The WP 3000 Series Walkie Pallet Truck
The WP 3000 Series Walkie Pallet Truck is built to be the most durable electric pallet jack in the industry. It provides exceptional maneuverability and control that is vital for demanding applications where pallet trucks must maneuver in tight spaces, withstand impacts, deliver power on demand and give operators controlled performance. The WP 3000 incorporates technology such as AC traction and e-GEN braking. The brushless AC motor technology is designed to provide responsive acceleration, smooth direction changes and consistent performance throughout the battery discharge cycle. The e-GEN braking system utilizes full-motor braking to provide operators with smooth, consistent braking; and, because braking occurs in the motor, energy is returned to the battery for further efficiency gains. Both systems improve uptime by reducing routine maintenance and adjustments associated with motor brushes and friction brakes, leading to greater reliability and lower service costs.
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.