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Industry Position on the Regulation of VRCs
Material Handling Industry Practices and Guidelines - Functional Requirements
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VRC Application Guidelines
The Application Guidelines for Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors were thoroughly revised from the original 1991 Version which they replace. They were prepared as a result of the VRC Sub-Committee's recognition of a need to develop comprehensive safety guidelines and establish a minimum design criteria for when such are used in conjunction with ASME B20.1 - The Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment.
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2014-2015 Scholarship Recipient
Joshua York, Michigan State University

Conveyor and Sortation Systems Honor Scholarship

CSS contributes money yearly to the Material Handling Education Foundation Inc. to supply money for a scholarship. The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. was established in 1976 as an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and supporting material handling education.

The Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to students pursuing an education in material handling. These scholarships are grouped into three types of funds: Company Funds, Named Scholarship Funds and Material Handling Industry Product Section/Trade Association Funds. Contributors can choose a particular fund or an individual scholarship. The affairs of the Foundation are administered at the offices of MHI.

For more information on how you can participate in the efforts of the Foundation, please contact Donna Varner, Sr. Executive Administrator at 704-676-1190 or .

Introduction to Conveyors
This seminar will serve as an introduction to conveyors and material handling, covering basic models from case and pallet conveyors to material handling solutions such as accumulation and merge conveyors. This information will be great for those new to the material handling industry, or those who want to learn about the wide variety of capabilities and uses of these various models. This seminar will also cover the inner workings of a facility and how conveyors can help product flow and truck loading and unloading.
Sortation - Directing Product Traffic
This seminar will cover all types of sortation conveyors. You’ll learn how the material handling industry moves product around a facility with more basic sortation (transfers and pushers), mid-level sortation (belt sorters and narrow belt sorters), and high-rate sortation (sliding shoe sorters). We’ll take a look at which types of product work best on the various sortation conveyors and see what industries are most relevant to the various models. We’ll also take a look at loop sorters, which are high-rate bi-directional sortation conveyors. Loop sorters have three basic configurations and we’ll cover each: tilt tray, cross belt, and Bombay.
CSS of MHI Presents: Vertical Conveying 101
Please join the CSS industry group of MHI to learn more about conveyors and sortation systems. This presentation will cover all available vertical conveyors on the market and provide an explanation of the benefits and description of their function. The presentation will also provide an explanation of the differences between conveyors and how it affects their use differences, integration with other conveyors, and control systems.
Event Start Date End Date Sponsor Location
MODEX 2018 4/9/2018 4/12/2018 MHI Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA
2018 CTE EDUCATORS SUMMIT 7/9/2018 7/12/2018 MHI Indianapolis, Indiana
Indianapolis, IN
2018 Annual Conference 10/15/2018 10/17/2018 MHI JW Marriott Grande Lakes
Orlando, FL
ProMat 2019 4/8/2019 4/11/2019 MHI McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

CSS Managing Executive

Anupam Berry Bose



Todd Hunter
Lenze Americas

Vice Chair
Boyce Bonham
Hytrol Conveyor Company, Inc.

Sebastian Titze
Beumer Corporation

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