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Vertical Lift Modules Instrumental in Company's Growth

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When a world leader in thermal analysis and rheometer systems acquired a top rheometer supplier, they were challenged to find a way to add several new product lines to their facility while maintaining the same amount of space. A vertical storage solution ...

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Public Transit Authority Reaps Benefits of Modernization

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With 35,000+ bus and light-rail train parts being stored in 5,000 sq. ft. of warehouse, this public transit authority was running out of space; even resorting to stacking parts in the aisles! They considered several options, including a $1.3 million expansion ...

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Medical Manufacturer Eliminates Waste, Increases Productivity 100%

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With lean practices a priority a New Jersey medical manufacturer needed to eliminate waste in one of their primary product lines. To meet customer demand the cervical collar operation assembles and distributes approximately 800 cervical collar packages ...

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Store Order Fulfillment System Helps Intimate Apparel Company Manage Growth

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As part of an effort to manage the company’s growth and improve efficiency, an international intimate apparel company implemented a new state-of-the-art material handling system for its distribution center.

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Medical Center Increases Patient Records Storage Capacity with an Ergonomic Solution

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With over 22,000 patient records a Chicago area medical center was struggling to keep their patient records accessible. An Electronic Lateral Filing System (ELF) now provides ergonomic access to all authorized employees and the increased file storage ...

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Optimized Material Handling System Paves the Way for Future Growth

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A major player in the specialty coffee industry decided it was time for a change in order to prepare for future growth. Together with their integrator, they worked closely to create a material handling system with future expansion in mind. Their new state-of-the-art ...

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Multiple Carton Flow Solutions Generate Sweet Savings for Candy Wholesaler

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A New England candy wholesaler was stretched to the limit servicing their grocery and convenience store customers. Even with 70,000 square feet of operations spread over three facilities the wholesaler’s operation were strained handling over 12,000 items ...

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Hospital Supply Distributor Increases Throughput by 500%

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A health center in Vancouver teamed up with a general hospital in Richmond to consolidate their separate medical supply warehouses. Consolidating inventory, the health care facilities have increased their bulk buying power and reduced overall storage ...

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A Dam Good Job by Whiting

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Whiting modernized two (2) 70 ton Gate House cranes and one (1) 150 ton Powerhouse crane which service a hydroelectric power plant located southwest of St Louis, MO. The modernizations were in order to meet new stringent owner operational policies and ...

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Automation Provides Assembly Expansion While Adding Part Capacity

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The installation of VLMs allow a company to reclaim approximately 1,600 square feet of floor space which could then be used for production, rather than storage. The VLMs also automatically locate and retrieve stored items with the push of a button, ...

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Gorbel G-Force® iQ Units: Synchronized Lifting

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Workers are doing their final welds on the trays, and lifting them onto a cart to be banded and prepared for shipping. The trays resemble aluminum extension ladders when complete and range in dimension from 6-36 inches wide and 10-20 feet long, each ...

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