8 Reasons a Workstation Crane Makes Your Operations More Efficient

Typically, when someone mentions a crane in conversation it conjures up an image of a motor truck crane, a construction tower crane, or a heavy-duty motorized bridge crane pouring molten metal in a foundry. Workstation cranes have become a very hot topic of conversation as they have worked their way into assembly operations, warehouses, and manufacturing facilities over the last 40 years. As the U.S. [...]

2022-05-16T16:35:57+00:00February 25th, 2022|

Workstation Cranes Improve Productivity and Provide a Safer Work Environment

When dealing with lifting loads, a closed track workstation crane offers a higher rate of productivity when compared to a similar I-Beam design for cranes. The amount of force required to move the bridge is far lower than what an I-Beam design would require, and for many applications, the increase in productivity rate alone can justify the cost requirements for purchasing a crane. In addition, [...]

2022-06-17T14:52:46+00:00November 8th, 2021|

Are You Looking for Production Efficiencies?

A robotic palletizer can help improve efficiency whether you are aiming to increase throughput on your production line, diversify your product line, or improve worker ergonomics by eliminating repetitious motion. These robots are designed to quickly and efficiently palletize products from your manufacturing process. You can increase the throughput of your production line by improving the following: Safety – Ergonomic type of injuries will automatically [...]

2021-03-24T20:14:30+00:00March 24th, 2021|

Learn More About R&M’s New Hoist Watch Bluetooth Capabilities

  With R&M’s Hoist Watch Bluetooth capabilities you are now able to connect to your bridge panel from your phone via Bluetooth and mobile application. This connection allows you to find fault codes and basic monitoring functions without needing to physically interact with your hoist.  Connecting remotely also means you don’t need to impede on your processes and can decrease downtime immensely. Here are some [...]

2022-05-18T20:26:25+00:00February 6th, 2020|

Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) treaty to require accurate weight verification

June 8th, 2016 Waukee, IA Starting July 1st, the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) treaty will require that all containers have a verified weight certificate before being loaded on a ship.  The intention is to reduce the number of accidents at sea, which are primarily caused by inaccurate container weights.  The International Maritime will be enforcing the new verification requirements beginning in July with [...]

2022-05-16T15:55:53+00:00June 8th, 2016|

6 Steps to Help Prevent Pallet Rack Collapses

We have all seen the spectacular (sometimes humorous), but often horrifying videos of rack collapses. They’re all over YouTube. Below are six steps to look for to help prevent pallet rack collapses. Check pallet spacing. Don’t place pallets too close together; this causes issues with lift truck access and makes a collapse more likely. Pallets should have adequate spacing between them not only for purposes of [...]

2022-06-02T21:19:27+00:00March 11th, 2014|

How We Optimized Pallet Flow & Pushback Rack Storage at a General Mills Facility

General Mills’ Cedar Rapids, Iowa plant had successfully used pallet flow and pushback rack systems, but ongoing growth, product changes and long use required a storage system update that would safely add capacity to their existing facility. As one of the world’s largest food companies, with global net sales of $17.8 billion in fiscal year 2013, General Mills values innovation in every aspect of its [...]

2022-06-02T21:15:25+00:00January 22nd, 2014|

Why Choose a Rigid Rail vs Wire Rope Fall Arrest System?

Rigid Rail Fall Arrest Systems provide shorter free-fall distances, reduced risk of secondary fall injuries such as swinging into obstacles, and no negative impact on a second worker in the event of a fall. So, in short the answer is SAFETY! Below are the four points to remember when choosing the right fall arrest system for your company. […]

2022-05-18T20:42:59+00:00November 22nd, 2013|
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