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Yard Ramp Transportation and Positioning

If your business ships and receives materials by the truckload — but your facility doesn’t have a dedicated loading dock — you essentially only have three choices: Unload trucks manually. This option carries high labor costs, has limited efficiency, and poses serious injury risks for workers. If you expect to handle pallet loads, this option isn’t realistic. Build a new… Continue Reading

Choosing Between Powered and Manual Battery Handling Equipment

For large forklift fleets in fast-paced environments, powered battery handling equipment offers clear advantages over manual equipment, and more powered functions typically allow for a faster, more productive fleet. However, the decision is tougher for more modest fleets. Managers of facilities that only operate several lift trucks per shift must balance many factors to determine whether powered or manual battery… Continue Reading

BHS Introduces Conduit Carrier Cart to Warehouse Equipment Line

November 18, 2015 – St. Louis, Missouri — Battery Handling Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling and battery changing equipment, recently announced the release of the Conduit Carrier Cart (model CC-5K), a new material handling product for the electrical industry. The Conduit Carrier Cart simplifies the handling and transportation of rigid electrical conduit, which has long, narrow dimensions that do not fit easily onto material handling vehicles. The CC-5K safely transports up to 5,000 pounds of conduit on an ergonomically designed steel frame. “Conduit poses a challenge for electricians, and the CC-5K answers a crucial need in the warehousing industry,” said Katy Cortinovis, Marketing Manager at BHS. “Forklifts and pallet jacks have a hard time with bundles of… Continue Reading

BHS and Local Dealer Team Up to Make Battery Changes 9 Times Faster

Many BHS solutions start when a frustrated facility manager contacts an equipment dealership to discuss problems in the battery room. Dealers are a crucial first point of contact for these customers, and BHS offers unprecedented support to empower members of their dealer network with the most relevant, up-to-date knowledge about available battery room solutions. BHS nurtures relationships with dealers by offering 24-hour support and robust training resources, including the BHS Sales Academy, the BHS Service School, and a Mobile Showroom where customers can learn about BHS products firsthand. In 2010, the strong partnership between BHS and one of their dealers — Magnum Industrial Power, based in Lawson, Missouri — helped a major 3PL firm solve the productivity problems that were… Continue Reading

BHS Battery Room Floors and System Stands Increase DC Productivity, Avoid Downtime

The BHS Supplier Program provides total solutions for forklift battery rooms, including consultation, site analysis, equipment sales, and installation. BHS battery room specialists maintain close contact with companies after the battery room is complete, ensuring optimal battery room functionality during day-to-day operation. Occasionally, clients ask their BHS Supplier Teams to address problems in battery charging areas built by competitors. This was the case in 2014, when a multinational Fortune 500 company asked BHS to investigate battery room conditions at one of their major North American distribution centers (DCs). The Problem: BHS Products Discussed in This Case Study BHS Battery Room Floors Exceptional flatness and levelness 10,000 lb/in2 capacity Resistant to acid, abrasions, and impact BHS System Stands Heavy duty steel… Continue Reading

Safety Tips for Operating Lift Trucks On and Around Dock Ramps

In most warehouses, loading docks are buzzing hubs of activity. They’re also dangerous places to operate a forklift, and workplace safety organizations have developed a wide range of regulations and recommendations to keep workers safe on and around the dock. Some of these standards include: OSHA Standard 1910.22 Walking-Working Surfaces OSHA Standard 1910.176 Material Handling OSHA Standard 1910.178 Powered Industrial… Continue Reading