Whether you use a Bin Dumper to empty trash cans into dumpsters; ingredients into mixers; or bulk components into hoppers, it’s an indispensable piece of equipment. These lift-and-tip machines prevent injury by saving workers from the ergonomically risky task of handling containers. They improve productivity by speeding up bulk material flow. And increasingly, industrial facilities of all types — from waste and recycling operations to food processing plants — are achieving the benefits in both safety and efficiency.
Conveyor systems in bulk material handling systems often run on multiple levels. That means you need a safe, reliable way to move those materials—grains, gravel, legumes, small components, and more—down the system. That’s what chutes are for. A chute is a sort of slide. It sounds simple. But as generations of industrial engineers have discovered, every detail of chute design plays a role in the overall efficiency of the material handling system—or even whether it works at all.
There just aren’t enough skilled electricians to go around. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an average of 84,700 electrician job openings per year at a time when the workforce is constrained by numerous intersecting forces.
A mobile trash can lifter can instantly improve efficiency at your facility, improving throughput by simplifying common waste-handling tasks — while protecting workers from serious injuries by promoting better ergonomics.
What is a pipe cart — and why is it an indispensable tool for construction electricians?
A waste stream describes the entire lifecycle of waste beginning with its creation and ending with final disposal. Waste management professionals segment waste streams by type (liquids, solids, and gaseous wastes), then look for ways to limit the volume of each stream.
Is your operation prepared for a major battery acid spill?
In modern industry, batteries are a relatively safe technology. OSHA reports only 52 serious injury incidents involving direct handling of batteries in lift trucks and other electric vehicles since 2015. Most of those incidents occurred when moving or watering batteries, and battery acid exposure only caused 3 of the listed incidents.
In most operations, cable drums need to move frequently. One of the most effective ways to optimize throughput is to improve material handling tasks. By reducing the manpower required to transport drums and pay out product, your operation can see an enormous return on investment.
According to OSHA, warehouses have a higher fatal injury rate than the national average for all industries. Employers have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment for the 145,000 American adults employed in more than 7,000 warehouses — but each year, avoidable warehouse accidents continue to occur.
Industrial operations invest heavily in material handling equipment to move materials in, around, and out of facilities. But one material tends to get overlooked: Waste. Neglecting waste management infrastructure can lead to measurable inefficiencies, as employees struggle to drag heavy trash cans to dumpsters. Without the right equipment, emptying the trash can even lead to injuries.