Materials handling & storage and supply chain

Silo safety: Australian or imported?

09 February, 2007 by Kylie Wilson-Field, Journalist

A high-profile incident in a Cootamundra silo has highlighted the many dangers associated with working on or around silos

Self-adjusting multihead weigher

19 January, 2007 | Supplied by:

Scanvaegt's series of multihead weighers, the ScanCombinator, now comes with automatic feeder adjustment (AFA) technology that ensures a consistent high flow of products to the weighing unit and greater processing accuracy.

Belt maintenance tool

19 January, 2007 | Supplied by: Flexco (Aust) Pty Ltd

Faster, simpler lacer installation of wire hooks has been made possible with the Roller Lacer from Flexible Steel Lacing Company. The Clipper Roller Lacer Gold Class portable tool is designed for fast, easy, hook installation and reduces operator fatigue and minimises down time without sacrificing precision.

Non-hydraulic pallet inverter

11 December, 2006 | Supplied by:

King Materials Handling has developed an electromechanical method of opening and closing the clamps and rotating the load to create a non-hydraulic pallet inverter. Auto pressure load sensing, slow start and stop rotation, and a large aperture with a 1500 kg payload are key features.

Six-axis robot

11 December, 2006 | Supplied by:

ABB has released a backwards bending, six-axis robot.

Avoiding risk in the supply chain

11 December, 2006 by Wendy Cramer, Journalist

An unmanaged supply chain can compromise customer service and affect profitability. Australian retailers are also guilty of putting pressure on manufacturers, with some threatening to cut contracts with businesses that don't streamline their processes

Fresh food grippers

11 October, 2006 | Supplied by:

The Schunk range of grippers for handling fresh food products has been extended with the release of angular gripper type LMG-44.

Automatic vacuum infeed technology

13 September, 2006 | Supplied by:

The ScanFeeder 7700 product infeed system features automatic vacuum infeed technology.

Bake oven belts

12 May, 2006 | Supplied by:

When it comes to the baking of bread and pastries, every single Berndorf belt is especially made to match the clients' specifications as to the material's quality, dimensions, surface conditions and desired tolerances.

Breathable pallet-stablising stretchfilm

12 May, 2006 | Supplied by:

Reinforced Macroperforated stretchfilm is suitable for palletising products which need transpiration or ventilation. It allows quicker cooling and drying of palletised goods.

Analytical and top-loading balances

12 May, 2006 | Supplied by: Bio-Strategy Pty Ltd

The Shimadzu electronic balance range includes top-loading balances, analytical balances, semi-micro and micro balances, high precision platform balances and various application balances.

Pallet dispensers

14 April, 2006 | Supplied by:

King Materials Handling has introduced a range of pallet dispensers with minimal footprint.

Electromagnetic hopper feeders

14 April, 2006 | Supplied by: Enmin Pty Ltd

Enmin Electromagnetic Hopper Feeders are available for metering of all manner of materials into bucket elevators, elevating and flat belt conveyors. The latest models provide high standards for hygiene versatility.

Proposed changes to supply chain regulations

22 March, 2006

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has invited public comment on the latest changes being proposed to the Food Standards Code – regulations that cover the content, labelling and handling of food throughout the supply chain.

Forklift improves OHS

17 March, 2006 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

Spotless Services Australia has selected a Toyota forklift to help improve the occupational health and safety of its team at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

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