Material Handling

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
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
Material Handling 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
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.
Material Handling October 14, 2019

Manufacturing technology orders decline

Manufacturing orders overall declined in August 2019, but there was some growth in the Southeast and Northeast did show increases in their respective regions.

By Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT)
Material Handling November 2, 2018

Reader forum – 1970-01-01

Cooking oil controversyI am writing regarding the ReaderForum submission, "Consider the codes" (PE, January 2001, p 7).In the part about using cooking oil to stop evaporation of water in traps, the letter's author makes a fundamental logic error in interpreting the plumbing code. I do not have a copy of that code so I am assuming that he quoted all relevant sections accurately in making his de...

By Staff