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2011 Material Handling Tips & Info

January 2011

Jan 9, 2011

How to reclaim dead space in your pallet rack layout. Cisco-Eagle's new Robotics Engineer. Forklift safety sensors help avoid accidents and injuries by warning both forklifts and pedestrians. Avoiding conveyor downtime.

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February 2011

Feb 23, 2011

Comparing techniques for moving materials vertically: VRC's, Incline Conveyors, Vertical Lifs, Spiral Conveyors, and more. Depreciation for new capital equipment update. Justifying automated stretch wrap machines. Avoiding deadly forklift accidents - how to make the most dangerous piece of equipment in your operation safer.

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March 2011

Mar 30, 2011

Automating a dysfunctional manual packing process using robotics and conveyor; Comapring methods for storing and handling long, heavy loads such as tubular steel or bar stock; conveying pipe and tube products - how to do it better. How to make the exterior of your loading dock safer. Nashville Wire names Cisco-Eagle a top dealer.

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May 2011

May 13, 2011

Summertime operational help for the warehouse or shop; Mixed load palletizing application video; HVAC protection from copper and metal thieves; calculate steel shelving costs, basic layouts. How to handle extremely bulky and heavy roll shaped materials.

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June 2011

Jun 10, 2011

How can you cut costs without cutting service? Automation is one way, and it's more practical than you think. You can also improve your labor force, and we have a piece on that. Also: modular platform & stair systems that allow you to build whatever kind of platform, walkway, crossover, or stairway you want. A propane tax credit that you must submit by August 2011, Cisco-Eagle's new GSA contract, and more.

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July 2011

Jul 27, 2011

Links to several guides to better industrial operations during the summer. Contrasting the options and advantages of picking directly to cartons vs. picking to totes. A great video on robotic bag palletizing. Dock reflectors new on our website to help increase visibility in this critical area. Dissecting the (all too common) slip and fall accident. Storage procedures for controlled substances.

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August 2011

Aug 31, 2011

A comparison of methods for moving product vertically. What might be best for your application: vertical or spiral conveyors? Both have their place in the right situation. AirPear destratification fan systems help flatten out temperature variances in tall areas such as warehouses and hangars. How can you select the right workbench top for the job at hand? A good article on the ergonomic issues involving picking by hand from lower pallet rack bays.

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September 2011

Sep 18, 2011

Circumvent problems before they happen. You can wait until after a forklift accident to take action. You can wait until money's flying out the dock door to properly insulate it. You can go down the road on a mezzanine project without understanding if your floor can take the weight of the equipment. Here are some proactive ways to approach your business from a material handling standpoint.

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November 2011

Nov 3, 2011

Articles on managing ROI in the real world, and as pertains to automation and storage upgrades. Video on robotic video systems in high-speed, repetitive applications. Specification guide for jib cranes. A great series of articles on avoiding forklift-pedestrian accidents (a lethal and costly problem). Reducing noise with acoustic partitions. Caged mezzanine ladders.

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December 2011

Dec 7, 2011

How robotics is changing the process for end-of-line packaging. A good piece on what small manufacturers believe is needed for future success. We've added Span Tech plastic chain conveyors to our website, in a number of configurations. Also, an article on how materials handling is portrayed and executed in Hollywood movies.

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