Automated system makes material handling easier
A pharmaceutical company installs an automatic material handling system to solve ergonomic, labor, and bag disposal problems.
Eli Lilly, headquartered in Indianapolis, produces pharmaceuticals. The company’s Animal Health Business Division operates a facility in Lafayette, Ind., and uses a fermentation process to produce Tylosin, an animal antibiotic. Handling the 50-pound paper bags that held the antibiotic’s dry raw materials caused ergonomic problems for the workers and excessive labor and bag disposal costs for the company.