December 23, 2013

Manipulators

Background A manipulator can be considered a type of power assist, or more broadly, a lift assist. The connotation of “manipulator” implies that it must be guided by […]
December 20, 2013

Process Improvement

Recent decades have witnessed the introduction of an impressive array of strategies to streamline and enhance production. Lean  — Focus on adding value and eliminating waste […]
December 20, 2013

Block and Paver Lifts

Several unique devices have been developed for handling blocks and pavers. These devices may also be suitable for other types of loads in general industry. Hand […]
December 20, 2013

Hand tools knowledgebase

Grip design diameter precision vs. power length friction surface grip angle pressure points   Weight and balance pros and cons center of gravity   Tool control […]
December 20, 2013

Machine-operator knowledgebase

This category refers to production machines of all types, but with particular emphasis on metalworking machine tools. The category includes both large stand-alone machines as well […]
December 20, 2013

Ease-of-maintenance knowledgebase

Access panels importance doors, hinges, and quick releases arms wheels   Access platforms decks and catwalks permanent step platforms  scaffolding movable platforms   High work platforms […]
December 20, 2013

The maintenance shop

Topics Workbench height Storage Chairs/creepers Tilters and trunnions Adjustable height Background Normally, the workbenches and machines in maintenance shops are not used with the same repetitiveness […]
December 20, 2013

Warehouse/Distribution Center Knowledgebase

The system of distribution centers in North America is an unsung marvel of modern technology. When a customer orders a product, it is often removed from […]
December 20, 2013

Truck Load/Unload

Background Many of the tasks related to shipping and receiving are now performed with equipment such as forklift trucks and and involve little physical strain on […]
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