Problems We Solve.

Do you have a material handling or manufacturing problem?  A custom engineered automation solution could be the right solution.

Are you facing manufacturing or material handling challenges?

Han-Tek is an engineering solutions provider that can help you solve your toughest materials handling challenge. By bringing together the skills and expertise of our automation engineers and the automation and machine control technologies of our strategic partners – we can automate virtually any line, infeed, post-process system with a customized Han-Tek solution.

With more than 60 years in the business, we know that it takes more than an “off-the-shelf” solution to do the job right. And most cost effectively. Han-Tek specializes in overhead cranes, robotics, integrated conveyors, AGVs, systems automation, and machine controls. Let us show you how customized automation technology can maximize your productivity AND profitability. Contact our Solutions Group at or call us at 800.836.0237. Or review our case histories for fresh ideas to address pressing issues. 

Han-Tek Automation Solutions - Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (ASRS)

Material Handling Problems Automation Can Solve:

Material handling is a critical aspect of various industries and plays a significant role in solving several problems and challenges. Some of the key problems that material handling helps address include:


Material handling systems streamline the movement of goods and materials within a facility, reducing the need for manual handling. This helps improve operational efficiency and productivity.

Labor Costs

Manual material handling can be physically demanding and can lead to increased labor costs due to injuries and fatigue. Material handling equipment can reduce the physical strain on workers, lowering labor costs and improving safety.


Material handling equipment and systems are designed to minimize the risk of accidents and injuries associated with manual handling. This includes equipment like forklifts, conveyors, and pallet jacks, which reduce the need for heavy lifting and manual transportation.

Product Damage

Efficient material handling systems are designed to minimize the risk of product damage during transportation and storage. This is especially critical for industries dealing with fragile or perishable goods.

Space Utilization

Effective material handling can maximize the use of available storage space, allowing for greater storage capacity without the need for expanding facilities.

Time Savings

Streamlined material handling processes can save time in various operations, from manufacturing to order fulfillment, which can result in faster turnaround times for customers.

Environmental Impact

Improved material handling systems can contribute to reduced energy consumption, emissions, and waste, which is important for companies aiming to minimize their environmental impact.

Transportation Costs

Efficient material handling reduces transportation costs by allowing for the quick and organized loading and unloading of trucks and containers.

Customer Satisfaction

Timely and error-free material handling processes lead to faster order fulfillment and improved customer service, enhancing overall customer satisfaction.

Inventory Management

Material handling systems can help optimize inventory management by providing accurate tracking, reducing the risk of overstocking or stockouts, and improving inventory turnover.

Regulatory Compliance

In industries with strict safety and regulatory requirements, proper material handling can help ensure compliance and avoid penalties.

Supply Chain Complexity

Material handling can help make the process of getting products from suppliers to customers simpler and more efficient.


As businesses grow and change, flexible material handling solutions can adapt to new needs and scale accordingly.


Material handling equipment is designed to reduce physical strain on workers, promoting better ergonomics and reducing the risk of workplace injuries.

Waste Reduction

Efficient material handling minimizes product damage and waste, reducing the costs associated with damaged goods and disposal.

Automation systems we use to solve problems

Han-Tek will bring the most reliable robotic components to every materials handling solution we engineer. We fully integrate the robots, conveyor and retrieval systems, and machine controls with user-friendly software to ensure the solution will optimize your product movement needs and provide your business a competitive edge.

Benefits of Factory Automation

  • Increased factory/manufacturing line efficiencies
  • Eliminate downtime
  • Reduced personnel hazards
  • Automate labor intensive operations
Han-Tek Automation Solutions - Robotic Automation

Robotic Automation

Together with our strategic product partners, Han-Tek brings the most reliable robotic components to every materials handling solution we engineer. We fully integrate the robots and machine controls with user-friendly software to ensure the solution will optimize your product movement needs. resulting in a time-saving, cost-effective automated line.

Han-Tek Automation Solutions - Conveyor Systems

Conveyor Systems

Work-Cell Conveyor
Han-Tek preform handling conveyor solutions are engineered to deliver the goods like never before—faster, more efficiently, and at less cost than old-school conveyors.

In-line Conveyors™
Now your preforms can go directly from injection molding to blow molding, bypassing gaylords. So you can forget manual handling, fork truck operators, and dedicating space for storage. Or let Han-Tek design, build, and install an overhead system for preform handling that makes more efficient use of your vertical space.

Han-Tek Automation Solutions - Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (ASRS)

Automated Storage/Retrieval Systems (ASRS)

Han-Tek can design, build, and service every facet of a state-of-the-art ASRS. Or we can modify your existing ASRS to meet changing needs. We also create the control systems that fully integrate your ASRS with production, warehouse management systems, and administrative processes.
Han-Tek Automation Solutions - Palletization


Han-Tek can help you engineer a user-friendly, high-performance palletizing and depalletizing system to support your distribution operations.

Han-Tek Automation Solutions - Auto Guided Vehicles

Auto Guided Vehicles

Combining a Han-Tek-designed conveyor system with Automatically Guided Vehicles (AGVs), we can move virtually anything in your plant more safely and rapidly. We also integrate Automatic Guided Carts (AGCs) as part of our solutions as a certified SmartCart® distributor.

Collaborative Robots

Manufacturers are turning to Han-Tek to implement collaborative robots to help solve labor shortages, increase productivity and become more competitive with a cost-effective collaborative robot solution. Han-Tek is a Certified System Integrator (CSI) for Universal Robots, the #1 collaborative robot in the world.
Han-Tek Automation Solutions - Control Systems

Control Systems

Han-Tek’s custom software will integrate with all your automation and materials handling systems to help you control every aspect of your manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution processes in real time. It also delivers critical business intelligence and data analytics that help you continuously optimize your processes for maximum effectiveness and efficiency.

The “Problem. Solved.” Process.

Han-Tek follows a thorough data-driven discovery process which ensures we deliver the best solution and products for the clients’ business purpose and strategy.

It begins with a keen understanding of your current process and especially your short-term and long-term business goals and process automation objectives. We then gather the data and information to analyze and document our findings.

Based upon our findings, we will design an automation recommendation for your review, and with your input, finalize an automation design for execution. Finally, we’ll estimate every aspect of the project – from equipment to installation to controls – including a cost analysis that will demonstrate your return on investment.

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