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?
If you are a warehouse manager that walked the floor at the materials handling show Promat in the spring of 2017, you may have noticed the number of vendors touting lithium ion batteries for forklifts. The technology is relatively new for forklifts, and yet there are many questions warehouse managers are asking about their use in a warehouse application. Note: The answers in … [Read more...] about The truth about lithium ion batteries for forklifts
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
You may have seen an Orderpicker in use at a hardware store or at another warehouse. You might be wondering how to use one in your warehouse. Or you might be trying to figure out what an orderpicker is used for and why. In this article, we will describe what an orderpicker is used for and why many warehouse managers believe its expense is justified. What is another name … [Read more...] about What is an Orderpicker?
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
There are some interesting trends emerging in Materials Handling in 2012. Most of these themes focus on cost drivers but also include the environment. The major trends across many large brands include: Labor cost containment and productivity Lowering maintenance costs Lowering energy costs PRODUCTIVITY Engineering Productivity In the marketplace today, … [Read more...] about Materials Handling Trends in 2012
Fuel cells have been heralded as the green solution to cars. Much money has been invested into research and development for making the technology work in the car market, reducing emissions and making the air we breathe cleaner. While scientists are working on putting the technology into the car market, new companies have also emerged looking into building fuel cell for … [Read more...] about Do Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Forklifts Make Sense?