New Cart “Puts the Skinny in Lean Manufacturing”

Hamilton Caster loves it when a trailer works overtime to speed up productivity. Case in point: A custom cart it recently designed as part of a customer's lean improvement processes. The vehicle was created to haul water distribution equipment castings (think fire hydrants) from manufacturing to storage and shipping. The deck’s free-spinning … [Read more...]

CHEP Leverages Virtual Reality and Hands-On Interaction to Demonstrate the Advantage of Half Pallets for Store Fulfillment

At Store2017 in Toronto, CHEP provides an opportunity for show attendees to experience the look and feel of how the company’s half pallet can reduce labor costs by up to 75%, increase sales up to 30%. In a booth that can be conservatively described as one of CHEP’s most unique and interactive to date, the company has leveraged Virtual … [Read more...]

IFOY Awards Announced

International forklift award winners announced in Munich. One of the opportunities for reusable packaging and pallet systems is to fully optimize their mutual interaction with new generations of material handling equipment and automated equipment. The 2017 winners of the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award … [Read more...]

Box to Robots: You Guys Cut Me Up

Box cutting has long been a "must do" for warehouse operations. Now you can add Omni-channel to the mix in terms of quickly accelerating the need for each picking and carton top removal. Slicing off the tops of boxes is something that looks natural when a skilled warehouse worker deftly performs the task. On the other hand, I've also seen … [Read more...]

Orbis Pally Wins ASB 2017 Innovation Award

The Pally® won the operational excellence award given by the American Society of Baking (ASB) through its 2017 Innovation Awards Program. The Pally is manufactured by the ORBIS® Corporation, an international manufacturer of reusable packaging and supply chain optimization expert, and is being recognized for its unique ability to convert from a … [Read more...]

Roundup: RM2 to Present the Future of IoT Pallets, Columbia/Okura announces strategic partnership with Statec Binder

RM2 to Present the Future of IoT Pallets at GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit at Mobile World Congress 2017 RM2 International's chief technology officer, David Simmons will present RM2ELIoT, the Electronic Link to the Internet of Things at this year’s GSMA Global Mobile IoT Summit at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Feb. 26, 2017. The … [Read more...]

Interroll’s New Modular Conveyor Platform optimizes delivery processes at Liwayway in China

Sant Antonino, Switzerland; Shanghai, China –Liwayway, a leading snack food company, has placed an order to Interroll for a modular conveyor platform (MCP) system and three Pallet flow systems, which aim to upgrade its plant in Qingpu District, Shanghai. Interroll’s new MCP system, which is about to be put into operation, will undertake … [Read more...]

CYBERWATCH LAN: A Simple and Inexpensive Wireless Hour – Alarm Meter

Companies are faced with the real and often costly predicament of how to monitor and track the usage and alarm conditions of their equipment. Solving this issue, Keytroller, an industry leader as a designer, manufacturer, and supplier of electronic safety and weighing devices, has unveiled the CYBERWATCH LAN – a simple, inexpensive and … [Read more...]

CM ShopStar Electric Chain Hoist Now Available with Variable Speed

CM ShopStar VS is ideal for industrial lifting applications requiring precision load control When you need a durable hoist ideal for use on production lines, assembly workstations or anywhere precision lifting and load control is required, choose the new CM ShopStar VS electric chain hoist from Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCO), a … [Read more...]

Mallard Manufacturing Introduces Updated Line of Pallet Flow Separators

Mallard Manufacturing Corporation, a leading manufacturer of gravity flow solutions, is announcing their expanded line of pallet separators.  Pallet separators are a critical safety component in many pallet flow rack systems.  The job of the pallet separator is to hold rear pallets back from the front “pick-face” pallet, relieving pallet forces (or … [Read more...]