A custom-made forklift for boutique winery Ocean Eight is yielding improved efficiencies for all of its material handling needs.
When Helen Yost expressed an interest in plumbing as a trade, she was told by a male boss “girls don’t plumb” — but that hasn’t stopped her.
A new generation of coal and ore materials handling technology is being introduced to Australasian and international markets by a group that engineers chutes and complementary systems to permit faster conveyor belt speeds, greater throughput, fewer breakdowns and enhanced safety.
Genie has added to its Super Boom product family with the Genie SX-150 telescopic boom lift, suitable for construction, maintenance, telecommunications, gas and oil refineries, chemical maintenance and utility applications.
The Capotex Belt Conveyor Covers offer a robust, aerodynamic and lightweight solution, designed for applications where the conveyed bulk material requires protection from extreme environmental conditions or to ensure a controlled environment is maintained.
The Challenger charity-supporting range of materials handling products now includes the Drum Lifter, Manual Lifter Trolley and Electric Lifter Trolley.
Adept Direct has updated its Portable Telescopic Lead Stand, designed to minimise trips, slips and falls on building construction and other workplaces that use hoses, leads, pneumatic air lines or power tool cables.
The UR10 robot has helped Swedish food company Orkla Foods streamline production and reduce repetitive and manual lifting for workers without extensive safety installations.
In 2014 Safe Work Australia published some good news statistics: 2011–12 — serious workers compensation claims with "muscular stress while lifting, carrying, or putting down objects" listed as the mechanism of injury were down on the previous year by 21%. Even better, this was no statistical aberration; it reflected a general downward trend since 2000–01.