Rules of Thumb

TranSystems Publishes 12th Edition Rules of Thumb

Rules of Thumb referenceTranSystems is pleased to announce the 12th Edition of Rules of Thumb - a practical tool for estimation of capital equipment costs associated with alternative layouts, operating systems, equipment applications, security, warehouse technologies and other general guidelines.

There are two ways to access our Rules of Thumb:

1. Hard Copy Booklet – you can request a hard copy by completing the form and submitting it online. Or, by visiting with us during one of the tradeshows and other events we will be attending this year.
2. Web Tool – just follow the instructions below, and you will receive an email with the requested calculations.

This publication was originally created by Gross & Associates, acquired by TranSystems in 2008. We’ve made some changes to this latest edition. Tell us what you think – we’d love to hear from you:

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