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Dock Equipment

A loading dock is typically an elevated opening (or openings) in a building’s sidewall where shipments are sorted and staged for loading and unloading of trailers, shipping containers or rail cars. To make that area more accessible and safe during the movement of goods, loading dock equipment and attachments are used. Because the shipping…

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Types of Material Handling Equipment

Material handling equipment (MHE) is equipment used to move, store or control material inside facilities. These facilities can include the manufacturing plants where the material is created or the disposal sites where it ends up. Large material handling equipment includes cranes, trucks and lifts. Smaller equipment includes things such as…

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Hoisting Equipment

For vertical lifting of freely suspended, heavy, bulky loads, hoisting equipment (or hoists) works in conjunction with overhead cranes and workstation cranes. Their lifting capacities depend on their construction. Their travel is directed by an operator, either manually or with a wired pendant station or wireless controls. Typical applications include helping operators in manufacturing, warehousing and construction to lift…

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Ergonomics

Many materials handling activities involve strenuous or repetitive activities, such as lifting loads, installing a component, or picking products into totes. Those physical stresses could lead to worker injury and additional costs associated with lost productivity and downtime. Ergonomic equipment is used in many facilities to help the task fit the worker,…

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Material Handling

Material handling is the movement, protection, storage and control of materials and products throughout manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption and disposal. As a process, material handling incorporates a wide range of manual, semi-automated and automated equipment and systems that support logistics and make the supply chain work. Their application helps with: Forecasting Resource allocation Production…

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