Lift Trucks

Smooth Transition at the Loading Dock

September 17, 2021

Forklift operators cross the threshold from facility to floor to trailer bed more than 100,000 times each year. Implementing a proper Smooth Transition Dok System® can help protect workers from chronic injuries such as lower back pain developed from Whole Body Vibration (aka “Dock Shock”). It can also help increase the lifetime of equipment by…


Powered Industrial Trucks, General Industry – Regulation 29 CFR 1910.178

September 1, 2021

Ranking: 7 A Workplace Story From a NIOSH In-house FACE Report: A 16-year-old part-time worker died when the forklift he was operating tipped over during a turn occurring as the truck was going from a paved alley onto a gravel surface. The worker, who was not wearing the forklift’s seat belt, either jumped or was…


Meet Air Technical’s RBC

August 30, 2021

The Self-Propelled Reversible Boom Crane is the pinnacle of shop crane mobile work, assembly, and positioning equipment. Easily maneuver around a crowded shop, navigate narrow aisles and sharp turns to get to the load and get the load to where it needs to go. Legless frame design means it can be driven right up to…


Hydrogen Fuel Cells Power Round-The-Clock Manufacturing Productivity

August 24, 2021

By Steven LaFevers From automotive and aerospace to textiles, filtration systems and more, manufacturing depends on maximizing efficiency at every level to succeed in a competitive global marketplace. With profit margins often less than 10 cents on each dollar of revenue, the just-in-time system reflects the industry’s extreme cost consciousness. Processes are carefully tuned to…


Matrix Design Group Introduces OmniPro Collision Avoidance System with Visual Artificial Intelligence

August 16, 2021

Matrix Design Group, a leading provider of technology for mining and industrial safety and productivity, has introduced its new collision avoidance system® for facilities, OmniPro. This innovative application of Visual Artificial Intelligence (Visual AI) enables line-of travel, crosswalk and blind-spot pedestrian and vehicle alerting that can be adapted to any industrial setting. Consisting of up-to-three…


Forklift Certification & Enforcement: Take It Seriously

August 10, 2021

By: Brian Colburn, Contributor If you look at things worth achieving in life, most require work, patience, time and some level of competency. I once watched a show about U.S. Navy Seal training; it stated that about 75% of the trainees would not successfully complete the training due to its demanding requirements. Other programs, such…


As Emissions Reach Record Levels, Propane is Today’s Decarbonization Solution

July 29, 2021

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) emphasizes the need to accelerate decarbonization today with clean energy sources like propane. A new study from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide peaked during May to the highest levels ever recorded at an average of 419 parts per million. “The…


Combilift’s 60,000th Truck Delivered

July 14, 2021

The Irish manufacturer Combilift recently marked a further milestone when it’s 60,000th unit came off the production lines at the company HQ in Monaghan and was shipped to the other side of the world. The customer taking delivery of this special forklift is Metroll, a leading Australian manufacturer and supplier of steel building products including…


Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Beyond

July 6, 2021

By: Ric Schlesinger, Contributor The field of ergonomics continually strives to create products that, in industrial settings, improve production line operations and increase productivity while at the same time reducing or eliminating operator strain. Ergonomics is quite simply fitting the job to the person, rather than vice versa. It brings together anatomy, physiology, engineering and…


The Small But Mighty Pallet Jack

July 6, 2021

By: Maureen Paraventi It’s no secret that automation is transforming operations in warehouses, distribution centers, factories and other facilities where large quantities of good are moved from one location to another. Amid all of the complex new systems being rapidly rolled out and adopted, though, is a relatively simple piece of equipment that many companies…