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Many manufacturing and material handling facilities - especially chemical companies and food processing plants – use overhead hoists to load and unload materials to pallet drop areas or production platforms. In some operations, overhead hoists lift materials up to an elevated work platform instead of using a lift truck. This is the traditional method of lifting super sacks up to the processing platform where they can be dumped into hoppers. Other facilities may use a lift truck to elevate the material up to the platform, but then will use an overhead hoist to access the material once they are ready to work with the material. This is a common method of emptying bags of ingredients off of a pallet. In both of these instances, employees typically work around the ledges of these elevated platforms. In these scenarios, a pro-active guarding solution should be installed to keep workers and material from falling from the elevated platform. When you are looking to secure these areas, it’s important to keep these things in mind: • If the operation requires overhead access, then the safety device must be designed to integrate with the machinery that is being used. For instance, the application may feature an overhead crane used to lift super sacks up to the platform or a vacuum hoist that is used to unload material off of a pallet. In both examples, the safety device in place cannot include overhead mechanics for successful and smooth operation. The safety gate needs to provide a clear overhead path to move the material through the area to be successful. • Take a look at the access required at both the ledge and above the pallet drop or production area. Note how the materials are being unloaded and unloaded. If a forklift is lifting material up to the ledge and a hoist is being used to unload the material then the overhead access is only needed on the operator’s side. Also determine if the materials have to be moved to another spot or if will they be picked from one or both sides. These bits of information can dictate the type of safety gate required. 8

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• Determine the amount of space you have on the pallet drop area. The overhead device will need enough room to move the material into the pallet drop area. Employees must have enough room to work with the material and be kept safe from any swinging motions from equipment above. This detail will not only keep employees safe, it will also ensure any safety barriers that you install do not impede with productivity. It’s important to note that chains or ropes that latch across the area will not suffice as fall protection for employees; it won’t help you comply with OSHA and ANSI fall protection regulations either. Solid protective barriers that are in place at all times — including when material is being loaded, picked, staged, removed, etc. — are needed in these applications - any that employees are working on elevated surfaces of four feet or more. In the selection process, make sure you note any special details about your application and equipment before you work with a safety gate provider to determine the best solution for your needs. Aaron Conway is President of Mezzanine Safeti-Gates, Inc. and can be found online at www.MezzGate.com

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Packaging the future

Automating packaging processes can improve productivity, quality and safety on site. Unsurprisingly then, it has become a crucial investment for packaging facilities. But, where do you start? This article highlights the key considerations when choosing robotics and automation for packaging applications. With the rise of Industry 4.0, more companies are opting to add automation to their processes — and packaging processes are no exception. This increasingly common tactic is driven by the same reasons that automation and robotics were first brought to the manufacturing workplace — to free human workers from dangerous packaging tasks jobs, to eliminate errors and to cut costs. Whether a packaging company is well accustomed to automation, or they’re taking the first leap into investing in the technology, the considerations should be the same. Automation can be complex. In fact, the phrase ‘automation’ refers to an array of technology. Any piece of automatic or semi-automatic machinery on a factory floor — whether that’s a simple conveyor or a complicated industrial robot — is technically automation. Most packaging processes already use some form of automation on site. Palletizing robots, for instance, are commonplace in most large-scale warehousing facilities. However, new varieties of robotic equipment are becoming available to take on more complicated packaging tasks. However, adding complicated automation to a packaging process is no easy feat. In fact, the size and complexity of the sites separate packaging processes must be considered carefully. The larger the system, the more likely plant managers should consider a multidisciplinary robot that can perform several steps simultaneously. Alternatively, they may choose to invest in several different machines to manage separate tasks. Consider this as an example. A warehousing and distribution facility for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) may have separate packaging areas for both incoming and outgoing goods. At the site, incoming boxes must be opened and unpacked before the materials can be sorted for distribution. To speed up this process, the site could invest in an automated box opening solution — an encased robot which can automatically cut boxes. 10

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This type of robotic machinery is beneficial reducing the likelihood of accidents on the shop floor. By taking human workers out of the equation, and therefore removing the need for handheld knives in the warehouse, the chance of injury is automatically reduced. That said, this robot is only suitable for one small process in the facility. Should the site wish to fully automate its packaging process, the plant manager will need to invest in several different types of automated equipment. For instance, on a line that incorporates several processes, a six-axis robot could be used to stack and palletise finished products — once they have been opened by our automated box opening solution. Following this, an automated guided vehicle (AGV) might be required to move them to a different area of the factory floor. Naturally, the more automation that is involved, the more complicated the integration process gets. With this in mind, plant managers should consider to what degree they want to automate — and how much is actually necessary. Smaller factories may not have the same investment capabilities and instead, should look to make small incremental processes to automate their facilities. For example, adding sensors to a preexisting machine could solve a common problem during cartoning processes. During this process, machines cannot reliably detect when a box flap is partially up or down, causing a misread. For packaging, this can cause a stoppage in the production line. Adding photoelectric sensors with background suppression could allow the technology to scan the angles of the packaging and determine if the flap angle will cause a problem with case-sealing operations. If this is the case, the sensor triggers an output a message to halt the line, allowing an operator to correct the situation. Plant managers in packaging facilities can use information from these sensors to fine tune case erecting, packing and sealing machines, providing a costeffective alternative to expensive automation Picking and packing processes are another area which could benefit from a smaller automation investment. This process is often where the biggest bottlenecks occur. To combat this, manufacturers can choose an end of arm tooling design (EOAT) on a robot that can pick one or multiple products at a time. The majority of tooling designed for pick-and-pack applications use lightweight vacuum cups or mechanical and multi product grippers for higher throughput. Regardless of the EOAT open used, this provides a sure fire way of automating an otherwise tedious process. Robotic equipment can be added to front-of-line processes too. Depalletizing, loading, line charging or thermo forming packaging with an injection moulding machine are all possible options to improve packaging processes. Similarly, labelling, packing, palletizing and wrapping products — tasks that involve strenuous, laborious manual work — can all be achieved by automated systems. Whether the facility is large or small, there are options to automate. From sensors that relay information to operators, to adding small robotic processes to existing machinery, automation cannot be overlooked in packaging. Author: Mark Howard, United States country manager of automation parts supplier, EU Automation. email: networkedtorial@wcinet.com


