News Edition #1026 - 20 May 2021
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A topic we're hearing more about these days is remote operation of materials handling equipment.
The notion of an operator "driving" a forklift from a computer on the other side of the world is no longer science fiction. This was reinforced this week by the partnership between mainstream materials handling manufacturer Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas and Phantom Auto, a leading provider of interoperable remote operation software.
Under the agreement, Phantom's technology will be added to UniCarriers and Mitsubishi forklifts to enable their remote operation. And we're seeing more deals of this type, with a number of different models now in operation in various applications in different countries.
It's a trend we'll no doubt see expanding as long as labour shortages remain a challenge in various markets.
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Australian footwear retailer Spendless Shoes is set to implement Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) to reinvent its out-dated supply chain operations and gain the flexibility to adapt to...
Logos has officially commenced construction of its $230 million Broadmeadows Logistics Estate in Melbourne, with Hume City Mayor Joseph Haweil recently breaking ground on the estate. The 25 ha...
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The UK Material Handling Association will be marking its official launch in conjunction with this year's National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD). NFSD 2021 takes place on 8 June and...
Mitsubishi Logisnext Americas group has announced a new partnership with Phantom Auto, a leading provider of interoperable remote operation software, to enable operators who are sitting up to thousands...
The Raymond Corporation is unveiling a suite of complete intralogistics solutions to help materials handling operations stay efficient and productive in today's competitive landscape. From forklifts and telematics to...
After a successful test period at the Antwerp Euroterminal in Beveren, a proof-of-concept Terberg hydrogen tractor has arrived at PSA Antwerp for another two weeks of testing in combination...
Bolzoni Auramo has appointed Attached Solutions as the distributor of its product line-up and support in Mexico. Attached Solutions will exclusively represent the Bolzoni group brands in the Mexico...
Linde Material Handling is marking the 50th anniversary of its move to electric forklifts which made their debut at an industrial trade fair in Hanover in March 1971. "Looking...
Only hours before the official unveiling in December 2020, the very first LR 1250.1 unplugged had its premiere at a jobsite in Oslo. Customer Kynningsrud Nordic Crane AS is...
The Crosby Group has acquired Speedbinders.com, a designer and manufacturer of pioneering load binders for heavy-duty load securement. Speedbinders' solutions include Torque Drive load binders which use a portable...
EMY Plant Hire, a start-up rental business based in Wrexham in North Wales in the UK, has purchased over 20 new Bobcat machines. The order includes mini-excavators, compact loaders...
A Wisconsin man has died in a work-related accident at a factory in the village of Auburndale. The Wood County Sheriff's Office says deputies, responding to Liberty Tire Recycling...
Clark Europe has proved that Duisburgers stick together in times of crisis by sponsoring an animal at the local zoo. Duisburg Zoo, an attraction well known far beyond the...
Industries with high hygiene requirements rely on non-marking tires to avoid tire marks or black dust. Camso's non-marking compound uses natural rubber with 0.1% of black carbon to ensure a clean working environment, without sacrificing performance. Discover the range here.
Working in high intensity applications where static build-up causes safety hazards? Camso's patented non-marking anti-static technology has been designed for safe & efficient operations. Learn more.
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The BLAXTAIR pedestrian detection system is revolutionizing industrial and commercial workplaces using forklifts, making a huge difference in improving workplace safety.
With the introduction of some unique smart electronic solutions, users of the KOOI®ReachForks can save even more money by reducing damage to goods, pallet and / or warehouse racks.
LIFTTOP provides specifications for a new battery type for Korean forklifts as well as battery care tips.
As a commitment to our customers and to demonstrate our confidence in our product, Bolzoni extends their product warranty to 3 years or 6,000 working hours (whichever comes first).
With the solutions of Linde Material Handling customers get the total package: automated warehouse trucks, automation technology, process expertise, order picking expertise, and service.
Autonomous vehicles might be used both with and without a driver for different conditions. But even when there is no driver, lighting will play an important role to improve safety and visibility to those working around the machine.
Superior Tire is proud to announce the release of their improved and redesigned website and customer store.
Solutions for dense storage at high level in very narrow aisle: min. working aisle is 1480mm, max. lifting height is 12000mm. Through the rotation of the fork, the VNA forklift can load and unload goods on both sides without body turning, which can effectively increase your storage capacity.MiMA
is committed to the R&D of very narrow aisle and multi-directional forklifts all the time, and provide customers with the best storage solutions.MiMA team: Website | Email
Over the past decades, the big manufacturing, warehouse and logistics operations have been pro-active in taking up automation and robotics, but small to medium-sized enterprises (SME) have been slower. Why is this the case and have things changed recently? What would encourage SMEs to take up the technology? Melissa Barnett
looks at some of the challenges and the solutions surrounding automation. Read the story
"I'm just an operator of old forklifts, but let me tell you some stories from these old lovely machines." Santiago Pezzelatto from Argentina tells us about his life with forklifts.
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