Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard 1910.176(b) requires employers to store materials securely. “Storage of material shall not create a hazard,” the standard says. Complying with this standard can be a challenge for products that seem designed to roll away—as is the case with pipes of all sizes and materials.
When properly engineered, custom warehouse equipment promotes better ergonomics and enhances storage. Generally, that means more profitability and fewer bottlenecks for your operation.
Vertical material handling is always a challenge. Raising a loaded pallet to mezzanine-level with a forklift can be risky and time-consuming. Freight elevators require costly inspections and frequent, expensive maintenance. It’s not always possible—and it’s rarely safe—to have employees carry heavy loads up and down stairs.
There are many ways to move materials and equipment from one elevation to another: scissor lifts, lift trucks, spiral conveyors, and more. For many warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing plants, and other industrial facilities, however, vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs) provide the greatest combination of benefits. These include improved safety, higher throughput, and an overall boost in productivity.
December 7, 2022 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc. made its name by building innovative solutions for handling forklift batteries, beginning in 1979. Since then, the company introduced products for general material handling and specialty gear for the electrical industry. Today, BHS is applying its manufacturing expertise to a new set of solutions: material conveyors, starting with a Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor that provides an ROI-driven alternative to expensive freight elevators.