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How to Make Your Freight Service CarbonNeutral

Going carbon-neutral as quickly as possible is no easy feat, but it’s something that has to start happening everywhere. For freight business owners and others, it can be difficult to know where to start your carbon offset efforts. The following suggestions should help you make the case for pursuing carbon neutrality at your own company and uncover some of the potential cost savings you’ll get in the bargain. Find out What Your Carbon Footprint Really Is The first step in making your freight service carbon-neutral is to get a better sense of how big your existing carbon footprint is. The EPA has a GHG emissions calculator for businesses and a carbon footprint calculator for everybody else. It’s more than possible to quantify this part of your company’s performance — and your findings will help determine how you proceed. You have options if you want outside help determining how successful your carbon offset program is likely to be. The Gold Standard, The Verified Carbon Standard and The Climate Registry all provide third-party evaluations for companies that appreciate the effect of their environmental footprint and want practical guidance on reducing and eliminating it. Learn About Offset Programs California has a healthy cap-and-trade system in place already, with an upper limit on greenhouse gas emissions that companies may emit. An addition to this program, they provided a new way for companies to alleviate some or all of their carbon footprint by “investing” in carbon-sequestering forestry projects instead of directly lowering their emissions. This option provides a good model for other states to adopt and for companies to pursue of their own volition. The approach in California gives companies time and “breathing room” to ramp up their sustainability efforts, with an expanding portfolio of offset programs to take advantage of, while keeping their overall footprint within existing and future emissions limits. For businesses and individuals everywhere, there’s the CarbonFund and similar partner programs. These programs offer ways for businesses to commit some of their earnings to carbon offset initiatives around the world, whether they’re under regulatory pressure to do so or not. There’s financial benefit here too, including improved optics and better PR in an age of rising eco-consciousness.

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Provide Incentives for Combining Orders Near-immediate gratification may be the new normal, but it comes at a high environmental cost. One way companies can improve client retention and simultaneously reduce their emissions is to reward patience in the shipping process. For example, freight companies can provide discounts or other incentives if clients agree to delay what would have been a less-than-truckload (LTL) shipment and consolidate it with another order. Some estimates say that the number of companies specializing in less-than-truckload freight will rise in the coming years. Part of the reason is the rising diversity of products available online. But with cloud business intelligence tools and the IoT in the picture, it’s easier than ever for companies to engage more closely with one another for cost and environmental savings — including in freight and the broader supply chain. Consider Different Packaging Solutions For further carbon savings, freight services and their clients can work more closely with each other to find new packaging solutions. For example, using differently shaped packaging products can make vehicle operations more efficient by allowing more product to be transported at a time. Using recyclable and reusable materials in case packs and shipping cartons is another way to reduce one’s environmental and carbon footprints. Even making a different choice in pallet products, or participating in a pallet recycling and recovery program, can lead to environmental and budget savings in a lot of cases. Switch to a Different Fuel Freight companies of all kinds rely on transportation, and transportation is the biggest source of carbon emissions in many parts of the United States and the world. No matter what you ship — and how you ship it — it may be time to reconsider the type of fuel you use to get it done. Maersk provides one example of a freight company getting ahead of the renewable fuel curve. In 2020, the company will begin transitioning to a regulation-friendly low-sulfur fuel. Sulfur is associated with health complications as well as acid rain. The company has said that it hopes its example brings change elsewhere in the industry. On a smaller scale, and in the heart of cities, delivery companies increasingly lean on electric vehicles, including electric bikes, to make last-mile deliveries in a way that doesn’t contribute to emissions, pollution or congestion. Big companies are driving change here too and helping to lower costs — including Amazon’s recent purchase of 100,000 electric vehicles. Physical business locations, like distribution centers, have opportunities to change the fuel they run on too. Solar panels and turbines can offset some of the building’s energy needs and carbon footprint, for example. Even natural gas is a relatively environmentally sound transition fuel for business locations that still run on oil heating or rely on coal-fired electric plants. Some freight carriers are investing in transitioning their vehicle fleets to running on natural gas too — a trend even smaller and last-mile freight carriers should watch for as it permeates the industry.


