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  • Newest Power Source for Tanker Is Also One of the Oldest

    Modern ships burn fuel and even nuclear energy to propel them through the world’s oceans. But wind, the all-natural, free power source that was the primary power source for ships for hundreds of years, could be making a comeback. Danish shipping company Maersk said it will outfit one of its giant sea tankers with two […]

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  • Many Dangers Involved When Cleaning Up After Natural Disasters

    Experiencing a natural disaster such as a flood, tornado, or mudslide can be extremely dangerous. But the dangers isn’t over once the immediate threat has passed. While people are injured or killed during the event itself, even more people are in harm’s way during the cleanup and recovery process. Warning to Rescue Workers The threat of […]

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Generated 1 week ago

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  • How Safe Is Your Hard Hat? Why Don’t You Ask It?

    Not all hard hats are the same. There are a wide variety of models, sizes, colors, and materials, all of which can effect a hard hat’s usefulness. All hard hats are designed to protect the wearer from head trauma in the event of a collision with something or a dropped object. But from there, it […]

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  • How Smart Are the Pallets You Use?

    Up until now, most pallets were little more than a few scraps of wood nailed together to provide a durable platform to accommodate materials handling. But some pallets used in warehouses and docks today are much, much smarter than that. Many are embedded with radio frequency identification (RFID) tags that allow global positioning systems to […]

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  • What to Look for When Buying New Casters and Wheels

    A lot of different types of materials handling equipment rely on casters or wheels to get the job done. Casters and wheels come in many different sizes and materials. Plus, they attach to the materials handling vehicle or other devices in different ways. For example, casters and wheels used on furniture dollies are typically bolted […]

  • New Free Smartphone App Measures Workplace Noise Levels

    If you think that the noise levels at your workplace are at unsafe levels, but you aren’t sure how to measure them, a federal agency has created a new smartphone app that anybody can use. The Sound Level Meter app was created by the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health so that anybody […]

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • ‘Tailgating’ Semis Are Actually Conserving Fuel

    A California tech company has developed new software that allows two or more semi-trailer trucks to drive practically grill-to-trailer-doors in order to significantly cut drag and conserve fuel. “Platooning” allows cloud-based software developed by Peloton Tech to control the speed and braking of both trucks while still giving their driver autonomous steering. Follow the Leader […]

  • Is There a Place for Drones in Your Business?

    Drones are everywhere … both figuratively and literally. Millions of people received drones as holiday gifts last year, capping the best year on record for the pilotless flying vehicle industry, according to news reports. And as Amazon finalizes testing in the UK of its automated drone delivery system for packages prior to launching the program in […]

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Think Spring by Improving Your Outdoor Areas

    Depending on where you live, this year has seen one of the mildest winters on record (in the Midwest) or one of the snowiest (in the Northeast and Southeast). Yet everywhere in the US, spring is right around the corner. In just a few weeks, temperatures will rise, the sun will return, and the weather […]

  • Improving Workflow in Warehouse and Dock Operations

    The rise in online shopping has put dock and warehouse managers under the gun to improve operations. Mega-retailers like Wal-Mart and Amazon and package delivery services like UPS and FedEx can afford to spend billions on research and development of faster, more efficient ways to get products to consumers faster and more accurately. The result […]

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • Hose and Cable Reels Increase Workplace Safety

    Hoses and cords are commonly used in many different types of operations. Whether they are water hoses, air hoses to power mechanical equipment, or even electrical cables, hoses and cords provide a valuable service. Yet hoses and cords also create a potential safety hazard, especially when sprawled across high traffic areas. They are a serious trip […]

  • Workplace Smartphone Bans Evolving for Many Businesses

    Keeping employees happy while they work is one of the easiest ways to improve productivity, enhance job satisfaction, and reduce costly turnover. Employers are constantly looking for new ways to make the workplace better for their workers while at the same time managing the costs of these the worker benefits that achieve this goal. Today, […]

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • There Is More than One Kind of Stretch Wrap

    Stretch wrap is one of the most widely used packaging products on docks, in warehouses, at manufacturing facilities, and other places where products and packages are prepared for shipment. Plastic film is convenient for holding boxes and products together on a pallet, or preventing them from shifting or becoming damaged as they make their way […]

  • Maximize Freshness and Minimize Risk in Food Storage

    More than most other products, food needs to be handled with special care and attention as it makes its way through the supply chain. From the moment it is produced to the time it is consumed, food needs to be carefully controlled in order to minimize the risk of illness to consumers. Local, state, and […]

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Generated 1 month ago

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  • ‘Church Lady’ Comic, Magic Johnson Headline ProMat 2017

    “Well, isn’t that special?!” That was one of the most popular catchphrases of the 1990s. Now the comedian behind the “Church Lady”, “Garth” from “Wayne’s World”, and other popular characters is scheduled to address this year’s ProMAT materials handling conference. That was one of the most popular catchphrases of the 1990s. Now Dana Carvey, the […]

  • 3 Illinois Projects Make Trump’s Critical Infrastructure List

    During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to spend $1 trillion to improve the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. Within a week of being sworn in, President Trump has compiled a list of the 50 most critical infrastructure projects he plans to tackle, three of which are major projects within Illinois — two in Chicago and one […]

  • Providing Top-Quality Office Furniture a Good Investment

    If you haven’t had to buy new office furniture in a while, you might want to prepare yourself for a case of sticker shock. The expense of top quality desks, ergonomic chairs, prefabricated workstations, and other office furniture can add up very quickly, especially if you are furnishing a large office. And that’s before you […]

