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Scissor Lift Table Applications in Your Industry

Facility managers rely on all types of scissor lift tables — mobile and stationary, manual and powered — to increase productivity and complete essential material handling tasks while meeting the ergonomic needs of the workforce. A wide range of industries depend on these machines for vital work functions including: Creating ergonomic, variable-height workstations Safer, more efficient palletizing Vertical positioning of… Continue Reading

Comparative Analysis: BHS Battery Extractors vs. the Competition

Comparing Forklift Battery Extractors from Different Manufacturers All forklift battery changers serve the same general purpose — operations need to transport a 1-2 ton battery from the truck’s battery compartment to the charging rack, and vice versa — but they vary substantially in terms of design, efficiency, initial investment, and ongoing maintenance costs. This comparison of the five leading operator… Continue Reading

Managing Lift Truck Efficiency with Battery Fleet Management Technology

Introduction: Increasing Battery Room Efficiency Through Software Modern electric fork truck batteries offer significant improvements in performance and efficiency over older technologies, but operations will not realize the full benefits of these new tools without collecting and analyzing data through forklift fleet management software. High-quality lift trucks are a crucial component of any facility, but battery handling practices should always… Continue Reading

Best Safety Practices for Forklift Battery Charging and Handling

Industrial battery safety doesn’t need to be complicated. These battery charging safety tips should help you create an effective strategy for your operation. As with any industrial operation involving heavy equipment, safety is a major priority when charging batteries and utilizing forklift battery changers. If adequate safety precautions aren’t in place, personnel can face the danger of severe injury or… Continue Reading

Lift Truck Battery Solutions: Fast Charge Technology vs. Optimized Battery Handling Equipment

Introduction: Fast Charge Batteries and Lift Truck Fleets Because they eliminate the need for battery changes, fast charge systems are initially an attractive option for many warehouses and distribution centers that run multiple shifts per day. However, several disadvantages — including significantly higher capital costs and shorter battery life spans — make conventional battery handling systems a more cost-effective option… Continue Reading

Benefits of Forklift Battery Handling Equipment vs. Fuel Cell Technology

Introduction: Hydrogen Fuel Cells and Material Handling Equipment Hydrogen PEM fuel cells eliminate the need for forklift battery changers and other infrastructure, and the availability of tax incentives have made fuel cells an attractive option for some extremely large operations. However, full utilization of fuel cells is not yet a cost-effective option for most facilities, especially when lead-acid batteries are… Continue Reading

Ergonomics in Material Handling

Introduction: The Importance of Ergonomics in a Safe and Productive Workplace Ergonomics refers to the science of optimizing physical movement to improve efficiency while limiting stress, and poor ergonomic practices can create serious safety hazards. By following best practices and by utilizing appropriate equipment, operations can reduce lost productivity while providing a better working environment for equipment operators and other… Continue Reading