Material Handling Equipments

Ashwani Kumar on 6/25/2020 3:21:14 AM

Material handling equipment (MHE) is mechanical equipment used for the movement, storage, control and protection of materials, goods and products throughout the process of manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal

The term ‘material handling equipment’ is a pretty broad one. There’s plenty of situations where it’s critical to move large and often heavy materials in a production environment. 

Plenty of items fall under this definition, from tools and storage units to vehicles and major appliances. 

Anything that deals with the transportation, storage and control at any stage of the processing of materials can be classified as material handling equipment.

There are 4 Main Categories of Material Handling Equipment

1)Bulk material handling

2)Engineered systems

3)Industrial trucks

4)Storage and handling equipment

1)The term ‘bulk handling equipment’ refers to the storage, control and transportation of materials by bulk, and in loose form.

examples of this application – the handling of food, beverages, liquids, metal items etc

2)An engineered system is one that is typically automated. Such systems are also usually created from a variety of units. 

When combined, they work to enable both storage and transportation.An ‘Automated Storage and Retrieval System’ (or a AS/RS for short) is one example of a system that is engineered

This device can be used by the system operator to manually select the items as needed, or the entire system can be computerized and automated.

Types of engineered systems

a)Automated guided vehicles (AGVs)