Krishna Shankar Pandey, MBA-LSCM (Sem II, 2010-12)
(MHE) is mechanical devices for handling of
supplies with greater ease and economy. It is
the equipment which relates to storage,
materials, products and goods all through the
procedure of manufacturing, distribution,
disposal and consumption.
Material-handling equipments can be used to
It is utilized to increase output,
control cost and maximize the productivity.
Lifting equipment includes any equipment
used at work for lifting or lowering loads,
including attachments used for anchoring,
fixing or supporting it. These cover a wide
range of equipment including, cranes, fork-lift
trucks, lifts, hoists, mobile elevating work
platforms, and vehicle inspection platform
hoists. MHE can be classified into the
following five major categories-
Equipment used to move material from
one location to another (e.g., between
workplaces, between a loading dock and
a storage area, etc.). The major
subcategories of transport equipment are
conveyors, cranes, and industrial trucks.
manually using no equipment.
Equipment used to handle material at a
single location so that it is in the correct
machining, transport, or storage. Unlike
equipment is usually used for handling
at a single workplace. Material can also
be positioned manually using no