Material Handling

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
Courtesy: Caster Connection
Material Handling May 11, 2021

Why commodity casters cause injuries

Commodity casters are workplace injuries waiting to happen

By Eric Hassen
Courtesy: Caster Connection
Material Handling April 15, 2021

Seven shortcomings of commodity casters

The right application-specific casters and wheels can help optimize workflow

By Eric Hassen
Courtesy: Yong Chen, USC Viterbi
Material Handling April 15, 2021

How a moving 3D printing platform cuts waste, costs

Researchers at USC Viterbi have developed a unique low-cost dynamically-controlled surface for 3D printers that reduces waste and saves time. See video.

By Greta Harrison
Courtesy: Thomson Industries
Material Handling February 9, 2021

Smart, compact electromechanical actuators improve AGV productivity and space efficiency

Integration with AGVs on plant floors increases operational intelligence

By Chad Carlberg
Courtesy: Propane Education & Research Council
Material Handling October 1, 2020

Fundamentals of forklift safety

Keep employees safe and productive by reinforcing these safety reminders

By Matt McDonald
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Material Handling March 4, 2020

Supply chain show releases statement on coronavirus, adds education panel

MODEX 2020 in Atlanta is not being delayed; education panel on COVID-19 related to supply chain has been added for attendees.

By Chris Vavra
Omron Foundation made a donation to California State University, Chico (Chico State) for an expanded mechatronics laboratory and classroom space. Courtesy: Omron Automation Americas
Mechatronics February 12, 2020

Donation made for mechatronics lab at university

Omron Foundation made a donation to California State University, Chico (Chico State) for an expanded mechatronics laboratory and classroom space.

By Omron Automation
Figure 2: An embedded air bearing system permanently mounted into the tool, machine or structure serves as its own permanent rigging gear. Courtesy: AeroGo Inc.
Material Handling December 13, 2019

How air casters optimize factory flexibility

Integrated air bearings make it possible to implement a reconfigurable system to improve or supplement manufacturing floor changes.

By Cole Miller, M.E.