FEATURE STORY Insist on Full Transparency From Partners Maintaining visibility is one of the primary challenges in the modern logistics industry. Freight companies are one part of a supply chain, but they have the means to encourage change and lead by (an environmentally sound) example. Wherever possible, work with clients, partners, vendors and contractors who surface their own carbon footprint and environmental data and make changes to address it. Thanks to big data and data mobility, it’s only getting easier to “unsilo” the relevant business intelligence and find hidden ways to bring down energy and fuel usage, plan routes more efficiently and work more synergistically with partners in the supply chain. It has to start with wanting to find solutions, however. Megan R. Nichols is a industrial writer and blogger. She regularly publishes in magazines like Manufacturing Global, EBN Online and Industry Week. She also updates her personal blog, Schooled By Science weekly with easy to understand manufacturing and technology articles. Keep up with Megan by subscribing to her blog or following her on Twitter.

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What’s Hiding in Your Facility this Winter Something, or thousands of somethings, can be hiding in your facility this winter. They’re “overwintering” pests, and they can be quite a nuisance. Overwintering – what does it actually mean? The dictionary definition is to last through the winter. Pests resort to a variety of self-preservation tactics pests use to survive the season and reemerge in the spring. Overwintering pests don’t reproduce, feed or develop indoors – they’re inactive, until they’re not. Signs of Overwintering As long as temperatures stay cold, overwintering pests will remain inactive and out of sight. You won’t know you have overwintering pests. But, when temperatures warm, even for a few mild days, the pests “wake up” and move toward the warmth. Many of these pests won’t make it outside, which means they show up in your facility. Pests flock to the sunny side of buildings; and when we say “flock,” we mean hundreds and even thousands of tiny bugs clustered together in a very visible way. You may find these pest groupings near windows, doors or even artificial light. If your building is warmed by the sun, the artificial light may be enough to trick these pests into emerging from their hiding spots. Pests that Overwinter Boxelder Bugs: About a half-inch long, boxelder bugs are black with orange or red markings including three stripes behind their head. Young or nymph boxelder bugs are bright-red when they first hatch and slowly change to the orange/black combination. Cluster Flies: Cluster flies are just under a half-inch long, slightly larger than the common housefly. They have two large eyes with overlapping, transparent wings. They’re often grey on the underbelly and golden on top, giving off a golden sheen. Lady beetles: Lady beetles, unlike ladybugs, are shiny, domeshaped insects. Most are red or orange with black spots. Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs: These bugs are most common on the East Coast. Stink bugs can range from one half to three quarters of an inch long. They have a very distinct shield shape with a marbled body. Stink bugs have two long antenna and six legs. When bothered, they release their infamous foul odor. How to Rid Yourself of Overwintering Pests Insecticides will not prevent the insects from emerging. They must be physically removed. We suggest a vacuum to suck up pests both dead and alive. To kill these pests as they emerge in the spring, install a fly light, which will attract the pests looking for light and warmth. To keep pests out, install door sweeps, seal cracks with high quality silicone caulk, and fill holes around drains and utilities with steel wool. Once these overwintering pests have made your warehouse their winter home, the only solution is physical removal and planning ahead for next winter. If you notice a moderate to severe amount of overwintering pests, we suggest calling a pest management professional. They can help set a plan in motion to remove overwintering pests as they emerge and prevent them next season. Nic Ellis, board-certified entomologist, Western Pest Services 14

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3. Study and Understand Your Physical Facilities Inventory, including raw material, finished goods, and MRO, constitute one of the most substantial investments for your company. Your warehouse should be designed to handle your inventory types and may use a variety of material handling equipment, including AS/ RS systems, pallet racks, conveyor systems, and handling equipment. How the facility is configured, how the inventory is processed, and how these systems are maintained is important. Survey your facilities for quality of ROI and note areas of either safety or improved efficiencies you may want to address in the future. Check inventory record accuracies and develop plans to improve if needed.  4. Get to Know your Products, Suppliers, Freight Handlers, and Customers In all the following cases, get to know both the people and the processes involved as soon as possible.  Depending on your specific situation, your warehouse may supply outside customers – businesses, companies, or individuals – or you may provide internal customers such as production departments, assembly lines or, even, other warehouses.  Your external customers may be located anywhere in the world, but it’s a good idea to introduce yourself to your point of contact within your customer’s organization. For internal customers, the same approach applies except a face-to-face meeting is best. Maintenance inventory management is often one of the most significant areas of both efforts and opportunities. You’ll want to be sure your spare parts management processes are as efficient as possible. Current freight haulers should know what you and your company expect in terms of performance. Learn the key individuals in each organization. Your employer will likely have agreements in place when you arrive, but review and understand these and look for places to save money.  5. Understand the Legal Side of Warehousing It is not necessary to become a legal expert on warehouse operations, but it is a good idea to know some of the basic legal rules that govern warehouse operations. For example, at what point does legal title pass from the supplier to your company, how is damaged good handled, and what is the warehouse’s responsibility for


FEATURE STORY consignment inventory. Reviewing internal policies and procedures within the first sixty days shows a commitment to your new position. 6. Meet with Your Manager Initiate a meeting with your manager early in your first sixty days. During the session, address the following:  Gain any additional information you should know but didn’t learn during the interview process.  Develop an understanding of how you will be measured, what metrics you will be measured against, and how reporting will occur. Establish method and frequency for communications. Review your department’s budget as well as any plans for major projects that might affect your areas. Discuss your plan for your first sixty days. Ensure your programs align with your manager’s expectations as well as the overall company goals. Later, refine your plan per this discussion.  Discuss other topics depending on your situation. 

