If you work with forklifts, then you need to pay attention to forklift tires. We all know a well-maintained truck is more productive, but did you know damaged or worn tires can make a difference as well? Tires have a major impact on the overall performance of a forklift. Proper tires reduce long-term costs, increase…

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From the Space Optimization Experts at UNEX Manufacturing Businesses pivoting operations to navigate the ever-changing shifts in customer expectations is not a new concept. It’s even more prevalent today as we’re experiencing the first global pandemic since 1918. Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, retail establishments have taken a large hit – store closures,…

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Heavyweight Handler offers productivity advantages, labor savings compared to manual lifting crews and dolly transportation To streamline the otherwise time-consuming and labor-intensive process of manually loading and unloading flat-pack and odd-shaped items, Yale Materials Handling Corporation introduces a new solution – the Yale MTR007-F Heavyweight Handler™. The Heavyweight Handler uses floor-level base support to slide under items…

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Contributed By Guest Blogger- Acieta Industrial robots aren’t new. The first went to work in 1961 and millions have been installed since. Given the advantages that flow from using robots to perform tasks as varied as welding, palletizing and assembly — why aren’t even more in use? Many businesses think robots aren’t appropriate for them.…

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Welcome back for part three of this mini-series on automation. In case you missed the first two posts, you can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. In today’s post, we’re breaking down a plan to help you successfully prepare for automation and navigate adjustments throughout the process. Let’s dive in by determining what success looks like…

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It’s never too early to start preparing your people for change. Your operation is under constant pressure to improve efficiency, but like with many things in life and business, change is hard. It involves risk and uncertainty. Employees tend to be resistant, fearing change, especially automation, will negatively impact their role. Therefore, the time to…

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Workplace safety remains a top concern for facilities everywhere. Companies invest tons of resources into developing safety procedures to ensure their employees are safe. However, often these same companies overlook a powerful resource to combating workplace hazards: the environment. The facility’s environment can contribute substantially to worker safety. From air pollution levels to tripping hazards to…

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As we all know, loading docks are essential for every business that ships or receives product. For many businesses, these docks are in use all day, every day. The more workers that use the docking area, the higher chance of mistakes being made potentially causing injury. Many times, employees take light of how dangerous a…

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At some point, all American companies are going to need employees to return to work. Any return to work effort will be a gradual process, but things are going to need to be different. The federal government is developing guidelines for all businesses to configure layouts and workspaces to ensure proper social distancing along with…

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Forklift injuries cause around 35,000 serious injury accidents per year. An according to OSHA 25% of forklift-related accidents are the result of inadequate training. To help ensure the correct operation of forklift trucks, we have compiled a quick reference guide for operators. 1. Qualified Operators Only  Only those employees who have been trained, authorized and…

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report showing that there were 2.8 million injuries in the workplace in 2018. On average, one worker-related injury can cost a company between $38,000 and $150,000. So, it’s no surprise that worker safety remains a top concern for companies everywhere. In warehouses and manufacturing plants, the risk of injury is usually…

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