Forklift operators have a challenging role, and without their talent, skill and professionalism, the sector couldn’t continue to operate. That is why in 2020 Talent in Logistics and the international industrial truck manufacturer UniCarriers will once again search for the ‘Forklift Operator of the Year’. For the first time, Talent in Logistics and UniCarriers will hit the road, as they set to host a month full of competitions and roadshows – visiting in the North, South and Midlands. Ruth Edwards, Business Development Director at Talent in Logistics, thanks UniCarriers for their continued support – UniCarriers officially sponsors the event for the fourth year in a row now. “It’s extremely important to us that we work collaboratively with organisations and individuals to make a diffe
The first electric-powered JCB Teletruks to be sold in the UK have been acquired by an independent timber and builders’ merchant. Lawsons – a family-owned company operating in London and the South East – has ordered five new JCB 30-19E electric-powered Teletruks following successful trials of the machine at a number of its sites. The JCB 30-19E, which features the iconic telescopic forward reach boom that has made the Teletruk such a popular lift truck across diverse industry sectors, was launched in Spring 2019 and is the first electric-powered model to be added to the Teletruk range.
To simplify the process of loading trailers with paper reels in line with industry best practice recommendations, Hyster Europe has specially optimised the J5.5XN6 electric lift truck. “When transporting paper reels by road, it is typical industry best practice to load and position the reels down the centre line of the lorry trailer in single file to help evenly distribute weight and improve stability,” says Josie Burrell, Industry Manger for Hyster Europe. “This would ordinarily require a 7-tonne capacity lift truck with an attachment spacer to reach over the trailer bed and handle the reel,” she continues. “However, the Hyster® J5.5XN6 lift truck with tilting carriage option and a reel clamp attachment makes all of this possible with a 5.5-tonne capacity lift truck instead.”
Pioneering armrest now available with Mitsubishi GRENDiA ES. With repetitive strain injuries (RSIs) affecting operators costing British businesses millions of pounds each year in sick pay and lost productivity, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has revealed that GRENDiA ES will be the first IC engine range to benefit from its pioneering armrest with award-winning fingertip controls. A rich heritage in aerospace has allowed Mitsubishi to lead the way in this arena. In 2015, the manufacturer launched its latest generation, which offers class-leading support: from palm and wrist to elbow and upper arms. While most associate RSIs with office workers or those handling pneumatic drills, according to Stewart Gosling of Red Diamond Distribution, the official importers of Mitsubishi forklift ...
STILL continues its successful history of the RX with a reissue of the RX 60-25/35 series. With record-breaking acceleration, a driving speed of up to 21 km/h and lift speeds which have once again been improved, the RX 60 sets new standards in the 2.5- to 3.5-ton weight class. The new drive concept with two motors offered in two performance classes, together with active cooling and shortened power transfer distances, ensures extremely short response times and maximum torque even from the first revolution. It all adds up to previously unrivalled dynamism, greater driving and goods handling performances together with pure battery-powered driving pleasure. The RX 60-25/35 is nothing short of inspiring from the very first second, with its perfect relationship between performance, availabil...
IMHX visitors got their first view of Manitou’s new ER16 electric reach truck at this year’s show. The 1.6 T model on show represented the middle ground of a six-model range that spans 1,200 to 2,000 kg. It appeared alongside an electric pallet truck, an electric stacker, an electric forklift and one of the company’s diesel forklifts. The electric units were shown with traditional batteries, but product manager Antoine Roger said Manitou is able to supply lithium batteries on demand. "We are targeting the smaller logistics businesses using up to 15 machines which have different needs and different levels of investment. And when you’re talking about lithium technology, it costs between four and five times the price of traditional lead acid batteries." Roger is seeing a move from di
Following an extensive period of consultation involving many of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and technology to the logistics sector as well as other partners and stakeholders, IMHX – the International Materials Handling Exhibition – will increase its frequency to every two years. This means that the next event in the IMHX series takes place on September 14-16, 2021, at the NEC, Birmingham. IMHX Event Director, Rob Fisher, comments: “The show has been held every three years since it was launched in 2001 and our sector-wide research demonstrated that the industry is overwhelmingly in favour of resetting IMHX’s cycle.” He continued: “The greater frequency will enable the event – which is the UK’s largest international logistics solutions exhibition - to me
The IFOY organisation has announced the appointment of two new jurors. Ying Xu, Managing editor-in-chief of MM Logistics in China, and Matthias Rathmann, editor-in-chief of the German logistics newspaper trans aktuell, were newly elected to the jury. The IFOY jury now includes a total of 27 editors-in-chief of leading international logistics publications from 19 nations. In spring 2020, they will again test and select the world’s best new publications among intralogistics products and solutions. The application phase for the IFOY Award 2020 is currently in full swing. Suppliers of products and system solutions can still apply until October 30 with their new products and warehouse projects in a total of 13 categories. Startups can also compete again. Expertise Due to its experti
B&B Attachments is to exhibit KAUP’s first electronically operated fork positioner attachment at IMHX later this month (Stand 19H120). IMHX takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 24-27 September. It is the UK’s premier intralogistics event and showcases thousands of products and services from all sectors of the logistics, material handling and storage industries. The new KAUP electric fork positioner T160BE, completely removes the requirement for hydraulic operation. The hydraulic hose installation over the mast and hydraulic connection is no longer necessary. A PLC with CAN-Bus-interface opens new communication possibilities between the attachment and forklift truck. Electrically operated and electronically controlled, the sideshift and positioning of the fork tines can
The FLTA’s National Forklift Safety Convention 2019 being held on Wednesday 30th October 2019 at the Heart of England Conference and Events Centre, Coventry will be focusing on the importance of clear communication under the theme of managing behaviours to transform onsite operations. The event is accredited to provide four Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, as during the convention attendees will hear a series of inspiring presentations filled with tips and advice on improving listening and management skills. Guest speakers at this year’s event include behavioural safety expert Tim Marsh, and Head of Transportation at the HSE Kanwal Kanda. The latest addition to the line-up is former hostage negotiator Rich Mullender, who will be giving audiences unique insight
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