Archive | Materials Handling

Selection of Material Handling Devices

According to George Hageman, the important “Engineering and Economic” factors to be considered in every materials handling installation can be classified as: 1. Factors related to Plant and Operating Methods 2. Factors depending on Materials or Parts Handled 3. Factors relating to the Handling Equipment 4. Money Factors 5. Other Factors. 1. Factors Related to […]

Devices used for Handling of Materials

After reading this article you will learn about the classification of materials used for handling of materials: 1. Lifting and Lowering Devices 2. Transporting Devices. 3. Combination Devices.   1. Lifting and Lowering Devices: In this, all those handling devices are dealt which has only vertical motion. (a) Block and Tackle: Fig. 35.1 shows a Block […]

Handling Materials in Various Industries

After reading this article you will learn about the devices used for handling materials in various industries. 1. Small Industry: In small industries mostly manual handling devices are used to move the materials inside the plant. For such purposes, materials are moved by unskilled labour from one department to the other in containers carried by […]

Travel Chart: Meaning and Uses | Materials Handling

After reading this article you will learn about the meaning and uses of travel chart. The chart which gives an estimate about the amount of materials handling between various work stations is known as “Travel Chart”. The aim in the construction of Travel Chart is to decide such a layout where overall materials handling function […]