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Hardy in the News

When simple is best
Modern Materials Handling
July 4, 1991

Of all the materials handling equipment used by U.S. Forces in the Persian Gulf, a simple wooden box turned out to be one of the most versatile items around.

One version of the box, constructed of 3/4" in thick plywood and patented hardware and measuring 48 in.-long by 40- in wide by 27.5 in. high, was used to handle and move everything from food stuff to ammunition. Designed to be shipped and stored in a knocked-down format (at a 5:1 ratio), the easy to assemble box can be assembled with a rubber mallet and disassembled with a screwdriver in just minutes.

Similarly, the box is designed to open or disassemble easily, by using a prying instrument - such as a bayonet - to pop off the metal spring clips. Available in sizes ranging from 30 to 101 cubic ft, the boxes have identical bases - a key capability in rough handling environments where individual box parts are likely to be reused.

Giving new meaning to the word reusable, troops in the Persian Gulf used plywood panels from the boxes as construction materials, tent floors, and firewood.

 

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Tel: 215-699-6111
Fax: 215-699-6106
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Hotline: 1-800-445-4271