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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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Choosing a Used Racking and Shelving Dealer

January 14, 2021

Material handling companies often have to change or replace their storage systems, equipment and utility vehicles before these things reach the end of their service life. This can happen because the company is expanding, moving, changing its focus or closing. Consequently, there’s a lot of choice when it comes to buying used equipment. However, choosing…

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5 ways to prevent your warehouse floors from costing you money

January 14, 2021

You may take them for granted, but your warehouse floors work a lot harder than you think. Heavy, merchandise-laden vehicles roll on them all day and pallets often fall on them. Over time, this can cause some sections to become lower than others. Unfortunately, uneven floors can compromise the stability of your racking systems and…

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Common Forklift Problems and Their Causes

January 14, 2021

Forklifts are one of the most widely used utility vehicles in the world. Malfunctions of any sort can cause a reduction in productivity, property damage, or worse they could cause injuries. It’s important to be familiar with both standard maintenance procedures and the warning signs that something is wrong. Here are some of the most…

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How to choose the right used equipment dealer

September 3, 2020

With today’s global supply chain, companies are constantly re-evaluating the products they sell and the challenges the packaging and shipping delays have on their business. When new variables such as Covid-19 are unexpectedly added, the ability for a company to adjust and adapt can be the difference between success and bankruptcy, this has created a…

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5 essential warehouse vehicles that aren’t forklifts

September 3, 2020

Forklifts are a common sight in the material handling industry, and many warehouses couldn’t function without them. However, there are other vehicles that could drastically increase your company’s efficiency. Here are five you may want to consider purchasing. Aerial lifts. Investing in an aerial lift is a good way to ensure workers can have easy…

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Eight Pallet Racking Mistakes to Avoid

July 2, 2020

An optimized pallet racking system is crucial to the efficiency of your warehouse. Here are eight common mistakes you need to avoid. Poor design Working with your supplier to design the right solution for your needs is key. The wrong design can tank your efficiency and having to rework the whole layout will cost you…

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Your Material Handling Equipment Guide

July 2, 2020

One of the keys to ensuring your business grows steadily is to equip your warehouse with everything it needs. If you have the proper equipment, your team will be able to work faster without putting their safety or your merchandise at risk. Here’s what you need to know about outfitting a new warehouse. Storage Choosing…

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Storage Design: The Importance of Layout

February 20, 2020

Design is one of the most important considerations when installing new racking or updating the storage system in your warehouse. Load capacity and compatibility with your existing equipment are crucial but taking time to consider the layout and design can make the difference between having an inefficient labour-intensive operation or an optimized one. Here’s what…

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Top 10 Pallet Racking Mistakes to Avoid

February 20, 2020

An optimized pallet racking system is crucial to the efficiency of your warehouse. Here are ten common mistakes you need to avoid.     Ignoring Regulations Going at it alone to avoid the cost of Design, Engineering and Permits could be the costliest mistake you ever make.  Should a serious accident, a fire, or a…

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