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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...
How to Prevent Warehouse Fires

How to Prevent Warehouse Fires

Due to the vast variety of materials, equipment, and substances within a warehouse, the risk of a warehouse fire is elevated. Fires and explosions can have severe consequences on the both the health of the employees and the building itself. However, with the proper...
How to Create a Successful Warehouse Training Program

How to Create a Successful Warehouse Training Program

One thing all managers and warehouse supervisors have in common is that they all want to increase their warehouse efficiency and cut costs. The best way to improve your warehouse efficiency is by boosting organization. By having a proper training program in place for...
Warehouse Hazards and How to Avoid Them

Warehouse Hazards and How to Avoid Them

In a warehouse, hazards can be present all around you. Disregarding potential hazards can be detrimental to both your own safety, and the safety of others within the warehouse. The first step to preventing accidents is being aware of the hazards around you. Below are...