Talent in Logistics working in partnership with UniCarriers UK are calling for Britain’s most skilled operators to take part in this year’s Forklift Operator Challenge at IMHX 2019 from 24-27 September. Visitors to stand 6B190 will have the opportunity to demonstrate a high level of skill and accuracy by operating the UniCarriers award winning TX3 Electric Counterbalance Truck. Before the challenge, the UniCarriers team will familiarise each entrant with the truck. To take part, one has to be a qualified counterbalance lift truck operator and provide proof of that on-site. Each entrant, having completed the challenge, will leave with a Talent in Logistics/UniCarriers giveaway. Ruth Edwards (pictured), Business Manager at Talent in Logistics says: “Forklift operators have a challe
As Boris starts a new job today we thought you might like to comment on this image we came across recently. Surprisingly Mr Johnson did not find a JCB for this photo opportunity ... So just for fun we would like to hear your captions for this image. To take part just email your title to email@example.com. If we receive a good response we will publish our top 10 in next weeks newsletter.
A new report shows that by sharing equipment, the rental industry contributes to avoiding carbon emissions. The report, commissioned by the European Rental Association (ERA), found that efficient use lowers the total carbon footprint of equipment and that the rental business model stimulates efficient use. Depending on specific user practice, ERA estimates that this can lead to significant reductions in the range of 30%, and sometimes over 50%. "Ten pieces of equipment, from several manufacturers, were selected to be analysed for the research to represent a wide variety of popular equipment categories, including earthmoving, materials handling, access, power and tool," according to the association. The research has resulted in the creation of a carbon calculator based on in...
IMHX 2019 – the UK’s biggest and longest running materials handling exhibition – is set to feature a record number of exhibitors, including many organisations who are attending for the very first time, when it opens for business at the NEC, Birmingham, in September. Figures recently released by event organiser, Informa Markets, confirm that, with the show still four months away, over 400 companies will be presenting the latest developments in intralogistics and supply chain technology, making IMHX 2019 the largest international logistics solutions exhibition the UK has ever seen. IMHX 2019 show director, Rob Fisher, commented: “Exhibitors are the key to any successful trade fair: leading innovators attract visitors and the quality and sheer number of companies exhibiting at IMHX
Kalmar, a provider of automated and electrified solutions, has published a new feature which highlights the potential of electric forklifts as a “viable alternative” to diesel vehicles. While electric forklifts have existed for several years, the advent of new lithium batteries and even more powerful forklift machines has started to provoke a shift in sectors like the port and terminal industry. According to David Malmström, Business Development Manager at Kalmar Forklift Trucks, “major companies in big industries, such as the automotive industry, are driving the development in part because of environmental policies”, while “smaller companies are also switching to electric trucks”. View Kalmar’s solutions for ports and terminals in PTI’s Supplier Directory The report from K
John L Grove founded JLG half a century ago, thereby pioneering the access industry with the world’s first boom lift, commonly referred to as JLG 1. On 9 January 1969, Grove rallied a small group of people around one big idea – to create a safer way to work at height. Five decades later, Grove’s passion for safety and his pioneering spirit has resulted in the company being the biggest access equipment manufacturer in the world, with 6,000 employees. “Fifty years is a remarkable milestone for both JLG and the access industry,” said Frank Nerenhausen, JLG president. “Our founder not only started a company, but an entire industry. This is a key point of differentiation for the JLG brand. We continue to build on this legacy through continuous development of products, services
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has added a JCB Teletruk to its range of front-line firefighting and emergency rescue equipment. The Teletruk is deployed at waste and rural fires where it is used to move bailed and bulky items to support improved firefighting tactics, reduce the risk of fire spread, improve firefighter and public safety and limit the potential for environmental impact during the firefighting process. It will also be utilized at fire scenes during the clean-up and ‘dampening down’ phase of an operation, where there is a need to disturb smouldering debris to allow fire crews to direct water at deep seated fires to ensure that a blaze is fully extinguished in the fastest possible time. The Teletruk is transported to the scene of an emergency using a transport m
A giant pumpkin had to be forklifted into Somerset as it squashed all the competition in the Wookey Hole giant pumpkin challenge. The truck was required for the competition organisers to deliver the enormous entry to the scales, where it weighed in at almost a tonne. At 927.5kg, the fruit was the clear winner. Security guards flanked the prize pumpkin as it was lifted onto the scales to protect the valuable seeds. Over 50 people entered the competition, which came as a huge surprise to organisers due to the poor growing conditions this summer. Daniel Medley, Director at Wookey Hole Caves, said: "The number of entries was incredible considering the long summer drought. "Pumpkins demand large quantities of water and we know some of our local contestants were using cider and...
Emission standards for diesel forklift trucks are about to get a lot stricter and, for the first time, LPG trucks are affected too. What are the implications for buyers planning their future strategic fleet purchases? Paul Watson, UK Commercial Director at Doosan Industrial Vehicles UK explains what can be done. As of 1st January 2019 new diesel and LPG powered forklift trucks sold in the European Union will start to have to comply with the world’s toughest emission standards for non-road vehicles, Euro-Stage V. Although the UK is set to exit the EU shortly after its introduction, the standards will almost certainly be adopted here too. So what will this mean for those planning their forklift truck fleets? Should buyers be reconsidering their fuel or power options? Possibly, but ther
Hydrogen fuel may have found a substantial use in powering these industrial machines. Fuel cell technology may be struggling for adoption among consumer vehicles, but it is proving to be quite promising for forklift trucks. These industrial movers are becoming top early adopters of hydrogen fuel cells. This use of hydrogen fuel power proved very promising at Japan’s largest logistics trade show. The hydrogen fuel cell was shown to be one of the top attractions for Toyota Industries. It showed off a new 1.8 tonne forklift as well as a concept airport towing tractor model, each of which are powered by fuel cell technology. This use in forklifts and similar machinery shows that hydrogen fuel has significant potential to take off in these types of vast niche markets. Battery-based
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