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September 2010 Material Handling Tips & Information

#77


The total cost of conveyor ownership - and how to lower it...

Like any capital investment, conveyors have multiple cost layers. The amount on your invoice is hardly the end of the story - every conveyor consumes energy, must be maintained, and must be serviced. Those costs must be considered when the equipment is purchased.

What is the lifetime cost of ownership? How can you plan for it? How do you lower it?



A Variety of Conveyor Safety Articles

Education, both of employees on the line and of management, is the key to a safer conveyor operation. Conveyors are generally safer than other material handling alternatives if they are maintained, designed and properly operated. Browse our extensive conveyor safety section for tips on how to improve safety.


New Cisco-Eagle Catalogs Available

Our 2010 full line catalog has been released. If you don't have a copy and want one, let me know. It's 132 pages of ideas and products for industrial productivity. The catalog is also available for PDF download from our website by sections or in its entirety:

  • Systems & Services
  • Conveyors
  • Racks
  • Shelving
  • Carton Flow
  • Safety & Ergonomics
  • Industrial Security Products
  • Mezzanines
  • Workstations
  • Casters, Carts & Trucks
  • Much more...

A Quick Guide to Warehouse Cost Reduction

Warehouse operators always want to improve their warehouse operations and reduce costs, especially when the economy is down. Typically, you can make the most effective changes in labor management; other key areas are slotting and radio frequency technology. Here are a few ideas.


Ways to Control Temperature at the Dock Door

Strip Doors, Curtain Walls, Vinyl Warehouse Doors, and high speed doors control environment, reduce utility costs, dust, and other hazards. As we move into cooler weather, these doors are an excellent addition to dock areas where maintaining internal temperature is important. There are a variety of methods and door types for this task. Which is best for you?