The Material Handling and Supply Chain Blog

Anatomy of a Pneumatic Lift

Written By: Robert Humphry

April 28th, 2016

Pneumatic lift render blow outWithin a complex material handling system, product may need to be transferred between elevations. The most commonly used piece of equipment for this elevation transfer is an elevator lift. For light duty applications such as totes and boxes, a pneumatic lift elevator is a very economical solution.

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Difficult to Convey: Documents and Stacks of Paper

Written By: Adam Janeira

April 26th, 2016

Conveying loose paperThe material handling industry is wrought with products that are simply a bear to move. For some products there are plenty of “okay” options, but an optimal one is seemingly nonexistent. So do you just call it quits, close the doors, and never sell another of your difficult to convey products? Of course not.

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Where Should My New Distribution Center Be Located?

Written By: Jose Bejarano

April 22nd, 2016

Supply chain networksWhether you are looking to build your first Distribution Center (D.C.) or your fifth, the location of the D.C. is critical for the success of your operations. There are many factors that can affect the decision of where the facility should be, including: real estate cost, transportation cost, labor cost, access to quality labor, taxes, transportation routes, service level guarantees and many others.

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Buying Versus Leasing Industrial Equipment

Written By: Megan Hewitt-Ruzicka

April 20th, 2016

industrial equipment - Bastian SolutionsWhen it comes to procuring industrial equipment, we have to look at what option is best for our companies. Many businesses often seek to save as much money as possible when it comes to acquiring this type of equipment. Some businesses have available capital to invest in purchasing new equipment, while others prefer leasing.

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Next Generation Goods-to-Person System Extends Beyond the Storage Buffer

Written By: Andy Gawne

March 28th, 2016

Servus ARCGoods to person automation is an ever growing field that represents a revolution in the material handling industry – eliminating the costly and time-intensive process of having operators travel throughout the warehouse to pick. There are many options out there, but all of these technologies are representing only half of the goods-to-person concept.

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