Material Handling Articles

The big and small of storage
One company wanted a better way to store and retrieve heavy pallet loads, while another needed a system for handling tiny electronic components. The answer for both? An AS/RS.
Don't try this at home, kids: Pallets as skateboards
By adding four wheels (and one tram line), a Czech artist transforms the humble shipping platform into a "pallet skate."
Vital signs
Proper signage and informational labeling can go a long way toward promoting workplace safety. Here's what you need to know.
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New tax rules change write-off methods for warehouse, DC improvements
Certain upgrades must be deducted over an asset's useful life rather than expensed in the year work is performed.
Battery bonanza!
These recently released products from makers of batteries, chargers, and battery maintenance equipment can help you get better performance from your electric lift trucks.
High temperatures put conveyor design to the test
Ensuring the reliability of conveyors in tough conditions requires special designs and materials.
The most vulnerable place in your DC
Security threats abound in the supply chain. But having the right dock equipment can greatly reduce the risk at your facility.
Kevin Gue, leading material handling scholar, joins DC Velocity's list of bloggers
Posts to focus on research trends that may have an impact on material handling industry.
AGVs recognized by Inc. as a growth business
Magazine identifies automated guided vehicles as one of the best industries for starting a company.
Problem: Making the best use of space in a consolidated facility
Consolidating two operations under one roof threatened to cause space woes for the University of Wisconsin-Madison's surplus property disposal program. Industrial steel mezzanines eased the crunch.

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