MODEX 2018 - supply chain, manufacturing, distribution trade show
Georgia World Congress Center
  Atlanta, GA | April 9-12, 2018
  • MODEX the leading trade show for supply chain, manufacturing and distribution industries

EASE of MHI Presents: Until Automation Does It All...Do Something to Protect Workers

Sponsored by MHI

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  • Seminar Number 119
  • Date Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Time 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Location Theater A
  • Type Seminar

Presented By

Jim Galante - Chairman
EASE Council
207-329-5555 (w)

Rob Jorden - Vice-President of Engineering
Blickle U.S.A. Wheels & Casters Inc.
404-271-3876 (w)


What You Will Learn

Manual material handling is common in companies which manufacture and assemble. Automation can help reduce process time, ensure consistency and quality, optimize the labor force and increase productivity, but until automation does it all companies need to protect their most valuable asset- their employees. This session briefly reviews the advantages and some disadvantages of automation and most importantly, presents positive ways to enhance the productivity, health and safety of your workers today with well engineered equipment solutions applied to improve the ergonomics in the workplace.

Key Takeaways

1. Understand the basic objectives of automation...and the drawbacks.
2. Appreciate the stress and strains of typical manual material handling tasks.
3. Understand the what engineering inventions are available to help workers.


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