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PICKING AREAS IN A HIGH BAY RACK PICKING MODULE SECURED BY RACK-SUPORTED DUAL-GATE SYSTEMS

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A leading national pharmacy/heath service provider was concerned that their employees were exposed to fall hazards while working along the ledges of their multi-level picking modules. As their operation requires employees to pick from pallet locations ...

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Single and Double High Guardrail Application Used in a Distribution Company

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A distribution company was in the process of remodeling a newly acquired building. A local distributor was working with a distribution company on new overhead dock doors and other dock equipment. Part of the bid process was also providing industrial safety ...

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Valet-Operated Parking Lift

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A repair shop owner wanted to expand the business but was limited in square footage at the ground level in the downtown area of his city. He owned the 3- story commercial building he was in, but had no way to access the upper floors with vehicles without ...

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Mezzanine Pallet Access Gate Ensures OSHA & ANSI Compliance while Accommodating Tall Pallet Loads

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Lift-out gates used to secure mezzanine pallet access areas were constantly being left open for a leading provider of products and services supporting the health care industry. In the distribution centers for this $38 billion company (where products for ...

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High Speed VRC for Disney Gift Shop

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Disney was in the process of updating its inventory storage and retrieval system behind the scenes of its gift shop to better automate the movement of inventory from below-ground storage to store level almost 18 feet above. They were seeking a lift solution ...

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Polycarbonate Machine Guarding

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An aerospace design and manufacturing company, creators of systems and components for virtually every aircraft flying today, had a safety issue in protecting employees from hazardous debris intermittently ejected from an automated system. One of the facility’s ...

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Vertical Lifts for Aircraft Parts

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A major aircraft manufacturer was expanding production facilities and seeking a way to better utilize valuable floor space by going vertical – installing mezzanines throughout to provide elevated working and walking surfaces for the assembly of large ...

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Specially Designed Wire Mesh Enclosure Elevates Security within a Distribution Center

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A national chain of department stores recently upgraded the level of security at its New Jersey distribution center surrounding the packaging operation of its fashion jewelry and watches. Given that much of the jewelry is small in size, it can be carried ...

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Turntable-Style Stretch Wrapper Improves Shipping Ergonomics

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Shipping is an area where companies can make ergonomic improvements while also enhancing productivity without making a major investment in equipment. A company located in New Hampshire, found a way to remedy poor ergonomics in its manual stretch wrapping ...

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Machine Guarding For a Medical Products Distribution Center

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An international producer of surgical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and vision care products required machine guarding for two processing cells at its Huntington, WV facility. The customer manufacturers, packages and supplies a world leading brand of intraocular ...

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Solving Materials Handling Issues Begins at Home

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When a busy plant in southern Arkansas hired a new manufacturing coach the production rate, as measured daily in person-hours per foot of conveyor section assembled, was averaging .250 or slightly higher. His job, he was told, was to "hold the line" at ...

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