra Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Zebra Technologies has launched the new ZT400 series printers, Zebra’s latest mid-range printer offering that will replace all ZM series printers. 

America’s Top 4 Forklift Manufacturers And What Makes Them Special

May 8, 2014 1:58 pm | by Tom Reddon, Forklift Specialist, National Forklift Exchange - @TomReddon | Articles | Comments

Patriotism aside, there are plenty of reasons to buy an American-made forklift, foremost of which is the high standards American forklift manufacturers are held to.                          

Handheld Label Printer

May 5, 2014 3:36 pm | by Brady Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Brady has announced the release of the BMP 21-PLUS handheld label printer. This new portable printer is the latest in on-the-job labelers, and combines a tough exterior with smart printing capabilities for wires and cables, terminal blocks, patch panels, flat surfaces, and more.

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Q&A: Working with Packaging Closures

May 5, 2014 2:17 pm | by Lindsey Jahn, Associate Editor, Food Manufacturing | Articles | Comments

Just as the closure has evolved, so have the needs of brands to leverage the technology effectively, and today they look to their suppliers to better understand the capabilities and value of the different solutions available.        

Power-Assist Vehicles For Material Handling

May 2, 2014 4:14 pm | by Dane Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

These rugged, yet easy-to-operate, power assist vehicles significantly increase productivity while reducing the risk of injury to employees. 

Count On Accuracy: Selecting The Right Scale For The Job

May 2, 2014 10:00 am | by Simone Zimmerman, Market Manager, METTLER TOLEDO Industrial | Articles | Comments

When it comes to counting scales, a common misconception is that high internal resolution directly impacts accuracy.                                       

Swivel Casters With Locking Brake Option

April 22, 2014 11:57 am | by Revvo Caster | Product Releases | Comments

New Sussex 63 Series swivel casters from Revvo Caster feature a secure hand-operated locking brake to provide a low-cost braking option. 

Lean And Beyond - Increasing The Awareness Of MRO

April 16, 2014 11:33 am | by George Krauter, Storeroom Solutions, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Too many companies view MRO stores as a necessary evil; a situation recognized as a constraint but ignored as an opportunity for improvement.                                

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Stainless Steel Mobilized Storage System

April 15, 2014 10:36 am | by Spacesaver Industrial | Product Releases | Comments

This ActivRAC 7M-­SS has been designed to meet the increasing demand for more storage capacity in clean room or corrosive environments. 

MODEX 2014 Showcases Innovative Solutions From Around The World

April 9, 2014 8:42 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor - @TalesFromTia | Articles | Comments

Thousands of professionals and enthusiasts converged on Atlanta in mid-March for one of the largest supply chain shows in the world: MODEX.                                 

Building Up, Not Out

March 24, 2014 5:26 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

Plant and warehouse expansions are expensive, can lead to extended downtimes, and are dependent on available space and upfront capital. Making better use of existing space, however, is a more affordable and practical option with impressive results. 

Stress Less: Partner With PFI

March 13, 2014 10:54 am | by PFI | Videos | Comments

Located at booth #8937 during MODEX 2014, PFI will demonstrate how working with them to increase operational efficiency and lower operating costs can mean big gains for your business.                   

Spacesaver's ActivRACK Mobilized Storage System

March 13, 2014 10:47 am | by Spacesaver Industrial | Videos | Comments

Located at booth #8527 during MODEX 2014, Spacesaver Industrial will showcase a new interactive app that helps visitors visualize their storage potential.                           

Stainless Steel Below-Hook Drum Lifter

March 11, 2014 9:09 am | by Morse | Product Releases | Comments

Model 86-SS is another option in Morse's safety-conscious line of hoist attachments.

Toyota Sees Gains As European Car Market Recovers

March 4, 2014 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Europe expects to sell 865,000 units this year and increase its market share to 4.8 percent as the European car market enters what is expected to be a slow recovery from six years of contraction.               

Material Handling Drones

January 30, 2014 12:42 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Plant and warehouse managers may have to add “Air Traffic Controller” to their list of job duties in the near future. That’s because companies are working on new ways to use drones in the material handling field.           

Cold Welding Ductile Metal Tubulation

December 13, 2013 9:24 am | by Jim Norton, President, Custom Products & Services, Inc. | Articles | Comments

The requirement to pinch-off and hermetically seal ductile metal tabulation (tubing) is a critical and necessary process when separating a device from a vacuum pumping station. Tools that can reliably perform the pinch-off (cold weld) function will produce a reliable seal that can withstand bake-out temperatures up to 600o C and eliminates the necessity of using expensive valves to perform the same process. 

New Solvent-Based Part Cleaning System

November 4, 2013 5:08 pm | by Dürr Ecoclean | Product Releases | Comments

Dürr Ecoclean released its EcoCCore system for solvent-based part cleaning.

The Gray Shift Part 2: Using Ergonomy To Retain Valuable Older Workers

September 18, 2013 8:01 am | by Earl Hagman, PhD, MSEE, MBA, President, Ergotech Incorporated | Articles | Comments

To address coming workforce demographic changes, employers must create a corporate culture that promotes both safety and wellness. Healthy workers and a safe workspace reduce costs and increase productivity, so these efforts will be repaid fully.

Save Your Back

September 17, 2013 4:24 pm | by Rachel Leisemann Immel, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

From repetitive motion to lifting risks, the warehouse presents many challenges to personnel safety. Repetitive motion of any type, when sustained, can result in injury, says the president of Hamilton Caster. “Manufacturers can help reduce injuries by providing equipment that eliminates risky motions, such as reaching too far to position products for transit, and by observing best ergonomic practices for working height.

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