Different Categories of Material Handling Equipment

A vast majority of industries utilize material handling equipment at least once throughout their entire operations process. In manufacturing warehouses, you’ll find different categories of material handling equipment that help manage and move all necessary products, and sometimes waste, within the facility. Redline Systems delves into varying types of equipment that material-processing companies use.

Storage and Handling

Since they aren’t automated or mechanical, you might not know that your storage components fall into one of the different categories of material equipment. However, shelves, racks, bins, drawers, and other storage elements are imperative to item organizing and proper handling.

These units offer vertical storage, which maximizes facility space usage. Without them, warehouses wouldn’t be able to hold their massive inventories. They’re also advantageous to employee safety, allowing for more space to remain open for proper operational procedures.

Bulk Items

Bulk material handling equipment is necessary for the transportation of tons of loose products. Without these machines, material handling would be cumbersome and tedious, eating up your facility’s time. Industrial conveyor systems are some of the most popular bulk material handling structures. These innovative structures help facilities complete projects in a fashionable time frame as well. Examples of bulk material handling equipment include:

  • Hoppers
  • Grain and bucket elevators
  • Rotary car dumper
  • Stackers and reclaimers

Industrial Trucks

It likely doesn’t come as a surprise that versatile trucks are an essential feature of any well-running material handling facility. However, what might surprise you is that some trucks are employee-operatable, while others are automatic. The trucks that fall in the latter category are known as Automated Guided Vehicles (AVGs). The following are a few of the trucks your facility may use:

  • Side-loaders
  • Pallet trucks
  • Walkie stackers
  • Platform trucks
  • Forklifts

Redline Systems has specialized in bulk material handling equipment for over 40 years. With our meticulous and durable conveyor designs, you’re sure to find exactly the machine your facility needs. Explore our website or contact our team today to learn more about how our equipment can greatly improve your workplace safety and productivity.