Pat and Bill Lancaster believed that pallet loads of product could be better protected — that billions of dollars of unsalable product due to shipping damage could be reclaimed and energy spent recycling, repurposing, or disposing of this damaged product could be regained. Pallet loads could be better stabilized and product should be — and could be — better protected in transit.
Ergonomics can be thought of as much like a dinner table setting: Everything should be in easy reach and no one should have to reach too far or stretch into an unnatural position to get at what they need, says Ed Metzger, president of BioFit. “By ensuring that workers have the freedom to move comfortably and naturally, companies can prevent many of the musculoskeletal injuries and fatigue that leads to lost time and productivity.”
Lear Corporation’s 94,000-square-foot, four assembly line seating plant in Montgomery, AL is one of the most modern and efficient facilities of its kind. At peak production, Lear builds approximately 1,000 seat sets per day or 73 sets per hour in 56 distinct combinations of colors and options for the Hyundai Sonata sedan and Santa Fe SUV built at Hyundai’s Alabama plant.
Corwin Will is the facility manager of The Pampered Chef, a Berkshire Hathaway company, which has benefited from tremendous savings and safety improvements from installing Minit Chargers across four warehouses. The Pampered Chef warehouses face a daily challenge similar to those of all industrial facilities: trying to pick and ship thousands of items a day in the most efficient way possible.
The GW- 4100 robotic pallet wrapper boasts speeds of 37 loads/hr and comes standard with a telescoping mast that allows for easy mobility, accommodating loads up to 6 feet, 11 inches.
The drawbridge shelf cart that is ideally suited for protecting and delivering totes, containers, or unpackaged parts from warehouse to sequential operations in production, says the company.
COFE, Continuous Order Fulfillment Enterprise, processes orders within a distribution center using a demand driven waveless approach, says the company.
At 8 KHz high frequency, the ZAPI controller provides smooth and quiet operation along with protection from low and high voltage, overheating, and fault recording.
Heavy duty, high grade gray shelving offers a 400-pound capacity per shelf.
The 2H Series twin-wheel casters feature a secure bolt-on, four-station directional lock that converts swivel casters into fixed casters for straight-line travel.
Aisle Shield is the economical answer to aisle safety and the increasing demands of regulatory agencies for fall protection into pallet rack aisles, says the company.
GoKarts are ideal entry-level automated order fulfillment solutions that can be scaled to meet growing order volumes, explains the company.
The Roll Raptor™ is the company’s latest design for the roll film industry to replace the wooden pallet/end board method of smaller roll handling.
With the 60/120/180 Support Arm System, monitoring units, controls, and specialized devices can be mounted and precisely positioned via an easily adjusted 3-pendant support arm system that can handle loads from 135 to 405 pounds.
Three available lift truck navigation technologies today—manual, fully-automated, and hybrid—require key issues for managers to consider when evaluating these systems for their application.
This fast and flexible system is designed to minimize labor-intensive picking and packing tasks and handle the newest package designs, such as stand up pouches.
From five loads per day to 100 loads per hour, all Phoenix is focused on building a rugged line of pallet stretch wrapper equipment.
Now available with a keyhole, the Utility Catcher™ clip can be hung on a wall in addition to being hung off a belt or slid on a grid-wall.
At ProMat 2013, Wildeck introduced the 4XLift™, "the new standard for heavy lifting." The heavy-duty four-post 4XLift includes, as standard, Wildeck's patented AutoSenz® D-Series Overload Detection System that continuously monitors motor current and stops the lift in its tracks should a jam occur.
Durable barcode labels attached to hose assemblies and related products have made identifying and acquiring products faster, easier, and more accurate than ever before, says the company.
Customers will now be able to order from a wider selection of plate heat exchangers and have their new unit shipped from the Texas facility within three days.
The new CLX Electric Chain Hoist is targeted for manufacturing applications where high-speed load transfers and precise assembly work are required.
These battery-powered tables roll smoothly on any surface, even carpet, yet can be stabilized safely with a foot-operated floor lock, the company says.
The Tradesman Pro™ Organizer Rolling Tool Bag (Cat. No. 55452RTB) features rugged 6-inch wheels that can easily handle rough terrain. This bag is load tested up to 200 pounds (100 inside and 100 pounds stacked on top).
The Palmer BTS consists of: storage tanks located in a fireproof room or logical location, pumping system for correct capacity and compatibility, small day tanks for each liquid located at the point of usage, and a properly designed PLC based control system.