Automation and Materials Handling Case Studies

Heavy Barrel Handling - Drain and fill line

Whisky casks offer a unique and important materials handling challenge by the very nature of their variable size and shape. As an essential part of the whisky production process, finding safe and efficient means of moving barrels during the drain and fill process is a materials handling challenge.

Acoustic robotic spray cell from L.B. Foster

Thermal spraying is a technology which improves or restores the surface of a solid material.

Overhead conveyor solution for radiator painting

Domestic central heating manufacturers often use overhead conveyors to move heavy and awkward radiators on powder coating production lines.

Cummins UK's Daventry facility gets new automated engine transfer conveyor

Cummins is a global power leader that designs, manufactures, sells and services diesel and alternative fuel engines.

LB Foster Materials Handling helps drive Triumph Motorcycles forward

New conveyor installation at Triumph's Hinkley Works, in the Midlands.

L.B. Foster installs garment system for 4 million units at Clipper

L.B. Foster Materials Handling has designed, manufactured and installed a garment handling and storage system with huge storage capacity.

Innovative shuttle car solution moves totes for LINPAC Allibert

Specialist handling system designed for LINPAC Allibert by L.B. Foster.

Pallet conveyor system from L.B. Foster bridges the gap at Smith & Nephew

When the UK’s largest medical device company, Smith & Nephew, needed to urgently install a powered pallet conveyor system at its Wound Management headquarters in Hull it called in L.B. Foster.

LB Foster conveyor increases process efficiency of Honda assembly line

L.B. Foster has completed the installation of a continuously moving, inverted monorail conveyor for a dashboard sub assembly line at Honda’s UK manufacturing plant in Swindon.