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September 2005 Material Handling Tips & Information Newsletter


Online Tool allows you to create preliminary estimates, layouts right in your web browser...

Try our new RackEstimator, a web-based software package that allows you to enter your load and room information and create price estimates, a basic layout, and other drawings. It's great to get a preliminary look at your pallet rack project for budgeting or planning purposes. You can also submit it to us for refinement and final quotation. It's a brand-new, absolutely free service.

This is a Beta product, meaning that it's in testing. If you want to run a configuration through and submit it, I'll be able to refine and quote it for you. Even if you aren't interested in rack right now, you might want to save this to your favorites. It's great for budget pricing and quick drawings.


Ergonomic considerations for designing conveyor workstations

Conveyors are used to transport goods and materials between stages of a process. It's a good way to reduce the risks of musculoskeletal injury in tasks or procedures that involve manual handling because conveyors reduce the need for repetitive lifting and carrying. However, despite their benefits, conveyor workstations can contribute to the development of musculoskeletal disorders if they are not properly designed with the task and users in mind...


Lifts and positioners: how can you make dealing with heavy loads easier?

Image Lift tables and positioners are a great way to increase efficiency and reduce the chances of injuries. I have seen them do wonders in places where people are dealing with heavy boxes or having trouble loading and unloading pallets. Some of these lifts will adjust themselves to optimal height as the load changes - letting workers focus on the job at hand and not the machine. We recently put a line of Bishamon lifts on our site and they're here if you're interested in taking a look...


Conveyor Spotlight: Hytrol Zipper Wide Belt Merge

Hytrol’s Zipper is a wide belt conveyor fitted with fixed belt plows for the purpose of merging cartons from multiple parallel lines. The conveyor utilizes a unique belt type designed for tracking on a low length-to-width ratio...