Fatal accident highlights the value of collision detection systems

A court that fined Great Bear Distribution in a £300,000 fatal accident case heard that collision sensors could have saved the worker’s life.

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Exploring the full potential of tubular steel

Tubular steel has many functions. It is practical, lightweight and strong, which makes it ideal for material handling and storage equipment such as trolleys and warehouse shelving. It can also look decorative and be (more…)

Reopened Scottish steel plant leads fightback for British steel

The newly opened Liberty Steel Dalzell in Motherwell, Scotland is determined to gain its share of the steel market in the UK.

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The many ways to organise efficient picking and packing systems

Picking and packing are essential processes in warehouses where goods are picked from shelves then moved to packing tables for dispatch. There are several ways to organise a picking and (more…)

Well-designed trolleys make pushing and pulling safer

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) figures reveal that more than a third of accidents at work are related to manual handling. To reduce the number of accidents requires safety training, thorough procedures and well-designed manual handling equipment such (more…)

Report highlights how IoT can save logistics costs

A report titled ‘IoT in Logistics: Technologies and Usages Cases’ by analytics company GlobalData, looks at the growth of IoT and how it can help reduce warehouse and distribution costs.

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How technology has increased the versatility of tubular steel

Tubular steel has been around since the 1920s. It is a versatile material that is ideally suited for making material handling and storage equipment. It is lightweight and strong and can be easily shaped and welded to (more…)

How collaboration can create new trolley designs

A study in a Hong Kong private hospital is a prime example of how collaboration can lead to new innovative manual handling trolley (more…)

Running a profitable clothes store from a shipping container

Many clothing retailers are struggling and are looking for ways to cut down on their outgoings. One of these is opening in shipping containers to (more…)

Light and voice picking reduces picking and packing times

The warehouses of the future may have no human workers, with robots instead picking, packing and delivering goods. For most small to medium sized warehouses, this will not happen soon, but there is technology available now that can (more…)

The value of manual handling training

Manual handling can cause injury and accidents. To reduce accident risk and to comply with safety regulations some companies hire expert manual handling trainers. (more…)

Manufacturing and warehouse systems join

Traditionally manufacturing and warehouses are separate with distinct management systems used to administer them. This is changing (more…)

How are bespoke garment rails produced?

Garments come in all shapes and sizes, from small T-shirts, suits, and skirts to bulky wedding dresses. Garment manufacturers and garment sellers need a variety of garment rails to hang their garments. There are (more…)

Material handling equipment market projected to grow by 5% CAGR

A new market study report has predicted that the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of the material handling market will be 5.5% for the period 2018 to 2024. In the USA, by 2024, the material handling equipment market is (more…)

Where can I find custom warehouse equipment?

There are many warehouse equipment products available. Picking trolleys, packing tables, storage racks and storage rails can be purchased from many sources. Sometimes, a business cannot find equipment that matches the exact specifications it needs for (more…)

Do I need a heavy duty trolley?

People can carry things without any equipment, but the human body is not very efficient in carrying multiple heavy objects. This is why trolleys were invented.

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