Ergonomic material handling results in less work-related injuries and improved health & safety among employees. In addition, ergonomic material handling can increase the overall productivity and efficiency of the workflow. Safe material handling is essential in the pharma and chemical industry especially when having to meet certain criteria for operating in a Cleanroom or Explosion Proof facility.
Piab’s journey started in 1951 with a strong fascination for the mathematical constant pi (≈3.14). Founder Sven Tell’s mathematical interest prompted the development of his unique drawing compass. His fascination with pi also inspired the company name where Pi is the mathematical constant and AB is the Swedish abbreviation for Incorporated. Since 2020, TAWI is a brand by Piab Group.
Working in Logistics or Distribution is a never-ending strive to be as productive and cost-efficient as possible, in order to keep up with the increasing demands of the market. In these challenging times, when the market is rapidly changing, its behavior and online sales is accelerating. Logistics and Distribution centers need to keep up with an even higher pace and demand. Since the pandemic hit us, more than one in three consumers admit to beginning with – or increasing – their online grocery shopping. (Source: Ericsson) Are there still elements in the logistics process that can be improved? Is doubled productivity even a possibility?
Having access to the best possible lifting equipment will greatly benefit staff health and productivity in any warehousing or manufacturing setting. The challenge lies in selecting the right equipment, which often involves a complex selection process and a considerable investment. No two facilities are alike in terms of size, layout or material handling requirements. This article takes aim at being a practical primer to get you started in the selection process – and an overview of what types of equipment is best suited for or can be adapted to suit specific tasks.
Work trolleys come in many shapes and sizes and can be adapted to transport just about anything. In manufacturing and warehousing facilities, the mobile battery-powered lifting trolley is a particularly useful variety.
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