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August Roundup: Manufacturing, Warehousing and Productivity

August 23, 2022

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Our monthly dive into the best manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, automation and storage topics content we’ve seen. This time, we look at the manufacturing economy today and moving forward, along with safety news from NIOSH, cold storage, the CHIPS bill and continued growth in the warehousing sector.

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Vacuum Grippers and Lightweight Palletizers

August 18, 2022

Vacuum palletizer for a cobot system

One of the most exciting things about today’s automation is that it’s becoming increasingly specialized; like eating from a buffet, you can choose what you want. That’s the idea behind cobot palletizers that zero in on a specific target: lighter weight, end-of-line carton palletizing that used to take high six figures and months of implementation time. The critical part of any palletizing project, of course, is the end effector.

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Putting Our ESOP into Action: Cisco-Eagle Volunteers

August 10, 2022

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As part of the community-focused spirit of our ESOP, three of our locations recently planned and participated in group volunteer days:

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Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection

August 4, 2022

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Rooftop safety is an often overlooked area for any facility when it comes to keeping workers protected. In the past, there was minimal equipment designed for this purpose and limited education/training.

OSHA issued a recent ruling on walking/working surfaces, which stressed the need for fall protection for those surfaces  (29 CFR 1910 Subparts D&I). This may be significant for a number of operations and the way you protect people who work in these areas. Particularly if you have a rooftop edge or other potentially unguarded platform where people may work, there are steps you should take.

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