Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, today introduced a larger, more robust display module for its forklifts equipped with Crown’s InfoLink® fleet and operator management system. The InfoLink 7” Touch Display Module enhances the operator experience with greater functionality and an interface designed to simplify onboarding, maximise productivity and reinforce safety. 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 »»
Buying secondhand forklifts can be a cost-effective solution for companies to meet their material handling needs.
Whether you are a multinational corporation or an up-and-coming small-to-medium enterprise (SME), forklifts are an important cog in the wheel of your warehouse operations. It goes without saying then, that an investment in the right material handling equipment (MHE) will literally lighten your load, while the wrong purchase can lead to a decrease in productivity, safety, unhappy operators, serious reliability issues and unnecessary financial headaches. 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.