Material Handling

Material handling equipment.
Material Handling May 10, 2022

Five tips for preventing material handling injuries

Improving material handling can reduce costs associated with workplace injuries and labor turnover.

By Luke Goodwin
An AGV on a plant floor.
Material Handling May 2, 2022

Five ways material handling equipment impacts warehouse efficiency

Having the right technology and a safe and smart workplace with competitive wages helps with labor shortages.

By Luke Goodwin
One of the key points to reducing workplace injuries is identifying ergonomic risks associated with manual material handling tasks.
Material Handling April 7, 2022

10 tips for achieving material handling safety

Making material handling safety a priority will improve the abysmal safety stats the manufacturing and warehousing industries currently have.

By Tim Massey
Propane forklifts.
Material Handling March 18, 2022

Three reasons material handling professionals use propane forklifts

Why electric forklifts aren’t as productive or clean as believed

By Joe Calhoun
Courtesy: AeroGo
Material Handling February 14, 2022

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles Feb. 7-13, 2022

Articles about seven challenges of load movement systems, compressor filtration best practiced delineated, material handling safety tips, and more were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Feb. 7-13, 2022. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
One of the key points to reducing workplace injuries is identifying ergonomic risks associated with manual material handling tasks.
Material Handling February 8, 2022

7 tech-related tips to ensure material handling safety

Technologies and software improvements enable advances in how goods makers manage inventory and space

By Luke Goodwin
Short moves in a flexible assembly line benefit from an untethered load movement option, such as an air cushion vehicle.
Material Handling January 17, 2022

Seven challenges of load movement systems

Every material handling solution has unique characteristics, which underscore the challenge of finding the optimal solution

By Devin Chandler
Courtesy: Jeff Fitlow
Material Handling October 29, 2021

Anticorrosion coating sets new benchmark

Rice engineers develop flexible, self-healing material to protect steel from the elements.

By Mike Williams
Figure 1: The demand for sanitizing wet wipes has exploded with COVID-19. Courtesy: Shuttleworth
Material Handling August 17, 2021

Smart conveyors streamline wet wipes packaging challenges

Smart conveying solutions enable high-speed throughput of delicate wet wipes

By Christian Dager
Courtesy: Caster Connection
Material Handling May 17, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles May 10-16, 2021

Articles about how to keep spare part inventories accurate for maintenance departments, what a bad or non-existent maintenance program costs manufacturers, and why commodity casters cause injuries were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from May 10-16, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay