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Dense warehouse storage systems: Which one is best for you?

Written by Bengt Kristiansson, 2018-11-17

 

Making the most efficient use of the available floor space in your warehouse is always important. However, when the density of storage increases, placing and removing unit loads when you need to, typically takes more time.

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Four things that can harm forklift drivers — and how to prevent them

Written by Bengt Kristiansson, 2018-11-10

 

Operating a forklift is a demanding job, and the stresses of a busy materials handling operation can put strain on drivers. This doesn't only make them uncomfortable and prone to injury, but also makes them less efficient and productive, harming the operation's bottom line.

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The cost of owning a forklift: What makes it up, and how to reduce it

Written by Per-Erik Mogren, 2018-11-02

 

When procuring new forklift trucks, it may be tempting to go for the machine with the lowest purchase price.

However, trying to get the most for your money based on this single cost is the wrong approach. The truck's sticker price is one thing, but a much bigger share of the costs that will come with your forklift during the time you own it, come after the purchase, during its operation.

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Handling long goods in the warehouse - how the professionals do it

Written by Bengt Kristiansson, 2018-10-27

 

Since they were first introduced as a material handling tool, forklifts have become ever more effective at lifting and transporting pallets. Standardisation has occurred across the world of logistics, meaning (with several major exceptions) that many goods are formed into unit loads and placed on pallets of a uniform size, allowing a wide range of goods to be transported and stored more easily.

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Forklift service: What to expect from your truck supplier

Written by Per-Erik Mogren, 2018-10-19

 

Even after you've chosen, ordered and taken delivery of your new forklift truck, your relationship with the supplier isn't necessarily over. If you want that new truck to keep performing optimally throughout its lifetime, you're going to need regular service and maintenance.

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Cold store: What is the best choice of storage system?

Written by Bengt Kristiansson, 2018-10-04

 

Cold stores are some of the most challenging environments that forklifts can operate in — temperatures as cold as -35°C are not unusual in these facilities, which are an absolutely vital part of the modern supply chain.

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Ergonomic forklift trucks: The essential features you should look out for

Written by Bengt Kristiansson, 2018-09-27

 

Forklifts have existed for over 100 years — but it's only in more recent decades that ergonomic design has become a important question for manufacturers to answer.

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Case study: Increasing warehouse efficiency with logistics analysis

Written by Bengt Kristiansson, 2018-09-21

 

When your product can mean life or death for your customers, a solid forklift fleet and reliable logistics operation is an absolute must. Johnson Controls, a manufacturer of fire safety products, is one of these companies. The international firm not only makes fire detection and alarm systems, but also fire suppressions solutions as well. These are important products, and the company needs to get them to the customer as smoothly and quickly as possible.

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Reducing forklift damage: How to protect your equipment with technology

Written by Bengt Kristiansson, 2018-09-13

 

When you've spent money on new equipment, and invested time and even more budget in safety training and education, damage to forklifts can be a major headache that can increase downtime and endanger staff.

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Video: Is your forklift as adjustable as it should be?

Written by Jan Callderyd, 2018-09-07

 

As you know, forklift drivers come in all shapes and sizes, and a cabin that feels good and fits perfectly for one operator may be completely wrong for another.

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