Material Handling

09/10/2004


IC lift trucks

H-Series internal combustion, cushion tire lift trucks are specially designed for continuous stop/go/forward/reverse service over three shifts. The 3000 to 5500-lb capacity trucks have hydrostatic drives that eliminate torque converters, clutches, mechanical transmissions, friction brakes, and differentials.

Linde Lift Truck Corp. lindelifttruck.com Write 321 on PE card

Walkie pallet truck

Model 112XD walkie pallet truck employs the latest technological enhancements, such as higher speeds and acceleration, four-point lift system, shock-dampening brushings, component-free undercarriage, quick-change drive tires, adjustable heavy-duty casters, solid steel pull rods, and box-rail fork construction.

Raymond Corp. raymondcorp.com Write 322 on PE card

Stand-up rider trucks

7-Series electric stand-up rider counterbalanced lift trucks are available in 3000 to 5000-lb capacities. Independent, function-specific motors operate more efficiently than multipurpose, single-motor designs. Ergonomic features include a multifunction control handle for single-handed control of travel, lift/lower, tilt, horn, and optional sideshifter functions.

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A toyotaforklift.com Write 323 on PE card

Heavy-duty electric fork lifts

EFG-4 and 5 Series four-wheel, counterbalance lift trucks can handle loads from 5000 to 10,000 lb. Operators can adjust acceleration, braking, travel, lifting, and lowering speeds to suit tasks. Internal sensors detect steering angle and automatically adjust speed and braking for safe turning.

Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp. jungheinrich.com Write 324 on PE card

Conveyor publications

The Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) has introduced two electronic publications. "Conveyor Safety Compact Disk (AV #6)" provides guidance for working safely around screw conveyors, drag conveyors, and bucket elevators. Price is $20 on CD. "Bulk Material Belt Conveyor Troughing and Return Idlers, Selection and Dimensions" is a revision of CEMA Standard 502-2004. Price is $30 in pdf format. Both are available from the CEMA web site.

Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association cemanet.org Write 325 on PE card





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