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Conveyor shock loading...industrial facility lease and rental tips...pallet rack styles...free publications...


Design your Conveyor with Shock Loading in Mind

Shock loading is any time the load is dropped (rather than placed) on the conveyor. Although dropping product onto the conveyor is discouraged, there are circumstances when you can't avoid it. If you must shock-load conveyors, here's what you need to know...


What does it Really Cost to Lease Space for Your Facility?

Due to the amount of real estate jargon, it's often difficult to understand how rental rates for industrial and warehousing is calculated. Here's clarification on how landlords often quote the rent for industrial space...


A Guide to Pallet Rack Styles

ImagePallet racks come in several flavors: Selective, Double-Deep, Drive-in & Drive-through, Pallet Flow, Pushback, and more. But what's best for your application? Do you need a higher degree of selectivity? Do you need high-density storage? Do you need to pick first-in, first out? This guide sheds some light on the subject and can help you choose the correct racking...


Free publications for the engineering designer and engineering design manager

Complimentary subscriptions for these magazines are available from various publishers - many of them may interest you.


CEI Logistics: Distribution Operations Design

From facilities design to simulation services to product slotting, CEI Logistics offers a range of answers to your questions on distribution center design. A good starting point for those who want to learn more about efficient warehouse design.


Unex Span-Track Transforms Rack into Dynamic Carton Flow

Span-Track® is a conveyor-like carton flow track that easily installs into your new or existing pallet rack, converting it from static pallet storage to a high capacity carton flow picking system. This versatility means you can transform a single bay into carton flow storage, exactly where you need it. We offer pricing for many sizes and configurations, as well as extensive configuration information.