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Arpac now offers Automated Storage Systems from MODULA

May 26, 2022

Arpac Storage Systems is proud to announce being awarded a MODULA dealership for BC and Alberta. MODULA is a leading manufacturer of Automated Storage Solutions, designed to optimize space and improve picking and storage operations for any industrial sector or environment. MODULA offers Vertical Lift Modules, Horizontal Carousels, Warehouse Software Solutions and Warehouse Order Picking…

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4 tips for safely charging an electric forklift battery

February 1, 2022

Forklift batteries must be charged correctly to maximize their performance. Here are four tips for charging your forklift battery to ensure you get the most out of your investment. 1. Charge the battery when it reaches 20 percent You should avoid letting your forklift battery die before charging it. Typically, it’s best to recharge your…

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5 Benefits of Electric Forklifts

October 25, 2021

Although gas, propane and diesel-powered forklifts continue to dominate the market, electric forklifts are steadily gaining in popularity. In the past, electric forklifts were deemed inefficient and impractical. However, advanced technology performance has changed all that. Here are five advantages that electric forklifts have over traditional models. They’re low maintenance. Electric forklifts have fewer moving…

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Used Electric Lift Trucks, The Good, and The Bad

September 8, 2021

In this world of rapidly changing technology, it is getting harder and harder to know what to look for in a new electric lift truck let alone a used one. There are so many things to consider yet most people only focus on the up-front cost. Here is a quick run thru on things you…

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Selecting the best pallet storage system for your warehouse

May 19, 2021

Every warehouse operation has unique storage needs. These are dictated by the inventory management system the company employs, the types of products being stored, the size of the warehouse and numerous other factors. In this article, we describe the three most common pallet storage systems to help you determine which is most suited to your…

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5 benefits of renting your forklifts

May 19, 2021

Whether you have a modest operation or a large, bustling warehouse, you should consider whether it’s more economical to rent rather than own your forklift fleet. Here are five potential benefits of opting for a rental program.   Respond to seasonal changes in demand If your business sees increased or decreased demand depending on the…

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National Forklift Safety Day: 5 practices to keep in mind

May 19, 2021

The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) created National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) to educate customers, policymakers and government officials about forklift safety and the importance of proper operator training. In honour of this event, which takes place this year on June 8, here are five of the most important forklift safety tips operators should practise.  …

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4 tips for dealing with narrow aisles

May 18, 2021

Warehouses have become more crowded in recent years, with SKUs multiplying and floor space growing scarcer. This means that most warehouse operators have had to maximize their available space by increasing density. Consequently, narrow aisles with tall shelving have become the norm. Here are some tips that will optimize how your high-density warehouse functions. 1.Make…

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4 signs it’s time to upgrade your forklift fleet

May 18, 2021

Upgrading your forklift fleet represents a major investment, but there are many instances in which this decision pays off in the long run, whether it’s by increasing your company’s productivity, enhancing warehouse safety or averting equipment breakdowns. Here are four signs that it’s time to upgrade your forklift fleet. 1.Your forklifts are past their prime…

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Dock levelers: mechanical vs. hydraulic

May 18, 2021

Dock levelers play an essential role in the materials handling industry, as they allow loading docks to be adjusted to the height of different trucks that drop off and collect merchandise. There’s no question that any warehouse needs one, but if you’re renovating or building a whole new facility, you’ll need to decide between mechanical…

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