Conclusion Chances are you will have had several years of prior warehouse experience. Nevertheless, every company operates slightly differently so you can be sure you’ll find new processes and policies. During the first sixty days is the time to familiarize yourself with your new employer, the procedures, and people. The first sixty days in a new position is a time to make a good impression, learn as much as possible, and see that your team is motivated. Your employer is placing a great deal of confidence and trust in your abilities, so it’s important to show them they selected the right candidate. Bryan Christiansen is the founder and CEO at Limble CMMS. Limble is a modern, easy to use mobile CMMS that takes the stress and chaos out of maintenance by helping managers organize, automate, and streamline their maintenance operations. Email: networkeditorial@wcinet.com

7. Meet Company Support Personnel During the first sixty days, develop an understanding of internal company support systems such as payroll, accounting, and HR. Introduce yourself to contact points for these departments. Building good internal company rapport is essential.

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Kinedyne Appoints John Seliga as new VP-Finance A seasoned financial professional, Seliga brings strategic thinking, business and technology management and value-based leadership as part of his broad portfolio of experience. Kinedyne, LLC, designer manufacturer and distributor of cargo control technologies, including cargo securement, capacity and access solutions for the transportation industry, announced that it has named John Seliga as its new vice president-finance. Seliga succeeds Tobey Rumack who retired earlier this year. “We wish Tobey and her husband a long and healthy retirement and thank her for nearly three years of being a strong business partner on the Executive team and helping improve our finance and business operations,” said Dan Schlotterbeck, president of Kinedyne LLC.

Piab Group acquires TAWI Group Taby, Sweden, Piab Group has entered into an agreement to acquire TAWI Group, a leading manufacturer of smart lifting solutions with global reach. Total sales for TAWI is expected to reach 340 MSEK in 2019. With more than 30 years of history, TAWI adds a solid complementary portfolio of products, very experienced and skilled employees, a strong network of distributors as well as many new customers to Piab. Through this acquisition Piab is evolving automation by taking a world leading position in semi-automated lifting products. The acquisition is expected to be completed in January 2020.

Ann Fandozzi to become CEO of Ritchie Bros. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the world’s largest industrial auctioneer and a leading used equipment seller, announced that Ann Fandozzi will become Chief Executive Officer and join the Company’s Board of Directors, effective January 6th, 2020. Most recently, Fandozzi was CEO of ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a national damaged vehicle repair company, where she engineered a step-change in profitability and laid the foundation for an all-new customer experience through technology.

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An unprecedented number of Shoppa’s Material Handling technicians recently passed the Toyota Material Handling Platinum Master Technician Certification, including one Shoppa’s technician selected out of nearly 120 applicants to compete for Toyota’s prestigious technician title. “Our customers demand technicians who can keep their forklifts and other equipment well-maintained and operating efficiently,” said Jim Shoppa, owner of Shoppa’s Material Handling. “With these most recent certified technicians, customers can be confident the very best in the industry are working on their equipment. I am proud of the level of excellence these Shoppa’s technicians have demonstrated.” https://www.shoppasmaterialhandling.com/

U.S. Gain®, a leader in development, procurement and distribution of sustainable energy solutions for the transportation market, is pleased to welcome Jon Summersett as the new Director of Product Management. In his role, Jon will be tasked with identifying and developing new products and services to widen our alternative fuel portfolio, collaborating with strategic industry partners and fleets across market sectors to ensure our offering enables success of their sustainability goals. “I am excited to join U.S. Gain and begin work on the next generation of energy solutions,” says Summersett. “Over the past decade, I’ve had a passion for the technological aspect of the transportation industry, and this role combines my functional interest and background in many unique ways.”

Northwest Crane Service Uses HydraSlide System for Transformer Project Oklahoma, U.S.-based Northwest Crane Service, L.L.C. (Northwest) utilized a 500-ton capacity Hydra-Slide HT500 heavy track hydraulic skidding system to install a 118,607-lb. transformer at a live power station in its home state recently (September). Northwest put the HT500 at the heart of a successful tender, awarded by a major U.S. freight forwarder. The principle challenges in sliding the 22.9 ft.-long, 8.7 ft.-wide, 12.6 ft.-high transformer were created by limited site access, a significant slope, and a live substation environment with energized electrical equipment in close proximity to the surrounding work area and overhead. www.hydra-slide.com

Two-decade veteran of Central Contractors Service in Chicago heads south A veteran of the ALL Family of Companies, T.J. Wicklander, has been named general manager of ALL Sunshine Crane Rental Corp. of Orlando, Florida. Wicklander brings two decades of crane experience forged in the highly competitive Greater Chicago area, where he served in a multitude of roles at Central Contractors Service, also an ALL branch. Wicklander began his career with the ALL family 19 years ago as a parts runner for Central Contractors Service. Over the years, he also worked in operations and dispatch and spent a decade and a half in sales before most recently serving as manager of the Alsip, Illinois, location.

