Material Handling

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
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