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Customer-specific Sideloader AGV

Customer-specific Sideloader AGV

Handling, Manufacturer
Hubtex claims to have launched the world’s first fully automated electric multidirectional sideloader for handling long, heavy and bulky goods: In introducing the PhoeniX AGV, Hubtex further secures its reputation as an automation consultant with a broad range of technologies and partners. In 2021, the customer specific AGV designs will be included in the full product range of electric vehicles for the wood, sheet metal, glass and automotive industries, among others. The basic model of the new PhoeniX electric multidirectional sideloader was designed by Hubtex for step-by-step automation utilising full electric steering, enabling longer operating times due to its lower energy consumption. Now the manufacturer has developed the fully automated PhoeniX AGV based on this core product. ...
New Compact Lithium-Ion Pallet Truck Launched to Boost Efficiency

New Compact Lithium-Ion Pallet Truck Launched to Boost Efficiency

General, Handling
An ultra-compact lithium-ion pallet truck for loads up to 1.5 tonnes has been launched by global brand of materials handling equipment, Hyster. The new PC1.5 Pallet Truck, powered by a lithium-ion battery, can deliver greater efficiency than a hand pallet truck. “For those currently using hand pallet trucks in the warehouse, switching to the new PC1.5 brings efficiency gains, without complex maintenance requirements,” says Matt Hardy, Solutions Manager EMEA for Hyster Europe. “Operations with lean fleets will benefit from these dependable pallet trucks that are ready to go when needed.” Simple to use, the new lithium-ion pallet trucks offer significant benefits to the operator compared to a hand pallet truck, with powered travelling, lifting and lowering. Despite the small and...
Combilift launches new Aisle Master Order Picker

Combilift launches new Aisle Master Order Picker

Handling, Manufacturer
Combilift officially launched the latest addition to its product portfolio in a virtual press conference on February 3rd. The NEW Aisle Master-OP (AME-OP) is a stand-on electric powered model that combines the advantages of a narrow aisle articulated forklift and an order picker for versatile operation in warehousing applications. The development of this model was influenced by customer feedback - as has often been the case with Combilift’s innovations - as well as the recent soaring growth of e-commerce. “Customers already using the Aisle Master for space saving, storage and efficiency in their warehouse asked if we could redevelop the Aisle Master to meet their ever-growing demand for order picking customised orders”, said Combilift CEO Martin McVicar. The development of this m...
Toyota’s unique team keep hand pallet trucks rolling

Toyota’s unique team keep hand pallet trucks rolling

Featured, Handling
Toyota’s BT Lifter hand pallet trucks are legendary for their robustness and long service, even in tough environments. As befits a hand pallet truck that is carefully designed to be sustainable, Toyota offers a unique team of engineers dedicated to keeping hand pallet trucks rolling smoothly across the UK. Toyota has hand pallet truck specialists providing greater local coverage across the UK. With over 40 dedicated specialists nationally, Toyota can provide service and maintenance support throughout the UK, helping to keep hand pallet trucks on the move and extend their operating life. Toyota provides national mobile support for servicing, maintenance, repairs and safety checks on all hand pallet trucks, not just Toyota branded. All mobile Toyota workshops are operated by specia...
Toyota launches innovative pedestrian-operated truck.

Toyota launches innovative pedestrian-operated truck.

Handling, New Trucks
  The new BT Levio LWI160 powered pallet truck from Toyota Material Handling is the first-ever pedestrian-operated truck that is designed around a modular Lithium-Ion battery concept. “Our new LWI160 is the most compact truck in its class offering a flexible, unique and modulated energy solution within one optimised machine size, setting the new benchmark” says Keith Smith, Sales Training and Product Development Manager. Design award for unique modular approach A perfect example of Toyota’s core philosophy of continuous improvement (kaizen) in practice. Toyota Material Handling has been thinking outside of the box to optimise the BT Levio Li-Ion LWI160, and came up with a revolutionary and innovative new design of the powered pallet truck. The LWI160 is the first ever ...
More Loadalls arrive at Tru Plant

