Suppliers in this category make systems and equipment used to move loads, finished packages, and raw materials in and around a facility, from AGVs and forklifts to warehouse storage solutions such as racking and warehouse management systems (WMS).
Material Handling & Warehousing
Equipment used to lift, transport, or otherwise move materials such as plant supplies, consumables, raw materials and finished product in and about a facility.
- Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
Unmanned vehicles that carry loads across facility floors that are guided by software, sensors and controls; also includes related equipment, tools, and accessories such as laser-guided vehicles (LGVs), AGV/LGV charging stations, batteries and other accessories.
Carousels distribute small to medium sized packages or products via rotation. The category includes vertical lift modules (VLMs), horizontal carousels and related systems.
- Carts, Hand Trucks & Pallet Jacks
Industrial equipment used to lift and move bulk materials around a plant that are usually manually operated and not motorized; includes casters, wheels, pallet trucks and floor trucks.
- Distribution/Fulfillment Sortation Systems
Systems that divert cases into different conveyors or lanes in a distribution facility. Examples include case sorters, loop sorters, tilt traps, sliding shoe sorters, pusher sorters, paddle sorters/BAT, cross-belt sorters, warehouse chutes, returns put-away systems and related items. (Note: conveyors, pick-and-place, inspection systems and palletizing systems, also used in distribution/fulfillment sortation systems, are covered elsewhere in this directory.)
- Dock Accessories
Specialized tools and accessories for docking operations when loading pallets and other shipping materials for transport out of the facility and onto a trailer. Includes dock bridges, dock levelers, dock locks, dock boards and dock seals.
- Ergonomic Assist Equipment & Film Roll Handling
Suppliers of industrial material handling tools and accessories to move bulk materials around a plant that are specifically designed with ergonomics in mind, such as vacuum-assist lifts, film roll handling, exoskeleton suits, skid lifters, vacuum lifters, come-alongs and scissor jacks.
- Forklifts & Accessories
Industrial vehicles operated by drivers to lift, transport and release heavy loads. Category includes any forklift accessories or tools such as charging stations, forklift attachments, replacement forklift seats, and related accessories.
- Hoists & Cranes
Makers and suppliers of industrial lifting devices that raise loads vertically including wheeled hoists, stationary hoists and ceiling lifts. Industrial cranes move items horizontally and vertically throughout a plant.
- Shipment Tracking & Monitoring
Devices designed to track freight or parcels throughout the supply chain, monitoring factors such as time, temperature and shock/vibration.
Monorail trolley systems use clamps, hooks and other features to convey objects above a working area in the facility. Category includes related supplies, such as flange beams and other accessories.
Any system, tool or accessory related to the storage and retrieval of materials from a warehouse.
- Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems (ASRS)
Automated systems that rely on software to place and retrieve works in progress, products or loads in or from storage shelving systems that span significant horizontal and vertical space.
- Racking & Storage Systems
Warehouse storage systems such as shelving units, racks, pallet flow racks, case and carton flow racks, rack curtains, mezzanine floor racking systems, cantilever racks, shelf support accessories, aisle guards, rack protectors and related products.
- Vertical Storage Systems
- Warehouse Management Systems (WMS)
Suppliers of software. tools and accessories for warehouse and inventory management, including software specifically designed for warehouse management, barcode scanners, inventory control apps and systems.