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Robotic Lift Trucks For Automated Materials Handling

Increasing productivity in your warehouse or distribution center could be as simple as automating repetitive picking tasks to free up your workers and maximize labor efficiency. Robotic lift trucks make automated material handling a reality! Barclay Brand Ferdon is a material handling equipment company in South Plainfield, New Jersey, serving Central and Northern New Jersey. We have the equipment you need to streamline your operation, including the latest robotic lift trucks on the market.

Task Automation

Automation promises to bring new levels of efficiency and productivity to distributors in a wide array of industries. However, optimizing material handling operations and driving sound ROI starts with automating the right processes for your business. Look for processes that are:

  • Repetitive, with little variation
  • Subject to high employee turnover
  • Troubled with other inefficiencies

Automation Benefits

It just makes sense to automate your warehouse or distribution center with robotic lift trucks once you realize all the benefits you’ll enjoy. Automation with a robotic lift truck offers:

  • An infrastructure free operation, because it uses your existing structural features, such as walls, racks and columns to self-locate and navigate it
  • Rapid deployment, because it can run with zero, partial or full integration with your warehouse management systems.
  • Scalability, because you can start small and expand with your operational needs.
  • Flexibility to accommodate your changing operational needs by allowing you to switch to manual operating mode with the simple touch of any button.

Where Does It Make Sense In Your Warehouse Or Distribution Center?

  • Dock to Stock: A robotic lift truck can take over the long hauls from the receiving dock to the stock room.
  • Low-value Added Tasks: A robotic lift truck can execute low-value added tasks, which effectively frees up staff and helps lower labor expenses.
  • Stock to Dock: A robotic lift truck can also run merchandise from the stockroom to the loading dock. Integrate your warehouse management systems to provide visibility of load movement and increase accuracy.
  • Long Load Transfers: A robotic lift truck can easily transfer loads over long distances without taking up any of your workers’ valuable time.
  • Increasing Productivity: Dispatch multiple robotic lift trucks simultaneously and increase productivity even further.

Get Automated

We help you re-think your warehouse! Advances in technology and guidance systems have provided a new generation of robotic lift trucks. For more information on how automation helps your operation, contact us at 908-561-2100 today!

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Moving Loads Safely – A Solution to an Application Challenge Using SICK Safety Sensors

 

Materials Handling Challenge:

During a site visit with a very good Barclay customer to review a new Yale Reach Truck for his operation, our customer explained a problem they were having. There were two doorways that divided the areas of the facility where the reach trucks had to transport pallet loads of material. Apparently there had been several instances when the lift truck operator did not lower the load enough before entering the doorway causing damage to the lift truck and the load.  Our first suggestion was to provide more Operator Safety Training to improve awareness and discipline but after discussing further, the customer felt that this was not enough to prevent future occurrences.

Materials Handling Solution: SICK Safety Sensors

Barclay Rep Chuck Romaniak recommended a product by SICK USA, a leading producer of sensors for automation.  He set up a site visit with the Manufacturer Rep and demo of the product. It worked very well. Both doorways were outfitted with sensors and the reach truck with a variable alarm linked to the back-up alarm to make it loud enough for the noisy environment. The customer was provided with the software to adjust and or rebalance the system as needed. The technology is new for this type of application but is basically the same as what they use for E-Z Pass systems.

If you are interested in Safety and Productivity ideas for your warehouse, contact Barclay.  We listen and respond to your challenges.

 

 

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Why Elect to Use Electric?

Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22, and one of the main goals of the movement is to reduce emissions that contribute to health impacts and air quality across the world. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the use of fossil fuels contributes to: 

• Temperature: Increasing greenhouse gases are linked to rising temperatures
• Air Quality: Greenhouse gases are linked to ozone layer depletion which is implicated in increased respiratory health problems

Inside your warehouse applications, electrically-powered equipment can have a positive impact on the air quality, and in turn, have a positive impact on your employees’ health. At one point, fuel-powered engines were the only answer for many of your warehouse and material handling applications, but the industry has come a long way and that’s no longer the case. Today’s electric equipment is designed to handle even your toughest inside jobs.

