Materials handling is a process of loading, shifting, and unloading of materials from one site to another site.
Introduction to Material Handling
Materials handling is a process of loading, shifting, and unloading materials from one site to another site. It plays a significant function in manufacturing and logistics.
The commodities of physical commerce have been shipped on a conveyor or lift truck or some other material handling equipment within manufacturing plants, storage, and retail stores.
It implicates a short-distance motion within a building or between a building and a conveyance vehicle.
This branch covers all of the fundamental operations concerned with the movement of bulk, packaged, or distinctive products in the solid or semi-solid form using material handling equipment.
One of the important facts of consideration is to perform material handling with safety and economically using different types of gadgets, tackles, and equipment.
What you will learn?
- Material Handling
- Plant Layout
- Inventory Control
- Video Content Duration = 1 hour
- Lifetime Access
- Certificate on Completion
Who this course is for:
- Engineering students
- Students willing to make a career in the Manufacturing
- Mechanical Engineers
- Production Engineers
Definition and Objective of Material HandlingFree Preview
Material Handling is the movement, storage, control and preservation of goods and products during the operation of manufacturing, allotment, consumption and discarding of materials.
Principle and factor affecting Material Handling
Four major Material Handling factors which are to be considered- motion, time, quantity and space.
Material Handling System & Functions
We need to choose the most reasonable material handling equipment which is prudent and can fulfil codes at the minimum feasible cost.
The concept of material management was introduced by manufacturing industries for giving rise to efficient purchase, stocking and consumption of materials.
Functions & Importance of Material Management
Material management covers all aspects of material costs, supply and utilization.
The plant layout is a physical arrangement of machines, equipment and service divisions to accomplish the considerable coordination and efficiency of 4 M’s ie. (Men, Materials, Machines and Methods).
TYPES OF PLANT LAYOUT
1. PRODUCT OR LINE LAYOUT This type of layout comprises the arrangement of machines in one line, relying on operation sequence. The raw material will be provided in the first machine & finalized product will come out of the last machine. The output of the previous machine becomes the input to the next machine. Used […]
Each of these conveyor systems is designed according to the requirement and usage. It can handle the load, move the products at the required speed, or can handle the material without damaging the machine.
TYPES OF CONVEYORS
The explanation of most common conveyors are described in this lesson.
ADVANTAGES AND APPLICATIONS OF CONVEYOR SYSTEM
ADVANTAGES 1. Enables high capacity for moving a large number of items. 2. Speed is modifiable. 3. Handling incorporated with other activities such as processing & inspection is feasible. 4. Conveyors are versatile & can be used on floor or overhead. 5. Load transfer is computerized & does not need the assistance of multiple operators. […]
Basics of Unit Load
It is implied that single objects too large for manual handling are also regarded as unit loads.”