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TSC Chooses Megamat RS Vertical Carousels for Jewelry Distribution

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:13:46 GMT

Headquartered in Mississauga, ON, TSC is a leading interactive, multi-channel retailer, offering a vast assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to customers throughout Canada.



Diversco Supply Expands Vertically with Shuttle XP VLMs

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:09:03 GMT

Diversco Supply is nothing less than a Canadian success story. Founded in 1986, they quickly became a leading equipment wholesaler in the gas industry; eventually evolving into watersports equipment and supplies.



Gorbel® Work Station Cranes: Matching Workflow and Increasing Productivity

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:38:26 GMT

At Woodward Inc. in Fort Collins, CO, a new facility was built and equipped with about 40 Gorbel® Work Station Cranes throughout the plant. Previously, jib and overhead cranes were in use as well as gantry cranes. Woodward manufactures valves and actuators for gas and steam turbine power plants.



Gorbel Free Standing Work Station Cranes Help Keep Sellick Equipment Moving With Ease of Use

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 11:37:42 GMT

After visiting several tradeshows including FABTECH USA and FABTECH Canada where they tested multiple systems, Sellick Equipment stated, “when it came down to ease of use, it was by far Gorbel®, there was no one that was even close to having a system that worked as well or easy as the Gorbel® system.”



Electrical Enclosure Company Gets an “Outside the Box” Lifting Solution

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:25:36 GMT

At a Midwestern manufacturer’s main fabrication site’s off the shelf material handling solution wasn’t leaving them feeling too satisfied. The system is comprised of a freestanding monorail system that features two parallel runways supporting a platform-mounted articulating jib crane. At the end of the jib is a torque arm with a Gorbel G- Force® Q and a vacuum end tool that allows for a 90-degree tilt and 360-degree rotation.



Gorbel® G-Force Improves Ergonomics and Productivity

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:24:11 GMT

Workers at this Iowa seed company spent all day unloading boxes from pallets onto a gravity conveyor for staging. A 500 lb. capacity freestanding workstation crane, 165 lb capacity Q series G-Force® lifter with remote sensing hub, and an integrated AIMCO vacuum lifting tool.



Velox Provides Guarding For Omni-Channel Fulfillment Center

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:00:22 GMT

Guard against workplace injuries, violations and fines by meeting regulatory standards with the proper perimeter guarding in place.



Safety in Pick Modules

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:59:50 GMT

A large distribution center that fulfills millions of orders each week needed a fall protection solution. The facility’s operations utilized several pick modules in their operations where staged pallets were picked by an operator at the ledge, and empty pallets and totes were staged for removal. The safety manager knew that they needed a dual-gate system to meet industry standards and regulations, as well as to keep employees working on the upper levels safe.



Roly® Safety Gates in Custom Sizes

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:59:07 GMT

A production facility had areas on elevated mezzanines that needed to be secured, and the production area had different safety needs than the pallet drop areas. One area was configured for loads up to three pallets wide, while others had tall loads that needed to be fed into a production platform. In addition, some of the gates needed to be power operated so the fork lift truck drivers could control the gates from below.



Securing Areas With Limited Depth

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 16:58:23 GMT

A large flavor and fragrance company needed to secure the ledges of their pallet drop areas. Employees were working at levels over ten feet off of the ground in order to accommodate the large hoppers being used in the operations. Employees picked from pallets at the ledge, and then dumped bags of ingredients into hoppers for processing; this operation invited employees towards to the unguarded ledges and lifting heavy bags of ingredients from that location. In addition, the material was comprised of food products, so any guarding solution would have to be manufactured out of stainless steel with specific sanitary requirements.



The Space Launch Industry Relies on Hänel to Store Rocket and Satellite Parts

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:35:24 GMT

Atlas and Delta expendable launch vehicles have supported America’s presence in space for more than 50 years. United Launch Alliance is a joint venture between the manufacturers of both rockets – Lockheed Martin and Boeing – to provide reliable, cost-efficient space launch services to the U.S. government. ULA contacted Hänel Storage Systems to help them get more organized, save space and be more productive when processing larger orders.



Vertical Storage Supplies Much-Needed Parts to Oil & Gas Wells

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:33:45 GMT

M&M International relies on dependable Hänel storage technology for its inventory of valve components. This family-owned business specializes in safety and high-pressure valves for the oil and gas industry. Two heavy-duty Hänel Lean-Lifts® and one Hänel Rotomat® storage system are in operation. Heavy valve components made of stainless steel are kept in both vertical lift systems. All seals, gaskets and ball bearings are stored in the Rotomat® carousel.



