Material Handling Forklift for the Warehouse and Factory
Material handling forklift is one component of warehousing where you will be able to reduce operating costs, space taken up, and time taken to stack or move loads around. Although manual material handling is appropriate in many instances for small loads, it does take a lot of manpower and time.
For larger loads it is suggested that you use appropriate material handling forklifts such as electric pallet stackers or pallet jack units. The manual pallet jack still involves human labour for the loading, but is already one step up on only using human labour since you will be able to move larger loads at a quicker pace and keep the neatness of the warehouse.
Use less effort and improve profits by investing not only in manual, but also one or two electric stackers. They are normally economical, have low noise emission levels, do not emit any harmful gasses, and are quite manoeuvrable.
When selecting the material handling forklift for your warehouse, consider the following:
- Load weight that has to be lifted and stacked.
- Types of aisles used in the warehouse.
- Will there be narrow aisles or will you be able to use wide-axle forklifts?
- How many labourers do you have available?
- Do you want to save space?
- Do you have operators with certificates to operate the electric stackers?
- What storage space is available for the stacker or stackers?
- Do you have additional funds for a battery station and an additional battery?
- How many hours on end should the stacker operate in a given day?
- Do you want a deep reach truck for double stacking or is space not that big a concern?
- What type of attachment should be fitted onto the equipment? For example forks, slip sheets, and so.
Once you have assessed your particular material handling requirements, contact Elite Forklifts in Johannesburg to purchase or rent new and used forklifts suitable for warehouses.