Three Tools to Safely Clear Conveyors Jams

By Globe Composite | Aug 9, 2017 11:21:36 AM

Whether your company moves thousands or millions of packages, operational inefficiencies, product damage or downtime can mean the difference between success and failure.

Globe's engineering team noticed that distribution centers were using bent metal makeshift tools to unjam packages on conveyor systems. Sometimes the bent metal ends were welded or fastened and the sharp edges of the tool punctured the package or damaged the product. These makeshift tools aren’t easy to repair, causes product damage and are not safe for package handlers or employees. 

Topics: Airports, Product Showcase, Material Handling, Transportation

Composite Conveyors Eliminate Metallic Interference & Increases RFID Readability

By Globe Composite | May 23, 2017 8:57:06 AM

Did you know that 72% of retailers plan to upgrade their supply chain with real-time visibility enabled by automation, sensors and analytics? And, 70% of
these retailers are planning to provide item-level RFID tracking technology.Additionally, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) shared results of a study finding that RFID can reduce the number of mishandled bags globally up to 25 percent by 2022.  

Delta Airlines, for example,  is already using RFID technology at 84 airports. 
So, what does this mean for future of material handling at parcel & distribution centers, as well as airports?

Topics: Material Handling

How to Reduce Downtime in Parcel & Distribution Centers

By Globe Composite | May 3, 2017 1:14:43 PM

In any parcel or distribution facility, there are several pieces of equipment that are critical to operations. Tilt-tray sorters, diverter arms, actuators, and conveyance components all keep business operations running smoothly. Packing and shipping tools, such as palletizers, trailers, and trucks, play an integral role in the efficient movement of parcels. Unfortunately, each of these critical tools can experience issues that disrupt performance.

Downtime can be costly and disrupt the flow of your whole enterprise. There is nothing more frustrating than watching an essential piece of equipment sit idle. Are these frustrations just a part of the job, or is there something you can do to minimize unscheduled downtime?

Topics: Material Handling

The Safer Alternative: RoHS Compliant Radiation Shielding Material

By Globe Composite | Dec 2, 2016 1:30:00 PM

As we explored in our recent blog, the industry standard for radiation shielding in X-Ray and C/T scanners is lead-based materials. Any individual responsible for producing, using, maintaining, handling or disposing of lead-based materials and products is at risk. With a better understanding of the debilitating (and potentially fatal) effects of lead exposure, many industries have moved towards lead-free or RoHS compliant materials.

Topics: Radiation Shielding

3 Different Types of Radiation Shielding Materials

By Globe Composite | Dec 2, 2016 9:32:01 AM

For decades, lead has been considered the paradigm in radiation shielding. The material is cheap, easy to process, and provides durable shielding. Yet, there has been an overwhelming increase in health, safety, and environmental concerns over the mining, processing, handling, and disposal of lead. In fact, lead has already banned from use in many applications, such as motor fuels, paint, and water pipes. If this is any indication, the cessation of lead will continue to spread across industries.

Topics: Radiation Shielding

5 DOT Traffic Control Benefits of Composite Traffic Delineators

By Globe Composite | Dec 1, 2016 11:00:00 AM

According to the
Center for Disease Control & Prevention, over two million individuals are injured and 32,000 are killed each year in motor vehicle accidents. As an employee of or contractor for the Department of Transportation, you have a critical responsibility to guide the flow of traffic, reduce congestion, and ultimately create a safer transportation environment for drivers. Even if you’re an owner of a large parking area at an airport, shopping mall or entertainment venue, managing and controlling traffic is essential.

Topics: Airports, Industrial, Transportation

4 Common Conveyor Belt Problems Solved Using Composite Materials

By Brian Evans | Nov 15, 2016 11:32:59 PM

When it comes to material handling, the conveyor that the materials are transported on is just as important as the materials themselves. While the primary goal of most conveyor systems is to provide an opportunity to inspect products and transport them throughout your facility, this is not possible without the implementation of a proper handling system. 

Topics: Material Handling

A Superior Alternative to Buna-N for Industrial Applications

By Globe Composite | Nov 1, 2016 8:59:13 AM

Engineers are tasked with selecting the perfect material for your gasket application. Each part must be able to withstand the task at hand, including operating temperature and being flexible enough to maintain a proper seal throughout the process. 

As we discussed in our last blog, engineers historically chose asbestos because it served a myriad of important functions; it was durable, able to handle high temperatures and parts-handling, and relatively affordable. Unfortunately, it was also linked to mesothelioma, an invasive and often fatal type of lung cancer. Once it was pulled off the market, workers had to find an alternative for their gasket solutions.

Topics: Science of Composites, Submersibles, Industrial, Composite Applications

An OEM's Opportunity: RoHS Compliant, Non-Lead Radiation Shielding Curtains

By Brian Evans | Oct 28, 2016 3:26:46 PM

Despite the declining popularity of lead-based products, RoHS compliant products are still not universal in the workplace. According to, “approximately 804,000 workers in general industry and an additional 838,000 workers in construction are potentially exposed to lead.”

Topics: Radiation Shielding

An Engineer's Guide to Material Selection for Gaskets

By Globe Composite | Oct 12, 2016 10:01:00 PM

As the engineer responsible for ensuring the performance and safety of sealing components, there can be quite a lot of pressure riding on making the proper material selection for a specific application. Before you even begin to think about installing and testing a new gasket, you are tasked with the critical responsibility of selecting a material that is compatible with the surrounding environment, can withstand the operating temperature and pressure, and is flexible enough to achieve a proper seal.

Topics: Submersibles, Industrial

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