Having a successful business means taking proper care of your employees especially when speaking about industrial business. Making sure they work in a safe and hazard-free employment is one of the first things you can do for them and this can be done by investing in products that can eliminate or reduce at some point manual handling effort in the workplace while boosting employees’ productivity.
These products are part of the manual industrial handling equipment and their goal is to aid in movement, storage, protection and control of materials and products. This type of equipment can be broken down into four categories wherein each of it has lots of useful equipment that can provide a safe movement of heavy materials.
Forklifts are a type of powered industrial trucks that are used to move large materials or large quantities of materials around the manufacturing floor. Except for that, they can be used also for loading or unloading heavy objects onto delivery trucks. However, there are many other types of industrial trucks like hand trucks, pallet, jacks, pallet trucks, walkie stackers, platform trucks, side loaders, automatic guided vehicles and many more that have the purpose to ease the whole material handling work.
Storage and Handling Equipment
This type of equipment is used to hold materials at the time when they wait to be transported from the wholesaler or manufacturer to their final destination. This storage type of equipment can significantly increase the efficiency on the production floor and maximize space utilization which can be pretty important. Stacking frames, racks, shelves, mezzanines, bins and drawers are just some of the many types of storage and industrial handling equipment you can invest in.
The engineered type of material handling equipment are automated units that are designed to enable efficient storage and transportation of large volumes of materials or large materials around the manufacturing space. Convey systems, robotic delivery systems, AS/RS and automated guided vehicles are just some of the most popular types of engineered system types of equipment.
Bulk Material Handling Equipment
This type of equipment is the one that deals with the control and transportation of large volumes of material either in loose form or in bulk. Simply put, this type of equipment is used to move loose parts from one area to another (in the production floor). Conveyor belts, reclaimers, bucket elevators, grain elevators, hoppers and silos are just some of the many types of bulk material handling equipment.