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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

In the midst of continuous change, third-party MRO providers are helping manufacturers and distributors save both time and money.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Lift trucks used to be about brawn. The lift truck of the future will be about intelligence, automation and software. And, the future is closer than you think.

Currency conversions obscure some sizable revenue gains among foreign companies, but overall growth in unit sales matches 2013’s strong performance.

Lift truck purchases remain steady in 2015 as companies look to upgrade or replace vehicles while also putting more into their training, technology and maintenance programs.
Posted on 08/01 at 05:30 PM
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Data collection devices for the warehouse have long been RF enabled and mobile, but heavily focused on simple data capture routines. Now tablets, smart phones and other devices are supporting richer apps and management activity, while wearable, wireless printers give warehouse workers the capability to perform efficient, on-demand printing.

Having sprouted from mere lift truck maintenance, fleet management is now budding into a powerful and integral part of labor management.

Manufacturer transports materials with near-lights-out automatic guided vehicle system.

Cold storage facility saves $100,000 annually with LED lighting upgrade.

DC cuts lighting-related energy by 91% annually with new fixtures and software.

Modern spends 60 seconds with Brett Wood, chairman of the Industrial Truck Association, talking about the future of the lift truck industry.
Posted on 08/01 at 04:44 PM
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