Materials handling

Ride-on sweeper

04 November, 2009 | Supplied by:

The Tennant S20 compact mid-size Rider Sweeper improves air quality and optimises cleaning with the SweepMax three-stage dust control system.

Court penalty highlights forklift dangers

20 October, 2009

A South Australian company was fined, over an incident in 2007, where a worker was injured while working beneath a forklift.

Forklift management system

19 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Warehouse Safety Solutions

The Driver ID driver management system has been upgraded to include impact sensing - a feature that was missing in the previous model. The software has also been reworked to make the system more user friendly.

Vehicles that ‘talk’ safety

02 October, 2009

Traffic safety is a top priority in many countries around the world. By getting vehicles to communicate with one another and using infrastructure in what is known as ‘cooperative systems’, it is possible to considerably increase safety levels.

Conveyors for bulk materials

23 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

The Exair Heavy Duty Threaded Line Vac Conveyors convert ordinary pipe into a conveying system for bulk materials including steel shot, metal parts, scrap and trim. Applications include transferring bulk materials and parts, hopper loading, waste/trim removal, fibre tensioning, chip removal and filling operations.

Tow devices

23 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Warequip

The Zallys tow devices include a range of tow motors and battery electric vehicles for use in materials handling tasks in the industrial, commercial and agricultural sectors.

Dry break fluid transfer system

21 September, 2009 | Supplied by:

The TODO-MATIC Dry Break system, which is said to offer vastly improved safety and advanced fluid handling solutions for a wide range of industries and applications, is available through TODO's new Australian distributor, Integrated Transfer Solutions.

Vertical lift bin tippers

18 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Wrightway Products

The Wrightway vertical lift bin tippers are bin lift-and-empty machines that safely and efficiently lift heavy or awkward bins to empty waste into industrial skips, or tip ingredients into hoppers.

Rolling storage panels

18 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Actisafe

Actistor rolling panels provide increased surface storage over and above that provided by the walls of premises alone. It effectively provides storage fascia (single or double-faced) that sit parallel to one another and slide in and out as required, occupying an amount of space equal to that taken up by an average industrial cabinet.

Friction cups

18 September, 2009 | Supplied by: PIAB Vacuum Technologies

The Duraflex friction cups provide high levels of grip on oily and wet surfaces to help manufacturers, typically in the automotive and whitegoods sectors, improve production speed and eliminate bottlenecks.

Modular conveying system

18 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Optimum Handling Solutions

The Pal-veyor is a versatile modular conveying system that allows a basic conveyor layout to be expanded with standardised and interchangeable components to extend or upgrade the initial design.

Manifesting table

18 September, 2009 | Supplied by: Scale Components Pty Ltd

The Quantronix CubiScan 150 manifesting table has recently been pattern-approved by the National Measurement Institute (NMI) for legal trade measurement.

Hidden construction injuries have the biggest cost

15 September, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has launched a concerted assault on the state’s biggest source of workplace injuries which cost the community $600 million a year in medical treatment and rehabilitation bills.

WorkSafe warning after man run over by forklift

15 September, 2009

WorkSafe Victoria has issued a warning about the dangers of pedestrains in close proximity of forklifts, following a serious injury to a man who tripped while handling material supported by a forklift.

Melbourne manufacturer convicted and fined after worker dies

17 August, 2009

B&D Australia has been convicted and fined $300,000 over an incident at its factory where an employee was killed after being struck by a steel tube he was lifting with a crane.

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