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Materials handling refers to the loading, moving, and unloading of materials, often using mechanical equipment or transportation devices. Material handling systems range from conveyors, dollies, and carts, to cranes, hoists, and trucks. Considerations of material size, weight, and fragility determine the appropriate mode of transportation employed in handling. In the industrial sector, the rate at which products or manufacturing supplies can be moved is often a central concern because it affects both costs and production efficiency. In addition, safety is an important factor, especially when handling sensitive or hazardous material.

Bulk material handling involves moving loose, heavy products and it usually employs larger-scale equipment, such as elevators, stacking units, and shuttles. Bulk materials include grain, ore, and mixed waste. This type of material handling is commonly found in processing facilities and mining sites.


Common Types of Pallet Racks
Pallet racks are shelving configurations commonly constructed from wood, plastic and metal, and they are designed for a variety of storage purposes. Standard types of these structures are detailed here.
Different Types of Material Handling Equipment
There are four main categories of material handling equipment: storage, engineered systems, industrial trucks and bulk material handling.
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