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Manufacturing Ergonomics: Designing Injury-Resistant Workstations

workplace safety

We hear a lot about the importance of safety training and ergonomics in the workplace today. Protecting workers from harm should be the number one priority--especially in manufacturing--where repetitive motions and heavy lifting can put workers in danger. In these settings, it’s important to ensure they have the tools necessary to protect themselves from Musculoskeletal Disorders, like a pinched nerve, muscle tear, herniated disc, or other strain.

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose t-slot Extruded Aluminum

t-slot extruded aluminum from mk

Building superior equipment requires quality parts that fit together well and work reliably. At mk North America we’re committed to designing modular solutions that can be customized to fit even the most unique requirements.

Our aluminum framing / t-slot aluminum extrusions make it possible to construct just about anything our customers can imagine. That’s the advantage to working with a reliable and material that’s designed for flexibility such as extruded aluminum.

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Automate 2019 - Exciting News

mk North America is excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at Automate 2019, April 08-11 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. 

mk is prepared to launch an all new option for the VersaMove pallet-handling line of conveyor systems at Automate this year. This expansion of the VersaMove line will bring numerous benefits to the customer, their employees and the environment. 

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How Conveyor Manufacturers Assist the Battery & Fuel Cell Industry

Battery Conveyors

Batteries are a leading source of energy today powering tools, vehicles, electronics and even our homes. As the market demand increases for battery solutions, manufacturers must adapt to increase production while improving quality. 

Conveyors play a key role in the battery manufacturing industry as they offer the solutions necessary to carry and guide batteries for the lifecycle of their manufacturing process.

Here’s a closer look at some of the ways conveyor manufacturers are providing benefit to the battery industry so it can successfully meet market demands.

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Kevin Doughney - Reflecting on 25 Years at mk

Kevin Doughney, mk North America

In 1993 Kevin Doughney had years of experience working as a machinist for Sikorsky Aircraft and United Technologies, and was looking to make a change to a smaller company. In the late fall of that year he met with a man named Andreas Tietje, who started the North American division of Maschinenbau Kitz just five years earlier, mk Automation Engineering. On December 5, 1993 Kevin became the fifth employee at mk. The rest they say is history. I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with Kevin about the changes he has seen not only in mk, but within the industry as a whole.

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