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Workplace Safety: The Hidden Benefit of Industrial Automation

The typical conversations about industrial automation – whether excited over its potential ROI or afraid it will automate workers out of jobs – are missing one important benefit. Automation can improve workplace safety. Every year, workplace injuries cost companies billions. These losses add up in the form of Lost productivity Paid time off Increased insurance … Read more

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Automation Terms

Warehouse automation revolutionized the way businesses manage their inventory and fulfillment operations. By using technology and robotics to streamline processes and increase efficiency, companies can reduce costs, improve accuracy, and speed up order fulfillment. This comprehensive list of warehouse automation terms and their definitions provides a handy reference guide to help you stay up-to-date on … Read more

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The Most Efficient Way to Lay Out Your Parts Room

A disorganized parts room is more than an eyesore – it can be a serious drain on your bottom line. If your parts room layout makes it hard for techs to find what they need, they’ll waste valuable time searching when they could be serving customers. An organized parts room makes it easy to keep … Read more

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Aerospace Mezzanine Case Study

Challenge Aero Charter, Inc. is a total aviation solutions provider that serves passengers flying in and out of the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, MO. Known for its commitment to safety and customer service, Aero Charter was looking to expand their maintenance area and storage capacity. Solution ISS partnered with Wildeck – a guardrail and … Read more

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Crane Consultation and Installation Case Study

Challenge A customer contacted ISS looking to add cranes in different areas of their operation to lift and move a variety of heavy products. The cranes needed to be a safe, reliable solution for their material handling needs. Solution ISS visited the facility to take specs and provided the client with multiple 7.5 Ton Top … Read more

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Warehouse Consolidation: Turnkey Services Case Study

Challenge A parts distributor contacted ISS looking to consolidate their picking and shipping operation from 10 buildings to one efficient location. Solution ISS performed a full-scale inventory analysis, measuring each of the ten buildings and determining the sizes of the products in each facility. From there, the team at ISS met with the customer to … Read more

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Why is Warehouse Automation Growing So Fast? (And Will You Be Left Behind?)

Warehouse automation is booming. The industry that uses technology like robots, sensors, and software to handle repetitive or dangerous tasks is coming into its own, and warehouse operators will soon have to decide whether to jump on board or be left behind. In 2021, the global warehouse automation market was valued at $13.6 billion. By … Read more

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Tenant Storage Lockers Meet Unique Construction Parameters: Case Study

Challenge When the historic Arcade Building in St. Louis, MO was being converted into apartments, the imminent need for tenant storage solutions became a priority. With 282 newly renovated residential units and the added strain on the 100 year old buildings structure was evident, in an effort to maximize the space and provide added benefits … Read more

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Lifts Can Improve Your Bottom Line

In your shop, every inch of valuable space needs to be put to use, but when you have a second level it’s hard to use that area to its greatest potential. Even though an upper level can provide much needed additional storage, it comes with risks. Team members will have to carry large, heavy parts … Read more

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World’s Ten Largest Warehouses

Warehouses, distribution centers, and factories are usually big—certainly bigger than the average retail store or car dealership. But there’s big, and then there’s big. Here’s the inside scoop on 10 of the biggest facilities on the planet.   Tesla Gigafactory Location: Austin, TX Size: 10,000,000 Square Feet Number of Football Fields: 174 Year Opened: 2022 … Read more