Solutions Spotlight

The Robotics Group: Fostering Human/Robot Interaction

Want to improve the working relationship between robots and humans? Ask The Robotics Group (TRG). This MHI industry group provides leadership in robotics by inspiring user confidence and fostering adoption of robotic solutions to drive efficiency in supply chain applications.

Read More »

SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT: Ergonomic Workstations—It’s Not a One-Size-Fits-All Approach

* By Katie Kuehner-Hebert * Numerous options exist for ergonomic workstations, but there are also numerous keys to selecting the proper equipment to the job, said Rob Beightol, director of marketing at MHI member Gorbel. Finding those right keys was one of the goals at a webinar held in November by MHI Industry Group Ergonomic Assist Systems and Equipment (EASE), ...

Read More »

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: CMAA—Substantial Changes to Technical Standards Coming Soon

* By Stephen Murdoch * The Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), an independent trade association affiliated with MHI, has had a busy 2019. CMAA, which traces its roots to the Electrical Overhead Crane Institute, has worked tirelessly to promote the standardization of cranes. Today, with over 45 leading American crane manufacturers of electric overhead traveling cranes and components, CMAA ...

Read More »

MHI SOLUTIONS COMMUNITY: The Case for Flexible Automation

* By John Paxton * For managers of warehouses and distribution centers, the nation’s 3.5% unemployment rate heading into peak ordering season seems downright unfair. Attracting high-quality employees is exceedingly difficult nowadays, and with a wealth of job opportunities available, workers are ready to jump ship if they can make an extra dollar an hour at the company down the ...

Read More »

MHI SOLUTIONS COMMUNITY: Damage Control

Defending Against and Responding to Cyberattacks * By John Paxton, MHI COO/CEO Designate * If your company hasn’t sustained damage from a cyberattack, then you’re one of the lucky ones. According to a survey from the cybersecurity company Tenable Inc., over just the past two years, 90% of companies in the energy, health care and manufacturing sectors have suffered a ...

Read More »

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: CSS — Combining the Knowledge and Experience of Thousands of Installations

CSS: Combining the Knowledge and Experience of Thousands of Installations * By Stephen Murdoch *                                                                                                      In recent months, the Conveyor and Sortation Systems (CSS) Industry Group of MHI has been working diligently on publishing and promoting materials on the training, inspection, safety and maintenance of conveyors and sortation systems. The industry’s leading providers of conveyors and sortation systems have come ...

Read More »

SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT: ECMA — ‘Dynamic and Growing’ Behind the Scenes

ECMA: ‘Dynamic and Growing’ Behind the Scenes * By Katie Kuehner-Hebert * Need an electrification or controlling device for your application? Consider working with the Electrification and Controls Manufacturers Association (ECMA) Industry Group of MHI. ECMA is a group of manufacturers that provides standards, safe practices and education for the use of power and control systems. “As the material handling ...

Read More »

MHI SOLUTIONS COMMUNITY: Disruption Junction

Disruption Junction All too often, if you want to make something easier or better in the future, you may have to endure some major inconveniences in the present. That’s definitely true in the ever-evolving material-handling industry, where everyone must work together to minimize the disruption to existing operations while implementing major changes. * By John Paxton * There’s a reason ...

Read More »

SOLUTIONS SPOTLIGHT: Videos Help to Share Safety Story

Videos Help to Share Safety Story  Recently, the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA) created two videos: “Pick Module Safety” and “Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor (VRC) Safety.” Both videos have received praise from across the industry. Aaron Conway, president of Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc. and the vice chair of the ProGMA, feels industry professionals should take the time to watch the videos. * ...

Read More »

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Storage Manufacturers Association

New Standards Lead to Safer, More Reliable Work Platforms and Shelving Manufacturers and warehouse managers needing work platforms or multi-level shelving can now utilize two standards approved by the American National Standards Institute—thanks to MHI and its Storage Manufacturers Association (SMA) Industry Group. * By Katie Kuehner-Hebert * Manufacturers and warehouse managers needing work platforms or multi-level shelving can now ...

Read More »