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Toyota Commercial Finance Names New President and CEO Toyota Commercial Finance (TCF) recently named Mark Taggart as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Dave Crandall, TCF’s former President and CEO, is retiring after 33 years with Toyota. Taggart spent the last 16 years with Toyota Financial Services (TFS), most recently serving as President and CEO of Toyota Financial Savings Bank. In that role, Taggart was responsible for overseeing all of Toyota’s U.S. banking operations, which provide a wide range of services to Toyota and Lexus dealers and consumers. Taggart has served in numerous roles since joining TFS in 2003, including multiple general manager positions for TFS International in Japan.

Alchemy Joins Intertek Alchemy, a global leader in innovative solutions that help manufacturing companies engage with their workforces to drive productivity and safety, announced its rebranding as “Intertek Alchemy” following an acquisition by Intertek Group plc. Joining forces with a leading quality assurance provider bolsters Alchemy’s manufacturing solution and offers substantial expansion opportunities through Intertek’s global manufacturing customer base.


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Pipe, Valve and Fitting Distributor Eliminates Injuries with Automated Orbital Wrapper Replaces Manual Process, Protects Products, Cuts Costs. Reading, PA: Pipe, valve and fitting distributor City Pipe & Supply, Odessa, Texas, has eliminated cuts, scrapes and other reportable incidents that occurred in the packaging and shipping department by replacing its manual stretch-wrapping method with the automated TAB Wrapper Tornado orbital wrapping machine. Cutting workers’ compensation claims to zero, the orbital wrapper features patentpending technology that wraps plastic film 360 degrees around and under the pallet and its load while raised on a forklift to create a sturdy, unitized load in less than one minute, even when wrapping City Pipe & Supply’s large, heavy, and oddly shaped products for the oil and gas industry. www.tabwrapper.com

Warehouse Execution Systems Pyramid and Compass combine Matthews Automation Solutions Combines Warehouse Execution Systems Brands Pyramid and Compass. Matthews unites software and controls teams at Cincinnati Campus, enhancing support of current and prospective customers’ automation installations. Two of Matthews Automation Solutions’ have unified their operations. This includes bringing together both teams — which offer complementary control systems design and engineering as well as warehouse execution software (WES) — under one roof in Pyramid’s Cincinnati site. The recently expanded location optimizes the development and support of new and existing installations.

Operation Holiday Cheer Delivers Joy to U.S. Troops Overseas New York, N.Y. – This holiday season, DHL Express is delivering 500 fresh-cut Christmas trees, thousands of handwritten letters as well as menorahs, festive decorations, and other gifts to U.S. troops stationed abroad. The massive holiday haul will arrive at U.S. bases in Afghanistan, Bahrain and Kuwait just in time to give our service members a traditional holiday experience. DHL Operation Holiday Cheer, a charitable program DHL runs in partnership with the New York community, is now in its sixteenth year. “The holiday season is especially difficult for our servicemen and women overseas, who sacrifice celebrating with their friends and family to instead protect our nation’s freedom,” said Greg Hewitt, CEO of DHL Express U.S. “DHL is honored to be able to partner with local organizations to bring a little bit of the love, support and holiday cheer from home directly to our troops abroad.”

Numina Group Welcomes Bob Fischer to Warehouse Automation Technology Team Woodridge, Illinois, The Numina Group, a leading supplier of automated warehouse execution and control systems, announced that Bob Fischer, an industry-recognized leader in logistics technology, will be joining its system engineering and delivery team. Fischer brings more than 30 years of logistics and transportation technology experience to his role at Numina Group. He began his career selling mobile computing solutions and logistics and shipping software in the mid-80’s and 90’s. In 1997, he founded Advanced Distribution Solutions Inc. (ADSI), a company specializing in multi-carrier shipping software, and sold it in 2017. During his career he has helped hundreds of companies solve their supply chain automation challenges by leveraging process and technology improvements.  www.numinagroup.com

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Innovative Dock Shelter Creates an Eclipse at the Loading Dock Below and around the dock leveler, Rite-Hite’s exclusive PitMaster™ under-leveler sealing system provides a barrier against environmental infiltration on the exterior of the dock. Meanwhile, lip corner seals, filler pads and other components block gaps on the inside of the dock. Working together, the Eclipse shelter and PitMaster under-leveler sealing system provide an advanced, highly effective seal on all four sides of the dock door opening when trailers are in place. “Our best dock shelter just got better,” said Paul Rowlett, president of Rite-Hite Environmental Enclosures Corporation. “The Eclipse shelter improves employee comfort and safety.” www.ritehite.com

ShockWatch RFID for Tracking Damage Through Supply Chain ShockWatch RFID delivers all the benefits of a damagemonitoring program while also providing an electronic record of information in the user’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, warehouse management system or directly into the SpotSee Cloud. By gathering data throughout the supply chain, ShockWatch RFID helps customers quickly identify where damage is occurring, allowing users to isolate damaged inventory for further inspection and determine where the root cause is in the supply chain. www.spotsee.io

