MHI’s Conveyor and Sorting Systems (CSS) industry group celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022.
Founded in 1972, the CSS Industry Group’s mission is to promote market growth and the efficient use of conveying and sorting systems in manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and other key markets. CSS also has a Vertical Piston Conveyor (VRC) Sub-Committee made up of the industry’s leading suppliers of material lifts designed to meet the safety requirements of ASME B20.1 – Safety Standard for Conveyors and related equipment.
Dan Barrera, Segment Manager at Carter Intralogistics, says, “CSS has given me the opportunity to increase my industry reach (networking) and broaden my knowledge. Most importantly, CSS gives me the opportunity to have a positive impact on our industry. In other words, it allows me to participate with a group of professionals to solve problems, establish standards and improve handling conditions.
“Being part of the long-standing CSS group within MHI has been a rewarding experience. Collaboration over the years with various industry experts has broadened the reach and produced great educational content. With the build of the new app and content derived from multiple SMBs, the group will continue to be a go-to place where people can learn about general conveyors, sorting solutions, and multiple types of material handling aspects,” adds Satyen Pathak, Executive Account for Engineered Conveyor Systems.
“The momentum and the team that drives CSS today, I’m happy to be involved with. Quite frankly, the forward-thinking CSS group is setting trends that other industry groups will surely follow,” said Mike Drolet, Director of Industrial Development – Logistics and Packaging at Murrelektronik.
“For the past 50 years, the MHI CSS Committee and its members have worked together to support and promote the conveyor industry and monitor external industry and regulatory threats. Without such vigilance, unified support from CSS members, and proactive promotion of the ASME B20.1 code standard, bringing conveying products to market and operating them profitably would have been difficult, at best. Together, we have overcome many regulatory hurdles, removing barriers to creating, installing and using innovative, safe and efficient material handling conveyor solutions,” says Chuck Cobb, Vice President – Sales, Marketing and product support from PFlow Industries Inc.
For Louis Coleman, Sr. Sales and Marketing at Autoquip, “This group has connected us with other HRV manufacturers to ensure that we are all working towards identifying product standards and to promote the safe and awareness of HRVs in our industry. It also allows for dialogue and understanding across the entire conveyor industry. »
To mark the occasion, CSS will be using a special logo to celebrate 50 years as a group. To learn more about CSS and CSS members, visit mhi.org/css.