Material Handling Experts


Information on the products and techniques to better store, handle, and move products in your facility.

Choosing a Replacement Electric Motor

February 10, 2015

conveyor motor with C face

When your conveyor motor stops working, do you know what you need to quickly replace it? How do you even know what the original motor was rated?
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Air Balancers and Hoists: What’s the Difference?

February 5, 2015

Hoists and Balancers - The differences

Lifting systems vary widely in type, capacities and sizes. Each is created to meet job specific requirements of load capacity, cycle times, and lift range. Handling accuracy and smoothness are also considered. The two types of lifting systems addressed here are the air balancers and chain hoists.  They do essentially the same job: lifting an item into the air either from storage or a flat surface. So which might work for you?

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10 Transportation Management Solution Considerations to Include in Your Logistics Strategy

February 3, 2015

Transportation management

Transportation management solutions are no longer just for moving freight at the lowest possible cost. Companies are using effective transportation management as a competitive advantage tool in the ever-challenging economic and commercial landscape. Additionally, shippers are now seeing both internal and outsourced transportation management solutions less as a commodity and more as a collaborative relationship between themselves and carriers as well as third party logistics services providers (3PLs).

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How to Achieve Optimum Conveyor Performance

January 27, 2015

belt conveyor system

The right conveyor solution can help your operation run more smoothly, and you want the best value possible. How do you optimize your solution to ensure you get the most from your system?

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The Fundamentals: High Profile Span-Track Carton Flow Tracks

January 22, 2015

High Profile Span Track Carton Flow

 What is high profile Span-Track?

UNEX’s high profile Span-Track was the first full-width roller track in the industry. Span-Track made its debut in 1992 and revolutionized the carton flow industry. High profile Span-Track increases efficiency by providing better flow, fewer hang-ups, and greater storage density than the alternatives—plastic wheel rails or other carton flow solutions.

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11 Expert Insights on 2015 Manufacturing Trends

January 20, 2015

Manufacturing operation with gantry cranes

It’s an exciting year in the world of manufacturing. With the Internet of Things (IoT) becoming increasingly pervasive and innovations and new technologies paving the way for more efficient, productive, and intelligent industrial operations, manufacturers have the opportunity to continue with the forward momentum the industry experienced in 2014.

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How Dimensional Shipping Weight Affects You

January 14, 2015

If you haven’t taken a look at your shipping invoices lately or talked to your freight rep, you probably should do so before the day is out. Significant changes have been made in the way shipping costs are calculated and it will impact your bottom line – no matter what you’re shipping.

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Cisco-Eagle’s Little Rock, Arkansas Office Has Relocated

January 11, 2015

Cisco-Eagle has relocated our Little Rock, Arkansas office.

The company’s previous location has been constant since the 1980’s. With our growth in the region, a new facility was needed. Our telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, and remit-to addresses remain the same. You can find our office location page here. This includes a navigable map.

Cisco-Eagle, Inc.
1419 Westpark Drive, Suite F
Little Rock AR 72204
Phone: (501) 562-1985
Fax: (501) 562-5363
Toll-Free: 1-800-482-8941

Our accounts payable address remains:

Cisco-Eagle, Inc.
Department 1225
Tulsa, OK 74182-1225
If you have questions, please contact your representative, or call our main Little Rock number at (501) 562-1985.

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Coming Through! How to Stay Safe While Working in Your Warehouse

January 8, 2015

Caution arrow: Forklift approaching when flashing


When people enter a warehouse, many see just the shelves, pallets, racks, lift trucks, and boxes. They may overlook the numerous scenarios that can easily cause serious injuries — or worse. Safety is all too frequently disregarded due to insufficient time, inadequate resources, lack of management focus, or an opportunity to cut corners in an attempt to save money.

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Warehouse

January 6, 2015

2015 is coming up

Resolutions like losing a pound (or 20!), learning to play a musical instrument, starting an exercise program, giving up smoking, or learning a new language are notoriously difficult to stick with. Worthwhile goals tend to be that way. When you’re thinking about what you’d like to do in 2015, save a resolution for your professional life. When it comes to your warehouse operation, since you work on it all day, every day, January is a good time to look at improvements you can make.

What could you resolve to improve in your warehouse this year?

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