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Cold Weather Calls for Emissions Testing

A brutal winter has sent shivers around the country and in New Jersey it’s not over yet. Cold weather and biting winds whistling through the warehouse environment may cause employees to batten down the hatches by closing normal venting outlets such as doors, windows and skylights. It opens the possibility of carbon monoxide (CO) levels rising to an unsafe level. Carbon monoxide, a colorless and odorless gas, is a by-product of all internal combustion engines. In this scenario, it’s time to have a Barclay technician check your emission levels and, if necessary, perform a tune up.

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New White Paper: The Adoption of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Lift Trucks

What if materials handling operations could achieve higher operational productivity, eliminate cumbersome battery charging infrastructure and deliver consistently high performance? Well, it's possible with lift trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells. And today's materials handling industry is the perfect fit for this innovative power solution. The new Yale white paper titled "The Adoption of Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Lift Trucks," examines the adoption of hydrogen fuel cell-powered lift trucks, the availability of hydrogen and the benefits and best-suited applications for this impressive technology.

Click here to download the white paper.

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Trade In Your Manual Jack For A Motorized Solution

Trade In Your Manual Jack For A Motorized Solution

Yale’s motorized pallet trucks can help you move more product with less effort. Improve productivity and efficiency with the MPB045VG or the lighter duty Utilev UT15WE

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A FANtastic Way To Handle The Heat

A FANtastic Way To Handle The Heat

Summer is in full swing and escaping the constant heat has been a struggle, especially in warehouse environments. Handle the heat in a more effective way with one of Barclay’s MacroAir Fans. Studies have shown that heat stress can impact output and employee health, as well as causing a strain on equipment. Our industrial fans have air circulation down to a science, aerodynamics to be exact. 

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Move More Air With MacroAir Fans

Visualizing airflow is nearly impossible, but MacroAir has created a video to show how their HVLS fans use floor jet circulation to de-stratify air to evenly distribute it throughout a warehouse space.

When it comes to efficient warehouse cooling, MacroAir Fans do the most in keeping your warehouse cooled to maximum efficiency by working with your already existing ventilation system by evenly mixing air to regulate temperature.

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TICO Yard Spotters - New Product Announcement

TICO Yard Spotters - New Product Announcement

We are very pleased to announce that Barclay has entered into an agreement with Terminal Investment Corporation to service and sell TICO Yard Spotters (terminal tractors) in the New Jersey, New York and Eastern Pennsylvania markets.

"What is most exciting to us about this product", says Skip Russo, President & CEO of Barclay, "is that TICO decided to design and build their equipment based on years of using and maintaining other competitive brands - they have the competitive edge."  "They understand firsthand what happens when terminal tractors leave the production line and face the realities of day to day operations."

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MX Series Selectable Options Boost Performance While Reducing Acquisition Cost

Yale’s GP040-060MX series of forklifts offer Yale’s trademark long lasting performance, reliability, and durability but are built to provide customers in standard applications more cost effective alternatives to the ‘feature’ heavy (VX) series.

Investing in a forklift is a commitment that requires a well thought-out decision process. Paying for unnecessary features or sacrificing quality in order to reduce costs should not keep you from acquiring the quality Yale equipment you need. Often times it is a struggle for operations to find a lift truck that completely fits their application requirements.

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New 2017 OSHA Guidelines Now Effective

No matter how long you’ve worked in warehousing or distribution, you know the importance of safety guidelines for everyone when you work with or around industrial equipment. This year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated their requirements for employers incorporate fall protection training to help further prevent and reduce accidents.

With these changes, as of January 17, 2017, Fall Protection Training is required for any employee using a walking or working surface at or above 4 feet. According to the new regulations, the systems that are put in place for fall protection are required to either prevent the worker from falling entirely or, in instances where this is not possible, catch them from suffering internal injuries or contacting a lower level.

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An Aerial Work Platform that Multi-tasks Across Multiple Industries

When comparing different ways to efficiently complete day-to-day operational requirements, using a work platform typically comes into the discussion. Whether it is facility maintenance, stock picking, order replenishment, transport, inventory control or retail displays, there are many different types of equipment that are most suitable for the application and the industry.  Ladders are commonly used by smaller retail stores or stock pickers for lower level picking or replenishment needs in warehousing environments or forklifts & order pickers for higher thru-put manufacturing or distribution centers.

