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Scissor lifts the answer to productivity and safety problems

Supplier: Safetech
28 November, 2011

Total Fasteners located in Cardiff, NSW are industry specialists in the supply of industrial components for factories, warehouses and mining.

Application:

Unpacking and packing industrial components in despatch / inward goods area of warehouse

The Problem:

  • Pallets of mixed goods were unloaded onto ground awaiting unpacking
  • Outgoing pallets were packed on the ground
  • Items on these pallets had to be transferred to/from trolleys
  • Constant bending and stretching caused fatigue and strain injuries
  • Process was slow transferring product to level of trolleys

Alternatives:

  • Use a forklift to support pallet at working height – not safe and ties up forklift
  • Portable lifters to raise/lower products and pallets (limited platform size and capacity)

Product Chosen:

Safetech AS1-900 hydraulic lift table with 1,100mm Palring turntable to rotate the load.  Lift table also has fork sockets in base so it is easily relocated to where it is required

Benefits of this product:

By installing the AS1-900 scissor lift Total Fasteners were able to provide their workers with a loading product that:

  • Adjusts load to comfortable working height at the press of a button
  • Provides ergonomic working height for all operators and tall or short loads
  • Turntable to rotate load within easy reach.  Operator does not need to move around load
  • Reduction in fatigue and strain injuries
  • Productivity increase and improved staff morale
  • 240 volt operation   no special power requirements (415 volt is available for higher duty cycle)