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Accumulation Conveyor: How to Choose Zero or Minimum Pressure

April 26, 2022

Accumulation conveyor system with open top cartons moving on the line.

Accumulation systems let you adjust drive pressure on the product to a minimum—or eliminate it completely. This is useful when you have to accumulate a long line of cartons without damaging any of them. It’s ideal for applications like machine feeding, case sealers or shipping area buffers. When integrated correctly, accumulation increases throughput and gives you precise control of your conveyor line, the products on it and the time they spend in various stages.

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OSHA’s 2021 Top 10 Violations

April 21, 2022

OSHA Top 10 Violations 2021

For the year 2021, OSHA recently released its annual ranking of the top 10 safety violations.  While the previous year gave most operations an easier time managing employee distance and protection, these rankings show us that safety is always a top priority.

This year saw some shuffling within the top 10. With that said, the overall number one remained unchallenged and unchanged yet again.

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Randy Williams is Cisco-Eagle’s 2021-2022 Employee-Owner of the Year

April 14, 2022
Presentation of award obelisk in front of Employee Owner of the Year wall plaque

CEO Darein Gandall presents Randy Williams with the award

Randy Williams has been named Cisco-Eagle’s 2021-2022 Employee-Owner of the Year by his fellow employee-owners.

The award is presented annually by Cisco-Eagle’s ESOP Advisory Committee. The award is unique because management plays no role in its selection; all nominations come from Cisco-Eagle employee-owners. A committee of peers—not management—chooses the winner. This means that our winners have earned genuine respect and admiration from the people around them.

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The Anatomy of a Pick Module

April 12, 2022

Pick module with carton flow on two levels in an apparel distribution center.

Pick modules support a range of warehouse activities, but their primary role is to increase the speed and space efficiency of order fulfillment operations. Configured with racks (which are usually the support structure), conveyors, flow storage, shelves and modular storage, they let you design the storage, fulfillment and picking strategy that fits your needs. Some pick modules are simple — really, just a shelf-supported mezzanine. Others combine automation and WMS systems for full systems integration.

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Shoptalk: Goal Post Dock Door Guards

April 7, 2022

dock door goalposts in warehouse

In this installment of Cisco-Eagle’s Shoptalk series, Lance reviews how goalpost dock door protectors work.

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