Materials Handling Automation Innovations include Safety and Ergonomics according to Magline

Magline believes there is no greater concern than the safety, health, and lives of workers.  Magline was profiled in the current issue of as they prepare to exhibit at ErgoExpo November 15-18 in Las Vegas next week.

A critical analysis shows that fork trucks are used in manufacturing cells and areas of distribution centers when far less machinery is needed to move product from point A to point B. Lean manufacturing requires elimination of waste. The big hammer, a fork lift, is significant equipment overkill for many tasks. A simple kaizen event found that time spent waiting for a fork truck was easily remedied with the Magline LiftPlus. One of the greatest challenges in the packaging industry, including manufacturing cells, is tool and die set up. The challenge has been finding a mechanism that would lift the die to the required height, without the operator ever having to lift.

Not only is the fork truck too much equipment to handle the task at hand, up to 120 minutes a day waiting for fork trucks are wasted.  In materials handling, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) can be quickly retrieved using the innovative LiftPlus technology. Magline, best known for two-wheel hand trucks used in the route distribution industry has solved the heavy lifting paradigm providing an all-in-one lift, transporter, and positioner without a fork lift.

Andrea Horner, Magline’s vice president of marketing stated, “This powered product demonstrates the innovation commitment to the manufacturing and materials handling sectors and those customers who requested durable, ergonomic, and quality equipment to allow safe use and transport without wasting time waiting for fork lifts. The improved throughput and productivity is a direct result of time efficiencies achieved with the LiftPlus.”

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ErgoExpo and Magline:

Magline will exhibit at the National Ergonomics Conference and ErgoExpo at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas from November 15-18, 2016. Magline will exhibit at booth 538. Register to attend:

About Magline:

As a leader in the material handling industry, Magline, Inc. is committed to creating innovative solutions that help people transport materials more safely and efficiently. For nearly seven decades, this commitment translates to creating exceptional products and service experience earning long-term customer loyalty. Magline, the manufacturer of the innovative CooLift® Delivery System and the new LiftPlus™ technology, designs solutions to help companies move more product in less time, safely.

Magline understands the unique material handling requirements of product movement and remains at the forefront of designing aluminum equipment worldwide.  With a strong dealer base in North America, as well as global presence, Magline offers implementation consulting and solutions for reducing service times and lean time-saving delivery solutions. Dynamic leadership ensures the Michigan-based manufacturer is consistently introducing innovative products and services, driven by customer needs and industry insights. Magline’s industry knowledge and expertise has evolved into a compelling customer value proposition. Follow Magline on Twitter @MaglineInc.

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