POY Finalist: Forklift bumpers
Finalist in Manual Material Handling in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
Safe-Bump is a bumper that attaches to any forklift via magnets and very strong 3M VHB tape. Originally designed to be placed on the forks to prevent product damage, it was also found to be effective in preventing costly damage to the truck and facilities when attached to the counterweight.
These PVC plastic bumpers attach easily and have a long service life. The Safe-Bump’s unique design allows it to bend 90 degrees so it can fit around counterweights. All the required materials are included to attach the Safe-Bump anywhere on the forklift.
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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.