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Why Does Tinned Food Come in This Shape?

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The shapes of containers, such as tinned food and drink cartons, are a familiar sight at any supermarket. Believe it or not, the dimensions and shapes of each are meticulously optimised to bring cost savings. Whether that be minimising material cost or ensuring each product fits on a pallet size, each container is its shape for a reason. In this …

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Engineering the Perfect Snowman

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Snowman building is a delicate art and there are plenty of different ways of building one. In this article, we are going to investigate ways of engineering the perfect snowman, to make sure you impress when the snow falls (which we are still hoping for!). Optimal Snowman Dimensions A good, well-built snowman requires appropriate body dimensions. The classic shape consists …

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From Big Ben to Burj Khalifa – What it Takes to Build an Architectural Marvel

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This month we are talking about overhead materials handling equipment and naturally had to take a different look at things. Next year on the 7th of September the Queen Elizabeth Tower in Westminster will have been home to Big Ben for 160 years. The Bell, which weighs over 13 tonnes, has been sounding out the note of “E” at almost thunderclap …

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4 Bin Tippers You Need for Industrial Waste Removal

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The UK alone generated a massive amount of 202.8 million tonnes of waste in 2014, according to Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Only 13.5% of that figure accounts for households, with the rest being industrial, construction and commercial waste. With this huge figure in mind it is obvious we need efficient means of waste removal and management. The …

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4 Industry Jobs That Will Disappear by 2040

In Distribution & Operations, Handling & Equipment, Storage & Warehousing by GabrielLeave a Comment

We live in an exciting time, where technology and automation are advancing every day. As a result, plenty of jobs are being replaced by machines or new software. Here are four industry jobs that we believe will be extinct by the year 2040. 1. Truck Drivers The driverless revolution is upon us, and that means many transportation jobs will disappear. …

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Don’t Lose Another Working Day! Implement These Safety Procedures

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From 2016 to 2017, 31.2 million working days were lost in the UK due to work-related illness or injury. Fortunately, there are several changes you can make to significantly reduce this number in your business. The most successful companies always have a robust health and safety system. Read on to find out how you can lead the industry with safety …