Category: Forklift design

Modern Technology for the Modern Forklift Driver

How can modern technology help the forklift driver work better?

Just like modern cars, modern forklift trucks are also increasingly equipped with electronic tools that make the truck work more efficient and safer. What the Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Alert and Pro-Collision System are in road traffic, features like Intelligent Curve Control, Sensitive Drive System, 360 Degree Steering and Auto Fork Levelling are helping the forklift driver. Today, we hardly come across too long braking distances due › Read More

FORKLIFT WARRANTIES WITH FREE DOWNLOAD

IS BUYING AN EXTENDED WARRANTY A SENSIBLE SAFEGUARD OR A WASTE OF CASH? HERE ARE SEVEN ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN MAKING YOUR CHOICE.

Do you like taking risks? At some time most of us have played the lottery or placed a bet on the outcome of a sporting event. But would you do the same with your day-to-day business? forklift-warranties-5-year-seal.jpg Above: Mitsubishi five year Extended Powertrain Warranty. Look closely › Read More

The Battle of the Engines!

ELECTRIC VS IC ENGINE FORKLIFTS: THE CONTINUOUS BATTLE

There’s a battle raging between electric and IC engine forklifts, but which side will you choose? Just a few years ago, the choice was simple. But the latest developments in electrics make it a much tougher decision. While many lift truck manufacturers are emphasising the benefits of electric, at Welfaux we understand the real value from weighing up the options. After all, it’s the only way to ensure › Read More

ENHANCE YOUR FORKLIFT SAFETY WITH THESE 3 ADD-ONS

STUDIES ACROSS EUROPE SHOW THAT THOUSANDS OF FATAL OR NEAR-FATAL ACCIDENTS ARE STILL HAPPENING EVERY YEAR IN OUR WAREHOUSES. SO HOW CAN YOU ENHANCE YOUR FORKLIFT TO MAKE IT SAFER?

Amongst other causes, visibility seems to be a major issue. With more than half of forklift accidents seriously injuring workers on foot, it’s clear that more should be done to give pedestrians better warning when a truck is getting too close. This article concentrates on what › Read More

Fingertip controls

While fatal and life-changing accidents may grab the headlines, there are longer-term injuries which affect countless forklift operators each day. Repetitive strain injuries are most associated with workers using computers or pneumatic drills, but upper limb disorders (ULD) affecting operators are costing British businesses millions of pounds each year.

RSI

RSI may not be your top consideration for a new truck. However, because these types of injury are so common, it’s worth really thinking about the ergonomics of your truck’s controls. You may think this isn’t › Read More

STREAMLINE YOUR COSTS WITH ATTACHMENTS

ATTACHMENTS ‘SAVE BILLIONS’ FOR BUSINESS

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 – 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 attachments, to find out more about how attachments could help your business. › Read More

FIVE WAYS TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY

SHORT-SHUTTLE FORKLIFT WORK, FIVE WAYS TO SAVE TIME AND MONEY:

 

1. CONFIDENCE BOOSTS PRODUCTIVITY

In over 20 years of field research, the most important factor in forklift productivity has always been the operators’ confidence that the truck will behave as they expect. That ability to work instinctively, without hesitating or worrying over the controls, saves more time than lift speed, acceleration or any other statistic – especially when the pressure’s on. So look first and foremost for › Read More

When Two Becomes One: Higher Fuel Efficiency & TCO

CLEANER ENGINES ARE GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT – AND YOUR TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP (TCO)

The demand for lower vehicle emissions and higher fuel efficiency in the automotive industry has drifted over other motive industries. And, industrial lift trucks are no exception. Besides the market demand, European regulations have influenced the development of the modern industrial engines. To meet these requirements, many diesel engine manufacturers are using Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) systems, an emission after-treatment technology that converts Oxides of › Read More

They Say a Cleaner Engine Leads to a Cleaner Conscience

…and your conscience will definitely be cleaner when you realise that having a forklift truck with a clean engine is good for the environment. plus, it’s better for your total cost of ownership too!

Demand for lower vehicle emissions and higher fuel efficiency in the automotive industry has drifted over other motive industries. And, industrial lift trucks are no exception. Besides market demand also (European) regulations influenced the development of the modern industrial engines. But having a clean engine could › Read More