Within the food supply chain, material handling equipment is essential. The right equipment can allow for increased throughput, better utilization of storage space, and improved ergonomics for workers.
A messy drip can be costly. If your operation maintains an onsite stock of oils, solvents, acids, or any other industrial liquids, you need to keep them contained — and that starts with drum top absorbent pads.
In 2019, Amazon ordered 100,000 electric vehicles (EVs). The next year, UPS bought 10,000 delivery EVs. And in 2021, FedEx announced a plan to switch its entire fleet to electric power by 2040.
Forklift manufacturers weren’t immune to the supply chain woes that followed the COVID-19 pandemic. By 2021, Forklift Action was reporting that parts and materials weren’t flowing fast enough to keep up with demand.
To run an efficient and hygienic facility, you need clean trash cans — and while outsourcing the job seems like an obvious step, it’s not always the most cost-effective approach.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is well known for assessing penalties to noncompliant workplaces — but occasionally, the Administration supports its mission in more benevolent ways.
When you factor in repairs, lost revenue, and the value of stolen product itself, metal theft costs U.S. businesses and municipalities around $1 billion per year, estimates the Department of Energy. Surging prices for copper and other conductive metals tends to drive spikes in construction theft, too. In short, a loaded wire cart makes an attractive target for thieves.
Electric vehicles—and their charging stations—are being used in a variety of applications in industrial, commercial, and consumer environments. Regardless of the use case, EV chargers are typically mounted in just one of two ways: either on an EV charger pedestal, to create free-standing charging stations, or else attached to a wall, whether that’s in a residential garage or the exterior of an industrial facility. So which mounting option is best? The answer depends on who’s using it and why.
Sheet metal racking systems can be divided into two broad categories: Bulk and production-level storage. Your bulk storage system holds a large stock of sheet metal, but typically doesn’t allow quick, convenient access (and that access usually requires the use of forklifts or other heavy material handling systems).
We may remember 2022 as the year electric delivery vans went mainstream. By the middle of the previous year, no fewer than eight automotive manufacturers were producing battery-powered cargo vehicles for the last-mile delivery market. Logistics providers and delivery fleet managers began to place their orders, but in addition to purchasing the vehicles, these early adopters have a tough question to answer: How will they handle EV fleet charging at their facilities?