Latest ProGMA Video Highlights Loading Dock Hazards: 42% of Forklift Accidents Involve Workers Getting Pinned by Tipping Vehicles

  The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA), a product group within trade association Material Handling Industry (MHI), is promoting the third in a series of educational videos about preventing accidents and injuries at loading docks. The videos can be seen at mhi.org/progma/videos. Following 'Essential Safety … [Read more...]

Forklift rental? Choosing the best forklift financing option

Is forklift rental, lease or purchase right for you? Forklifts and other materials handling equipment can be purchased with a number of repayment options, rented on a short-term basis from 90 days to 12 months, leased over several years, or purchased through your dealer, according to Alex Teager, Yale Financial Services Manager. The … [Read more...]

Hyster Trucks Overcome Tough Tests at Sand-lime Brick Factory

From large quantities of dust to extreme temperature variations, Hyster® forklift trucks help overcome the tough conditions at Radmacher Kalksandsteine, a sand-lime brick production plant in Wendeburg, Germany. The family business has been producing sand-lime bricks using only sand, quicklime and water since 1963. The blocks are hardened in … [Read more...]

New Warehouse Design Book Offers Insights on Pallet Racking , MHE Selection and More

How to Configure and Equip Your Warehouse: Pallet racking, industrial shelving, MHE and more are covered in a practical warehouse design "due diligence primer." When two recently retired MHE professionals connected at a social function a few years ago, little did they realize that their enduring passion for the industry would quickly catapult … [Read more...]

Hyster Company Discussses Productivity Enhancing Technologies and Solutions, Zero Emission Lift Trucks

Technology developments in Big Trucks, such as a zero emissions, high-capacity electric powered truck, the addition of Hyster Tracker to all Big Truck products as a standard feature, and solutions that save time and money were some of the topics addressed by Hyster at Breakbulk Americas Show in Houston, TX, held from October 17-19. The trend of … [Read more...]

Training and Forklift Simulation. A Match Made in… the Warehouse?

Hyster is exploring the benefits of using a forklift simulator in response to a growing number of companies interested in using simulation as part of their training programs.  “Today’s forklift simulation technology provides the user with an immersive, full 3D environment combined with the actual controls and responses of a real lift … [Read more...]

White Paper – The Highest-Energy Li-ion Battery: Unlocking the Potential of the Silicon Anode and Nickel-Rich NMC Cathode

Over the past decade, lithium-ion batteries have become essential to the portable electronics industry, and more recently have been championed as the transportation power source of the future. However, if electric vehicles are to gain widespread commercial success, modern lithium-ion batteries need to be cost-effective, energy dense and … [Read more...]

How Wildfire Smoke Might Help Cool the Pacific Northwest

  It might seem odd to think that a wildfire might actually be able to cool off a region, but in one sense, that's actually true. It may not be the case at those locations where the fires are in progress and consuming large tracts of forest, wherever the wind blows them, but in those sections downwind of the blazes, it does have a curious … [Read more...]

Forty Years of Forklifts: Q&A With David Rowell

Following retirement from his most recent role as Senior Product Marketing Manager for Hyster UK earlier this year, David Rowell reflects on some of the developments he has witnessed over 44 years in the materials handling industry and shares his thoughts about the future. Q: What was the industry like when you first started working with … [Read more...]

Forklift Battery Handling And Maintenance Best Practices

Forklift batteries cost $1,500 to $5,000 a piece. So, not giving importance to the proper maintenance might result in great financial loss or higher operating expenses in your business. Nearly all lead-acid forklift batteries provide approximately 2,000 charge cycles. This means a battery normally lasts around 5 years. But to have the maximum … [Read more...]