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Learn to Save Space in Pallet Rack Storage Areas

Pallet rack storage is relatively inexpensive and extremely common, but it is a space hog. In many facilities, it also consumes the majority of square footage. When you can reduce this space, you can use the square footage for other productive purposes. Here are some ideas for reducing your rack storage footprint while maintaining storage capacity.


Dr. Sam Chen Joins Cisco-Eagle as Senior Robotic and Software Engineer

“I’m excited to join Cisco-Eagle in expanding its product portfolio to more material-handling robots and advanced control systems,” Chen said. Chen will focus on robotics integration and automation.


Prevent Forklift and Pedestrian Collisions in Your Facility with Audible and Visual Warnings

Blind spots, corners and intersections are dangerous when fork lift trucks and other machinery move through a facility where warehouse workers and other pedestrians are present. One thing you can do is look at areas where collisions may occur and add safety systems that help reduce the chances of an accident.

Prevent worker injury and equipment damage with a Collision Awareness Sensor system that detects traffic and warns both parties.

With this system, workers are alerted of oncoming traffic through bright red flashing lights at the end of aisles, on the dock, and at dangerous intersections. Perfect for any area where there are forklifts, people, racks, doors and other danger factors.


5 ways to Avoid Conveyor Downtime

Conveyors are exceptional in their productivity enhancement for manufacturing and distribution operations, but they need attention – and not just from your maintenance group. When a conveyor goes offline, it's a major issue in many operations, but you can safeguard yourself against conveyor problems.

Everyone involved with your conveyor should be aware of the safety and performance issues involved. Here are five practices for happy conveying…


Why Workers Ignore Safe Lifting Procedures, and How You Can Help Them Get it Right

The most common advice that ergonomics experts, OSHA, and other researchers could provide to people in warehousing or other jobs that require manual lifting is that you should always bend your knees and lift that way, rather than bend at the waist to pick something up. The strain that repetitive stress on the lower back can inflict is staggering and expensive: 20% of workplace injuries are related to lower back injuries. Lifting right is essential to employee safety, and also to preventing Worker Compensation claims.

Even when you train employees to lift right – and we know that not everyone does – they frequently ignore the advice. Why? This article provides some answers...