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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
Forklifts that drive themselves are not new, but technology is opening up possibilities that were once in the realm of science fiction. As we report this week, forklifts can now communicate with each other and with complex logistics systems, monitor their own performance and schedule maintenance and repairs, keep an eye on other bits of equipment and infrastructure, and collect data to enhance logistics operations in ways not previously possible.
And all of this technology is available today - not just in prototypes, but in off-the-shelf products and solutions.
It makes you wonder if there will be any need for people in the near future?
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Dillon acquitted of fraud Australasia News
Brisbane, Qld Graeme Anthony Dillon of Hawthorne Queensland has been found not guilty in the Brisbane District Court of fraud, following an ASIC investigation. Dillon had been charged with 11 counts ... [more]
Melbourne port for sale Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic Australia’s busiest container port, Melbourne, is officially up for sale following legislation passed last week in the Victoria state parliament, as flagged in Forkliftaction News. Victorian State Treasurer Tim ... [more]
Asciano accepts Qube, Brookfield offer Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Ending weeks of speculation, Asciano chief executive John Mullen has backed a binding $9.05 billion joint takeover agreement from Qube and Brookfield Infrastructure, claiming it will strengthen Australia's rail and ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Jungheinrich reports strong performance for 2015
GERMANY Jungheinrich Group has reported a “very successful year-end to fiscal 2015”, posting strong growth and new record highs for incoming orders, production, net sales and all earnings figures. Hans-Georg ... [more]
Facing an intelligent future
Forklifts are evolving from passive tools to intelligent, connected pieces of the supply chain as digitisation and automation become mainstream. Just last week, German intralogistics specialist STILL launched an ... [more]
New technology at bigger LogiMAT
GERMANY By Luc De Smet LogiMAT 2016 attracted a record number of exhibitors, 1,280, over an increased exhibition space of 95,400 sqm - up 12.2% from last year. A total ... [more]
DIECI launches Hercules 190
ITALY Italian telehandler maker DIECI has extended its Hercules range with the launch of its 190.10 heavy-duty vehicle designed for use in quarries, mines, ports and the oil industry. With ... [more]
Hy-Tek adds to portfolio
UNITED STATES Hy-Tek Material Handling has announced the acquisition of Gems Conveyor Installation, Inc. (GEMS) and Applied Handling Equipment Co. (AHECO). The acquisitions are expected to boost Hy-Tek’s 2016 sales to ... [more]
Crown launches scissor lift hand pallet truck
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corporation has introduced the Crown PTH 50PS Series powered scissor lift hand pallet truck designed to help improve comfort and efficiency in work positioning by helping avoid unnecessary ... [more]
Kalmar to deliver first RTG cranes in Egypt
FINLAND Kalmar will soon deliver four Kalmar E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Damietta Container & Cargo Handling Company (DCHC) in Damietta, Egypt.    The Kalmar RTGs are set to ... [more]
Transdek sticks with Cat
UNITED KINGDOM Transdek, a double-deck trailer and loading bay technology manufacturer, has ordered a DP50N counterbalance truck to replace a forklift in its fleet, continuing a tradition of specifying Cat equipment. ... [more]
Equipment designs shine
As voting wraps up for the international forklift of the year (IFOY) awards which will be announced at CeMAT in May, a number of products have received recognition in other ... [more]
Driver blamed for tip-over
UNITED KINGDOM Human error is being blamed for a telehandler accident at Chantry Centre in Andover. According to the Andover Advertiser, the project manager responsible for the construction work in which ... [more]
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Baoli upgrades its electric forklifts
Baoli Material Handling Europe launches its new KBET series of three-wheel electric forklifts and extends its KBE series of four-wheel trucks. Improved consistency of the product range results in more practical forklifts [more]
Taking a Close Look At Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Material Handling Operations
Hydrogen fuel cells are changing the way the world works. The first to see the dramatic improvements from fuel cells is the distribution and warehouse industry. Plug Power (Modex Booth #1023) looks at Hydrogen Fuel Cells in Material Handling. [more]
MaxTruck is looking for PARTNERS
MaxTruck, a unique forklift within the global market, is looking for partners. FERESTA GmbH will present MaxTruck, the omni-directional forklift at  Logistic & Distribution exhibition in Z�rich, 6-7th of April 2016.
MEYER and BOLZONI AURAMO showcased their latest innovations at LogiMAT
The latest product development of MEYER and BOLZONI AURAMO received great attention from both the forklift truck trade and end users at last week's successful LogiMAT exhibition in Stuttgart.
Orlaco specialised camera solutions - vision is our mission
Orlaco has a proper solution for every type of machine and application, from counter balance trucks to container handlers. Our systems provide the driver with view on blind spots while driving. [more]
Driver Assistance in Narrow Aisles with Safety Laser Scanners Australasia News
SICK safety laser scanners combine know-how and experience with maximum performance. [more]
Unveiled: CYBERWATCH state-of-the-art affordable equipment monitoring
Keytroller (MODEX Booth #4974 ), a designer, manufacturer and supplier of electronic safety and weighing devices, has a wireless hour, alarm, location meter for any machine in every application. [more]
MODEX 2016 - The Line for Supply Chain Solutions Starts Here
There's a reason we call MODEX 'the Greatest Supply Chain Show on Earth'. It's where 850 of the leading manufacturing and supply chain providers gather to showcase their latest and greatest solutions. [more]
Find Passion with Purpose at MHEDA’s 2016 convention
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CeMAT coming soon! Don't sit alone at your stand
Baoli upgrades its electric forklifts
Taking a Close Look At Hydrogen Fuel Cells for Material Handling Operations
MaxTruck is looking for PARTNERS
MEYER and BOLZONI AURAMO showcased their latest innovations at LogiMAT
Orlaco specialised camera solutions - vision is our mission
Driver Assistance in Narrow Aisles with Safety Laser Scanners
Unveiled: CYBERWATCH state-of-the-art affordable equipment monitoring
MODEX 2016 - The Line for Supply Chain Solutions Starts Here
Find Passion with Purpose at MHEDA’s 2016 convention
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"I have a steering problem on Steinbock LE13. The powersteering is working just left hand side. I have replaced the electronic powersteering assembly twice, but they are not working. After i fitt them on the machine the steering wheel is going maximum to the right and is stoping.After that is not working anymore.I specify that the old assembly is still working to the left. Any ideas please?".
Sebastian, Romania
"Biggest issue with my students is failing to neutralize the forklift prior to utilizing the control lever, for example, leaving the truck in gear prior to utilizing the control levers. The bad habit experienced operators are the worse but the newbies follow instructions and get it right.".
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