Materials handling

Toyota forklift gives Darwin building supplier a boost

22 August, 2012 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

Darwin’s largest family-owned builders’ supplier has commissioned two new three-tonne-capacity Toyota forklift trucks to boost safety, productivity and machine availability.

Martor Merak safety knife

31 July, 2012 | Supplied by: Martor Australia

The Merak is a GS-tested safety knife for precise cutting with fully automatic blade retraction technology, which is suitable for cutting most packaging materials.

Manhole lid lifter to improve employee safety

30 July, 2012 | Supplied by: Iota Services

When manhole lids get stuck, workers have traditionally resorted to the use of various tools, with the potential to injure personnel, equipment and assets. To address this issue and improve employee safety, Melbourne-based company iota thought of developing a device which would enable workers to lift jammed lids and allow them to carry out work from a safe distance.

iota Easy Lift manhole lids

24 July, 2012 | Supplied by: Iota Services

The cast iron Easy Lift manhole lids are spring hinged to open with ease, using less than 15 kg of equivalent pressure.

Forklifts to achieve efficiency gains and improve safety

23 July, 2012 | Supplied by: Powerlift Australia Pty Ltd

For Simon National Carriers, an Australian provider of transport, third-party warehousing and distribution services, equipment safety and reliability were key considerations for achieving efficiency gains.

Optimum Handling Solutions multitrip packaging range

23 July, 2012 | Supplied by: Optimum Handling Solutions

Optimum Handling Solutions has a range of multitrip plastic tubs, crates and delivery trolleys, tall boys, bins and pallets that offer a more environmentally favourable carbon footprint than single trip cardboard boxes and cartons according to UK sustainability consultancy Sustain.

Pfaff ZWW rack and pinion jacks

20 July, 2012 | Supplied by: Motion Technologies Pty Ltd

For users looking for a safer way of removing heavy maintenance covers in mining applications, Pfaff has redesigned its ZWW range of rack and pinion jacks in the 1.5 to 10 tonne range, which are suitable for this application.

Optimum Handling Solutions conveyor range

10 July, 2012 | Supplied by: Optimum Handling Solutions

The conveyor range from Optimum Handling Solutions provides a multitude of functions to improve the efficiency of repetitive goods movement such as goods receipt, order fulfilment and dispatch, transport, buffering, picking and distribution, to lower costs and speed delivery throughout the manufacturing process.

Optimum Handling Solutions vacuum lifting device range

18 June, 2012 | Supplied by: Optimum Handling Solutions

The Optimum EasyLift vacuum lifter device meets the demands of operators and businesses for reliable performance, reduced power consumption, operating safety, minimised injury risk, higher productivity as well as low investment and operational costs. The device is lowered onto the intended load until the chains hang loosely.

Earth Wrap non-slip floor and wall labels

12 June, 2012 | Supplied by: Total Print

The Earth Wrap non-slip floor and wall label allows users to personalise their signage with corporate slogans or logos. This enhances their message and helps them promote their corporate ideals at no extra printing cost. This reinforces their commitment to their staff to provide as safe a workplace as is possible.

Toyota 8FBN series electric forklifts

09 June, 2012 | Supplied by: Toyota Material Handling Australia Pty Ltd

Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has launched its 8FBN range of four-wheel, counter-balance, battery electric forklifts. The 8FBN series consists of five models, ranging from 1.5 to 3 tonne rated capacity at 500 mm load centres, with a choice of masts, hydraulic controls and attachments.

Crown CDV180S-7 18-tonne lift truck

08 June, 2012 | Supplied by: Crown Equipment Pty Ltd

The Crown CDV180S-7 18-tonne lift truck is claimed to offer more power than any other comparable IC vehicle. With a 1200 cm load centre, the CDV180S-7 delivers high levels of capability and capacity. The lift truck has a Tier 3 electronic control 254 HP 7.6l diesel engine that provides high torque at low revs, reduces fuel consumption and meets or exceeds current environmental requirements.

Adept Technology s1700D robot

07 June, 2012 | Supplied by: Adept Technology International Ltd

Adept Technology has introduced the Adept Viper s1700D, a 6-axis robot designed for material handling, machine tending, packaging, cutting and assembly. The s1700D robot features Adept ACE software, which deploys the robot through a user-friendly interface.

Lifting up Christchurch: Enerpac brings tonnes of good news for earthquake-affected, three-storey building

13 April, 2012 | Supplied by: Enerpac

Underpinning and relevelling large commercial buildings has been proven viable with the successful relevelling of a large three-storey building, damaged in last February’s big earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand.

"Pneumatic tyres on mobile equipment are dangerous pressure vessels"

03 April, 2012 | Supplied by: MLA Holdings Pty Ltd

The recent and unfortunate death of a wheel fitter in New South Wales, Australia, as a result of the explosion of a container handling reach stacker, five-piece split rim wheel assembly, has highlighted the dangers of using pneumatic tyres on mobile equipment.

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