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The Art of Deflection

The Art of Deflection

Deflection is the amount an object bends from its original position.  Deflection can be seen anywhere a load is being supported.  There is more than one formula associated with deflection depending on the type of loading and bracing, so be sure to select the...
Risk Assessment – Industrial Safety

Risk Assessment – Industrial Safety

You have just purchased a new machine and hooked up the power source… Is it ready for use? Simply put, the answer is No. In Ontario, Canada, the law requires you have an inspection conducted to evaluate the safety of the machine. It is the end user’s responsibility to...
The Role of Engineering

The Role of Engineering

Product development of material handling equipment relies on sound engineering principles. Once a purchase order is issued, the design team meets to review the paradigms of the application.   Let’s use an under-hook sheet bundle lifter as an example. Although the...