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  • 09/10/2017 Pallet conveyors: high throughput and automated goods handling Pallet conveyors: high throughput and automated goods handling

    Even though conveyors are generally associated with highly automated installations, in reality, they are more and more common in standard warehouses. The reason is they boost warehouse productivity by optimising the flow of goods, reduce loading, unloading and transport times, as well as ensure a constant stream of products. Read more

  • 15/09/2017 Thermal insulation in cold storage installations Thermal insulation in cold storage installations

    This article explains how the thermal insulation of low-temperature warehouses is achieved and emphasises the importance of a rigorous design to guarantee the optimal operations of cold storage. Read more

  • 04/09/2017 Seismic calculations for racks in Europe Seismic calculations for racks in Europe

    The highest seismic hazard values and the likelihood of earthquakes occurring converge typically in regions close to the edges of Earth's tectonic plates. In Europe, the countries with the greatest seismic risk are Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Iceland. At the same time, in each country, there are areas at higher risk than others. Prevention, as well as the compliance with European standards regarding the design and construction of storage systems, are fundamental for the earthquake-proofing of racks. Read more

  • 24/07/2017 Cloud computing: a supply chain ally Cloud computing: a supply chain ally

    Cloud technology is a huge help for companies to strategically manage their logistics supply chain and integrate all processes carried out to maximise earnings. In recent years, this computational model has started to replace traditional, on-premise ones at a phenomenal rate. Read more

  • 06/06/2017 How to achieve energy savings in the logistics processes of an automated warehouse How to achieve energy savings in the logistics processes of an automated warehouse

    Electricity is essential to the operation of manual or automated warehouses, and as a result companies can supply the goods and services they produce for general consumption. Nowadays, businesses implement practices, as well as technical and organisational measures aimed at reducing energy consumption and optimising the throughput of installations. Read more

  • 01/04/2017 The new batteries and supercapacitors for automated material handling systems The new batteries and supercapacitors for automated material handling systems

    In recent years, there has been widespread change in the technology used to store electrical energy in automated handling systems. The largest manufacturers in the sector have been gradually replacing lead-acid batteries with lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors since they maximise the performance. Read more

  • 03/02/2017 Metal racking: What finish offers greater protection against corrosion? Metal racking: What finish offers greater protection against corrosion?

    In warehouses, racks are exposed to changes in temperature, humidity, continuous transport of goods and operators. These factors can cause deterioration of the components that make up the structures. This article analyses the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods and finishes available on the market to protect the metal profiles from the effects of corrosion and oxidation. Read more

  • 07/11/2016 Choosing the ideal system for storing pallets Choosing the ideal system for storing pallets

    In the same installation, goods of different turnovers can co-exist, classified on the basis of consumption criteria (type A, B, C). Taking this fact into account, and factors such as capacity or required installation flows, each product should be deposited in a different storage system based on their characteristics. Automatically, a question arises: what is the ideal system? Read more

  • 21/10/2016 The importance of testing pallet racking components The importance of testing pallet racking components

    Both the components that pallet racks consist of and the materials they are fabricated from are submitted to testing; first to determine their strength and elasticity capacities, whereas the second establishes their tensile strength and their ductility, i.e., the capacity to be bent. These processes fulfil the international standard, which outlines the parameters that must be taken into account with respect to the quality and safety of products. Read more

  • 06/10/2016 What are the keys to ensuring the safety of your warehouse? What are the keys to ensuring the safety of your warehouse?

    Despite its obvious importance, there are still many questions about the essential measures the storage systems user should observe when minimising the risk of accidents in daily operations. Protecting personnel and ensuring proper warehouse operations should be any logistics manager’s top priority. In this article, Mecalux shares its expertise on this topic, analysing the keys to good management in safety policy. Read more

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