Caster Concepts Unleashes the Power of TWERGO MAXX

ALBION, Mich. - Widely known as the maker of casters, wheels and tread with lots of muscle, Caster Concepts Inc., unveiled its newest pumped-up industrialized caster: TWERGO® MAXX. Aimed at delivering the strength of titans, TWERGO MAXX is designed to move up to 4,200 pounds without the user breaking a sweat or throwing out a back. The new … [Read more...]

Durable, Engineered Drive-In Rack Systems from Steel King

Drive-In Rack Systems allow users to store up to 75% more pallets than with selective racking   Steel King Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling products and systems for improving operational efficiency, announces the availability of its Drive-In Rack Systems. Drive-In and Drive-Through Racking delivers … [Read more...]

KION North America implements 1.0-megawatt solar energy system

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — KION North America celebrated the completion of their new 1.0-megawatt solar energy system at an open house event on May 24. The system will harness the power of the sun to power it's Summerville manufacturing facility while also generating revenue for the company. “Sustainability is a clear trend in the material handling … [Read more...]

Latest ProGMA Video Highlights Loading Dock Hazards: 42% of Forklift Accidents Involve Workers Getting Pinned by Tipping Vehicles

The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), a product group within trade association Material Handling Industry (MHI), is promoting the third in a series of educational videos about preventing accidents and injuries at loading docks. The videos can be seen at mhi.org/progma/videos. Following 'Essential Safety Barriers for … [Read more...]

Seegrid Announces New Self-Driving Vision Guided Vehicle for Materials Handling

Seegrid, the leader in connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling, has expanded the company’s suite of automated solutions with the announcement of the GP8 Series 6 self-driving pallet truck. Further enhancing the Seegrid Smart Platform, which combines flexible and reliable infrastructure-free vision guided vehicles with fleet … [Read more...]

Shockingly Good: Hamilton introduces New Shock Absorbing Casters

Designed to meet the needs of the growing aerospace industry Hamilton Caster is introducing a new line of shock absorbing casters designed to meet the needs of the growing aerospace industry. These spring-loaded casters feature Hamilton’s newest Spinfinity maintenance-free swivel construction and a unibody spring housing providing up to 200% … [Read more...]

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...]