Goods hoist for food processing plant

Optimum Handling Solutions
Monday, 21 October, 2013

Optimum Handling Solutions recently supplied an electric goods lift to a large food processing plant. The company needed to efficiently elevate pallets to a roller door opening in the top storey of its building where pallets of flat-packed cardboard boxes were required for the box-making machine.

The solution was a heavy-duty 2000 kg goods hoist with 9 m travel and a goods cage designed to handle two pallets per cycle. Its simple operation controls make it easy for operators and with its interlocked doors and anti-drop feature, the device is safe and easy to use. Previously, all pallets had to be carefully manoeuvred one at a time by an experienced forklift driver up to the door opening - a very tiresome process when 32 pallets get delivered each day.

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