Weekly Marketplace: Storage and Material Handling Solutions

Take a look at the new and innovative products hitting the manufacturing industry this past week.

Heaters for Warming Bulk Storage Containers in Hazardous Areas 

BriskHeat, a provider of flexible heating, insulating, and temperature control solutions, announced  the release of its ATEX-certified bulk storage container heaters. The heaters are designed to protect the contents of bulk containers such as drums, IBC tanks and gas bottles from damage due to cold temperatures and can be safely used in hazardous areas. They can also be used for warming.

Closed Tube Roll-Form Pallet Rack Systems

Steel King Industries, Inc. released its SK2000 closed tube roll-form rack systems, which are ideal for a wide range of warehouse applications and markets, including food and beverage, retail, agriculture, and automotive. Featuring a fully welded tubular upright, the SK2000 racks on display offer superior impact resistance over open-back style uprights. Use of roll-form steel makes the SK2000 cost-effective for small storage applications. The strength of the SK2000’s closed tube beams and upright rack frames make each rack system safer and more functional. Independent engineering tests have confirmed that SK2000 pallet racking has 250 percent greater frontal impact strength, 68 percent greater side impact resistance, and 44 times greater torsional strength (resistance to twisting) than the open-back column style.

Cart-Based Automation Solution

Signode Industrial Group introduced its StorFast Warehouse Automation technology in line with its industry-leading Octopus Compact 20 TSI automatic rotary ring stretch wrapper. The StorFast AS/RS system comprises powered carts that automatically and quickly move pallets in and out of storage positions in the warehouse. StorFast’s modular designs offer increased flexibility, maximum storage capacity and a very small footprint. The reduced footprint and unlimited configuration flexibility allow for minimal facility modification for new or existing warehouses. The StorFast system can be easily expanded as capacity requirements and SKUs increase.

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