Dematic white paper provides update on mobile automation

Dematic, a global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, has released a new white paper that provides a technology update regarding Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). The white paper, Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) vs. Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs): Debunking the Myths, describes and clarifies the capabilities of both technologies....

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Digitizing Global Trade with Maersk and IBM

A new blockchain platform In January 2018, Maersk and IBM announced the intention to establish a new blockchain platform to provide more efficient and secure methods for conducting global trade using blockchain technology. The new company aims at bringing the industry together on an open blockchain platform that offers a suite of digital products and integration services. The platform is currently being tested by a number of selected...

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Determining Crane Inspection frequency

Operational productivity is maximized, total repair costs are reduced, and safety of your equipment is optimized when you have implemented the optimum inspection and maintenance frequency for your overhead cranes and hoists. The big question is:  How do I know what is the Optimal Frequency? Worker safety is an obvious priority for every business, so the minimum frequency of inspections must ensure that equipment conditions are...

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Safety tips for the overhead crane operation

 Safety Tips for Overhead Crane Operation 1)  Before use, ensure the crane is suitable for the planned hoisting task. Confirm it has appropriate travel, lift, and capacity. 2)  Visually and physically inspect the crane before use.  Check for damage, wear, and proper operation of all functions. 3)  Confirm the load weight. Check the capacity of all equipment including the hardware, rope, and slings. Do not exceed these capacities. 4) ...

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Explosion proof and spark resistance

There is some confusion regarding explosion proof and spark resistance.   The following article explains the difference and gives some information on how to specify the classification of the application. EXPLOSION PROOF The “Explosion Proof” term defines the electrical enclosures, controls, motors and wiring requirements required to contain any spark or arcing from penetrating the confines of the enclosure and potentially igniting the...

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US & China: Tariff Impact report

In this third tariff white paper, analysts from the Freedonia Group contemplate the current realities and future possibilities of trade relations between the US and China, summarizing the potential impact of proposed and enacted tariffs on affected industries in both countries. The Freedonia Group has a long history of analyzing US and global industries as well as trends in international trade. In addition, corporate researchers in...

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ASG Services whitepaper on the complexities involved before embarking on a major marking project.

Using the correct indoor floor striping and marking scheme is an integral part of any warehouse or distribution center setting.  Choosing the best method, deciding on the layout and finding time to deliver it can become a significant project.  Read ASG Services white paper on internal line striping, possibly the most comprehensive document written for users of industrial floor markings. We created it to help readers learn, question...

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