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Benefits of Automated Guided Vehicles/Forklifts

May 24, 2017
Filed under: Industry Trends

The use of autonomous guided vehicles continues to increase with research showing widespread use by 2025.

This blog series will focus on the features and benefits of AGV’s whilst also providing insight into how AGV’s are utilised for specific industries such as automotive, healthcare and pallet handling.

This blog will provide a brief overview of the advantages and why companies should invest in AGV’s.

AVG layout design

Benefits of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Forklifts

January 31, 2017
Filed under: Industry Trends

Research and development in the materials handling industry has led to hydrogen powered forklifts becoming a reality. There is now a strong trend with purchasers moving away from the traditional LPG, diesel and battery electric units to the more environmentally friendly and cost effective hydrogen fuel cell technologies.

This blog will explore the many advantages and few disadvantages of hydrogen power forklifts.

hydrogen generation

Verified Container Weights Comply With New Solas Conventions

November 24, 2016
Filed under: Industry Trends

2016 has seen the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) amend the ‘Safety of Life at Sea Convention’ (SOLAS), making it compulsory that all loaded containers have a verified weight. To assist container handlers in complying with the new SOLAS conventions Adaptalift Group Company Speedshield Technologies is able to install integrated weighing systems into the industry leading Forktrack safety and telemetry system.
laden container handler

Meeting the Strictest Diesel Emission Standards - Hyster’s New 2.5XT Forklift

August 29, 2016
Filed under: Materials Handling, Industry Trends, Green

Global warming and the environment continue to be a major cause of concern for the global population. As such, companies world-wide are developing new ways of conducting business with less impact on the environment. Globally corporate social responsibility (CSR) continues to grow. Hyster’s new 2.5XT diesel forklift adheres to the highest emission standards currently issued.
Hyster's new 2.5XT diesel forklift adheres to the highest emission standards currently issued

Top 5 changes to the mining industry expected to occur in 2014

February 12, 2014
Filed under: Materials Handling, Industry Trends

Top 5 changes to the mining industry expected to occur in 2014

Deloitte has put together a list of 10 trends it anticipates for the mining industry in the year ahead. The market is now demanding change and mining companies must adjust the way they operate in order to cope. Operations in Australia and globally will continue to face challenging market conditions in 2014 such as rising costs, low commodity prices, imbalances between supply and demand as well as a decline in productivity. The blog today discusses 5 of the most pressing and challenging trends the mining industry is expected to face in the coming year, as suggested by Deloitte.

Packaging of the Future

October 17, 2013
Filed under: Industry Trends

Packaging of the Future

Recyclable and biodegradable packaging is experiencing consistent growth as the industry continues to drive forward packaging innovations. To remain competitive, businesses need to make improvements in their packaging designs to allow for fewer materials and more protection.This week’s blog will look at where packaging is heading in the future.

Third Party Logistics (3PL)

September 02, 2013
Filed under: Industry Trends

Third Party Logistics (3PL)

As companies are continuously looking for ways to improve their processes, many are now looking to 3PL for this purpose. This week’s blog will explore what exactly third party logistics is along with its advantages.

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