Lithium ion forklift battery Q&A This question and answer session on lithium ion forklift battery technology was created in an interview with Chris Botting, Manager of Research at Delta-Q, a manufacturer of lift truck battery chargers. How viable is lithium ion forklift battery technology? Is it still nascent or is it ready for prime time on forklifts? Lithium ion … [Read more...] about How viable are lithium ion batteries on a forklift?
A great hand truck or dolly in the right worker's hands is productivity gold by Steve Chase, Kenneth Industries I always marvel at the ineptitude of mid-level managers who go for budget equipment. A good worker is always limited by a mediocre tool. But a poor worker will still be poor with a crummy tool. So if you are shopping for something as simple as a hand truck, … [Read more...] about Hand trucks for sale! Think twice before you buy the cheapest
The top materials handling question: What is the best pallet rack for a warehouse design? Many businesses are facing a warehouse move because they have grown their business and cannot operate efficiently in their facility any longer. But before you ask your pallet racking supplier to design and layout your warehouse with selective racking only, perform a quick review of the … [Read more...] about What is the best pallet rack for a warehouse
How Often Should a Forklift be Serviced? You just bought a lift truck and now the sales rep is standing in front of you with a maintenance contract to sign. The question of when should a forklift have a preventative maintenance done arises. The PM (Preventative Maintenance) contract says every 90 days. But how much maintenance is enough and how much is too much? OSHA Rules … [Read more...] about When Should a Forklift have Preventative Maintenance Done?
Managing Costs in an Economic Downturn In a business climate where everyone is trying to save money it is often difficult to come up with new strategies for cost saving and efficiency. However, it is often the simplest methods that work the best and managing effectively what you already have in place is perhaps one of the best places to start. Looking at your stock and … [Read more...] about What is the Cost of Carrying Inventory to Your Business?
It is the start of the day and standing at your door way is your lead hand with something urgent to say, "Boss, we have a problem. One of the forklift smells like rotten eggs. What do we do?" Forklifts, and forklift batteries, when charging, should not smell like rotten eggs. The slightly acrid acid smell of a charging (gassing) battery is normal, but if the lift truck … [Read more...] about My Forklift Smells Like Rotten Eggs
Portable generators are very useful in construction, for residential purposes, and during natural disasters. These optional standby generators allow you to freely generate power where it is otherwise unavailable. A reasonable 5550W generator is adequate to power everything that is needed by a family for comfort in times of disaster. A generator is a very useful tool which could … [Read more...] about How to Maintain a Portable Standby Generator
When it comes to warehouse safety, there are often just two mindsets: “We’re already doing things just fine,” and “I know we take shortcuts, but nobody’s gotten hurt yet.” However a full and honest appraisal of your warehouse safety procedures is always a good idea. You may think you’re doing things just fine – and perhaps you are – but what about the rest of the crew? … [Read more...] about 5 Warehouse Safety Tips You Should Already Be Following
PIG Products, a distributor of absorbents, neutralizers, cleaners and containment systems for industrial batteries, launched a new online store on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Customers in telecommunications, aviation, and other industrial settings can conveniently order emergency acid spill kits as well as passive containment products such as absorbent booms and absorbent … [Read more...] about PIG Products Launches Online Store For Industrial Battery Safety Products
Since the invention of Youtube, Vimeo and other online video websites that store and play videos on demand, CEO’s down to the warehouse safety coordinators have all watched various videos where forklift operators have been the cause of horrific accidents. These videos pop up in cycles each year and cause everyone to review and evaluate their current state of affairs in their … [Read more...] about 11 Ways To Reduce Forklift Accidents In Your Facility