Material handling equipment is a pretty broad category. There are plenty of situations where it’s critical to move large and often heavy materials in a production environment. Any large piece of equipment that helps with this process could be labeled ‘material handling equipment’. Plenty of items fall under this definition, from tools and storage units to vehicles and major appliances. Anything that deals with the transportation, storage, and control at any stage of the processing of materials can be classified as material handling equipment.
An equipment system for material-handling will usually contain a number of different units. Some of these items may be manual in nature, whereas others may be automated or at least semi-automated. The system itself deals with the whole manufacturing or production process in a way that makes sure that the supply chain is kept in motion at all times, and is as effective and productive as possible. By maximizing the efficiency of each item contained within the system, the entire process can run effectively as a whole.
There are several types of material-handling equipment, some of them are manual and the rest are automatic. Some items, such as non-motorized pallet trucks, are purely manual in nature. Others, such as conveyor systems can be fully manual, semi-automated, or fully automated. Even storage and retrieval systems can be fully automated with overall control of the system passed to a computer. Other common items of material-handling equipment include automated guided vehicles, dock equipment, hoisting equipment, lift trucks, workstation cranes and storage solutions such as racking.
The entire end-to-end process aspect of a material-handling equipment system will involve many of these items. For example, a conveyor system may be used at the point of receipt to transport items directly off a delivery truck and into the heart of the production process. Items could then be transported in bulk by a powered forklift, once they have been scanned and allocated in a convenient place within the storage facility. Individual items may then be taken by a pallet jack on an ‘as needed’ basis when required within the main production environment. Finally, a second conveyor system may be used to manually transport the complete production items to the distribution areas.
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