fct Faculdade de
Ciências e Tecnologia
da Universidade Nova de lisboa


Research and Development Unit for Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Education and Research Service

Materials Handling Systems (MHS)



What it is


Movement of raw materials from their native site to the point of use in manufacturing, their subsequent manipulation, as semi-finished goods, in production processes, the transfer of finished products from factories, their distribution to users, and disposal of scrap.


Services provided:




-       Handling and transportation in manufac-turing and warehousing environments

-       Automation and instrumentation equipment for the control and protection of materials, goods and products, to support logistics and the supply chain.



Courses at MSc & PhD level, Post-graduation programs and In-company courses on:

-       Define the needs, strategic performance objectives and functional requirement MHS.

-       Optimization of MHS reducing, combining, shortening or eliminating unnecessary movement that will impede productivity.

-       Analysis of MHS life cycle costs.





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