Weather-Resistant, Universal Forklift Battery Charger XL Lifts, announced the availability of the XLerator line of forklift battery chargers. XLerator battery chargers are universal so operations with forklifts from multiple product lines and brands (or even ones that use different battery types like lithium and lead acid) can turn to a single forklift battery charger company to power their entire fleet of forklifts. Free from the constraints of having to buy a specific charger for each forklift brand, companies can now more easily update their electric forklift fleets with reduced infrastructure costs. https://xlliftsinc.com/ 24

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Interthor Mover The battery weight is only 4.5 kg and has small dimensions, enabling an extremely compact truck. Within two seconds the battery can be exchanged, and the charging takes only 2.5 hours with a long operational time between charges. The Lithium batteries have a high number of battery cycles. The handle can be used in the upright position, optimizing the space utilization. Focus is put on ergonomic working conditions of the user. The ergonomically correct handle has soft grips, returning smoothly to vertical position. The handle has integrated PIN code panel with LCD display for status indication. This ensures an easy control and operation. www.interthor.com

The POWER MIG® 360MP Welder Takes a Giant Step Forward Lincoln Electric® has taken the next evolutionary step in POWER MIG welding technology with the introduction of the POWER MIG 360MP welder. This professional-grade machine combines an easy-to-use interface with a number of advanced welding features. The result is a multi-process workhorse, ideal for metal fabrication, maintenance and repair, auto body and light industrial applications. Designed with a 7-inch color display to facilitate smooth communication between operator and machine, the POWER MIG 360MP welder is capable of Stick, TIG, MIG and Flux-Cored welding. In addition to an increased duty cycle. http://www.lincolnelectric.com/

Mitsubishi 4,500 – 6.500 lb. Capacity Electric Cushion Tire Forklift Series Mitsubishi introduced 4,500 – 6,500 lb. capacity electric cushion tire forklift series. “We’re excited to launch our newest Mitsubishi electric cushion tire forklifts series to the market,” said Antonio Serrano, product marketing manager at MCFA. “Customers are continuing to look for ways to increase productivity and reduce costs, and the new electric cushion tire forklift series is designed to do just that. The forklift’s energy-efficient design allows it to run longer on one battery charge, maximizing uptime throughout the shift for greater productivity”. https://www.mcfa.com/en/mcfa


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Camso Launches New Non-marking Press-on Forklift Tire Series

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Camso introduces the Solideal PON 555 NM and PON 550 NM by Camso, two new non-marking additions to the Solideal PON series. These new and improved non-marking press-on tires were developed to deliver increased energy efficiency and thermal performance. Both tires are designed to meet the growing needs of indoor applications and rental fleets with operations of medium intensity usage, offering customers a non-marking solution with industryleading life. Indeed, companies don’t want to see tire marks or black rubber dust on the floor or on their goods, and a growing number of industries have set regulations that require the use of non-marking tires – but none of them can compromise on life or performance. https://camso.co/en/material-handling/

A-Safe Inc. has launched a new range of protective barrier developed by world-class polymer scientists to deliver maximum performance at sub-zero temperatures as low as -22°F.The Baltimore, Marylandbased manufacturer of guarding products for warehouses, distribution centers and other facilities is primarily targeting the range at the food storage industry. Created from a unique blend of polymers, Memaplex Sub-Zero is designed to withstand impacts without cracking or fragmenting. It is food-safe, wipe clean and self-colored for maximum hygiene and ease of care. www.asafe.us

Industrial E-Power Pushers Hamilton Caster is proud to introduce a series of (4) industrial e-Power pushers designed to push or pull inplant trailers with load capacities between 3,000 and 100,000 lbs.   The (4) new pushers are designed to be more maneuverable and versatile with a smaller footprint than a forklift or AGV.  e-Power Pushers are also much more economical compared to AGV’s and most other customengineered powered equipment.   Compared to elaborate transfer cars that are designed for the proverbial “one-trick” material handling application, Hamilton’s Pushers can move a multitude of materials in varying sizes and shapes in and out of hard-to-reach areas. https://www.cartsandtrailers.com/

Caldwell’s Custom Forklift Attachment Adds Safety and Productivity at Stamping Plant The Caldwell Group Inc. manufactured a custom lifting product that attaches to a forklift truck to unload steel coils from rail cars at MiTek USA Inc.’s stamping plant in Tampa, Florida. The attachment, supplied by Caldwell distributor Certified Slings & Supply, is known onsite as the master coil lifter. It replaced the previous method that involved three personnel, including one precariously positioned on the rail car truck. Caldwell’s 24,000-lb. capacity product has reduced the time it takes to unload a single car from one hour to 20 minutes and, more importantly, there is no longer a requirement for a rigger beneath the hook (forks). www.caldwell.com

World Forklift West and XL Lifts Unveil Second-generation Lithium Forklift The second-generation all-weather World Lithium Forklift is designed specifically for use with lithium batteries and outside use. Other standard brand forklift companies are still offering a first-generation converted lead-acid forklift that uses steel plates inside the lithium battery housing as counterweight to compensate for the weight of a lead acid battery. The result is a significantly heavier, wider and bulkier lift that does not work outside or inside tight turning radius quarters. www.worldforkliftwest.com

Eastey Introduces the EXS-100 Table Top Strapping Machine Eastey, a manufacturer of shrink-packaging equipment, automated case erectors, tapers, and material handling solutions, introduces the EXS-100 semi-automatic strapping machine designed to efficiently strap and secure over-filled and heavyweight packages. The semi-automatic EXS-100 strapping machine is designed to apply a plastic strap around user’s packages, preventing them from opening during handling and transit. The EXS-100’s bottom seal design is an ideal solution for low to medium volume users that need additional security beyond case taping. www.eastey.com

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EXHAUST ANALYZERS Visit our website to learn more about reducing carbon monoxide (CO), saving fuel and operating equipment at peak performance.

