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The 5 Biggest Tires on Earth

The tires we deal with in our day-to-day material handling and manufacturing operations are no match for the hulking rubber monstrosities on this list. Here are five of the largest tires ever produced. BKT Monster Truck Tires BKT is the … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Improved Warehouse Efficiency

  Achieving maximum efficiency is of the utmost importance in operating a modern warehouse. As any experienced warehouse manager can tell you, improving efficiency reduces overall costs. What’s more, there is a strong relationship between customer retention and warehouse efficiency—not … Continue reading

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Building Resilience into Your Supply Chain

As recent widespread disruptions have shown, the global supply chain network can be a fragile thing. In the 2021 MHI Annual Industry Report, MHI President Bill Paxton outlined the importance of building resilience into supply chains. As Paxton notes, companies … Continue reading

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Package Transportation from Start to Finish

Today, people depend on shipping companies to deliver everyday goods directly to their homes. From online shopping to commercial shipping, these companies provide invaluable logistics services that help keep the economy moving. Thanks to the efforts of online retailers and … Continue reading

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Understanding Bulk Material Handling

From conveyor belts and screw conveyors to stackers and bucket elevators, bulk handling systems come into play in a variety of industries. To put it simply, bulk handling systems are utilized in any field in which a large quantity of … Continue reading

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Conveyor System Safety

UMD’s conveyor systems can be purpose-built for virtually any materials handling application imaginable. Whatever their use, workers who come in close contact with conveyor systems should take care to maintain the proper safety practices demanded by these specialized pieces of … Continue reading

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How Green Tires are Manufactured

Producing tires the traditional way leads to high levels of pollution. The usage of unsustainable resources such as rubber and petroleum-based substances has a negative environmental impact. Additionally, with crude oil prices constantly changing, material costs are inconsistent and can … Continue reading

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How Automation is Helping E-Commerce Businesses

E-commerce has boomed and transformed thanks to automation. With collaborative robotics, customer support, and data analytics, distribution centers are progressing to fulfill skyrocketing demands.  With increased popularity in online shopping since the pandemic, demand for deliveries to be trackable in … Continue reading

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Warehouse Systems

UMD specializes in complete warehouse system design, creating solutions for whatever your specifications may be. Our proven modular design approach coupled with our standard conveyor components saves upfront engineering costs, reduces scrap and helps keep future upgrade costs low. With … Continue reading

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Benefits of Loading and Unloading Systems

Our loading (or unloading) systems help move trailers away from the dock faster, saving you time and money. The few minutes spent on prepping equipment for loading and unloading may seem insignificant, but you could be losing hours in your … Continue reading

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