What is Material Handling 

Material handling is the movement, protection, storage and control of materials and products throughout manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption and disposal.

Why it is Important

Material Handling is an essential component of any successful warehouse. This means material handling can improve customer service by making products easy to find, move, and ship out; cut costs by reducing the amount of time spent moving products; and reduce product damages by properly transporting your products.

In which Industries are Material Handling Equipments Used In

  • Infra-Structure Industry

  • Industrial trucks,

  • Crane & lifting Equipment,

  • Conveyor and Storage & Racking System From Construction

  • Mining,

  • Automotive,

  • Food & Beverage,

  • Health Care Industry

  • Other Significant Industries Contributing To The Progress of the market.

Material Handling

X-Y-Z Sliders

Machine Parts or tools which require 'inline' motion can be readily mounted to the VN Mechanics Linear slides either on the surfaces provided at the slide bar end block, or on the housing when the slide bar end are fixed. Thus permitting the housing to move. Our Linear Actuator Units have importance in wide range of automation applications including packaging equipments, pick and place, dispensing, welding, positioning limit Switches, tables, complete assemblies, industrial cameras, MicroscopesTIJ and CIJ Printers

Robotic Tracks

  • Robotic linear tracks are designed and produced with high quality to increase manufacturing productivity for all robotic applications.

  • Robot tracks help to enhance robot workspace by different payload capacities and modular structure features.

  • The linear tracks are designed to allow high speed and long distance moving with high precision. We offer optimized solutions to meet expectations of various applications.

  • Linear tracks can be delivered with or without the required servo motor, enabling the customers to use their own choice of motor.


Robotic tracks can be used in a wide range of industries including:

  • Automotive industry (OEM, Tier 1)

  • Aerospace industry

  • Sheet Metal industry

  • Die And Mould industry

  • Electronics industry

  • Plastics industry

  • Medical industry

  • Food Industry industry

  • General Industries

Skates and Jacks

Load moving skates are mechanical handling equipment used to transport heavy machinery and other items in the work area. Machinery skates mainly use nylon, polyurethane or steel wheels / castors and work though are also less often fitted with roller tracks, like tank tracks (Economical and ideal for general workshop moving jobs, all types of machine tools, fabrication etc). Dependant on customer requirements we offer load moving systems with fixed and swivel castors or indeed a combination of both. Most of our materials skates are designed to be manually manoeuvred (push / Pull) though most can be assisted by a tug or fork truck. Materials load moving skates work best on a flat smooth surface free from dirt or other obstructions. All our load movers are individually load rated and / or rated as a set. Sets of machinery skates usually include one front steerable skate and a pair of fixed wheel rear trailing skates with a tie bar. We also sell many individual skates, roller pinch bars to manually raise a load and materials movers otherwise sometimes referred to as materials scoots (or scoots). We have tried to compile a range suitable for all professions and budgets, please contact our sales or technical staff if you need any assistance or a quotation.(Get the last line for all products.)

  •  Large diameter rollers – for good, even weight distribution offering maximum floor protection

  • Quality thrust bearing – the platform swivels on this for steering around tight bends (steerable skates)

  • One metre draw bar – included for even easier manoeuvring (steerable skates)

  • Rubber non-slip pad – fixed on the platform to reduce risk of load slippage

  • Range of capacities – available in a convenient range of up to 20 tonnes.

Gantry Systems

  • The Base gantry system, the SGN series for Y-X-Z movements for robot weights from 300 kg up to 2.500 kg.

  • The Bridge gantry system, the SBGN series, for applications with long X strokes for robot weights up to 300 kg.

  • The Pillar gantry system, the SPGN series, also with Y-X-Z movement and rotating functionality on the pillar, for robot weights up to 300 kg.

TDRi gantrys  are designed for high performance, high quality and long lifetime.

Our gantrys can be equipped with our patented telescopic Z-stroke as an option if the ceiling height in the factory is very low.

Gantrys are available for all types and brands of industrial robots. For example FANUC, Motoman, ABB, KUKA, Kawasaki etc.

Just specify which robot model you will use and we will help you with selecting the right specifications of motors and drives to be able to reach the best performance.

TDRi gantry systems are available with XYZ, YZ or Z axes options, with up to 3 robots at one gantry system.

The gantry systems are suitable for all kind of robotics applications. Particularly arc welding, material handling, packaging and machine tending.

Combine our gantrys with our positioners to compose a full system. More info on positioners can be found here, https://tdri.se/robot-positioners/ .

Robotic Grippers

In the simplest terms, grippers are devices that enable robots to pick up and hold objects. When combined with a collaborative (or 'cobot') industrial robot arm, grippers enable manufacturers to automate key processes, such as inspection, assembly, pick & place and machine tending.

There are four types of robotic grippers: vacuum grippers, pneumatic grippers, hydraulic grippers and servo-electric grippers. Manufacturers choose grippers based on which handling application is required and the type of material in use.