Learn More About R&M’s New Hoist Watch Bluetooth Capabilities

  With R&M’s Hoist Watch Bluetooth capabilities you are now able to connect to your bridge panel from your phone via Bluetooth and mobile application. This connection allows you to find fault codes and basic monitoring functions without needing to physically interact with your hoist.  Connecting remotely also means you don’t need to impede on Read more…

Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) treaty to require accurate weight verification

June 8th, 2016 Waukee, IA Starting July 1st, the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) treaty will require that all containers have a verified weight certificate before being loaded on a ship.  The intention is to reduce the number of accidents at sea, which are primarily caused by inaccurate container weights.  The International Maritime will Read more…

6 Steps to Help Prevent Pallet Rack Collapses

We have all seen the spectacular (sometimes humorous), but often horrifying videos of rack collapses. They’re all over YouTube. Below are six steps to look for to help prevent pallet rack collapses. Check pallet spacing. Don’t place pallets too close together; this causes issues with lift truck access and makes a collapse more likely. Pallets should Read more…

Safely Optimizing Pallet Flow & Pushback Rack Storage at a General Mills Plant

General Mills’ Cedar Rapids, Iowa plant had successfully used pallet flow and pushback rack systems, but ongoing growth, product changes and long use required a storage system update that would safely add capacity to their existing facility. As one of the world’s largest food companies, with global net sales of $17.8 billion in fiscal year Read more…

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