An air balancer is a material handling device powered by compressed air that’s used to load, unload and transport material loads. These devices use air pressure as the power source to lift loads. Air balancers are similar to air hoists except the fact that air balancers provide more accuracy and precision for lifting loads. Air … Continue reading Air Balancing: Everything You Should Know
A job in material handling can be dangerous. A report published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that a total of 5147 fatal work injuries were recorded in the US in 2017. Additionally, transportation and material moving accounted for 47% of worker deaths in 2017. But on the bright side, most industry experts agree … Continue reading Knowing the Proper Safety Equipment to Use for Materials Handling – And Its Proper Use
Forklifts are one of the leading causes of workplace injuries around the world. In fact, there are about 34,900 serious injuries annually due to forklift accidents, whereas there are 61,800 non-serious injuries annually related to forklift accidents. These are pretty grim statistics about a piece of machinery that is so widely used in factories and … Continue reading 6 simple tips to ensure forklift safety
In the material handling business, downtime is dreaded as one of the worst things to happen to an operation. When your equipment isn’t running and employees aren’t working, productivity and profit take a hit. What’s worse than downtime is unplanned downtime. It’s common knowledge that downtime should be avoided at any cost. But only a … Continue reading How Much Does Downtime Cost A Materials Handling Operation?
There is no denying the fact that forklifts are among the most used material handling equipment in industries around the world. However, many businesses rely only on forklifts for their material handling needs. They use manual labour for other material handling applications such as lifting, reaching and positioning. While forklifts are extremely efficient at transporting … Continue reading Not Just Trucks: How An All-round Solution Can Boost Your Business
The forklift is an integral part of many manufacturing and storage facilities as forklifts are highly useful machines for material handling applications. Due to this reason, many organizations employ a large fleet of forklifts in their facilities. In such cases, the cost of forklifts becomes a significant expense as purchasing, using and maintaining a large … Continue reading Forklift costs: Which cost should you focus on?
Proper maintenance of your forklift batteries ensures a long battery life and keeps your operation running smoothly. When a forklift’s battery is down, it means that a forklift is down and as a result, productivity takes a dip. Proper maintenance and care of the forklift batteries could significantly extend their life. So let’s find out … Continue reading Forklift battery maintenance tips
Using material handling equipment on lease is quite popular. But when the lease on the equipment is ending, many business managers consider whether to continue using their old equipment by extending the lease or to investing in new trucks. The fact is, there’s no one fit-for-all answer to this question. It depends on the organization … Continue reading Keeping your old equipment or investing in new trucks – What’s better for you?
The cornerstone to a safe workplace is an effective material handling safety policy. A comprehensive safety policy set in place by the management lays down proper safety procedures for workers to follow, which leads to fewer accidents and injuries. Apart from having a safety policy, strict adherence and implementation of the policy is equally important. … Continue reading An Effective Materials Handling Safety Policy
Safety is a crucial aspect when it comes to material handling due to the fact that a large number of material handling related accidents are reported each year in the United States. While material handling devices promote user safety, they can also cause injuries if not used with proper safety equipment and procedures. Ensuring worker … Continue reading Knowing the Right Safety Procedures for Lifting Equipment in Material Handling