Material Handling


The functionality of fully operational industrial solutions depends on Material Handling and Process Controls systems. These systems employ a variety of devices (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic) interfacing with the machines and operators to monitor and control their processes. Along with the digital and analog inputs and outputs, communication through network protocols (DeviceNet, Ethernet, etc.) manages this complicated equipment.

MIS Controls assembles the control systems for multiple manufacturing processes and tool applications.

What are Four Types of Material Handling?

Storage and Handling

Storage equipment is essential to any manufacturing company. Shelves and racks with automated or semi-automated functioning ease the process of distribution and product management.

Bulk Material Handling

Bulk equipment utilizes more machine processes such as stacking, elevating, conveying, and dumping. Large machinery stores, transports, and controls material while in the loose production stage.

Industrial Trucks

Vehicles or certain equipment move materials of larger quantities or sizes. Automated and manual systems handle processes, but Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV) perform pre-programmed functioning such as lifting material, loading, sliding, and transporting.

Engineered Systems

Engineered systems involve more complicated designs with multiple operations, usually warehouse automation. AGVs, conveyor belts, robotic delivery systems, and Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS) fall under this category.

Material Handling
& Process Control

Material Handling incorporates many aspects of the industrial process. MIS Controls assembles systems that maintain the movement, protection, storage, and control of materials and products throughout manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption, and disposal. As a process, material handling involves both semi-automated and automated equipment that require systems to make the supply chain work. 

Process Control Systems (PCS), or Industrial Control Systems, act as equipment that monitors and gives feedback for troubleshooting purposes throughout the manufacturing process. Examples of PCS types include Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) that all process data while production continues. These systems monitor pressure, flow rate, force/torque, and temperature through various sensors. The automated nature of these systems is integral in the project management of complex assemblies. 

Industrial Robot Performs Material Handling

Custom System Applications

The many systems that contribute to the Industrial and Material Handling efforts require controls to create a streamlined process. Some of these systems include:

  • Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems
  • Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
  • Automatic Identification and Data Collection
  • Converting Systems
  • Conveyors
  • Dock Equipment
  • Electrical Controls
  • Ergonomics
  • Hoisting Equipment
  • Industrial Robots
  • Integrated Material Handling Systems
  • Item Order Fulfillment Systems
  • Monorails and Workstation Cranes
  • Overhead Cranes
  • Packaging Operations
  • Processing / Cooking / Canning
  • Safety & Protective Guarding
  • Sortation
  • Water Treatment Incinerator

Your Operations

MIS Controls is your trusted industry partner for custom control panels and enclosure assembly. As shown above, we are a leading manufacturer in assembling Industrial Control Panels for Industrial functioning.

MIS Extended Service Capabilities:
  • Wire Processing
  • Cables and Harness Assembly
Customer Benefits:
  • Cost-Effective Product
  • Constant On-Time Delivery
  • UL 508A Approval Certification Availability
  • End-to-End Solution

For any industry, MIS prides itself on providing control solutions. Rely on experts to build your next system. To start a project in Industrial Solutions, contact us or request a quote!

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