Technical Questions

On all brands of forklifts, information is located on a capacity plate, showing load center and capacity ratings. The plate is installed from the factory, and as attachments are added or removed in the field, new factory plates can be ordered and placed on the forklift.
There are many reasons to replace tires. Chunking and cracking of the tire tread is one reason. Normal wear is expected with regular use, so check the tread. There could be a safety line on the tire to indicate replacement wear. Some tires have no wear line, and in these cases, use the top of the tire size or tire brand name as the wear line. If your equipment has pneumatic (air-filled) tires, a flat tire causes most repairs due to puncture. Sometimes we can patch, but the patch repair possibility depends on the puncture size and location.
Just like the larger forklifts, pallet jacks have a manufactures list of scheduled maintenance that needs to be done according to the manual.
The hand pallet truck is also known as a pallet jack or jigger they are used to lift and move pallets and are simple to operate. The front wheels are mounted inside the end of the forks and as the hydraulic jack is raised, the forks are separated vertically from the front wheels forcing the load upward until it clears the floor, enabling the truck and its load to be moved. There are various types of hand pallet trucks available for all types of applications and they are used widely in warehouses, shops and industry.
Stackers are very similar in look and construction to power pallet trucks but with the addition of a mast which allows the load to be moved vertically to greater heights. They are used for horizontal movement of pallet-loads and for vertical stacking. Stacker trucks have three basic movements – luffing (vertical movement using a mast powered by hydraulic cylinders); traveling distances and slewing (rotation of the stacker around its central axis to align or place the stockpile where required.)
Container specification simply refers to the forklift truck's ability to operate in standard shipping containers. It means that the mast for the truck is when lowered beneath the height of the overhead guard and that the truck operates a full-free-lift mast. Therefore a load can be picked up when in the container without the height restrictions of the container roof being a concern.
Material handling safety is important for a number of reasons, one of which is its ability to reduce work-related injuries and illnesses. According to data released by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are among the most common types of work-related injuries, costing employers more than $45 billion annually in lost wages, lost productivity, and worker's compensation. Employers can protect workers from MSDs, however, by promoting safe material handling practices in the workplace.
On the opposite side of the fence is mechanical material handling, which is characterized by the use of one or more machines to lift, manipulate and/or move materials in the workplace. An example of mechanical material handling is a rail-based lifting system. Instead of forcing workers to lift a heavy object by hand, employers can implement a rail-based lifting system to this burden off their shoulders.
For one, it’s much cheaper to employ a racking system than double the square footage of an existing warehouse. Adding a racking system can double and sometimes even triple the amount of materials you’re able to handle in your warehouse, and adding forklifts to a basic warehousing operation usually results in a leap in efficiency
Pallet racking is the most common form of warehouse racking systems, and they’re basically a storage system designed to stack materials in horizontal rows with multiple levels. The benefits are simple enough: why spend more money to add square feet to a warehouse when you could be utilizing wasted vertical space?
Selective pallet racking is the most commonly seen system today, and comes in two configurations: roll formed, or clip-in configuration, and a structural bolt-together configuration. Pallets rest on horizontal load beams that are held in place with mounting clips, and can be moved quickly and easily adjusted to accommodate differing load sizes. This is an especially convenient racking system configuration for warehouses that carry a vast array of products and require different storage requirements. Other commonly seen types of warehouse racking systems include drive-in or drive-through storage rack configurations that allow forklifts to drive directly into a lane of stacked rows, called bays. This system is helpful when shelf life can be a major concern, as materials aren’t going to be held for too long. A motorized mobile pallet rack is another system designed to maximize storage space. These systems convert static access aisles into productive storage space, and have helped companies eliminate new building costs by maximizing usable storage space.
The definition of UDL - Any static load which is evenly distributed over the entire surface on the rack deck. This means that the product being stored on the deck must cover the entire deck from side to side and front to back. General capacity ratings are based upon a UDL stored on the deck.
A site survey is always recommended as it allows a member of our team to discuss in more detail requirements such as staircases, walkways, protected escape routes, loading requirements, reducing the number of columns under your new mezzanine floors. This will allow us to produce the most efficient design and allows us to offer you the best possible price.
Most weight loadings can be accommodated with an ideal mezzanine floor, from light office occupation to the heaviest of industrial applications. All our floors are custom designed to ensure suitability to your requirements.
The design load represents the total amount of weight the work platform (mezzanine) can handle. A point load is a heavy load in one specific area of the structure. Items that typically have a heavy point load could be shelving legs, rack uprights or a particular piece of equipment sitting on four legs.
There is no standard height for a mezzanine floor, each floor will be designed to suit your requirements and to suit the use of applications.
In many industries there is a need of very heavy material to be transported horizontally. In such case, Motorized trolley is the best solution. As it carries high load with better safety, motorized trolley is largely popular material handling equipment.
Length of the trolley varies as per the requirement of the customer. It can be from few meters to 20 meters.
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