Month: February 2018

DO YOU WANT TO SAVE BILLIONS?

We thought so!

RE-THINK YOUR FORKLIFT TRUCK’S SPEC TO STREAMLINE YOUR COSTS

Businesses could "save billions" by fitting attachments to their forklift trucks, according to materials handling experts. In one European industry, for example, businesses are – on average – believed to be saving as much as 600,000 Euros each in stock damage alone. Fork Lift Briefing spoke to Carlo Fallarini, sales and marketing director of Bolzoni Auramo, one of the world’s leading supplier of forklift › Read More

DRIVE UP YOUR FORKLIFT PRODUCTIVITY – NOT YOUR COSTS

Interested in boosting productivity without having to invest in the most powerful and expensive equipment? Expert rest_0808_8_main_inline_1.jpgsearchers explain the crucial factors to look out for.

To boost forklift productivity, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the weight of the truck. If, including load, it exceeds 10% on the rear axle, your operations can work with more confidence.

Surely good acceleration and high top speeds are the deciding factors › Read More

ARE YOUR WAREHOUSE TRUCKS WORKING FOR YOU?

Need extra-flexible goods handling? Four-way reach trucks, for example, operate in four directions. These workhorses are especially suitable for long bulky goods such as boards, planks and pipes.

When it comes to picking the right warehouse truck, your choice is influenced by how much you want to lift, how high you want to lift it, how far you want to travel and how much space you have to work in. Our simple guide should help you pinpoint the › Read More

Racking up the profits

Think outside of the box…Double-deep stacking could increase, under certain conditions, storage density by as much as 25%.

Lean production is a systematic method for waste minimilisation within a manufactoring system without sacrificing productivity. ‘Lean’ also takes into consideration waste created through overburden and waste created through uneveness in workloads. But because of this new waste management system, there is mounting pressure from senior management towards ‘lean’ production that has left many responsible for materials handling › Read More

Mousetrap deaths now top workplace killer

How one simple step can avoid tragedy in your firm

Tipping accidents are confirmed as one of the biggest causes of fatal accidents in the workplace, and distressingly, in almost all of these cases, the driver was ‘mousetrapped’ between the truck and ground. Recent studies by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA) stated that being act of being ‘mousetrapped’ can cause massive trauma to the head and upper body or worse, › Read More

Cheap Tyres – are they worth the risk?

"Good quality tyres moved 14% more pallets in a single shift"

We all like a bargain… especially in tough times. The trouble is that paying less can actually cost more in the long run… Take tyres for example. It’s easy to assume that they’re are all the same, right? WRONG! In a recent, wide-ranging and rigorous study we discovered that cheap tyres affect stability and dramatically reduce productivity, making them a very poor investment. During forklift › Read More

The Benefits of Regular Site Surveys

Regular Site Surveys Can Help Prevent Accidents, Improve Productivity and Save Money

It’s incredibly important to optimise the resources that are essential, no matter what your industry is. With storage, handling and distributing accounting for as much as 90% of the total production cycle, streamlining operations offers opportunities for the greatest dividends. Regular site inspections can allow you to uncover potential problems, everything from damaged equipment to inefficiency. More importantly, it gives you an opportunity to maximise efficiency, something › Read More