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Thursday, 14 April 2016 ( #765 )
SafeLoad aims to prevent accidents
SafeLoad aims to prevent accidents
RAVAS introduces SafeLoad Zaltbommel, Netherlands RAVAS has introduced the RAVAS-SafeLoad, an aftermarket product for forklifts that provides both weight and stability information in a single combined display. The RAVAS-SafeLoad acts as an active load diagram: it calculates weight, load centre point and mast tilt, in order to decide whether a load is being lifted safely in the current situation. When the lifting is unsafe, the RAVAS-SafeLoad cabin display alerts the driver with both audio and visual signals. The system aims to help prevent tip-overs by providing drivers with the information they need to judge whether a load can be lifted safely or not. The RAVAS-SafeLoad is an aftermarket product that can be retrofitted on any make and model of counterbalance forklift.
AutoGuide's ITM5K
AutoGuide's ITM5K
AutoGuide unveils new guidance technology Georgetown, KY, United States AGV specialist AutoGuide last week introduced new guidance technology. Natural feature guidance uses laser scanners to determine the path of the vehicle. It allows for simpler installation and adjustments, while requiring less routing infrastructure than other technologies. With docking accuracy to within 5 mm, automatic load transfer operations can be handled with ease. The system is employed with its ITM5K industrial tugger, a machine with a capacity of 5,000 kg which features operator override and a PC touchscreen interface. Seminar covers weighty issue Antwerp, Belgium In the lead-up to changes to freight weighing requirements, ICHCA will host an International Container Weighing Seminar in Antwerp, Belgium on June 1. On July 1, 2016, a new amendment to Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations will require shippers to provide carriers with a verified gross mass (VGM) for each container before the stowage plan is submitted. Newly announced speakers for the event include Lars Meurling, VP marketing at Bromma Conquip; ICHCA technical advisor Richard Brough; TT Club claims executive Michael Yarwood; and Ian Dunmill, assistant director of the International Organization of Legal Metrology. Sessions will look at SOLAS VGM compliance, how VGM information is transmitted through the supply chain, and contingency measures for missing VGM data. The event also includes hands-on simulation experience.
Lakeland, FL, United States Automotive supplies wholesaler Integrated Supply Network has been expanding its distribution centres, dealing with staffing challenges and responding to an increase in small package shipments...
Sydney, NSW, Australia Royal Wolf Australia, a United Rentals Company, has acquired the container rental, sales and modification division of Price & Speed Containers. Founded in 1990, Price & Speed...

Inside Forkliftaction

There's a strong automation theme in this week's newsletter, with two case studies showing productivity and efficiency enhancements through the adoption of AGVs and AMRs.
We also report on an Australian port leading the automation race with the addition of more automated cranes.
Interestingly, this week's news has an abundance
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Movers & Shakers

president & CEO
Enerpac, United States
managing director, sales
Liebherr Container Cranes, Ireland
chief people officer
TVH, Belgium
head of operations
Walker Logistics, United Kingdom

Inside Forkliftaction

There's a strong automation theme in this week's newsletter, with two case studies showing productivity and efficiency enhancements through the adoption of AGVs and AMRs.
We also report on an Australian port leading the automation race with the addition of more automated cranes.
Interestingly, this week's news has an abundance
...Continue Reading
Sydney, NSW, Australia Building on its initial deployment of four Dematic automated guided vehicles (AGVs), Lactalis Australia, part of global dairy producer Lactalis, has invested in an additional...
Balkancar adds electrical platform trucks - Sofia, Bulgaria New order picker from Linde - Aschaffenburg, Germany Mitsubishi adds heavy-duty electric - Walsall, United Kingdom

Movers & Shakers

president & CEO
Enerpac, United States
managing director, sales
Liebherr Container Cranes, Ireland
chief people officer
TVH, Belgium
head of operations
Walker Logistics, United Kingdom
Vaudreuil-Dorion, QC, Canada Hangcha Forklift Canada has hosted its first annual dealers' conference at its headquarters and distribution centre in Vaudreuil-Dorion. Over 20 Hangcha forklift authorised dealers participated...
Menomonee Falls, WI, United States Enerpac Tool Group has named Paul Sternlieb as new president and chief executive officer. Sternlieb succeeds Randy Baker, who...

Inside Forkliftaction

There's a strong automation theme in this week's newsletter, with two case studies showing productivity and efficiency enhancements through the adoption of AGVs and AMRs.
We also report on an Australian port leading the automation race with the addition of more automated cranes.
Interestingly, this week's news has an abundance
...Continue Reading