More Loadalls arrive at Tru Plant

Dealer, Handling
Ipswich-based Tru Plant has taken delivery of another 30 new JCB Loadall telescopic handlers. The new telehandlers are part of a £16m order for more than 300 JCB machines that Watling JCB has been delivering over the past 18 months. The JCB 540-140 HiViz Loadalls incorporate JCB’s compact Dieselmax 3.0-litre EU Stage V diesel engine, which is reckoned to use 5% less fuel than previous models. Tru Plant has also been buying JCB backhoe loaders, rough terrain forklifts, Teletruks, site dumpers and other telehandler models over the last 18 months. Tru Plant is part of the Tru7 Group – run by Guy Nicholls – which also incorporates haulage, recycling, vehicle hire, waste and recycling and demolition divisions. The Nicholls previously owned Fork Rent, which it sold in 2015 to ven...
Briggs and Yale keep the beer flowing

Briggs and Yale keep the beer flowing

Attachments, Handling
Moving loads efficiently in the beverage industry can be a precarious business, particularly for a company such as Marston’s. a brewer which handles kegs, casks, spirits and soft drinks at its 14 depots across the UK. For an operation dealing with diverse loads of different shapes and sizes, a one-size-fits-all approach to its materials handling needs is unlikely to deliver the levels of productivity required. As Marston’s expanded its business, it turned to trusted Yale partner, Briggs Equipment, for a tailored solution. Marston’s has a history that dates back to 1890 when it originally operated as Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries. Now the UK’s top independent pub retailing and brewing business, the company operates around 1,600 pubs with over 14,300 employees across the UK, and ...
Hyster Electric Trucks Refreshing Parts Other Trucks Cannot Reach

Hyster Electric Trucks Refreshing Parts Other Trucks Cannot Reach

Handling
Six new Hyster® electric lift trucks which feature special engineering to meet the demands of brewery operations have been provided to the Heineken Ireland site in Cork. Heineken Ireland is a wholly owned subsidiary of Heineken International, whose portfolio of brands includes Heineken, the best-selling beer in Ireland, Murphy’s, Amstel and Coors Light. Its site in Cork, founded in 1856, employs 458 people and ships 2 million kegs per year to pubs, hotels, restaurants, supermarkets and wholesalers. As such, the brewery’s yard operations are intense, loading and unloading on average 20 lorries each day. “Empty kegs arrive every day and have to be unloaded and placed on a conveyor to take them to the production area,” explains Matt Hardy, Industry Manager for Hyster Europe. “At the...
Doosan brings versatility and performance to farmers at BP 2019

Doosan brings versatility and performance to farmers at BP 2019

Handling
Doosan, the leading manufacturer of robust high performance forklift trucks, will be assembling a broad range of versatile handling equipment suited to the needs of farming’s specialist root crop sector at BP 2019 – the UK’s leading potato industry event, 20th – 21st November, Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate (Hall 1, Stand 185). Everything potato farmers require for handling and loading produce will be displayed on the Doosan stand. Alongside three of Doosan’s powerful ic engine and electric counterbalance trucks, will be a multi-purpose Telehandler and a compact Skid-Steer loader from Bobcat – part of the Doosan Group and supplied by Bobcat dealership, Grays Machinery. Also, on the stand will be a wide range of specialist truck-mounted box rotators and tippers from leading agricu...
Hyster launches spreader support device for safer container handling

Hyster launches spreader support device for safer container handling

Handling
In order to improve efficiency in the time-pressured shipping container handling sector, Hyster Europe has introduced a spreader support device option for its empty container handlers, designed to accelerate the inspection process of such containers. “To help them remain competitive in container inspection, maintenance and repair operations, the visual inspection of empty containers needs to be as efficient as possible,” explained Chris van de Werdt, product strategy manager, EMEA Big Trucks for Hyster Europe. The key element of the spreader support device is that it helps eliminate a stage in the inspection process, as empty containers will not need to be set down for inspection. Instead, the spreader holding the container is firmly locked in place at a height of about 1.80m. At...
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