A Complete Guide to Material Handling Equipments

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Material handling equipments are the equipment that are related to the movement, storage, control and protection of materials, goods and products throughout the process of manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal. Material handling equipment is used to increase output, control costs, and maximize productivity. There are several ways to determine if the material handling equipment is achieving peak efficiency or not.

Material handling equipments are generally separated into four main categories:

1.Storage and handling equipment

Products such as Pallet rack, shelving, carts, etc. belong to storage and handling.

2.Engineered systems

Engineered systems are a combination of products integrated to one system. Many distribution centers will optimize storage and picking by utilizing engineered systems such as pick modules and sortation systems.

3.Industrial trucks

Operator driven motorized warehouse vehicles, powered manually, by gasoline, propane or electrically

4.Material handling

Used to move and store bulk materials such as ore, liquids, and cereals. This equipment is often seen on farms, mines, shipyards and refineries.

The most common material handling equipments that are used in present day industry are:


Made from mild steel plates, conveyors are useful in the functioning of the oil mill plants. They are used in feeding of seeds & cakes. Their sizes vary from 6 inches to 15 inches & can be customized also as per requirements.


The Stacker is mobile light weight for easy pushing or pulling by hand. Various stackers are listed below:

Semi Electric Stacker
Hydraulic Semi Electric Type Stacker
Stainless Steel Pallet Stacker
Power Operated Stacker

EOT Crane:

Are Used In workshop, Foundries, processing plant, important ware houses. Cranes have a rated life of not less than 20 years of 300 days per year & 1.5 hour working time per day. Electrical Overhead Travelling (EOT) cranes or Gantry Cranes are commonly found in factory applications such as steel yards, paper mills or locomotive repair shops. The EOT gantry crane functions similarly to an overhead bridge crane, but has rails installed on the ground and gantry-style legs to support the crane. Capacities range from 2 to 200 tons, and sometimes even greater capacities.

Hydraulic Equipments:

In hydraulic equipments, hydraulic fluid is transmitted throughout the machine to various hydraulic motors and hydraulic cylinders and which becomes pressurised according to the resistance present. The fluid is controlled directly or automatically by control valves and distributed through hoses and tubes. Heavily used of them are:

Hydraulic Hand Pallet Truck
High Lift Hand Pallet Truck
Hydraulic Scissors lift table with wheels
Manual hydraulic hand stacker
Hydraulic mobile floor crane


A flat transport structure that supports goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift,pallet jack, front loader or other jacking device. Pallets make it easier to move heavy stacks. Loads with pallets under them can be hauled by forklift trucks of different sizes, or even by hand-pumped and hand-drawn pallet jacks. Movement is easy on a wide, strong, flat floor: concrete is excellent.

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Ratandeep Singh has 5 articles online

Asian Crane one of the leading Indian designer & manufacturer of wide range of materials handling and lifting equipments such as Electric wire rope hoist and Eot Crane supplier  under the brand of names of ASIAN having obtained the ISO 9001 certificate.

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This article was published on 2011/12/22