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Choosing the right material handling option for any specific manufacturing or other industrial application is rarely easy. The seemingly endless options can confuse more than they clarify, and many operations end up choosing a poor solution simply because it’s the one with which they’re most familiar. This series is all about breaking down the decision […]
Whether you’re a manufacturer transporting multi-ton products through an assembly line – or even finding a way to move the manufacturing equipment itself – finding the right material handling solution is crucial to successfully contain costs, maintain production efficiencies, and protect workers against unnecessary safety hazards. Read the entire paper here »
Moving a new six ton Magnetic Resonance Tomography (MRT) machine into a medical center can be a daunting task, but not with the AeroGo Air Caster Rigging System. In this video from Germany, watch how the rigging crew maneuvers the MRT on a 30 meter path through the facility, around posts and narrow hallways. It’s […]
A crucial step in the pre-flight process for spacecraft is installing the motor. AeroGo engineered and built the Rocket Motor Loader featured in this video. See it here…
Most machine shops end up with a production layout that’s enormously inefficient. That’s because machine tools can be prohibitively difficult to move. As a result, many just end up living wherever they’re initially placed, so the production process works around them. In other words, they become “monuments” in lean manufacturing terms. That means the production […]
Cleanrooms present unique challenges for moving heavy equipment. To start, all the normal issues associated with material handling apply: how do you move very heavy and often delicate equipment in a cost-effective manner with the least amount of disruption to normal operations? But then, operators in these facilities also have to figure out how to […]
Protecting factory floors – especially epoxy-coated floors – from damage when moving heavy loads is easy with air casters. Read the article in Modern Machine Shop here.
Lean manufacturing relies on agility and adaptability. The ability to re-engineer, re-sequence, and re-position production lines becomes paramount to achieve and maintaining efficiency. Read more about flexible manufacturing here.
Forklifts aren’t ideal in every manufacturing scenario. But what’s the alternative? Air casters are a simple and relatively inexpensive solution that can substitute for forklifts in almost every situation. Air casters yield greater material handling capacity, improved cost-efficiency, and dramatically superior flexibility. But how do they compare directly? Let’s take a closer look.
Lean manufacturing is about eliminating waste in manufacturing processes. “Lean production is aimed at the elimination of waste in every area of production, including customer relations, product design, supplier networks and factory management,” says Dr. David Cochran, director of the Production System Design Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Specifically, lean manufacturing processes aim to […]