Tag Archives: MHI Industry Group

Advances in Robotics Aim to Ameliorate Persistent Labor Woes

Robots can be equipped with a variety of interchangeable end effectors tailored to handling specific kinds of products, which is making them invaluable on the warehouse floor and in other material handling environments.

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ProGMA Launches New Search Tool

MHI Industry Group, the Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association, has launched the ProGMA Protective Guarding Search Tool—a search engine for protective guarding equipment.

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SLAM Solutions Optimize the Last 100 Feet of Fulfillment

Product Spotlight— Until SLAM got underway at the beginning of 2022, no MHI industry group specifically sought to optimize what practitioners sometimes call the “last 100 feet” in warehousing, distribution and fulfillment applications. SLAM—an acronym for Scan, Label, Apply and Manifest—now targets expertise regarding this critical supply chain component. It’s important because as e-commerce distribution systems increase in importance, especially ...

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Overhead Lifting Crane Safety Evolves with New Technology, Heightened Awareness

As high labor turnover continues to create an array of stiff challenges, the importance of devoting resources to safety in the field of overhead lifting cranes and hoists has never been more in focus. MHI’s Overhead Alliance, which includes the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) and the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA), is leading the way in providing safety education and resources.

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Sensors, Data Up Efficiency at Loading Docks

The pandemic has shed light on the importance of cutting-edge technologies and products among members of MHI’s Loading Dock Equipment Manufacturers. LODEM members are aiding warehouse managers, grocers and other customers with a number of innovations, from IIoT technology to optimize operation.

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Environmental Aspects of Sustainability Are Just Part of the Picture for RMI Members

Solutions Spotlight BY KATIE KUEHNER-HEBERT Sustainability within the supply chain is a hot topic these days across all industries—and very much on the minds of the members of the MHI Industry Group, Rack Manufacturing Institute Inc. For RMI members, the focus is not only on the environmental aspects of sustainability, but also on the social aspects: How to operate in ...

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Safer Handling: Ensuring Safety Is Not Sacrificed for Speed

Speed is the name of the game these days in conveyor and sortation systems. As the pressure to ship material faster grows with the rise of e-commerce and building customer expectations for rapid delivery, the systems that move and sort orders are accelerating. With that speed comes more potential for risks. “Sortation equipment was sorting 50 feet per minute a ...

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SMA Prepares Standards for IBC Adoption

As the ANSI-accredited developer of shelving systems and work platforms, the Storage Manufacturers Association (SMA) promotes the safe design and use of these crucial infrastructure components across the material handling industry. To that end, the SMA, led by Chairman Kevin O’Neill of MHI member Steele Solutions and Engineering Committee Chairman Arlin Keck of MHI member Steel King Industries, will complete ...

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