Material Handling System Components.
containers, such as cartons, boxes, and bag
carriers or support, such as pallets, skids, and plywood
Material transport equipment:
conveyors (belts and rollers)
industrial vehicles, such as pallet trucks, lift trucks, and automated guided vehicles (AGV)
Storage and retrieval equipment:
unit load storage equipment
unit load retrieval equipment
small load storage and retrieval equipment.
Material Handling System Components
Automatic identification and communication equipment:
radio frequency tag
Suggestions for materials handling:
use identification systems, such as bar coding to handle the right material:
give a unique part identification number
give a unique location identification number
handle similar materials, packaging and size of loads at the same time
implement improvements in material handling systems which will increase the efficiency of the overall system.