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How to Start Your Palletizer Project

May 23, 2024

robotic palletizer in action

In this new age of battling labor shortages while increasing throughput, finding the right means is critical. Forward-thinking operations that turn to automated solutions are finding a balance between worker and machine. This balance leads to new heights scaled in terms of productivity and engagement.

One way to enhance an operation in this regard is by implementing palletizers. These systems offer increasing speed, safety and structure of pallet production, but when considering such a solution where should you begin?

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Employee Spotlight – Jason Boynton

May 21, 2024

Jason Boynton employee spotlight

In this month’s employee spotlight, we talk to Jason Boynton, an account executive in our Nashville office. Jason looks to solve his customer’s most pressing issues through tailored solutions. He also recognizes the value of communication in every step of the process.

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Cisco-Eagle Awards 2023-2024 Top Vendor Partners

May 16, 2024

Cisco-Eagle top vendors and Dallas employee-owners.

Because we believe that great customer service is impossible without great vendor partners, Cisco-Eagle awards its top partners every fiscal year. We award our top five by purchase volume. This year, we have added a category for Most Valuable Partner outside of that top five. That award is given to a vendor who exemplifies partnership in its service, commitment to our customers and great outcomes.

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Palletizers: Robotic vs. Conventional

May 7, 2024

photo of side by side robotic arm palletizer and layer bag palletizer systems

Palletizers are great for higher-volume operations. They increase palletizing speed, increase safety, and build solid, consistent pallets without human intervention. In today’s tough labor market, palletizing is one of the best places to automate and reduce manual involvement. Fully-automated systems come in two basic varieties: conventional and robotic, either of which could be the right fit for your operation.

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April 2024 Insights: Staffing America’s Manufacturing Boom

April 25, 2024

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This month, we cover the investments one state is making to staff its manufacturing sector, vertical automation options, AI in warehousing, and more.

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Employee Spotlight – Amanda Miller

April 16, 2024

Amanda Miller employee spotlight

In this month’s employee spotlight, we celebrate Amanda Miller, a Project Engineer in our Tulsa office. With over a decade at Cisco-Eagle, Amanda tackles each challenge with the right technology and process for the application. Beyond her technical expertise, Amanda is passionate about fostering teamwork and ensuring her projects are at the forefront of innovation.

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Mark McGeachy is Cisco-Eagle’s 2023-2024 Employee-Owner of the Year

April 11, 2024

Cisco-Eagle Employee-Owner of the Year Trophy Presentation

Above, left to right: Employee-Owner of the Year Mark McGeachy, Cisco-Eagle President Bryan Gauger

The employee-owners of Cisco-Eagle named Mark McGeachy as our company’s 2023-2024 Employee-Owner of the Year. The award is unique because it’s bestowed by a team of employees, the ESOP Advisory Committee after a round of companywide nominations. A committee of peers—fellow employee-owners—chooses the employee of the year.

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Scissor Lift Platform Options for Improved Productivity & Ergonomics

April 4, 2024

This lift integrates with a pallet conveyor line to lift and rotate full pallets.
Building a more ergonomic material handling operation almost always equates to building a more efficient one. People who don’t need to bend, strain or lift as often are usually more effective, faster and less prone to injury. If it takes energy or time to turn, lift or maneuver a load, it’s this simple: you’re losing productivity. Many companies use scissor lift tables to help them lift heavy and bulky loads and can make the process even better by understanding what happens when that load reaches its desired height.

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Insights: The State of Warehouse Productivity

March 28, 2024

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Because labor has the lion’s share of costs in most warehouses and manufacturing facilities, productivity is always about the labor. Below we dive into a report below on the state of warehousing productivity and the ways you can analyze and improve it. Because we’re seeing worker shortages in the sector across the board, finding ways to help integrate younger workers into your operation is critical – also covered here.

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Vertical Conveyors Loading and Unloading Integration

March 21, 2024

methods for transferring loads into a vertical reciprocating conveyor.

There are many ways to transport products vertically in a warehouse or manufacturing operation, each with its distinctive advantages and limitations. These methods can range from extremely basic – a forklift and a pallet – to fully-integrated, automated systems. Vertical conveyors are one of the most common methods for certain loads and situations. What are some of the integration factors for these conveyors, and how can you handle them?

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