Materials handling & storage and supply chain

What's happening to our freight industry?

12 March, 2008 by Keiran Jones

Has anyone else noticed that 2008 is already shaping up to be a bad year for logistics in Australia?

Flexible tanks

13 February, 2008 | Supplied by:

Pronal PVC-coated fabric Liquitanks are flexible storage tanks that can hold up to 500,000 L of stormwater, industrial water or drinking water.

Weighing for suspended hoppers and vessels

17 January, 2008 | Supplied by: Mettler-Toledo Ltd

The SWS310 tension weigh modules with the SLS410 load cell enable users to convert a suspended hopper or vessel into a scale. The mounting hardware is durable enough to withstand harsh industrial environments and support the vessel safely. The clevis and rod assemblies are able to compensate for slight misalignment which help provide accurate and repeatable weighing.

Materials handling pallet

10 December, 2007 | Supplied by: Brickwood Holdings

Brickwood Holdings' Australian dimension (1165 x 1165 mm) plastic pallet contains steel reinforcing that makes it capable of being edge racked with loads up to 1500 kg. It is capable of being used in automatic storage and retrieval systems in major beverage manufacturers and supermarket distribution centres.

Ceva wins prestigious UK accolades

29 November, 2007

Ceva Logistics has won the Information Management Award at the UK Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) annual award ceremony in London, for its solution to capture and automatically analyse tachograph data.

Investment potential in China's cold chain logistics

12 November, 2007

Australian companies with the expertise and resources needed to fill the gaps in China's inadequate cold chain logistics stand to benefit from a projected USD$160 billion in annual cost savings that a modernised system could deliver

Portable terminals for industrial weighing

12 November, 2007 | Supplied by: Mettler-Toledo Ltd

Mettler Toledo has added the IND221 and IND226 large-display terminals to its existing line of products. These terminals feature a large LED display and easy-to-use keypads and are suitable for checkweighing, counting and classifying.

Weighing terminals

12 November, 2007 | Supplied by: Scale Components Pty Ltd

The Systec range of weighing terminals is designed for an extensive range of industrial applications. Selected models can be programmed to meet specific applications and customer requirements. The terminals are housed in compact stainless steel enclosures protected to IP65. The IT1000, IT3000 and IT8000 terminals are pattern approved for legal trade measurement in Australia by the National Measurement Institute (NMI).

Forklift range

10 October, 2007 | Supplied by: Pacific Heli

The Heli forklift range includes diesel and petrol models, electric reach trucks and pallet trucks.

Vacuum system for palletising

10 October, 2007 | Supplied by: Griffiths Components Pty Ltd

Vuototecnica includes the Octopus system in its range, the answer to the need for operational flexibility for palletising robots and vacuum-operated handling systems. This system allows any object of any shape and kind, except those with excessive transpiration, to be supported without having to change or position suction pads, even when their surface covers only 5% of the entire suction surface; the maximum weight of the load to be lifted will naturally be in proportion to the lifting surface.

Vacuum holds vibrator in place

10 October, 2007 | Supplied by:

Emptying hoppers can be a chore when the product doesn't want to come out. The usual method is hammering, or better, use a vibrator, properly sized and with the correct action.

Bulk-bag-to-bin weigh batching system

12 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Flexicon Corporation (Australia) Pty Limited

A weigh batching system from Flexicon Corporation discharges material from bulk bags, de-lumps the product and feeds it gravimetrically into rigid bins.

Moving heavy loads

12 September, 2007 | Supplied by: Dotmar EPP Pty Ltd

The OkarRoll MTR 120 mm multidirectional rollers for heavy loads are complemented by a 50 mm PVC roller system that assembles easily without specialist tools to produce waterproof gravity conveyor rollers.

Tight transfer belt

10 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Intralox Australia Pty Ltd

Intralox LLC has released its new Series 1000 flat top belt, developed to meet needs of the beverage and packaging industry applications that require very tight transfers and high belt strength.

Table talk

13 July, 2007 | Supplied by:

Using two electric vibrating motors has long been the usual method of getting a true vertical action in a vibrating table. This is a good system when the application doesn't change, but often the table may be used for many purposes. This then means that either a compromise is needed between the various applications or a variable speed motor is required.

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