North America’s online directory of distributors and dealers selling material handling products and services; the forum where end users find local equipment suppliers.

“Register your business for $400.00 a year” 602.218.8556 | info@findadistributor.com |

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ENGINES ✓ Remanufactured engines ✓ Engines in-stock for same day shipment

...The Exhaust Experts Phone: 847-487-2780 • www.blankeindustries.com

FORKLIFTS

PA

USED FORKLIFTS & INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT  FORKLIFT

PARTS  RENTALS 

✓ Quality assured workmanship from people who know the business!

Toll Free 877-303-LIFT • 440-943-9546 • FAX 440-943-9547

www.all-industrial.com

PA Industrial Equipment, Inc. Delivering Quality Since 1977



CONTACT: ROY BRAMM 610/369-9778 www.PAIndustrial.com 215 S. Washington St. Boyertown, PA 19512

ERGONOMIC HOLSTERS

PARTS J&L INDUSTRIAL TIRE CO. CORSICANA, TEXAS

903-874-5796

903-874-5801 FAX www.jandlindustrialtireco.com jlco7@nctv.com • LOAD WHEELS, CASTER WHEELS, DRIVE TIRES, ALL OEM SIZES

WILL MODIFY OEM SIZES TO FIT YOUR SPECS.

• REMOLDING AVAILABLE FOR OBSOLETE WHEELS OR WHEELS TOO EXPENSIVE TO BUY NEW. VARIETY OF COMPOUNDS AVAILABLE

• CUSTOM SIZES PER YOUR SPECIFICATIONS. • CONVEYOR ROLLS

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TIRES

TRANSMISSION REBUILD

NEED A TRANSMISSION REBUILD KIT? At Tires International Corp., we offer a variety of solid tires for forklifts, telehandlers, skid steer loaders as well as larger loaders and other construction equipment. If you don’t see the tire you need on our website or need help in making your selection, call us. We’re always ready to help! “We ship our solid tires nationwide!”

OUR KITS ARE DESIGNED FOR TECHS, BY TECHS!

◆ AIT CARRIES KITS FOR MOST TRANSMISSION STYLES.

800.588.7515 www.aittransmission.com AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL TRANSMISSION, INC.

(800) 818-1139

WIRED FOR GREATNESS

WWW.TIRESINTERNATIONAL.NET

CONTROLLERS

NEW AND REMAN CONTROLLER OPTIONS FOR A VARIETY OF APPLICATIONS Flight Systems Industrial Products 800-333-1194 · www.shop.fsip.biz www.mhnetwork.com

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ADVERTISERS’ INDEX All Industrial Engine Service......................... B3

Hader Industries Inc...................................... A2

Shoppa's Material Handling.......................... B2

www.all-industrial.com

www.haderind.com

www.shoppasmaterialhandling.com

American Industrial Transmission, Inc....15, 28

JH Thomas Industries LTD..............................14

www.aittransmission.com

www.jhthomas.com

Bristol Manufacturing.......................................7

Joseph Industries, Inc....................................16

www.bristolsteel.com

www.joseph.com

Camso............................................................ A4

JW Morrison Equipment Co Inc........................9

https://camso.co/

www.morrisonlifts.com

Thombert, Inc................................................. A3

DACS, Inc...........................................................6

LiuGong Construction Machinery N.A., LLC... B1

www.thombert.com

www.dacsinc.com

www.liugongna.com

West Point Rack, Inc.........................................5

Dyna Rack...................................................... A1

Midwest Lift Truck Sales, Inc.........................28

www.westpointrack.com

www.dyna-rack.com

midwestlift@aol.com

Flight Systems Industrial Products (FSIP).. 13, 27

Millennium Industrial Tire............................. A1

www.fsip.biz

http://www.millenniumtire.com/

Forklift-International................................19, 23

Mor-Value Parts Company..............................21

Wy'East Products........................................... B4

www.forklift-international.com

www.mor-value.com

www.clearcap.com

Superior Engineering......................................11 www.superioreng.com

The Forklift Pro...............................................18 www.theforkliftpro.com

White Blaze Equipment..................................17 www.whiteblazeinc.com

The advertisers’ index is an extra service to the advertisers. The publisher does not assume liability for errors.

