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Vertical Reciprocating Conveyer (VRC) Subcommittee

The Vertical Reciprocating Conveyer (VRC) Subcommittee of the Conveyor & Sortation Systems industry group is comprised of the industry’s leading suppliers of material lifts intended to meet the safety requirements of ASME B20.1 – Safety Standard for Conveyors and Related Equipment. These members design, manufacture, and install VRCs worldwide for use in a wide variety of industrial, commercial, and institutional operating environments.

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Raquel Kathleen Denning, University of Southern Indiana
Conveyor and Sortation Systems Honor Scholarship

The Conveyor and Sortation Systems Honor Scholarship in the amount of $2,500 has been awarded to Raquel Kathleen Denning at the University of Southern Indiana. Raquel is a rising senior Mechanical Engineering major with a 3.7 GPA. She has interned at GAF, and she has accepted an internship at AstraZeneca for the summer of 2019. She plans to enter the material handling workforce after graduation and hopes to secure an entry-level engineering position.

CSS of MHI presents: Industrial Internet of Things: A Path to Predictive Analytics
The industrial revolution is underway and internet of things is one of the main topics that keeps traction when it comes to the most influential technologies throughout the next years. While expertise is limited and most companies fail to adopt due to a lack of understanding of this technology (Deloitte annual industry report), we want to take a practical approach on what the CSS member companies are doing today and what companies can do to leverage the power of the internet of things.
Impacts of E-Commerce on the Material Handling Industry
As distributors and retailers rush to get goods out the door in the e-commerce boom, material handling is racing to keep up. From integrations with new technologies, agile solutions, and quicker turnaround and response times, the material handling industry is feeling the impact of the changing distribution landscape. It will be the solutions providers who evolve to meet the needs of the customer who will carry the sector into the next chapter.
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.
Event Start Date End Date Sponsor Location
2020 Spring Meeting 4/26/2020 4/29/2020 MHI The Westin Charlotte
Charlotte, NC
2020 MHI Annual Conference 10/11/2020 10/14/2020 MHI Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
Orlando, FL
ProMat 2021 4/12/2021 4/15/2021 MHI McCormick Place
Chicago, IL

CSS Managing Executive

Ashley Skidmore



Sebastian Titze
Beumer Corporation

Vice Chairs
Bhaskar Chopra
Siemens Industry Inc.

Kelly Kamlager
Wildeck, Inc.

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