Superlift Material Handling Offers 30,000 Pallet Truck

Company SuperLift of Ontario, Canada is offering a new pallet truck weighing in at 30,000 pounds, referencing a super heavy duty pallet truck. Superlift Material Handling is a manufacturer of custom lift equipment. With this expansion of their pallet truck product line and will be able to accept orders of up to 30,000 lbs capacity. … Read more

Clean Energy Fuels BMW’s Forklift Fleet

With Plug Power’s recent expansion with BMW Manufacturing Co., has brought its clean energy fleet to 275 units. Thus, making it the largest fleet in North America. BMW Manufacturing Co. has a firm commitment to being economically friendly, as well as improving and incorporating modern technology in its production processes. In 2003, BMW equipped more … Read more

Making Your Workplace Safe For Changing Forklift Batteries

Industrial forklifts that are battery powered are used in an increasing variety of manufacturing and warehouse operations. Today’s electric batteries provide benefits like reduced emission, which helps many businesses (from small, family-owned groups to large corporations), achieve “green” goals regarding environmental responsibility. The other obvious benefits of today’s electric lift trucks are longer running times … Read more

Sysco Foods, Walmart Use Fuel Cells to Cut Costs, Emissions

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A Toyota fuel cell-powered forklift prototype

Fuel cells are devices that convert fuel into electricity using a chemical reaction involving oxygen or another oxidizing agent. Unlike batteries, fuel cells need constant supplies of the fuel and of oxygen. But as long as those are supplied, the fuel cell can produce electricity continually. The fuel they use might be hydrogen, natural gas or methanol.

The most famous early use of fuel cells was creating power for NASA space capsules, satellites and probes. Today they can be found in various commercial and industrial buildings, particularly in out-of-the-way or hard-to-access areas. Fuel cells can power virtually any vehicle, including cars, boats and forklifts. A recent article from Fuel Cell Today, published online at , poses the question of whether or not successful utilization of fuel cells in regions including the U.S. materials handling equipment industry will spread to other parts of the world.

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Choose the Right Order Picking Equipment to Improve Warehouse Performance

When running a warehouse, choosing the proper equipment is very essential. This is to assure good performance, proper inventory handling and distribution. Essential equipment that warehouse owners must acquire is proper order pickers like stackers, forklifts and pallet trucks. A recent study from WERC (Warehousing Education and Research Council ) shows that warehouse proffesionals used … 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