Reducing energy consumption with an automated lighting system

Big savings can be made with an automated lighting system that uses LED lighting alongside the latest in wireless communications. Installation and maintenance costs can be kept to a minimum, and with wireless technology, disruptions to production are avoided. It is believed that between (more…)

High tower storage solution increases efficiency

A custom-built pick tower installed six months ago on Lutterworth’s Magna Park, has helped logistical expert CML win vital new online business. The tower has increased previous storage space to around 60,000 square feet with a capacity for up to (more…)

The evolution of manual material handling equipment

The movement of goods from storage to the end user is a process that has been going on for thousands of years, but has evolved to meet modern expectations.

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Counting the cost of picking innovations

The ever-changing world of e-commerce has resulted in some incredible innovations for order picking, delivering increasingly fast solutions for rising consumer demand. The days of batch picking for retail outlets is steadily being replaced with single order picking for the home delivery market, and warehouses and distribution centres are constantly looking for ways to improve (more…)

How to design the perfect trolley

Trolleys have been used for centuries to manually transport materials. The basic design of a trolley is simple, a set of wheels and a platform or (more…)

The development of welding

From furniture racks to pick and pack tables, most material handling and storage equipment is manufactured using welding to join lengths of (more…)

Why use tubular steel to manufacture storage and handling equipment?

The best quality storage and material handling equipment are made from tubular steel. After all, users want robust and long-lasting equipment, so a (more…)

Five frequently asked questions about using tubular steel

1. What shape is tubular steel?

Contrary to its name, (more…)

Forklift manufacturer’s new facility opens in Ireland

Forklift manufacturer, Combilift, has opened a new state of the art facility in Monaghan, Ireland at a cost of €50 million. This coincides with the company’s 20th anniversary, and has created 230 new jobs since plans were first made three years ago in 2015, with a further 200 planned over the next three years. The expansion is hoped to double production by (more…)

A brief history of metal and steel

People first started making things from metal 9,000 years ago, and steel has been around for about 3,000 yeats. It is a versatile metal that is still being (more…)