CROWNS FOR SALE

WE KNOW

MODEL

TRANSMISSIONS • TRANSMISSIONS • REBUILD KITS • DIFFERENTIALS • DRIVE AXLES • STEER AXLES • TORQUE CONVERTERS

American Industrial Transmission Inc. 800-588-7515 sales@aittransmission.com www.aittransmission.com 28

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QTY

RR5225-45 RR5725-35 RR5725-45 RR5785S-45 RR5225-35 RR5225-35 RR5220-45 RC5545-40 RC5545-40 RC5535-30 RC5545-40 FC4525-50 FC4020-50 FC4515-50 SC5225-30 SC5245-40 SC4540-40 SP3550H-30 SP3480F-15 SP3520-30 SP3420-30 SP3420-30 SP3220-30 SHR5540-35 PC4500-80 PR4500-80 PE4500-60 SLT35AC SLT30AC SL40 SLT30 SLT30 SL40SE SLT35HLC SL44/4

2 1 5 3 3 1 1 1 2 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 1 3 1 4 2 3 3 2 1 1 2 3 1 1 1

YEAR

MAST

VOLT

2013 2013 2012 2008 2007 2005 2005 2012 2011 2010 2007 2011 2009 2009 2014 2011 2010 2011 2009 2008 2007 2007 2005 2010 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2009 2009 2009 2008 2005 2004

160/366 95/210 113/252 123/276 119/270 89/198 107/240 89/208 83/190 83/190 92/264 83/188 107/312 83/188 83/190 83/190 77/172 155/366 95/210 107/240 89/195 119/276 95/210 89/192 28x96 28x96 28x96 95/276 89/205 97/276 89/205 119/269 91/258 95/276 89/198

36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 48 48 48 36 36 48 36 36

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Specs/Comments

Rider Reach,S/S,42-53,20” Rider Reach,S/S,34-45”,16” Rider Reach,S/S,34-45”,16” Rider Reach,S/S,42-53”,20”batt box Rider Reach,S/S,34-45”,18” batt box Rider Reach,S/S,34-45”,16” batt box Rider Reach,S/S,42-53”,20”batt box Std-Up Rider,S/S,4 way Hyds,20” Std-Up Rider,S/S,20” Std-Up Rider,S/S,18” Std-Up Rider,S/S,20” 4 Wheel Sitdown,S/S,33”,4 way Hyds 4 Wheel Sitdown,S/S,33” 4 Wheel Sitdown,S/S,27” 3 Wheel Sit-down,S/S,25”,4 way Hyds 3 Wheel Sitdown,S/S,25” 3 Wheel Sitdown S/S,25” Stockpicker,60” wide,Wire Guided Furniture SP,4’ x 8’ Alum Platform Stockpicker,AC,42” wide,battery Stockpicker,42”wide,battery Stockpicker,42” platform Stockpicker,24v battery Walkie Reach,S/S,42”ID,P/S Center Control Rider ,P/S End Rider,P/S End Rider Pallet Trk,,AC ,Freezer Drexel Swing Mast,48v battery Drexel Swing Mast,48v battery Drexel Swing Mast,Wire Guided Drexel Swing Mast,36v battery Drexel Swing Mast,36v battery Drexel Swing Mast,48v battery Drexel Swing Mast,36v,battery Drexel Swing Mast,36v batter

midwest LIFT TRUCK SALES, INC.

Fx 205-637-7486 midwestlift@aol.com


Bring your equipment back to life.

Quality engine packaging for safe and efďŹ cient transportation 1 Year / 1,500 hour warranty - 90 days on oil leaks

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ClearCap & TuffCab! Cap Roof Covers r a e l ! C TM

Easy Install • ClearCap Roof Covers Keeps Operator Dry • Many Sizes to Fit Various Trucks • Easy to Install • Reasonably Priced • Clear or Tinted • UV Polycarbonate • Domed Roof Diverts Rain • Blocks UV Rays • O.S.H.A. Compliant

Clear Solutions to Common Problems TuffCab Panel Cab Enclosures

Vinyl Side Doors

Engineered to Fit Hyster, Yale, Cat, Mitsubishi, Toyota & Unicarriers • Full Enclosures or Individual Components • Durable Steel & Safety Glass Construction • Easy Clamp-on Installation • Affordable • Fast Lead Times • Windshield Includes 12v Wiper

Wy’East Products 1-888-401-5500 www.clearcap.com B4

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STOP!

Thombert DYALON® “J” drive tires offer you the traction your reach truck or order picker needs to start and stop on a dime. Providing improved safety with the durability you need for less downtime, lower maintenance costs, and better lifetime value. Stop on a dime but save a lot more with 90 Shore A durometer DYALON® “J” drive tires.

800-433-3572 thombert.com

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SOLIDEAL NON-MARKING TIRES BY CAMSO

CLEAN RUNNING NO COMPROMISE ON LIFE SOLIDEAL’S NON-MARKING TIRES BY CAMSO ARE THE IDEAL SOLUTION FOR FORKLIFTS THAT OPERATE INDOORS AND FOR RENTAL FLEETS. Made of 100% natural non-marking rubber compound. ƒ Ensure clean running, leaving no tire marks behind or black dust on products ƒ Increase tire life and overall performance ƒ Lower rolling resistance and improve energy efficiency ƒ Enhance thermal capabilities to lower heat build-up ƒ Reduce chunking and cutting

Find the right tire for your application at camso.co A4

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