Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, launches the new C-DX Series IC Counterbalance Pneumatic Forklift. The new competitively positioned, cost-efficient C-DX Series offers reliable performance, operator comfort and serviceability in various industrial applications. read more »»
Lead-acid batteries are absolutely vital to forklift operations, but can also lead to major headaches for fleet managers playing a guessing game with optimal battery inventory. Having too few, or even too many, batteries can negatively impact performance and operational productivity.
These tips will help you determine and maintain the right number of lead-acid batteries needed to efficiently and proactively support your fleet. read more »»
How forklift operators interact with their equipment affects overall warehouse productivity and safety. While many manufacturers tout their designs as ergonomic, human factors is often only given attention during the evaluation stage of product development. To be truly human-centered, operator interests and needs should be defined at conception and revisited throughout the entire product development process.
Integrating a human factors & ergonomics (HF&E) professional into product development reinforces human-centered design thinking. Rather than relying on consultants to evaluate user interaction at the end of the design cycle, integrated HF&E practitioners help ensure that operators are kept in mind throughout the process.