New products for Safetech in 2012
16/04/2012 - In 2012, Safetech will release several new products and multiple new product features that add value and productivity to our customers. L Wakefield
Many Australian manufacturers could be forgiven for thinking that climate change refers to the dark and stormy clouds gathering around their business rather than something to do with the environment.
The past decade has seen an accelerating rate of challenge and changed circumstance for Australian industry as the dollar rises in tandem with employee costs and expanding, expensive regulation.
All this plus the relentless rise of cheap Asian manufacturing enabled by a communications revolution making international trade simple and efficient.
Safetech embraces the idea that the only way forward for an Australian manufacturer is to innovate and add value. New products with new features that provide solutions to current problems confronting Australian industry can succeed. This requires active investment in R + D and a willingness to change that can be uncomfortable for many companies.
2012 sees the launch of several new and upgraded products from Safetech.
They include a "green" Goods Hoist range that regenerates electrical power and substantially lowers running costs for the customer over the life of the machine.
Our new power regeneration system will be standard on all Safetech Goods Hoists and available on some larger scissor lifts. It uses the kinetic energy of the descending lift and generates electricity that is returned to the grid.
Up to 50 per cent of electrical cost can be saved. Lower greenhouse and lower running cost equals a sustainable win for both company and community.
Our Goods Hoists will also be compliant with AS1735 and can be used to move both people and goods.
Our new Truck Lift range is one product guaranteed to create a big impression. It provides large retail and office developments with a viable and cost effective alternative to real estate hungry truck ramps. They are amongst the biggest scissor lifts ever built in Australia – the first 2 Truck Lifts each lift 25 tonne, have a platform size of 14m x 6.6m, travel of 12.5m and weigh nearly 60 tonne.
Together these 2 lifts will regenerate more than $40,000 of electricity each year as they carry trucks between the ground and basement levels of an iconic Melbourne retail redevelopment.
In April we will release a completely revamped cost effective Pallet Dispenser that addresses current OH + S changes and reduces installation cost. These Pallet Dispensers incorporate new intuitive controls and a redesigned layout that uses less floor space and is more robust and easier to maintain than other models.
Last year Safetech released a new Low profile Dock Lift and in 2012 we are adding to this range with a 4 tonne Low profile Dock Lift that does not require a concrete pit for installation.
These and other ongoing product and process developments represent the future for Safetech. They each answer contemporary industry challenges – increased safety, greater productivity and all with a smaller environmental footprint - and they are all products of Australian ingenuity and design innovation.
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