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Mar29

Lithium battery price: Good investment?

Purchasing a forklift battery is an important investment. The question for many companies, however, is whether their choice is a good investment. The average cost of a lithium-ion battery is between $3,000 and $20,000, depending on battery size. This price tag can be up to twice as much as the average purchase price of a lead-acid battery. However, when you factor in the long-term costs, a lithium-ion battery is less expensive than a...

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Mar24

Pandemic preparedness in the workplace: Employer responsibilities and rights under the ADA

CDC Advice: Employee Health Protections Starting in January 2020, an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) started in China and began to spread worldwide. As a result, several agencies of the U.S. government have advised employers on how to respond to the threat. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) offers this advice to employers for keeping employees healthy and preventing the spread of the virus: Actively encourage sick...

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Mar04

Customers see productivity improvements from Hy-Brid Lifts’ first ZT-1630 order

Hy-Brid Lifts, the industry provider in high-quality, low-level access equipment, delivered the first order of ZT-1630 lifts to Advantage Rental Inc., a division of Scott Electric. The ZT-1630 is part of Hy-Brid Lifts’ Zero-Turn Series, which was recently introduced as part of their next generation of low-level, all-purpose lifts. The rental center placed an order for the new models soon after their release and has since experienced...

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Feb13

ACCO MHS partners with Hoist & Crane Service Group to supply and install custom Hoist for Pulp and Paper facility

New Orleans, Louisiana-based Hoist & Crane Service Group (HCSG), a national provider for hoist and crane inspections, preventative maintenance, and repairs, partnered with ACCO Material Handling Solutions LLC, a manufacturer of material handling products, including cranes and hoists, to provide a custom 2.5-ton heavy duty wire rope hoist solution to remove waste from wells at a pulp and paper recycling facility. The Wright...

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Feb11

The importance of matching Pallets to Rack type for safe handling

Products arrive in warehouses and distribution centers on any number of pallet types these days: two-way entry, four-way entry, skids, slip-sheets, nine-block, and more. Some pallets are designed with multiple boards—or stringers—spanning the bottom surface; others have a foot in each corner. Pallets also come in a broad range of materials: wood, plastic, steel, paper, presswood and others. And they can come in a variety of dimensions...

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Jan29

Food producer Allan Brothers Fruit boosts operation effectiveness with Li-ion Technology

Summary This is another example of a team effort that produced a great outcome for the customer. Papé Group / Pape Material Handling introduced Allan Brothers, Inc. to the lithium solution. Bill Dorsett and Tim Gosser brought the idea to life. Then once Onecharge was brought in, Pape’s Walter Tapia, Ron Scott, OneCharge’s Nate Hyatt, Brian Burciaga and Mark D’Amato made the installation happen. OneCharge Li-ion Batteries has helped...

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Where’s secondary packaging going?

The war on packaging waste is fought on many fronts in the beverage industry – from the manufacturers of packaging materials to the bottler. KHS is helping to develop new standards in this field, from which beverage producers and consumers alike are set to profit The way to produce ever more sustainable primary and secondary packaging involves two major lines of approach: recycle and reduce. The first requires that packaging materials...

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