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New generation of Signal Towers are brighter and simpler to order and maintain

Signal tower lights play a critical role in protecting the safety of people and equipment in manufacturing and process control environments, providing visual and audible indications of system status and alerts of dangerous conditions. They are relatively simple devices, but until recently, they have been notoriously difficult to configure, order and stock because of the proliferation of different sizes and options to meet the wide...

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Protecting workers without sacrificing productivity

Innovations in material handling: Working smarter, not harder Manufacturing facilities and distribution centers traditionally had to choose between keeping their workers safe or keeping them productive. Thanks to recent material handling innovations, companies no longer have to make that trade-off. Innovative and affordable material handling solutions empower workers to perform tasks faster and with more precision, while also reducing...

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JLG releases new Whitepaper on use cases for Augmented Reality

JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, has published a new whitepaper “Augmented Reality Solves Two Common Challenges on Construction Job Sites,” offering four use case scenarios that highlight how augmented reality (AR) can streamline project planning, simplify ordering/renting JLG® equipment and provide guidance on machine functions...

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How can Port Terminal Operators save money on Heavy-Duty Forklift Equipment?

Port Sustainability: Delivering Clean Energy and Performance to Ports In port and terminal operations, having trucks to ensure that cargo can be shipped in volume and in a timely manner is key. For example, with the advent of large ships carrying more than 23,000 TEU, the terminal generates a lot of activity. Additionally, in the current environment, having an efficient fleet of high-capacity electric forklifts may help manage costs...

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Ambassador Spotlight: Lithium battery is the best power source for a paper roll to be moved on the way from the paper mill to the printing machine.

Forklifts are an invaluable part of a paper manufacturer’s production process and for good reason. A typical paper roll may need to be loaded, transported, and unloaded five to twenty times over the course of its life cycle, from the paper mill to the printing press. Understandably, dedicated, powerful processing equipment is required at every stage of this transport chain, regardless of the type of paper being processed –...

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CKF design and build Auto Packer cell for bio-bean, the world’s largest recycler of coffee grounds

CKF Systems were contacted by bio-bean – an innovative company that recycles spent coffee grounds into a fuel source – and were asked to design and build a bag packing cell for their Coffee Logs product. Installed in bio-bean’s production facility in Cambridgeshire, the new system has improved health and safety and working conditions as well as increased efficiency and streamlined their operations. BIO-BEAN is a rapidly growing...

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Lithium Battery benefits become transparent for glass industry

“Lithium batteries made it possible to switch [the company’s forklift fleet] to electric power from propane. Electric [lead-acid] batteries simply did not have enough energy before!” Facility Manager at a glass manufacturing plant. Executive Summary Handling and loading glass with electric forklifts helps companies reduce their operating costs and make their facilities safer and cleaner. The switch from propane to forklift lithium...

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