Auto Retailer Superstore Trust Hänel Vertical Storage at Multiple Locations

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 12:31:45 GMT

At #1 Cochran’s Buick GMC dealerships, the service department is one of the largest in the city of Pittsburgh. The dealership needed even more service bays to support customer demand, and wanted to add premium customer services such as an automated car wash. Hänel vertical storage units allowed them to consolidate a large storage room full of shelves into just two machines, without the cost of new construction.



TRP UniLock Restraint

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:39:01 GMT

The company deals with a lot of snow and ice. When they load/unload staged trailers, the trailers tend to get pushed forward, causing “RIG Wedge,” where the trailer’s Rear Impact Guard (RIG) applies pressure to the vehicle restraint and doesn’t allow the restraint’s hook to disengage.



UniLock Vehicle Restraint

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:36:36 GMT

The momentum during the company’s loading/unloading process caused the trailer to move forward, creating “RIG Wedge” on some trailers, where the Rear Impact Guard is pressed into the restraint and doesn’t allow the hook to disengage when loading/unloading is complete.



Mechanical to Air-Powered Upgrade

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:35:18 GMT

The president of the company researched the use of air bag or hydraulic levelers and discovered the added cost of installation.



CentraAir Levelers

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:31:10 GMT

At previous locations the distributor always resorted to mechanical levelers due to their lower startup costs and perceived lower maintenance.



Vertical Storage Solution for Medical Devices and Prostheses

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:32:30 GMT

Unlike conventional shelf and rack solutions, automated vertical storage systems utilize the full height capacity of the warehouse building. In addition to providing enormous space savings, the systems also ensure that medical instruments, prostheses and supplies are protected from dust and contamination. This medical device warehouse and distribution center is fully integrated with SAP thanks to HänelSoft®. Shelf storage in the warehouse is also managed via HänelSoft®.



Work Platforms for Welding Stations

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:33:23 GMT

(2) Extra Wide Double Long Work Platforms Improve Welding Process.



Hydraulic Straddle VRC Moves Automotive Parts

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:31:48 GMT

Hydraulic Straddle VRC Moves Parts to Upper Level at Mazda Dealership



Lift System for Jet Inlet Assembly

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:26:11 GMT

Autoquip designed 360 degree scaffold lift platforms for jet assembly inside and outside of the inlet.



XLR Zero - Ground-level Loading Dock

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:23:18 GMT

XLR Zero loading dock offers ground level access for loading operations.



R&M 200-ton SXL Crane Maximizes Space in Heavy Manufacturing Facility

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:41:03 GMT

Reading Crane and Engineering Co. installed this 200-ton crane, equipped with 2 R&M SXL 100-ton hoists, into a Rhoads Industries heavy manufacturing facility. The building is used for large steel fabrication and for assembly of large components for industrial contractors, such as Northrop Grumman. Reading Crane has been engineering, designing, building, installing, inspecting and providing parts for overhead cranes and hoists since 1905. R&M was selected by Reading Crane for this project based on the ability to meet the specifications outlined by the customer.



Installation of RackGuard Pallet Rack Safety Netting Off-Set From Cross Beams Using Eye-Bolts

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 10:30:45 GMT

The Facilities Manager used off-the-shelf eye-bolts and wire cabling to create a simple off-set system. Eye-bolts were bolted to the holes in the rack uprights. Wire cabling was threaded through the eye-bolts to create a perimeter around each bay, off-set approximately 4-1/2” from the rack beams. Cable ties were used to attach the plastic netting to the perimeter system.



Case Study: A Closer Look at How Low Quality Casters Will Cost Your Organization in Productivity

Wed, 31 May 2017 09:04:36 GMT

A Closer Look at How Low Quality Casters Will Cost Your Organization in Productivity



Case Study: A Closer Look at How Low Quality Casters Will Cost Your Organization in Productivity

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:49:37 GMT

A Closer Look at How Low Quality Casters Will Cost Your Organization in Productivity



Scissors Lifts Integrate with Vehicle Turntable

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:09:15 GMT

Scissors Lifts integrate with custom turntable to lift vehicles in center for photography shoots.



Pit Mounted Scissors Lift Improves Loading Parts To Overhead Conveyor

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:09:02 GMT

Pit Mounted Scissor Lift used to raise fixture with parts to overhead conveyor that feeds to powder coating line.



Hydraulic Freight Lift Moves Educational Equipment Between Floors

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:12:20 GMT

Autoquip's Hydraulic Freight Lift Moves Educational Equipment Between Floors of ORU's New Global Learning Center.



Multiple Rolls Handled with Ease by Gorbel Easy Arm® and Cynergy Tooling Solution

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:44:57 GMT

Before the Gorbel Easy Arm® was installed, it took two to three employees to move and stack the large 100 pound rolls of diaper material.