Tuggers, carts and casters: Evolving the wheel for automation

Written by Roberto Michel. Originally posted on October 5, 2021 The move toward automation doesn’t mean a decline in demand for materials handling carts and the casters and wheels found on them. Far from it. In multiple ways, the automation trend is pulling the market for carts and casters right along with it, increasing demand for carts Read more about Tuggers, carts and casters: Evolving the wheel for automation[…]

Forklift operator comfort is essential

Written by MHW Magazine. Originally posted on September 4, 2021 A forklift operator’s office is the truck’s cabin so it’s essential that every aspect of the cab’s design is considered if the operator is going to be kept comfortable and productive throughout the working day, says Toyota Material Handling UK’s Gary Ison Sitting comfortably Ergonomics Read more about Forklift operator comfort is essential[…]

Efficient packing is forward facing packing

Packing stations must meet the demands of labor shortages, faster pacing and more demanding customers. Here’s how they do it. Written by Amanda Loudin. Originally posted on September 8, 2021 As it looked back over its lost-time claims from a two-year period, a national outdoors apparel retailer came to an eye-opening conclusion: a full 70% of Read more about Efficient packing is forward facing packing[…]

Ergonomics, on or off the truck

Written by Roberto Michel. Originally posted on June 11, 2021 Today’s lift trucks and standup orderpickers are designed with ergonomics in mind, but new types of wearables are another means of reducing strains and risk of injury for operators. Plenty of features make operating a lift truck easier and more comfortable, but when operators are off their trucks Read more about Ergonomics, on or off the truck[…]

Ottobock To Help Logistics Industry Workers Reduce Back Injuries

Written by Mary Ellen McCandless. Originally posted on May 17, 2021 Workers in logistics facilities, such as parcel distribution centers, lift the equivalent weight of a Boeing 747 airplane over five workdays, on average, from carrying packages, crates, and other objects on the job, according to a new study. The study found that a high Read more about Ottobock To Help Logistics Industry Workers Reduce Back Injuries[…]

Do’s and Don’ts for Hoist and Crane Operation

Written By John Sprovieri. Originally Posted on October 5, 2020. Hoists and cranes boost productivity, improve ergonomics and reduce damage to parts and assemblies. That’s not to say, however, that assemblers can take a cavalier attitude toward these devices. Here are some do’s and don’ts for using hoists and cranes.   Do read the ASME/ANSI Read more about Do’s and Don’ts for Hoist and Crane Operation[…]

What’s New With Cordless Tools

Photo Courtesy of Panasonic Assem-bly Tools Written by Jim Camillo. Originally posted on June 10, 2020 Few technologies achieve widespread manufacturing acceptance in their original form. Most require some sort of modification before they begin to be regularly used on an assembly line. A good example is cordless power tools, which didn’t become commonplace in manufacturing Read more about What’s New With Cordless Tools[…]

New Diesel Forklifts Elevate Ergonomics and Productivity

Written By Josh Bond. Originally posted on August 10, 2020 Adlam Engineering is a manufacturer of industrial machine components for the mining and general industrial sectors. The company specializes in rebuilding mining equipment, as well as the engineering, design and manufacture of alternative and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts for surface and underground mining. Two new Read more about New Diesel Forklifts Elevate Ergonomics and Productivity[…]

How Health and Safety Managers Can Reduce the Risk of Hand Injuries

Written by Andrew Shields. Originally posted on February 1, 2020. The hand is one of the most complex pieces of engineering in the human body, which explains its vulnerability in industrial environments. What actions can occupational health and safety managers take to specify PPE that better protects workers’ hands and reduces the number of lost Read more about How Health and Safety Managers Can Reduce the Risk of Hand Injuries[…]

Proven Ways for Manufacturers to Improve Safety Engagement and Costs

Written by Christopher Goulart, Senior Consultant- Casualty Risk Control at Aon Risk Solutions. Originally posted on March 11, 2020. Photo credit: iStock As manufacturers focus on managing controllable expenses and preventing losses in all aspects of their operations, effective safety processes and programs can have a significant positive impact. Notably, they can reduce workplace injuries, workers’ compensation costs Read more about Proven Ways for Manufacturers to Improve Safety Engagement and Costs[…]