Some common materials handling equipments that are used extensively
All major industrial units, warehouses, factories and manufacturing units or government projects need material or manual handling equipments. These are of varied types viz. conveyors, pallet trucks, pallet jacks, lift tables and gas cylinders etc. Let us take a look at some common materials handling tools and equipments, which are often in demand: Conveyors: These are mechanical apparatus used for moving articles or bulk materials from place to place by a moving belt (endless) or a chain of receptacles. Various types of conveyors are used in varied industries such as in food industry or in huge super markets. For instance, there are Pack off conveyors, Accumulation conveyors, Box turning conveyors, Goose-neck conveyors, CIP cleaning systems etc. Conveyors improve process flow and increase productivity and output as they are safe, efficient and run at the right speed. Lift tables: Like conveyors, Lift tables are equally important material handling equipments. The main function and usage of lift tables is to lift and rise materials to a higher place (think of gas cylinder storage). They are highly used in mega super stores or retail malls, aerodromes, factories, industrial units, auditoriums etc. High Lift Pallet Truck: Also known as work benches, high lift pallet trucks reduces unnecessary bending by workmen. They not only stabilize the load but also ensure maximum load capacity. Moreover, manual Pallet trucks are ideal choice for budget conscious customers who require reliable equipment, which is both performance and value oriented. Pallet Jacks: A pallet jack is a tool used to lift and move pallets. They move loaded skids and pallets with printed material or goods and services around the printer and its storage shed. The benefits of using pallet jacks is that it reduces manual handling, has capacity to move large volumes simultaneously and over long distances. Conclusion: These are some of the materials handling equipments that are used extensively in various industrial set ups. All these need well-trained professionals to handle.