Featured in this issue:      Vidir, Inc.  |  Konecranes Inc.  |  Kardex Remstar  |  Magnetic Lifting Technologies US  |  H&K Equipment  |  FabEnCo, Inc.  |  RUD Chain, Inc.  |  Industrial Magnetics, Inc.
 
6 August 2014
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When Will the Internet of Things Come to Manufacturing?
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When Will the Internet of Things Come to Manufacturing?
 
The internet of things (IoT) is getting a lot of buzz these days, but it may be a while before there's a big impact on the shop floor. Concerns include security of the networks that have proliferated in manufacturing facilities, and a lack of clarity about practical applications in that environment. On the other hand, the potential benefits of connecting sensors, controllers, and automatic identification with the internet could be huge. Modern Materials Handling examines four ways IoT will reshape manufacturing, based on interviews with GE Intelligent Platforms, SICK, Zebra Technologies, and other leading companies.
 
 
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Automated Wire Spool Storage
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Automated Wire Spool Storage
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The Vidir Wire Carousel is a semi/fully automated wire spool storage system designed to maximize your useage of overhead space. The vertical carousel consists of specially designed wire carriers that rotate up and down to deliver product to the operator at an ergonomic height. Read more
 
 
 
 
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Program Execution Excellence Through Verification Management
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Attend this Webinar to learn how to achieve consistent program execution excellence through Verification Management. Participants will learn how to ensure all verification events are driven by requirements, planned and executed in the correct sequence, and individual tests are linked to the necessary resources, providing full traceability. With the ability to re-use verification procedures and results, Verification Management helps you reduce costs, improve product quality, and deliver programs on-time and on-budget. Register today for Webinar access.
 
 
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A Hoist for Heavy-duty Handling
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A Hoist for Heavy-duty Handling
 
A line of heavy-duty hoists enables high-precision handling of loads ranging from ½ ton to 15 tons. The equipment is designed for optimum use of overhead space — a 15 ton unit only needs 3 ft of headroom. Features include true vertical lift, an enclosed in-line gear train, reversing controls, and thermal overload protection.
 
 
 
 
Boom Lift is Fast, Maneuverable
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Boom Lift is Fast, Maneuverable
 
A mast-boom lift travels as fast as 3 mph and offers users the ability to maneuver easily around obstacles to access more areas of the shop or warehouse floor. A low number of hoses and fittings helps to keep maintenance costs down. Use of an electric direct-drive improves productivity and energy efficiency compared to hydraulic designs. The product features a 47 in. wide base and a 14 ft horizontal reach.
 
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Will Air Cargo Make a Comeback?
 
Several factors have cut into air cargo market share: volatile fuel prices, improved ground transportation options, and a move to bring manufacturing closer to home. However, more fuel-efficient fleets and the ability to respond quickly to increases in demand — wherever they occur — could spur a resurgence in air cargo traffic.
 
 
 
Will Air Cargo Make a Comeback?
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Alternative Fuels Get Easier to Use
 
An evolving infrastructure for alternative fuels is giving logistics fleet managers new options that have the potential to cut costs plus reduce emissions and carbon footprints. However, these fuels carry added costs such as extra training for drivers and maintenance crews. Options include biodiesel, ethanol, propane, hybrid vehicles, and electric vehicles.
 
 
 
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Kubota Canada Fulfills Parts Promise to Customers
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Kubota Canada Fulfills Parts Promise to Customers
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Kubota Canada automated their distribution center, which has doubled productivity and recovered 83% floor space using six Horizontal Carousels and three Shuttle XP Vertical Lift Modules (VLM), and pick-to-light technology in a pick-and-pass order picking strategy. Read the case study.
 
 
 
 
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Easily Rent Forklifts in Any Capacity
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Introducing www.HKRents.com, the easiest way to rent material handling and industrial cleaning equipment.

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New from FabEnco: The Mezzanine-Pivot Safety Gate
FabEnCo, Inc.
 
The MZ-Pivot Gate protects employees in elevated mezzanine loading areas. Its counterbalanced gates ensure that one gate is always between your employees and the edge of the platform.

Available in single or double pallet widths, the MZ-Pivot Gate is easy-to-install — assembles with basic tools.
 
 
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Warehousing & Distribution . . .
 
 
Make Bar Codes Clean, Accurate
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Make Bar Codes Clean, Accurate
 
There are two elements to effective bar codes: good print quality and good data. Most companies focus on the former — avoiding misprints, smudges, and misplacement. But experts say that problems often lie with the data itself. In many industries, faulty bar codes can lead to fines or chargebacks for every carton mislabeled.
 
 
 
 
Developing Accurate Warehousing Data
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Developing Accurate Warehousing Data
 
Maintaining a consistent view of warehouse data can be challenging when value-added activities take place along with warehouse operations. One key to success is using a single system execution platform, which provides accurate visibility and analytics that can be fed back to the operations staff. That approach enables a self-correcting operation.
 
Lift Trucks, Loading Docks & AGVs . . .
 
How to Get the Most out of Your Forklift Fleet
 
Systems that help to optimize forklift fleet performance include information on a host of variables including battery status, maintenance schedules, and usage patterns. This article poses a number of questions that fleet owners should ask, including: Do I have the correct number of trucks? Do they have the right capacity and functionality? How much am I spending on maintenance? (Registration required.)
 
 
 
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Dock Seal Improves Comfort, Saves Energy
 
A dock sealing system, suitable for new and retrofit applications, is designed to protect the loading dock area from inclement weather, including rain, snow, and wind. The product is ideal for keeping out water from docks where the drive slopes towards the opening. The translucent construction material lets in natural light; and the foam-filled head seals in conditioned air, seals out the cold.
 
 
Dock Seal Improves Comfort, Saves Energy
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CRATOS® Technology for Coal-fired Power Stations and Biomass Energy Systems
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CRATOS® Technology for Coal-fired Power Stations and Biomass Energy Systems
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CRATOS® conveyor systems are specifically designed for fuel handling (e.g. coal feeders) and de-ashing applications. The CRATOS system is carefully designed for the most effective combination of chains, drive wheels, flight bars, and connectors to achieve maximum service life. Capabilities: engineering solutions, technical support, assembling, and consulting on design and projects.
 
 
 
 
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Online Technology Degrees for Working Adults
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Published by the International Electrotechnical Commission, and available from IHS, this 122-page standard covers electrical insulating gloves and mitts. Composite gloves and products to be used with over-gloves are described.

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Document Describes Cranes
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Document Describes Cranes
 
This 44-page ASME document, available from IHS, describes overhead and gantry cranes. Used for vertical lifting and lowering of freely suspended, unguided loads, these cranes feature a top-running single girder bridge, with one or more underhung hoists operating on the lower flange of the bridge girder.

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