Materials handling & storage and supply chain

Collapsible bulk bins

18 October, 2005 | Supplied by:

The Nayla KitBin design allows all walls to be completely detached from the pallet, resulting in a container that saves space. The KitBin is a 'transport-friendly' container as five KitBins will fit into the footprint of one, with a height of 1.5 m.

Colour coding and IBCs

18 October, 2005 | Supplied by:

Milford Industries' IBC division has developed a colour-coding system for the food grade polypropylene liners for the Hopper IBC range.

Software to pack pallets

08 October, 2005

Stacking different products on a pallet in a stable arrangement that makes the best use of space is an art in itself.

Transporting refrigerated food

06 October, 2005 by Amy Han

Food scares, outbreaks of disease and death around the world in the 1990s have triggered major concerns and revisions to food safety arrangements

Conveying mixed ingredients without separation

06 October, 2005 | Supplied by: Flexicon Corporation (Australia) Pty Limited

GloryBee Foods is a US manufacturer and distributor of organic food products. Their diverse product line requires conveying of bulk materials having dissimilar characteristics to a filling machine - undamaged and with no separation of blended products

Automated picking/palletizer

23 September, 2005 | Supplied by:

AUTEFA Automation GmbH have released a unique solution for today's market need for multiple product pallet shipments.

Square barrel in round hole

18 September, 2005

Swiss company Cybox has developed a square oak barrel, which is claimed to triple barrel storage capacity.

Flexicon in Australia

21 August, 2005

Flexicon USA has established a new, wholly owned Australian subsidiary named Flexicon Corporation (Australia) Pty Limited.

Product discharge system

22 June, 2005 | Supplied by:

The 'Gate-Less' Roflo distribution system is a product discharge system. 'Gate-Less' Roflo eliminates product breakage, maintenance, breakdown and cleaning, all while still using servo driven, simple mechanics.

Vehicle mount sunlight readable computer

22 June, 2005 | Supplied by:

Advantech's new PPC-V106T-SR is a fanless high reliability PC in a rugged die-cast aluminum enclosure for daylight applications. Design to sustain outdoor environments; it can be mounted in heavy-duty vehicles such as forklifts, trucks, tractors, cranes, trailers.

Lean unit load solution

22 June, 2005 | Supplied by:

OptiLedge is aimed at transportation and distribution businesses. It is a load carrier which conforms to the size and shape of the goods to be shipped.


22 April, 2005 | Supplied by:

A series of vacuum conveyors manufactured to USDA standards has been developed by Piab.

Continuous motion shrink wrapper

17 February, 2005 | Supplied by:

To complement their S Series medium speed and N Series high speed VEGA Shrink wrappers (360 packs per minute), OCME of Parma Italy have released their "baby", the VEGA X Series, which is capable of operating at up to 30 cycles per minute, in one, two or three lane versions.

Palletising: robotic or manual

06 February, 2005 | Supplied by: Scott Automation & Robotics Pty Limited

The primary concern for all companies relying on manual palletising has to be occupational health and safety. Manual and repetitive lifting and carrying is fraught with danger

FastBack 260E conveyor

17 January, 2005 | Supplied by: Heat and Control Pty Ltd

Claimed to have the fastest travel rates of any comparable conveyor, FastBack 260E is designed for horizontal motion conveying for products requiring high transfer speeds.

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