How Can a Burden Carrier Help Me?
While a forklift fulfills a specific and necessary role, a burden carrier can be utilized in its place for a variety of different applications and industries. By utilizing these low-cost, electric vehicles, businesses can greatly improve their operational efficiency as well as their overall performance. Here are just some of the advantages of allowing Barclay Brand Ferdon burden carriers to share the load:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 908-223-8580 today!
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.
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.
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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2006 Yale 5000lb LPG Pneumatic Tire Forklift
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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.
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!