and minimizing potential damage to
product and equipment. Automatic speed
reduction on cornering, electrical power
steering and anti-roll back technology
for inclines help ensure efficient
operation and maximum uptime.
When making a purchasing decision,
also consider the demands of peak season. Battery capacity and ergonomics
come into play during multi-shift operation. A large enough battery capacity
reduces the frequency of battery charging and can even last for two full shifts.
Ergonomics also play a critical role in
reducing the impact of operator fatigue.
Easy-to-use controls and comfortable
features such as padded floors, backrests and picking platforms that raise
and lower can enhance operator productivity and reduce fatigue, for consistent
performance. Additionally, don’t forget
about keeping the operator warm and
comfortable. Features like heated handles and floors, and freezer glove compatible controls help keep employees
focused on the task at hand, rather than
struggling to stay warm.
Q. In what ways can lift
trucks improve efficiency at food
A. A lift truck can be an effective tool to enhance labor productivity.
The right ergonomic features, such as
adjustable backrests, convenient controls and a more comfortable ride help
reduce operator fatigue and improve
ease of use for more efficient, productive drivers.
Effective management of power
sources, such as adhering to proper
charging processes and maintaining a
proper battery rotation can also
enhance efficiency though increased
equipment availability, sustained performance, and reduced replacement and
Additionally, a well-executed telem-
etry wireless asset management system
does so much more than simply monitor
a group of data points. It brings together
a variety of data insights and produces
actionable business intelligence to help
improve processes and address smaller
issues before they become more costly
problems. Whether it’s a low oil level or
a transmission heating up, the telemat-
ics can alert a maintenance resource
remotely, enabling the operator to con-
tinue working while ensuring an early
warning sign does not go unnoticed.
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