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2017 MHhuddle Conference

The Material Handling Huddle is an opportunity for you to build more profitable businesses through networking and education. Increase your knowledge of issues, regulations, products and services vital to our industry. Develop and improve relationships with other dealers and manufacturers.

Join us at the Holiday Inn-Rolling Meadows, Ill. for an educational one-day conference, June 7, with key industry leaders giving you ideas to take back to your business tomorrow. This four-session format will include topics that are trending in the industry. Take part in networking opportunities before and during the event, plus a vendor mall for ideas on products and services to expand your product line.

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Tri-Kon Precase Products takes delivery of custom Shuttlelift crane

August 10, 2016

Shuttlelift has recently delivered a new Single Beam gantry crane with 50 ton capacity to Tri-Kon Precast Products. Tri-Kon is a leading manufacturer and supplier of quality precast... Read more about Tri-Kon Precase Products takes delivery of custom Shuttlelift crane

For intermittent lift truck use, sometimes the right choice is to buy new

July 7, 2016

By Andrew Omahen
UTILEV Business Development Manager

For operations where a forklift is necessary, but used only intermittently, one of the biggest considerations has... Read more about For intermittent lift truck use, sometimes the right choice is to buy new

Five key components of a good scale maintenance program

June 16, 2016

Companies purchase scales because the value of goods entering or exiting a facility is based on their weight. Without assured scale accuracy a company can lose thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars annually.

Depending on... Read more about Five key components of a good scale maintenance program

“Intralogistics is a cornerstone of the global economy”

June 7, 2016

Dr. Beumer, what can you tell us about trends that are currently important in intralogistics?

Dr. Beumer: Intralogistics is a cornerstone of the global economy. For companies it is no longer a necessary evil; it is crucial for gaining a... Read more about “Intralogistics is a cornerstone of the global economy”

2016’s top five trends in enterprise labeling

May 5, 2016

By: Josh Roffman, Loftware VP Product Management

As the function of labeling continues to grow in importance in today’s global supply chain, many companies are searching for labeling processes that work hand and hand with their supply... Read more about 2016’s top five trends in enterprise labeling

The meaning of life: determining lifespan for "lubed for life" bearings

April 20, 2016

Hint: at best, it's the L10 life


By: Ian A. Rubin

End users and OEMs frequently specify "lubed for life" mounted bearings, thinking the lubed-for-life bearings will deliver the same life – without lubrication – as... Read more about The meaning of life: determining lifespan for "lubed for life" bearings

Growing pains lead to tripled operational efficiency, optimized warehouse

April 20, 2016

KDC accelerates growth with wire-guided Swing Reach Trucks, very narrow aisle warehouse layout

When a manufacturer goes from production start-up to nearly outgrowing a 60,000 sq. ft. addition in a few years – then optimizes... Read more about Growing pains lead to tripled operational efficiency, optimized warehouse

Wire decks and load distribution

April 8, 2016

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding wire decks and load distribution, and for good reason. When wire deck capacity is listed, for example, is the manufacturer referring to the wire deck itself, or the deck in combination with the beams... Read more about Wire decks and load distribution

How to go green with your machinery without reducing performance

April 7, 2016

Today, every business needs to be concerned about the size of its carbon footprint. With regulations getting tighter with each passing year, warehouse and factory owners need to look to find efficient ways of improving their green credentials... Read more about How to go green with your machinery without reducing performance

Tips for maintaining packaging line equipment

April 7, 2016

By William Brum, P.E., Manager, Aftermarket Parts & Service, Butler Automatic

The benefits of pairing autonomous and preventive maintenance strategies are an... Read more about Tips for maintaining packaging line equipment



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