POY Finalist: Lift truck integrated scale
Finalist in Material Handling Systems in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
An integrated scale is available on 4,000-5,000-lb. internal combustion, cushion tire lift truck models. The integrated scale enables operators to quickly view, record, or transfer legal-for-trade load weight information as the load is being transported through the facility.
With the ability to weigh loads en route, this versatile cost-effective scale eliminates the repetitive, time-consuming process of transporting loads to and from floor scales. A built-in side shifter increases operator efficiency and allows for 4-in. movement each way without the operator having to leave his or her seat.
Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.
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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.