In a nutshell, air casters are pneumatic tools that make it easy to move large and heavy equipment and machines without damaging the floor. Traditionally, facilities and warehouses have made use of roller equipment, lift trucks, and cranes to move heavy equipment. Not only are such measures impractical, but prove costly for the business and dangerous for nearby employees. Continue reading “How do Air Casters Work?”
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The Importance of Maintenance for Heavy Equipment
It is difficult to overstate the importance of maintenance for heavy machinery especially in industries such as mining, agriculture, and construction. For businesses operating in these industries, large equipment is the backbone of their operations and its optimal performance is necessary to ensure maximum efficiency. Any breakdowns or malfunctions with such equipment would result in significant financial losses and also put workers at risk of injury.
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Understanding the Challenges of Transporting Heavy Equipment
Transporting heavy equipment from one point to another is a serious challenge in industrial environments throughout the world. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were an estimated 2,077 fatalities in 2017 due to transportation-related incidents with more than 100 killed each year due to mobile heavy equipment. Such equipment includes mobile cranes, loaders, backhoes, and other types of machinery. Continue reading “Understanding the Challenges of Transporting Heavy Equipment”
A Brief History of Pneumatics
Pneumatics refers to the science of using compressed air to transmit energy and force. A basic example of utilizing pressurized air for the desired function is something as simple as blowing air into a balloon and then letting it zoom around the room. Pneumatic tools are essential components behind things such as drilling machines, machinery that transports heavy objects, and even jet engines! Continue reading “A Brief History of Pneumatics”
3 Reasons to Retire Your Current Material Handling Equipment
Material handling equipment help reduce strain on your staff and provide numerous ergonomic benefits. However, even with regular inspection and maintenance, the performance of these equipment can deteriorate over time, as daily usage takes a toll on every equipment’s health. Continue reading “3 Reasons to Retire Your Current Material Handling Equipment”
3 Reasons to Choose Air Lifting Tools over Electric Tools
When it comes to selecting lifting tools, the overabundance of options can leave buyers feeling puzzled. While electric powered lifting tools have been the go-to choice for most commercial clients, some companies are now shifting toward pneumatic tools because of the additional benefits they offer. Continue reading “3 Reasons to Choose Air Lifting Tools over Electric Tools”
4 Industrial Equipment You Need In Your Warehouse
Warehouses are typically used to store large volumes of manufactured goods, the management of which isn’t possible without specialized industrial equipment. Whether you’ve recently acquired a warehouse or constructed one from scratch, you’ll need certain tools to get it up and running. Continue reading “4 Industrial Equipment You Need In Your Warehouse”
Is Your Warehouse Staff At The Risk Of These Injuries?
Despite recent improvements in workplace safety, the material handling industry still remains a dangerous place to work in. According to the Bureau of Labor of Statistics, 2017 saw 5,147 deaths in the workplace, with the warehouse industry experiencing five injuries per 100 employees. Fortunately, almost all of these injuries are easily preventable by implementing a few safety measures that don’t require considerable amounts of investment.
In this blog, we take a look at some common warehouse injuries and how they can be avoided. Continue reading “Is Your Warehouse Staff At The Risk Of These Injuries?”
Your Guide To Simplifying Heavy Machinery Transportation [Infographic]
Heavy machinery transporation has always been a tough task. Here’s an infographic on how to simplify the process of moving heavy machinery Continue reading “Your Guide To Simplifying Heavy Machinery Transportation [Infographic]”
Dangers Of Heavy Equipment – The Most Common Types Of Heavy Equipment Accidents
There are always risks involved when working in the vicinity of heavy machinery and equipment. A small malfunction caused by lack of maintenance, human error or any other reason could have potentially fatal consequences.
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5 Tools that Make Moving Heavy Machinery Simple
Perhaps the most daunting aspect of relocation is moving large vehicles and heavy equipment from one place to another. Such movements require in-depth planning as any wrong move involving heavy machinery has the potential to cause life threatening accidents or serious financial damages. Continue reading “5 Tools that Make Moving Heavy Machinery Simple”
5 Tips to Choosing Material Handling Equipment
Material handling operations are an essential part of all manufacturing industries. These jobs often require excessive physical labor and repetitive tasks that wear out workers. It also puts workers at a high risk of various musculoskeletal health disorders which negatively affects the overall workplace ergonomics. But with the right tools, such tasks can become significantly easier. Continue reading “5 Tips to Choosing Material Handling Equipment”
Lifting and Material Handling – Health & Safety Issues
When it comes to workplaces, health and safety of workers should always be among the top concerns.
According to a research conducted by Bureau of Labor Statistics – United States Department of Labor, a total of 5,190 workers died from fatal work-related injuries in 2016 in the U.S.. While there are multiple threats to the health and safety of employees at work, incorrect lifting and handling of material is perhaps among the leading causes of workplace-related accidents.
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