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March 2006 Material Handling Tips & Information Newsletter


Conveyor safety standards - how to keep people safe around conveyors

As with any mechanical and electrical device, conveyors present safety concerns. Since they have many moving parts, anyone who works on, near, or around them should be well versed in conveyor safety -- and also understand why each rule is important and necessary...


How to specify scissor lifts

Scissor lifts are productivity enhancers that also reduce injuries and worker fatigue. Specifying them is a matter of understanding your load, application, and situation. You'll need to have a know these factors: The nature of your load - what you're lifting; is it stable on a level surface? Will it fit on a standard platform? What does the load consist of? What are the weights of its various components? What is its center of gravity? This article details these and other factors you need to know before specifying a scissor lift...


Create rivet shelving estimates, layouts in your browser

Image Perhaps the most economical of all industrial shelving, rivet shelving provides a limitless amount of static storage possibilities. Cisco-Eagle has created a new web application that allows you to estimate a rivet shelving project in your browser. It provides a basic drawing, a bill of materials, and an estimated (but not final) price for your project.

You can ask the RivetEstimator to fill a room, to do a single row of shelving, or a series of starter and add-on units. It's a good way to get quick snapshot information on your project. It also allows you to submit your specs to us for clarification and quotation...


Slashing Distribution Center Costs, from Operations & Fulfillment Magazine

Distribution center managers are always looking for new ways to cut costs and improve performance. But simple solutions are not always obvious, so we've listed a few tricks of the trade. Deploying just one of the changes listed here, you could save thousands of dollars a year...