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Forklifts do a lot more than lift, and even when they do lift, it’s not just pallets. As we read in this week’s feature article, attachments can turn forklifts from useful tools to invaluable assets.
The range of attachments available today is as impressive as the array of applications for which they are designed, and we read some fascinating accounts of adaptations which have turned demanding tasks into routine operations.
We salute the ingenuity of attachment designers as well as that of the end-users who have realised that forklifts can be adapted for seemingly impossible tasks.
|This Week's Feature|
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News
Attachments offer unique solutions
Whether they are standard or made-to-measure, forklift attachments are one of the most design-driven forklift accessories. This customisation creates unique challenges, which Melissa Barnett explored with some of the world’s leading attachment manufacturers. [Read the full report]
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Fair warning given to convert licences Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland High-risk work (HRW) licences are required by workers involved in forklift operation, cranes and hoists, rigging and dogging, scaffolding and pressure equipment.
These photographic licences are renewable and recognised ... [more]
|NTP Forklifts installs navigation system for client Australasia News|
Truganina, Victoria NTP Forklifts has installed warehouse navigation technology in Pacific Brands’ 46,000 sqm distribution warehouse in Victoria.
The Jungheinrich Pathfinder Solution automatically guides narrow-aisle stackers and vertical order pickers to ... [more]
|Freight alliance will boost NZ supply chain Australasia News|
Tauranga A 10-year freight alliance has been struck between Port of Tauranga and freight and logistics management company Kotahi, along with a separate agreement between Kotahi and container shipping company Maersk ... [more]
|TLISC seeks industry input into logistics course Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria The Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) wants industry stakeholders to get involved in ensuring warehousing and logistics qualifications are contemporary and relevant.
The organisation wants to align ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|TMHDE opens new HQ|
GERMANY Toyota Material Handling Deutschland (TMHDE) has officially opened its new head office at a 36,000 sqm (387,500 sqft.) close to Hannover, Isernhagen.
Among those present at the opening ... [more]
|Hire firm marks milestone with investment|
UNITED KINGDOM Leeds-based plant hire company Chippindale Plant is investing over GBP2 million (USD3.4 million) in a fleet of JCB machines to take advantage of the UK’s building boom as it marks ... [more]
|Impact Handling expands range with new brands|
UNITED KINGDOM Impact Handling has extended its materials handling portfolio from the smallest pallet trucks to specialist port-based machines with lifting capacities of up to 80 T.
The Nottingham-based Cat forklift ... [more]
|Ballard connects with M-Field|
CANADA Ballard Power Systems Inc is sub-licensing intellectual property to M-Field Energy Corp for materials handling systems to be deployed in Europe.
Ballard will provide M-Field with engineering services support ... [more]
|MSC Home Terminal saves on fuel with new machines|
BELGIUM Kalmar has received an additional order for six ESC 350 straddle carriers after delivering seven units, including one new-generation hybrid machine, to MSC Home Terminal early this year.
The ... [more]
|ITA scores with safety day|
UNITED STATES A trade association for forklift manufacturers and their component suppliers underscored the safe use of their equipment and the importance of operator training during National Forklift Safety Day in Washington. ... [more]
Toyota extends range
- Mjölby, Sweden [more]
|FLTA announces first ever safety panel|
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has announced plans for its first Safety Conference Practical Safety Panel, emphasising the benefits of learning from the experiences of others to improve forklift ... [more]
|Cargotec appoints leader for China operations|
CHINA Cargotec Industries (China) Co Ltd has appointed Martin M Lin as chairman for China, effective from 1 August. Lin will report to Cargotec president and CEO Mika Vehviläinen and will ... [more]
|Learning-development chapter honours Raymond|
UNITED STATES The chapter of a society of learning and development professionals has recognised Raymond Corp with the group’s highest honour for the company’s course manager training and development program.
The ... [more]
|Unsecured forklift leads to fatality|
UNITED STATES A driver neglected to secure a forklift after loading it on the cargo bed of a box truck and paid for the mistake with his life, according to an investigative ... [more]
|NEW DRIVER AWARENESS SYSTEM FOR SAFER WORKPLACE|
Typically in a workplace where vehicles and pedestrians are in close proximity, safety between vehicles is enhanced by a set of traffic rules that rely on human compliance (such as give way rules). Often this reliance on drivers to obey the rules, make correct judgments or see vehicles in their path is not enough.
However, to all these difficulties there is remedy; BodyGuard “iTAG” provides an exclusion zone around the vehicle that is adjustable from around 2m to 7m. When a person wearing a special “iTag” device is detected, the driver is warned by an audible and visual alarm in the cab, giving an opportunity to avoid an incident.
Improve workplace safety | Reduce downtime | Avoid costly investigations | Maintain your safe work reputation.
For more information go to orbitcoms.com/BodyGuard.php, or send an email.
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|45 years of experience in accessory manufacturing|
Little Giant Europe is one of the leading suppliers of accessories for lift trucks in different industries. Over the past 45 years we have delivered in-house developed and manufactured products around the globe. [more]
|Innovative pipe hold down clamps by Unit Load Handling Systems, Inc.|
Unit Load Handling Systems, Inc. of Alvin, Texas, has worked for over a decade with the energy industry to provide pipe hold down attachments for forklifts. ULH produce rugged yet economical clamping devices to safely handle pipe and round stock. [more]
|Attollo Attachments releases smart phone App|
Attollo Australia released this week the first Smart phone App for its partners. ‘Attollo request’ is the industry's first free App specifically designed for smart phones. [more]
|ITA Class II, III and IV forks: Long Reach forks are in stock and priced right!|
Independent, veteran-owned, U.S. based manufacturer Long Reach supplies Class II, III, and IV forks. See the range of high-quality, competitively-priced forks in the online production inventory. [more]
|BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER join forces in Portugal|
From July 1st 2014, BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER join forces in Portugal. The product ranges of both brands will be distributed throughout Portugal by BOLZONI PORTUGAL LDA. [more]
|Lencrow appointed as distributor of Dieci Australia range|
Dieci Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of the Lencrow Group as their distributor of the Dieci range of Telehandlers and attachments in Queensland and Victoria.
|Enjoy the summer period - relax, your factory is in safe hands|
Help inexperienced holiday workers navigate various pallet sizes with ease and relax on your summer break. Extendable lift truck forks help avoid unnecessary costs associated with product damage as the correct fork length for the load is always available. [more]
|Niuli forklift: New Power, New Opportunity|
With the rapid rise of Niuli forklifts from China, Niuli is widely tipped as the “last great chance for the Chinese forklift industry”. Read on for some key Niuli facts... [more]
|VMAX welcomes official delegation|
On March 14th, an official delegation including Deputy Mayor Mr. Shu Xuelong visited the Vmax facilities, inspecting the workshops and hearing about the company's production levels, market conditions and future projections from Vmax chairman PanJing. [more]
|Come and join us at the ICHCA - SAFC National Conference 2014 Australasia News|
The International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA) and the South Australian Freight Council (SAFC) conference team have put together an exciting 2014 Conference program with excellent speakers covering a wide range of topics. [more]