American Warehouse Systems
One Project - One Vendor™

Blog Archives

So What Makes the F-117A a "Stealth Fighter"?

We often hear about the F-117A and it's ability to hide from enemy detection.  I think most understand there is some amazing technology behind the design.  We did a little research and found out the information for you.  Check it out! The F-117A Nighthawk is the first aircraft with the ability to penetrate high-threat airspace while utilizing stealth technology. Equipped with a unique radar scattering design and radar absorbent surfaces, the F-117A is able to attack critical targets with amazing accuracy while remaining virtually invisible to enemy eyes. Vital to the Nighthawk being a stealth fighter is its radar-absorbent material (RAM), which is paint outfitted with a special iron compound that dissipates radar waves. Underneath the paint is a layer of tiny triangles that trap ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on May 11th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Dillion Aero M134 Minigun - Death from Above!

The M134 minigun is a weapon that no enemy ever wants to face. Equipped with six rotating barrels that can unleash fifty rounds per seconds, it delivers devastating firepower. Too powerful to handle manually, this minigun is typically found mounted on helicopters, vehicles and ships. The M134 uses standard 7.62-mm rounds fed to the gun in linked belts. Magazines for this gun have capacities ranging from 500 to 4,000 rounds, meaning the warfighter can engage the enemy longer without the need to reload. This minigun uses six revolving barrels to produce a fixed rate of fire of 3,000 or 4,000 shots per minute. When the gun is mounted to aircraft, it typically has a standard barrel, while a heavy version is found when it is ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on April 28th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Changing The Order "On The Fly"

It is a pretty common occurrence for our customers to send in a requirement only to have command change their minds midstream or command to actually change.  Sometimes the project needs to be modified after the order has been placed and funds have been allocated to the project.  Fortunately American Warehouse Systems is a customer service driven company.  We don't believe in letting our clients go away with disappointment so we deal with the issue and make the necessary changes. Recently, a military customer placed an order for shelving and wire storage lockers at an undisclosed location (to protect the innocent).  After the order had been placed and the materials were in the early stages of production, some of the areas were reassigned by the ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on April 20th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling,Military

Important Message for Any Organization with Warehouse Pallet Rack

Pallet Rack Bay showing beam, upright and wire deck If you have pallet racking in your facility there is a good chance you have welded wire shelves, more commonly know as wire decks, setting on your pallet rack beams. There is a common misconception that pallet rack wire shelves, or WIRE DECKS, can be used to support the weight of stored pallets. This is not the intended use. Pallet Supports should be used for supporting the weight of a pallet or tote that does not reach, or can not be supported by, the entire top surface of both the front and back pallet rack beams. Wire decks do have a capacity rating, however, in accordance with ANSI standard MH26.2 the wire deck design must support the manufacturer’s rated capacity for a uniformly distributed static ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on April 13th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

Should I Repair My Damaged Pallet Rack?

I have been asked many times over, "What is the savings of using a rack repair kit over upright replacement". There are several advantages that come into play with pallet rack upright repair. A rack repair kit is usually the best alternative when the damage to the pallet rack upright is low, which it usually is (rack damage is often caused by forklifts or other warehouse vehicles). The repair kit can be installed without disassembling the rack. This means that you do not have to take down the beams or decks or remove in rack sprinklers to make your rack safe again. Often the pallets can be unloaded "as you go" so you don't need to pay for off site storage of your pallets. The ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on April 6th, 2011 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling,Safety & Security
Page 34 of 43« First...1020...3233343536...40...Last »