Feature Articles

Here is a list of our in-depth feature articles, written by the News team based on interviews with industry experts about latest business trends, new technologies and challenges.
Showing items 31 - 40 of 203 results.
Feature Article 12 minute read
Easy lifting with attachments
17 November 2016
What if you have something that is not an ordinary load? Melissa Barnett takes a look at the world of attachments, why they are such vital pieces of materials handling equipment and how technology is influencing current attachment design. Attachment manufacturers are born problem-solvers. Show them a load-lifting problem and they'll more often than not find a solution. Lifting an awkward size or shape presents the forklift driver with a distinct set of problems; these are exacerbated when the load is large, heavy or bulky. Product damage is most commonly the result of a poorly lifted item, but safety and efficiency can also be compromised
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Feature Article 10 minute read
Lean Warehousing: Practice makes perfect
15 September 2016
What is a lean warehouse, how is it achieved and what tools can be used to make your warehouse lean? Melissa Barnett looks at the theories behind lean thinking and some of the ways in which modern warehousing brings theory and practice together.
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Feature Article 13 minute read
Container handling – managing the move
21 April 2016
Amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention, which come into effect on July 1, have caused consternation for some in the global supply chain sector. Melissa Barnett looks at what the SOLAS amendments will mean for container handling manufacturers and suppliers, the options available to meet the new standards and other container handling challenges.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Sideloaders - Moving with the times
18 February 2016
The sideloader market seems to be in flux. Changes in sideloader technology and the economy over the past few years have forced the market to re-examine what it really needs in sideloaders. Melissa Barnett looks at what these changes are and what they might mean.
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Feature Article 11 minute read
Industry poised for modest growth in 2016
31 December 2015
As the forklift industry looks to 2016, there's a sense of optimism. Allan Leibowitz looks at expectations for the year ahead, and reviews the year that has been.
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Feature Article 11 minute read
Forklift safety – managing risk
19 November 2015
Melissa Barnett looks at rising awareness of the need for forklift safety and some of the latest innovations.
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Feature Article 12 minute read
Forklift Build 101 – from design to build
25 June 2015
Forklifts are not often noted for their beautiful lines or beguiling curves, but you might be surprised at how many forklifts and forklift accessories win industrial design prizes for these very things. Yet good industrial design is more than just appealing lines and curves. Above all, it is about finding beauty in functionality. Melissa Barnett looks at forklifts from the drawing board to rolling off the production line.
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Feature Article 11 minute read
CeMAT gets support despite thin attendance
14 May 2015
Leading materials handling show CeMAT made its Australian debut last week, and Forkliftaction.com News editor Allan Leibowitz was there.
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Feature Article 9 minute read
Energy sources and technologies: Alternatives spark interest
30 April 2015
After 150 years of lead-acid battery domination, the last few decades have seen a rapid development in alternative energy sources. In the second part of the batteries feature, Melissa Barnett looks at some of the new energy technologies available and whether they really do challenge the current market leaders.
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Feature Article 10 minute read
Maintaining tradition: Energy sources and technologies
23 April 2015
The humble battery quite literally runs the materials handling world. In the first of a two-part feature, Melissa Barnett looks at the current state of play.
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Frimley, United Kingdom Hyster has launched its new A Series forklift series, with the H2.0-3.5A internal combustion models now available.  The newly released models replace the Hyster Fortens and XT lift trucks...
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium Doosan has launched the NXS Series, an enhanced value range of four-wheel diesel-powered counterbalance forklifts. The new line is positioned between the high-spec D25S-9, for heavy-duty applications, and the...
Frimley, United Kingdom Hyster has launched its new A Series forklift series, with the H2.0-3.5A internal combustion models now available.  The newly released models replace the Hyster Fortens and XT lift trucks...
Slough, United Kingdom Toyota Material Handling has announced two further additions to the BT Reflex reach truck range in the United Kingdom. Following the recent updates to the R, E and O-series...
United Kingdom Bobcat has become the latest manufacturer to step up its used equipment sales, with the launch of Bobcat Certified, the company’s new certified pre-owned program. Following a successful pilot...
Greene, NY, United States The Raymond Corporation has added a new power solution to its Energy Essentials Distributed by Raymond portfolio of batteries produced at Raymond’s facility in Greene, New York.  Partnering with...

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Two recent trends are again evident this week. The first is the rise of refurbished equipment as we report on two manufacturers offering certified used equipment. That, of course, is partly a result of supply shortages and delays for new machines.
The second is the roll-out of new models, which
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