The Material Handling and Supply Chain Blog

3 Industrial Lift Table Uses Safety Officers Would Hate

Written By: Chelsi Stenger

September 25th, 2015

Industrial lift table don'tsDiscussing the benefits of an industrial lift table can be a no-brainer for professionals who use them regularly. From the ergonomic benefits to the efficiency in moving products of any size, lift tables provide a great advantage for the difficulties of product distribution. But there are also a few ways you shouldn’t use them…

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Project Spotlight: New Robotic Bag Palletizing EoAT

Written By: Kayla Wohldmann

September 23rd, 2015

Robotic bag palletizing EoATBastian Robotics recently redesigned and upgraded our robotic bag palletizing End of Arm Tool (EoAT) to accommodate a wider range of products with the same base tool. Similar to past renditions, this tool still has a clamshell design and interfaces with our custom bag pick conveyor.

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Industrial Robotics in the Automotive Industry

Written By: Emily Scott

September 17th, 2015

Robotics in the auto industryIndustrial robots have been associated with the automotive industry ever since their inception over 50 years ago. Back in 1962, Unimation’s UNIMATE was installed in General Motors’ New Jersey plant, making it the very first industrial robot to ever be used by a major manufacturer. However, it wasn’t until about 20 years later when industrial robots truly became synonymous with the auto industry.

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7 Helpful Tips for Selecting Food Grade Conveyor

Written By: Austin Trusty

September 14th, 2015

Food grade conveyorConveyor systems are most critical in the food processing and manufacturing industry to reach high efficiency and profitability. The answer to which style of food grade conveyor can be a difficult decision. Conveyor technology is changing rapidly, and it’s always beneficial to study what is available in today’s market before making a decision to settle on yesterday’s offerings.

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The Importance of Preventative Maintenance for Your Automation Systems

Written By: Karen Driskill

September 3rd, 2015

Spare parts and preventative maintenanceWe’re hearing more and more from material handling and packaging automation facilities that having spare parts on hand is a luxury they can’t afford. But what is your facility sacrificing if your production line comes to a screeching halt when a component fails?

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