Material Handling Experts


2012 Material Handling Tips & Info

January 2012

Jan 18, 2012

This edition features a new sorter from Span-Tech, a white paper on justifying AisleCop® forklift safety gate systems, ways to apply 5-S principles to a material handling operations, a new Cisco-Eagle downloads library with thousands of assembly instructions, drawings, spec sheets, and more. Also, ways to keep your warehouse clean and tidy.


March 2012

Mar 1, 2012

How important is automation to your business model? Many recent innovations have made better technology available to smaller operations. Is it a matter of automate or be left behind? Also: reducing product damage in an industrial facility; a practical checklist for moving your facility; powered workstation carts; picking more ergonomically from floor-level pallets.


April 2012

Apr 12, 2012

A guide to hot weather survival for warehouse and industrial facilities. A guide to benchmarking your operation. A new eBook on pedestrian/forklift safety. Pallet rack inspection - how often do you inspect, and what do you look for? New collision detection systems for overhead forklift crashes.


June 2012

Jun 3, 2012

Chosing the right industrial carousel type for your application - how can you be sure you're headed the right direction? Since it is summer, and heat in your facility is becoming a larger issue, we've added a guide on justifying an HVLS fan system. A quick case study on Macy's new direction for e-commerce fulfillment that challenges the concept of large-footprint distribution. How do you handle empty pallets? New products include solid side rack enclosures with scrolling doors and mobile platforms.


July 2012

Jul 11, 2012

How can you protect order pickers who must operate in rack aisles alongside forklifts and other industrial traffic? How to prevent conveyor damage during hot weather; why all the hot air that gets trapped high in a warehouse against the ceiling causes more problems than you think. Using mesh curtains to allow open warehouse doors without allowing people, debris, or insects inside. Equipment to make your forklift more functional and efficient.


August 2012

Aug 15, 2012

Articles this month include a sample pricing guide to common AisleCop® forklift safety gate configurations, a guide to reducing order picking errors, a video review of Hytrol Conveyor's Boyce Bonham's discourse on distribution center sustainability, ways to reduce loading dock injuries, and DCVelocity's top 12 distribution center metrics.