June 29, 2022
Automated Material Handling (AMH)
Automated Material Handling (AMH)


Automated Material Handling (AMH) refers to any automation that reduces or eliminates the need for humans to check materials in and out, sort materials, or move bins and bins of library materials.

The mechanical equipment used in AMH systems includes check-in machines, sorters, conveyors, separators, stackers and destackers , bins, bins, carts, and bin carriers. Somewhere in the process there must be a scanner to read the barcode or a reader to read the RFID tag (or both). Various belts, pulleys, chutes, chutes and laser beams are used to ensure bins do not overflow. Align each item correctly and slide or carry it into the correct bag or bin. Self check-out kiosks are sometimes classified in the AMH category because they take the check-out step out of the hands of the staff. However, they do this by letting the customer do it themselves, so it’s more of a self-service feature than automation.

Automated material handling refers to the management of material processing through the use of automated machinery and electronic devices. In addition to increasing the efficiency and speed with which materials are produced, shipped, stored, and handled, automated materials handling reduces the need for people to do all the work manually. This can significantly reduce costs, human error or injury, and hours lost when human workers require heavy tools to perform certain aspects of the job or are unable to physically perform the work.

Material Handling Automation Services provide one-stop automated equipment and system solutions for the material handling process. Material handling automation devices are commonly found in warehouses and manufacturing facilities where mass production requires heavy machinery to create useful products from raw materials. Businesses use automated material handling equipment because it increases productivity and reduces waste, resulting in significant cost savings. Material handling automation devices reduce the need for human involvement in the manufacturing process. This reduces the likelihood of human error or injury. This type of equipment is often used for jobs that would otherwise exceed a person’s physical limits, such as lifting extremely heavy loads or working with hazardous materials. The following table describes the common types of material handling automation equipment.