Publications


Handling Applications with Conveyor and Sortation Systems
This handbook provides an overview of the different possible functional applications of conveyors and sortation systems within warehouses and distribution centers. Its purpose is to give an overview into some of the ways in which conveyors and sortation systems can be potentially deployed throughout a variety of inventory handling processes. Examples range from manual operations to highly automated facilities; technical specifications are not included.
Is Robotic Palletizing Right for You?
When you’re manufacturing product for a customer, the final step in the packaging process usually to place containers of products onto a pallet for shipping – either to a distribution center or directly to your customer – so it’s a pretty important step. However, manual palletization (employees physically putting containers on pallets) is often considered one of the least desirable activities; the containers are heavy to lift and in many cases the position on the pallet requires extended reaching. It can be a back breaking job and it may even be causing employee safety concerns for the company. But there is another option. Robotic palletizing exists, and it can be a solution for your company.
Introduction to Conveyors and Sortation Systems
This handbook provides an overview of the different types of conveyors and sortation systems. Its purpose is to give an introduction into different applications, advantages and disadvantages of conveyor and sortation systems.
Conveyor & Sortation Systems Infographic
Industry Position on the Regulation of VRCs
This position paper has been prepared by the VRC Subcommittee of the Conveyor Product Section of the Material Handling Industry of America and is intended to express the industry’s formal position regarding the proper application of recognized Safety Codes to VRCs.
Material Handling Industry Practices and Guidelines - Functional Requirements
This document is intended to guide an end user/owner project team, including a consulting partner when appropriate, in the creation of a procurement specification to accompany a Conveyor System request for proposal.
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.