Introduction to Material Handling

Course Description

Introduction to Material Handling is offered online in an interactive, self-paced platform. Interactive activities and problem-solving utilize various learning styles in order to ensure maximum knowledge retention and provide tools that can immediately be put to use.

Newcomers as well as those who are looking for a refresher will come away from this course with a common foundation from which to advance their knowledge and skills in material handling as it relates to injection molding.


Course Highlights
  • Bill of Materials
    Identify the pieces of information on a Bill of Materials that are significant to successful material handling.
  • Storing and Labeling Material
    Recognize the proper ways that material is stored and labeled.
  • Calculating Correct Material Mixes
    Define let-down ratios and percentages and explore their use when calculating mixes of plastic materials and additives.
  • Plastics and Moisture and the Basics of Drying Material
    Recognize the effects of moisture, the basics of drying plastic materials, and the general functions of material dryers.
  • Material Handling Auxiliary Equipment
    Identify frequently used pieces of auxiliary equipment in the material handling process, along with their purposes and functions.
  • Cleaning and Maintenance of Material Handling Equipment
    Identify some of the best practices regarding the cleaning and maintenance of commonly used material handling equipment.
Course Prerequisites


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