Author: Ian Wheeler

Next Generation in Warehouse Automation

Next Generation in Warehouse Automation

Technology
Imagine a forklift truck rolling down a narrow aisle guided automatically as it places inventory onto the racking systems along the way. The racking is standing over 40-feet tall over the warehouse floor. At the same time miniature robots are transporting the outgoing inventory to the appropriate fulfilment stations. All this makes it possible to pick 2,400 orders every hour. If you think that sounds like some kind of futuristic distribution centre or warehouse, you'd be wrong, because that's what modern distribution centres can be and are like. Automation is altering the way traditional warehouse facilities work, and companies are trying to maximise their throughput, while improving the accuracy of orders. They are doing this by using MH equipment, also known as materials handling equipm...
Five Fabulous Benefits of Yoga

Five Fabulous Benefits of Yoga

Health & Fitness
There are numerous benefits of yoga, which in the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit, means 'Union.' In the West, what is described as 'Yoga' would be possibly more accurately expressed by the Sanskrit word 'Asana', which refers to physical poses and postures. Both words are commonly used interchangeably in the Western world, with people often referring to the practice of the asanas, as yoga, or ‘Asana Yoga.’ Asana is one of several different types of yoga. The other types are more focused on spiritual and mental health rather than physical. Some of the more well-known forms of yoga include Hatha Yoga, which is an extremely disciplined yoga, practiced for clear-mindedness and harmonizing the body’s inner currents; and Karma Yoga, a meditative form of yoga which allows a person to free h
Starting A Beauty Salon – Have You Got What It Takes?

Starting A Beauty Salon – Have You Got What It Takes?

Fashion & Beauty
Have you ever considered running your own beauty salon? It isn't a bad investment, and the beauty industry is one of a few that have remained unchanged in the face of technological innovations. While other products and services can be obtained from the comfort of your own home, it is impossible to visit a beauty salon from your computer. That being the case, the beauty business is still booming, and people still need to look good. If you have a lot of time and a desire to make some money, then a beauty salon is the best way to go. Contrary to popular belief, starting a beauty salon is not the easiest thing in the world. Then again, if you are aware of the potential hardships involved, you might just come out ahead of the competition. Before you can really launch your business, however, yo...
Upcycled Furniture – It’s Not Just About Looking Good

Upcycled Furniture – It’s Not Just About Looking Good

Home & Garden
Upcycled furniture is becoming a well known term in the twenty-first century. From January 2010 until 2013 the word ‘upcycled’ was used on Etsy and Pinterest more than quarter of a million times. That figure has consistently risen by a few hundred percent every year since then. For those who feel the world is producing far too much waste and chewing through resources like a one hundred metre caterpillar on a lettuce leaf, upcycling offers up another way to balance the books... so to speak! What is the difference between Recycled and Upcycled? When items are recycled they are broken down and the materials that made them recovered (glass, paper, plastic etc). The recovered materials are then made into another object, although generally, the quality of the material will usually be a
Why Some Insurance Claims are Being Refused to Homeowners

Why Some Insurance Claims are Being Refused to Homeowners

Home & Garden
If you fail to notice something in the small print, your home or your car might not be protected by your insurance policy. Any unusual information should be included, even if you are not sure that it’s relevant. It’s too much of a risk to leave out any details, because a future claim could be refused by your insurance company. It is the role of a loss assessor to know whether an insurer is justified in rejecting a claim, but the Association of British Insurers puts the responsibility firmly on the customer to make sure that appropriate answers are given to every question on an insurance form. Home Insurance Claims A home contents policy will generally cover any item that could be removed from your home. However, there are some less usual items that you might have in your home tha
QROPS in Guernsey

QROPS in Guernsey

Money
Although Guernsey achieved independence in the 13th Century and has its own Government and consequently its own tax laws, it still retains many links with the rest of Britain. For these reasons people feel confident in investing their money and their pensions in Guernsey. As such, it has become one of the most attractive financial centres in the world, not only because of its political and economic stability, but also because of the many financial advantages. In terms of QROPS, Guernsey offers the following benefits: - For non Guernsey residents there is no income tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax to pay on QROPS pensions. - You can take a tax free lump sum of up to 25% from your QROPS pension fund, and Guernsey is currently trying to increase this to 30%.. - You can s...
Top Tips for Ensuring Your Items Are Safely Delivered

Top Tips for Ensuring Your Items Are Safely Delivered

Business
It’s obviously important when you are sending a package or documents with a courier service, that the items get where you want them to safely and on time. Accidents can on occasion happen and items do get lost or damaged in transit. In the following post therefore, we will look at some of great packaging tips to reduce the chances of that happening. These tips are provided by Alan Jeremy, export manager of Versapak International. Use the Right Packaging Materials Although our first tip may sound fairly obvious, you’d be amazed how many people choose the wrong materials to pack their items for delivery. Make sure you invest in good quality packaging materials therefore, like corrugated cardboard boxes, jiffy bags, parcel straps, triangular tubes of rolled paper, tough parcel tape and
The Cotswolds – A Unique Part of the World

The Cotswolds – A Unique Part of the World

Travel
Most of the time, when people go on vacation, they truly want the full experience. When a person goes to Ireland, for instance, they want Irish bread, Irish food, and particularly Irish surroundings. It's not always possible for an area to give people that experience, since some things are consistent across multiple locations. However, it is always reasonable to ask about the specific things that make an area stand out from the pack. Cotswolds tours can help people find these things out for themselves. However, people coming on a Cotswold tour from London for the first time can learn about these special characteristics smoothly and efficiently. There are certain ceremonies and activities found in the Cotswolds that are hard to come by elsewhere. There are woolsack races that involve pe...
Robot Welding: Will it Expand by 2020?

Robot Welding: Will it Expand by 2020?

Technology
Robot welding focuses on using sophisticated mechanized tools that are programmed to execute a welding process. The robots take care of the weld and handling part through an automated process. Some are under the impression that processes such as gas metal arc welding is robot welding. These processes are not equivalent to robot welding because they require the assistance of a human operator. The human operator prepares the materials for gas metal arc welding and other similar welding processes. Robot welding is used for resistance spot welding projects and arc welding projects. The Introduction of Robots Robots were introduced to big US industrial companies back in the 1960's. Spot welding in the automotive industry made robot welding popular in the 1980's. The number of robots bei...
Finding a Dream Property Overseas – Why Spain?

Finding a Dream Property Overseas – Why Spain?

Travel
Over the last few years, thousands of people have acquired a property in Spain, and a consistent and substantial growth in UK property prices has provided the opportunity for many people to achieve their dream of owning a second property. Reasons for considering a purchase of property in Spain can vary greatly. Some people might look for a holiday home for the family or perhaps a retirement home; others might look to make an investment on a property, perhaps to take advantage of market growth. Many of the long-standing resort areas of Spain have seen a downturn in development of property construction, which is partly due to the availability of new areas of the country. While Costa Blanca remains popular with property buyers, lesser-known parts of the country, such as Costa Calida are n...