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Baggage Handling Lifts for TSA

The Transportation Security Administration needed a more ergonomic way to move and inspect the tens of thousands of bag they must handle everyday and they came to American Warehouse Systems for a solution.   The bags generally come to the inspection area on belt conveyor that is typically 18" from the ground and must be lifted and moved to an inspection table manually.  With the help of one of our premium manufacturers we were able to design a powered lift cart that eliminates not only the need of the TSA personnel to lift the bags but we have also eliminated the inspection table.  Now the agent simply moves the powered lift into place, slides the baggage onto the stainless steel surface moves away, raises the powered ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on October 13th, 2010 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

The Ups and Downs of Supporting the War Fighter.

Over the last seven years American Warehouse Systems has expanded the reach of our parent company, Toyota-Lift of Minnesota, far beyond their Toyota material handling area of primary responsibility (APR).  Not only do we do business everywhere in the continental US on a daily basis, we design and implement systems for our government and corporate clients globally. In fact, American Warehouse Systems does so much work for the Federal Government that we were #10 on the list of Minnesota Small Businesses earning Government contracts last year! We have successfully completed material handling projects for both corporate and government clients  in Hawaii, Alaska, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, South East Asia, many European countries and more recently supporting our troops in the war zones in Iraq ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on October 6th, 2010 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling,Military

Look Up to a Vertical Storage System

No matter what the business or size of the operation, the need for effective storage solutions is almost always a concern. Whether for inventory, files, records, or raw materials, smart storage systems are in demand. Plant managers and business owners need to address a variety of concerns when considering the issue of storage, including efficiency, safety, space availability, security, quality, and productivity. All of these issues have more and more companies looking up to a better storage solution – the SPSS Vertical Lift Module. This innovative automated vertical storage system offers a wealth of benefits in any manufacturing environment. The SPSS vertical storage system allows for maximum space utilization because it extends up, making efficient use of otherwise inaccessible warehouse space, saving around 85% of ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on September 29th, 2010 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling

A Strange "Surprise" Welcome Home for an American Soldier

US Army Airborne Christopher Kunder wanted to surprise his family upon his return home from Afghanistan.  To his dismay the house was locked and no one was home.  Christopher thought he would try to find a way in and wait until they came back but a good neighbor mistook him for a burglar and soon Illinois finest showed up.  The rest of the story is heart-warming and humorous.  I personally find it uplifting to read the police officer's reaction and how he handled the situation.  Please read the full story on Bill Flick's Blog on Pantagraph.  This is a great story from any perspective.  As you can see from the image, young Christopher was reunited with his family.  Welcome Home Soldier! Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on September 22nd, 2010 :: Filed under: Blog,Military

Full Service Design and CAD Capabilities

American Warehouse Systems CAD department can produce detailed drawings for your materials handling system. By using the industry leader AutoCAD software, AWS will document and share project ideas to design a complete system that will suit your specific application. From a single cabinet concept drawing to a complex mezzanine, conveyor and automated system, these drawings will help insure your project is accurate and suits the specific application. With in-house CAD capabilities, American Warehouse Systems can save you time and money on your materials handling project.  Starting with an application analysis, the AWS CAD department can produce a detailed facility layout that will optimize the space of your facility. AWS can use existing building plans, sketches or complete a site survey to place your materials handling system appropriately ... Read more
Posted by Mark Juelich on September 15th, 2010 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling
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