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?
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 Best pallet rack for a warehouse
How to Set Up a New Warehouse This materials handling article focuses on helping warehouse managers move into or set up a new warehouse. The guides in this series will include: Warehouse Racking Design Materials Handling Equipment Planning Warehouse Budgeting Commercial Real Estate Location Advice Square Footage Planning Warehouse Racking Design … [Read more...] about Planning a Warehouse: A guide to new warehouse design and setup
Thinking of buying a hand pallet truck? Read this comparative analysis of the major brands of manual pallet jacks. Buying a Hand Pallet Truck? You will probably start with a search on Google or Bing if you are looking to buy a hand pallet truck. To help with your search, in this article we provide a list of the Hand Pallet Trucks (HPT) without bias, that the major search … [Read more...] about Hand Pallet Trucks – Brand Comparison
Looking to buy a Reach Truck? Read this first. This short article will guide you through the ins and out of buying a reach fork lift truck. This article will take you through: reach truck dimensions and technical parameters important warehouse design considerations Buy a Reach Fork Truck When buying a reach lift truck you will need know a few technical … [Read more...] about How to Buy a Reach Truck for your Warehouse
With so many forklift battery charger manufacturers selling in the market, how is a savvy warehouse manager or purchasing agent supposed to know which charger is best for his or her company's operation? Below, Warehouse IQ has provided a simple guide to selecting the best forklift battery charger and power solutions for your operation. Shift Work - How many hours does your … [Read more...] about Forklift Battery Charger Selection Guide
HOUSTON (Aug. 30, 2012) – Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading manufacturer of forklifts under the Cat® lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich® brands, announced today that it is expanding its Houston manufacturing facilities in order to meet the material handling industry’s growing demand for electric products. The planned … [Read more...] about MCFA to Expand Forklift Manufacturing to Meet Rising Electric Lift Truck Demand
Positive news of job growth and an expanding economy has caused materials handling equipment sales to rise also. With an increase of up to 50% higher unit sales in some categories of lift trucks in some areas of the United States, pressure on rental forklift fleets is increasing. Renting a Forklift Chances are, like many companies out there, you have been getting by with the … [Read more...] about Forklift Rentals – Renting a Lift Truck
What to do about a hot forklift battery Wow, when I feel the side of the battery in my lift truck, it is really hot. Is it normal for a lift truck's battery to be really hot? Have you ever noticed this and asked that question? Here's your answer: Normal - yes. Good? No. Chemical Reaction - Lead Acid Batteries Charging and discharging forklift batteries will heat up … [Read more...] about Is it normal for a forklift’s battery to be really hot?
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 PM (Preventative Maintenance) contract says every 90 days. But how much maintenance is enough and how much is too much? OSHA Rules Around Lift Truck Maintenance OSHA has specific rules around the maintenance of … [Read more...] about When Should a Forklift have Preventative Maintenance Done?