Material-Handlers and Their Functions
They are well known autonomous systems that are needed for almost all industrial and domestic use. The popularity of the Handling Equipment has risen so rapidly in the recent past owing to the wide applicability and advancement in technology.
To get the gist of the whole matter, we need to know what this system is capable of performing. It facilitates the movement, protection, control and storage of goods. They are the best companion and complement for large scale production. This is primarily because they are capable of carrying bulky materials from one point to the other. They also play a major role in the process of manufacturing, disposal and distribution of products. In the further understanding of this system, we need to break down to the major categories and their functions.
The factory trucks: These are motorized vehicles in the warehouses that are operated by human beings in the industries. They have the advantage in that they can be used with a huge number of attachments to handle varied shapes and types of materials. The best part of all this is that they are powered either electrically or by carbon products such as propane and gasoline.
Handling and storage system : These type of systems are not automated. They are usually customized to work with other systems such as the conveyor belt, shelving systems and order pick modules. They are designed in such a way to suit all the requirements of the operator. The racking systems also fall in this category because they are storage handlers.
Cantilevered Cranes: This system is designed to load and offload cargo to and from multi-storey buildings with a lot of ease. They come in handy when you have to shift cargo from different levels of floors. They are especially important in loading and offloading cargo to and from the ship in the dock or in the construction sites to lift heavy construction materials
The handling robots: It includes all the engineered category of systems that handle materials. Most of these systems are automated to enable high efficiency. Most of these systems are suitable and recommended for use in large scale production and the manufacturing processes. This is because they are also easy to clean and easy to maintain the proper sanitation.
Transfer Carts: These are widely applicable on rails in the industries. They are suitable for handling cargo of medium weight in the workshop. Their movement is faster and requires less propelling energy because they can even consume require as low source of energy as coal. For the well advanced and developed industries these transfer carts make use an alternating current or a direct current to provide the locomotion power.
The Conveyors: Being the most versatile materials handlers, the conveyors are easily applicable in different industries ranging from food processors, warehouses and to the airport systems that handle luggage. They have low power requirement and their efficiency is a comparison to none other.
Many people make a choice to acquire equipment because it will enable them save a lot in terms of cost of production, improve the efficiency of their work and increase the total yield objective.