New chain for less downtime
Letchworth Garden City, United Kingdom
The SEB SuperEndurance chain
FB Chain Ltd has launched a new brand of leaf chain designed for heavy-capacity forklifts, reach stackers and container handlers used in ports, harbours and other freight terminals.
The SEB SuperEndurance chain, which controls a truck's essential hydraulic mast functions, has been developed to ensure truck uptime while minimising the need for routine chain maintenance.
TMHE improves BT Levio P-series
Toyota Material Handling Europe has made improvements to the LPE200 and LPE240 powered pallet trucks that are a part of the BT Levio P-series.
The latest models have new styling and refinements to boost their performance and durability. The LPE200 truck's maximum speed has been raised to 8.5 km/h (5.3 mph.), with safety features including new "side guards". The LPE240 now has electronic power steering to make light work of handling loads up to 2.4T.
Toyota says the LPE200 boasts over 40 separate upgrades, and the LPE240 55 upgrades, since their introduction.
Yale Europe develops driving lights
Fleet, United Kingdom
Yale Europe Materials Handling has responded to feedback from forklift operators by developing mast-mounted LED driving lights for its counterbalance truck series.
"Recent advances in lighting have allowed us to introduce the latest LED lights on the mast, providing operators with significantly improved forward illumination, and the elimination of the majority of mast shadow," says brand manager Steve Ridgeway.
The lights aid operators that work in light-deprived areas like ISO containers or block-stacking applications.