Logistics articles

  • 02/11/2017 Seismic calculations for racks in Europe Seismic calculations for racks in Europe

    The highest seismic hazard values and the likelihood of earthquakes occurring converge typically in regions close to the edges of Earth's tectonic plates. In Europe, the countries with the greatest seismic risk are Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Iceland. At the same time, in each country, there are areas at higher risk than others. Prevention, as well as the compliance with European standards regarding the design and construction of storage systems, is fundamental for the earthquake-proofing of racks. Read more

  • 31/10/2017 Thermal insulation in cold storage installations Thermal insulation in cold storage installations

    This article explains how the thermal insulation of low-temperature warehouses is achieved and emphasises the importance of a rigorous design to guarantee the optimal operations of cold storage. Read more

  • 09/10/2017 Cloud computing: a supply chain ally Cloud computing: a supply chain ally

    Cloud technology is a huge help for companies to strategically manage their supply chain and to integrate all processes to maximize earnings. In recent years, this computational model has started to replace traditional, on-premise ones at a phenomenal rate. Read more

  • 01/04/2017 The new batteries and supercapacitors for automated material handling systems The new batteries and supercapacitors for automated material handling systems

    In recent years, there has been widespread change in the technology used to store electrical energy in automated handling systems. The largest manufacturers in the sector have been gradually replacing lead-acid batteries with lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors since they maximize the performance. Read more

  • 03/02/2017 Metal racking: What finish offers greater protection against corrosion? Metal racking: What finish offers greater protection against corrosion?

    In warehouses, racks are exposed to changes in temperature, humidity, continuous transport of goods and operators. These factors can cause deterioration of the components that make up the structures. This article analyses the advantages and disadvantages of the different methods and finishes available on the market to protect the metal profiles from the effects of corrosion and oxidation. Read more

  • 07/11/2016 Choosing the ideal system for storing pallets Choosing the ideal system for storing pallets

    In the same installation, goods of different turnovers can co-exist, classified on the basis of consumption criteria (type A, B, C). Taking this fact into account, and factors such as capacity or required installation flows, each product should be deposited in a different storage system based on their characteristics. Automatically, a question arises: what is the ideal system? Read more

  • 21/10/2016 The importance of testing pallet racking components The importance of testing pallet racking components

    Both the components that pallet racks consist of and the materials they are fabricated from are submitted to testing; first to determine their strength and elasticity capacities, whereas the second establishes their tensile strength and their ductility, i.e., the capacity to be bent. These processes fulfil the international standard, which outlines the parameters that must be taken into account with respect to the quality and safety of products. Read more

  • 06/10/2016 What are the keys to ensuring the safety of your warehouse? What are the keys to ensuring the safety of your warehouse?

    Despite its obvious importance, there are still many questions about the essential measures the storage systems user should observe when minimising the risk of accidents in daily operations. Protecting personnel and ensuring proper warehouse operations should be any logistics manager’s top priority. In this article, Mecalux shares its expertise on this topic, analysing the keys to good management in safety policy. Read more

  • 03/08/2016 The advantages of intelligent warehouse management

    A management and control software increases performance, provides a much more efficient work system, and minimises errors. Get full insights of WMS advantages. Read more

  • 30/05/2016 Panamaximization Panamaximization

    The Panama Canal opened in the summer of 1914, carving a link between two oceans and revolutionizing maritime travel. The new expansion project is 98% finished as of May 2016. Read more

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