  • How to Extinguish Different Types of Workplace Fires

    Throw water on a grease fire and it will get bigger. Use a fire hose on an electrical fire and you could put everybody in the vicinity in danger of an electrical shock. Knowing how to extinguish different types of workplace fires does more than just cut down on property damage. It also could prevent […]

  • How Hydraulic Jacks Let You Lift Thousands of Pounds

    When you need to lift a car to work underneath it or move a heavy piece of industrial equipment, you wouldn’t risk injuring yourself by trying to hoist it with your bare hands. You probably would use a specialized lifting tool such as a hydraulic jack to safely lift and move heavy object. But how […]

  • A Hybrid Pick System

    In previous articles we have described the Pick to Light and Pick to Voice systems. One company, Wynright Corporation, a provider of material handling systems with corporate headquarters in Elk Grove, Illinois, has come up with a Hybrid Picking System that combines Pick to Light and Pick to Voice. The company claims that the system […]

  • Are Amazon Inventors the Thomas Edisons of the 21st Century?

    American inventor Thomas Edison is credited with inventing the light bulb, the phonograph record, the motion picture camera, and many other technologies we take for granted today. When they were first unveiled in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Edison’s innovations were revolutionary, far-sighted, and permanently changed the way most people live. Could the […]

  • Heating Bills Too High? Here Are Some Simple Ways to Slash Usage

    Right around this time of year, business owners typically get a bad case of “sticker shock” when their winter utility bills start to arrive. Heating massive factories, warehouses, and other facilities can easily roll into the four or even five figures, depending on the size of the facility and the temperature on the thermostat. In […]

  • Wearables Help Make Information Management More Efficient

    Wearable products are becoming the rage in consumer electronics. These devices include watches that measure heartbeat as the wearer jogs; devices that help parents track the location of their children or assist people with better posture, etc. Wearables have been used for decades to assist warehouse personnel receive and pass on information. These devices include […]

  • Sears’ Craftsman Sale a Last-Ditch Effort to Stay Afloat

    Sears, which practically invented the department store and mail order business, has been struggling to compete with the rise of online retailers like Amazon and others. But last week, in a last gasp effort to keep the company going, the 100+-year-old retailer was forced to divest itself its Craftsman line of tools. Sears Holding Company, […]

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Generated 5 months ago

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  • This Week’s Bahrns Blog September 2016 Week 4

    Here is a special sneak preview of some of the stories you will find coming soon on the Bahrns blog: Major petroleum leaks typically require a call to 911. But small, minor spills of gasoline and other potentially hazardous materials can often be cleaned up in-house. We’ll show you how to control and clean up […]

  • Flying Burritos Now a Reality at Virginia Tech University

    In one of the most unlikely business pairings in recent memory, Google’s parent company Alphabet is teaming up with the Chipotle restaurant chain to delivery burritos and other items to college students at Virgina Tech University via pilotless drone. Many businesses, including Google, Wal-Mart, Amazon, and others are experimenting with robotic drones as a way […]

Bahrns Equipment

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Generated 6 months ago

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  • Analysis: Seven Amputations Occur Each Day in the US

    Improved severe injury reporting requirements among US businesses has revealed a disturbing trend: On an average workday in the US, seven employees suffer amputations of their fingers, toes, hands or other body parts. In 2015, new regulations enacted by the US Department of Labor required US companies to report any serious workplace injury, such as […]

  • This Week’s Bahrns Blog September 2016 Week 3

    Here is a special sneak preview of some of the stories you will find coming soon on the Bahrns blog: New reporting requirements have revealed that serious workplace injuries, such as amputations, are more common than previously believed. On average, there are seven amputations per day in the US.  What’s causing these terrible, life-changing injuries? […]

  • Improving Economy Contributed to Increase in 2015 Fatal Truck Accidents

    A growing US economy means more trucks on the nation’s highways and roads. Unfortunately, it also means more traffic fatalities involving trucks, according to a new report. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that truck-involved crashes resulting in fatalities increased by 4.4 percent in 2015. And at least part of that increase was attributed […]

Bahrns Equipment

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Dock Equipment Is Evolving

    In recent years we have seen most aspects of warehouse operations evolve into the use of new equipment and technologies, but it seems that the dock has been immune to the changes, at least until now. Focus on making warehouse operations more efficient and safer has finally been turned toward the dock. For example, new […]

  • Wearable Technology Offers Augmented Reality for Warehouse Workers

    For years now, high-tech companies like Google, Vuzix, Ubimax, and others have promised that  wearable technology will make our lives better and easier. But how will it actually work? Look no further than a pilot program from global package delivery service DHL to understand the answer. DHL Supply Chain, a subsidiary of the German company […]

  • This Week’s Bahrns Blog September 2016 Week 2

    Here’s a special sneak preview of some of the stories you will find coming soon on the Bahrns blog: Warehouse workers in the US could soon be using wearable technology that can help them do their jobs faster, more efficiently, and with fewer mistakes. We’ll tell you how it works … We always hear of […]

  • Cutting Corners with Dock Materials Increases Risk

    Anyone who has worked around docks or delivery vans, at some point or another has probably seen some pretty sketchy materials used as dock boards: Cracked and splintery pieces of old plywood, wooden 2X4 beams, and even old metal advertising signs have been used to span the gap between where the dock ends and the […]

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