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.
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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 908-561-2100 today!
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.
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.
Even if you are only going a few feet, it is important to keep forks low. Never travel with forks in an elevated position or lifted higher than a foot off the floor. It also never hurts to have a lookout helper if vision is not 100% clear, especially when reversing!
This Sunday, April 28th – May 1st, at booth 634, Yale will be exhibiting their Warehouse Simulator software that enables Yale to offer customers a unique solution to solving their warehouse inefficiencies within their business.
Barclay hosted a Reach Truck & Warehouse Equipment Comparison Event along with Yale Materials Handling Corp (Greenville, NC). The event took place in South Plainfield, NJ on Thursday September 22nd. Read More for Photo's.
Recently, the Hoist Neptune Marina Forklift was featured on the CBS series, “The Amazing Race,” as part of a skills challenge. Please click here to see the Neptune’s prime time television performance.
Contact Us for more information on any of the products Hoist Liftruck manufactures, such as cushion tire and pneumatic forklifts over 20,000lbs, loaded and empty container handlers, and reachstackers.
Barclay is the Authorized Hoist Distributor for New Jersey and New York.