Low-Tech Device Offers High Efficiency for Pallet Stacking

For many warehouses, docks and other businesses, the problem with pallets is stacking and storing them safely. All too often, storing pallets are an afterthought. While some slotted, nesting plastic pallets are a little easier to store, wood pallets offer more of a challenge for many operations. When not stored properly, wood pallets can break, … Read more

Steps for a Pallet Jack Usage

A Pallet Jack is for lifting heavy objects or pallets off the ground to move them to your desired position and do it without breaking the backs of numerous workers. The operator though, must be knowledgeable and the pallet jack itself must have a great turning radius, a good set of loading wheels and strong … Read more

Growth of an Industrial Supply Company in a Shrinking Economy – Part 2

Whereas just a few years ago, they may have been thinking about expanding their operations and buying new forklifts and other big ticket items, now they are putting those purchases off. At the same time, they are ordering less of their regular supplies, such as boxes, packing tape and other goods. What can their supplier … Read more

Pallet Jacks and Their Many Uses: Part 3

Both standard and powered types of jacks are often referred to as pallet trucks. The powered style trucks allow the operator to walk behind or in some cases stand on or sit in the pallet truck while he operates it. Battery powered, these jacks are designed to move at slow speeds of around 2 mph. … Read more

Pallet Jacks and Their Many Uses: Part 2

In spite of its simplicity of design, an inexpensive yet high quality manual pallet jack can lift a payload of up to 5500 lbs and still be moved by a single worker. Because of the leverage offered by the long handle, the pallet can easily be lifted off of the ground to carrying height with … Read more

Pallet Jacks and Their Many Uses: Part 1

Along with forklifts, pallet jacks are among the most indispensable pieces of materials handling equipment in the workplace. Virtually every type of business that requires the regular movement of large quantities and weights of goods has at least one basic manual pallet jack at its disposal. Larger warehouses, factories and other industrial workplaces often have … Read more

Part 2 – Materials Handling and the Chain of Supply

Bishamon Pallet Jack is essential to the Materials Handling industry. Murphy’s Law is no joke – if it’s possible for something to go wrong, it is bound to go wrong at some time or other. Those who know this also know the value of risk management. No matter how reliable your forklift has been in … Read more

Essential Materials Handling Equipment (Part I)

The term, “materials handling” covers a broad spectrum of industrial goods. The most obvious examples of these would be the equipment and containers that are directly involved with the process of moving items. In the industry, however, there are many other products that comprise a complete material handling system. On the warehouse floor, any motorized … Read more