What if we told you that there is an innovative machine that could function just as well in all of these environments offering the increased versatility, maneuverability and productivity every operation craves?

There is - The Yale AERO aerial work platform is a highly versatile unit, providing a variety of functions and suitable for almost any industry.  Why?

  • Zero Degree Turning Radius
  • 234" Lift Height, 306" Working Height
  • 450lb Capacity
  • Large Work Platform –29.75" W x 34.75" L

And the same, proven Yale componentry and systems for productivity, reliability and serviceability

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Are You Inspecting Your Racking System on a Regular Basis?

Regular safety inspections are extremely important - OSHA does have regulations for a reason. Periodic safety audits of your racking system will help prevent future accidents, damage and business disruptions. Often times, disasters can be avoided when equipment is regularly and properly maintained.  

Why It Matters: Rack System Failures

One of the main reasons rack system failures occur is due to improper lift truck use. OSHA regulations require that each operator work their way through a Comprehensive Equipment Safety Training Program before and during their time operating the machinery. Knowing the proper safety precautions to take and the correct way to use and maintain the equipment is the best way to ensure that you don’t run into huge conflicts down the road.  Read more on Rack Failures.

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Introducing A Safe and Stable Warehousing Solution

They’ve done it again - designed and manufactured one of the most versatile, safe, simple, and comfortable pieces of equipment yet. Introducing the new Yale MPR-VG Enclosed End Rider, now at Barclay. A machine that is guaranteed to exceed your expectations - the Yale MPR brings a new level of safety and productivity to your warehouse.

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A better power solution for your Electric Pallet Jack, Sweeper Scrubber, Stock Chaser, Burden Carrier or Scissor Lift!

The Enersys NexSys battery and charger system provides faster charging, less maintenance and lowers replacement costs.  It is a reliable, low-maintenance battery and charger system with a long life expectancy.  Re-charge whenever you can.  No need for battery watering – reduce safety concerns and maintenance costs. Extend battery life.

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This Unit Is Ready For Sale

2006 Yale 5000lb LPG Pneumatic Tire Forklift

Yale GLP050VXEURE090
Serial No   B875B03276D
Model        GLP050          
Model Year   2006
Unit No.         130131

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Food Logistics Magazine Recognizes Yale As 2016 Top Green Provider

Yale Material Handling Corporation had the honor of being selected by Food Logistics and named on their 2016 Top Green Provider list. Recognized for its lithium-ion and hydrogen fuel cell power solutions, Yale makes the list for the fourth consecutive year.

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Now You Can Charge Pallet Jacks Between Deliveries

If you are using electric pallet jacks on your delivery trucks, technology just made your job a little easier. Yale’s all new Trailer Auxiliary Power System (TAPS) is designed to improve your delivery truck efficiency.

TAPS converts DC power from the tractor to AC power in the trailer. This allows the pallet jack to be plugged into an AC power receptacle within the trailer and be charged from its onboard charger. Talk about optimizing productivity!

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Take Safety By The Wheel

While it might seem funny in this clip from “The Office,” forklift safety is no laughing matter. Proper forklift handling is critical to a safe work environment.

Barclay offers forklift operator safety training and other safety training to make sure your operation does not look like a crazy scene from “The Office.”
 
Whether at your facility or ours, Barclay offers training that is OSHA compliant. We even offer OSHA required “refresher” training as well as a Train-The-Trainer program that provides your employee with the knowledge and instruction to conduct your own certified training programs at your convenience.
 
Don’t be like Michael! Avoid warehouse accidents by properly training and enforcing good safety practices when operating material handling vehicles.

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Understanding The Benefits Of Forklift Add-On Hydraulic Flow And Pressure Attachments

Understanding your forklift and attachment operations is a very important part of obtaining a reliable and efficient fleet.

Barclay is proud to partner with Cascade in informing our customers of the critical role hydraulic flow and pressure play in the productivity of your forklift.

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