Logistics & Materials Handling Blog

Forklifts for Tight Spaces – What are your Options?

Forklifts for Tight Spaces – What are your Options?

17 February 2020

With warehouse rents in Melbourne increasing by 5.5% in 2019, retailers and owners are looking to maximise the amount of usable warehouse space in their existing facilities.

One way this is occurring is by reconfiguring warehouse setups with narrower aisles and adopting the use of a wide variety of specialist very narrow aisle (VNA) materials handling units.

This week’s blog highlights some of the key narrow aisle materials handling units available from Adaptalift Group.

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Features and Benefits of Forklift Bin Tipper Attachments

Features and Benefits of Forklift Bin Tipper Attachments

7 February 2020

Easy to install and operate forklift bin tipper attachments allow the easy and rapid movement and dumping of product and waste.

This week’s blog looks at the features and benefits of using bin tipper attachments.

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New Lithium Battery Electric Pallet Jack - Benefits

New Lithium Battery Electric Pallet Jack - Benefits

31 January 2020

Manually operated hand pallet jacks/trucks have been a mainstay of materials handling operations for years.

As the size of loads and frequency of movements increase many businesses are looking for more efficient and safer ways for operators to move loaded pallets.

One advancement in the engineering of hand pallet jacks/trucks to improve efficiency and operator safety is battery electric versions.
In this week’s blog we look at the features and advantages of the Liftsmart PT15-3 battery electric pallet jack/truck.

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Bale Clamp Forklift Attachment Benefits

Bale Clamp Forklift Attachment Benefits

24 January 2020

This week’s blog looks at another beneficial forklift attachment bale clamps and how they benefits industries in moving bales of product.

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Benefits of Forklift Rotator Attachments

Benefits of Forklift Rotator Attachments

17 January 2020

This week’s blog provides a brief overview of forklift rotator attachments and their benefits to forklift operations.

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Forklift Safety Precautions for Operating in the Rain

Forklift Safety Precautions for Operating in the Rain

16 December 2019

With increasing occurrences of wild and unpredictable weather resulting in heavy downpours of rain this week’s blog looks at important precautions and considerations to operate a forklift during wet weather.

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4 Key Considerations When Hiring an Elevated Work Platform

4 Key Considerations When Hiring an Elevated Work Platform

27 November 2019

With increases in elevating work platform hire, it is imperative that operator and site safety are the number one priority.

Hiring the wrong EWP or having inexperienced operators can increase the risks associated with working at heights.

This week’s blog looks at four key considerations when making a decision on which EWP unit is best to hire for an application.

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Ergonomic Scissor Lift Tables – Improving Worker Safety

Ergonomic Scissor Lift Tables – Improving Worker Safety

11 November 2019

The repetitive motion of bending down to pick-up stock from the floor to then put away on shelves is a common source of worker injuries including back and muscle strains.

To assist in the prevention of worker injuries Adaptalift recommend warehouses invest in and prescribe workers use scissor lift tables.

This week’s blog provides a brief overview of scissor lift tables, their benefits and a list of basic do’s and don’ts.

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EWP Inspections When to Complete them and Why they’re Important

EWP Inspections When to Complete them and Why they’re Important

21 October 2019

Under Australian standard AS 2250.10-2006 all EWP units including scissor lifts, boom lifts and telehandlers must undergo a major inspection every ten years from their date of manufacture.

As well as testing unit functions one of the main aims of the inspection is to look for and immediately replace any components showing signs of wear, fatigue or corrosion.

This week’s blog highlights the different types of inspections by law are required to be undertaken throughout a EWP unit’s life cycle.

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Reducing Crush Risks for Elevating Work Platforms Operators

Reducing Crush Risks for Elevating Work Platforms Operators

11 October 2019

In our previous blog post examined ways to reduce the risk of falling from mobile elevating work platforms (MEWP).

This week’s blog looks at another key safety concern for EWP operators the risk of being crushed while operating EWP units.

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