Choosing the right material handling system #2: How much flexibility or maneuverability is required?

Choosing the right material handling option for any specific manufacturing or other industrial application is rarely easy. The seemingly endless options can confuse more than they clarify, and many operations end up choosing a poor solution simply because it’s the one with which they’re most familiar. This series is all about breaking down the decision into a sequence of straightforward questions. In the previous article, we looked at the fundamental question: how much does the load weigh? Today, we’re looking at the question of required maneuverability.

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