Some equipment is essential for warehouses and similar workplaces, and forklifts are among them. Forklifts make it quick and easy to get your products where they need to go. But what kind of forklift should you choose — gas-powered or electric? Some businesses may select the former due to misconceptions about electric forklifts. However, this equipment offers many of the same benefits as gas-powered options, plus several unique advantages.
Whether you’re experiencing an unusually high volume of business or need to handle heavier loads in your warehouse, consider renting a forklift. Forklift rentals provide all the benefits of owning one, which means your business can meet new demands without having to fully invest in the equipment permanently. Here, Barclay Brand Ferdon discusses everything you should know before renting a forklift for your business in New Jersey or New York.
At Barclay Brand Ferdon, we’ve provided countless business owners over the years with the forklifts and fork attachments they need to get the job done. Whether you’re looking to rent a forklift for a specific need or you need to purchase a new fork attachment, our team of industry experts will help you narrow down your choices, providing you with the knowledge you need to make the best decision for your business.
When it comes to forklift masts, there are a few options, and you need to account for overhead clearance, as well as the space between aisles. Here, we take a closer look at forklift masts and how to pick the right kind for your application.
As warehouse decision makers face challenges involving making the most of space limitations, the industry looks for equipment that can work quickly and efficiently in tighter, narrower spaces. The Yale MR14-25 moving mast reach truck has been named a GOOD DESIGN award winner in the industrial category by the Chicago Athenaeum for its ability to answer those application challenges.
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.
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.
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!
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2006 Yale 5000lb LPG Pneumatic Tire Forklift
Serial No B875B03276D
Model Year 2006
Unit No. 130131
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.
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Barclay offers the largest fleet of new and late model rental equipment in the Tri-State area. From forklifts and aerials to spotter trucks and utility vehicles, Barclay has availability in all capacities. We offer so many options, it is obvious that we want our customers to rent right the first time.