Warehousing: Pallet Trucks For Every Requirement
Since coming into use in the early half of the 20thcentury, pallet trucks have been an absolute staple in warehouses. In an industry which is entirely predicated on moving potentially heavy or awkwardly-shaped cargo from one place to the next, it has always been vital that these processes are carried out in the most efficient manner possible. Hand pallet trucks cut the time and the manpower which is required to carry out these tasks, streamlining the process considerably, saving space and boosting productivity across the board. The everyday running of a warehouse relies almost entirely on the fleet of pallet trucks, and as years have passed, there have been many improvements made to the traditional pump truck in order to stay ahead of the curve.
Order picking in a warehouse can be a time-consuming process when carried out with a simple pallet truck and an operator. Back and shoulder strains are common complaints across workforces, and the constant bending and stretching to pick orders from storage and place them on the static pallet slows down the task considerably. Electric high-lift trucks are a great way to streamline this process; the pallet can be raised to a convenient working height for the operator, reducing the risk of injuries to employees and speeding up the action itself. Reducing the amount of manual labour required in the loading and unloading aspect of each task ensures efficiency across the warehouse and means that a higher volume of work can be carried out in a shorter space of time.
Many warehouses also utilise manual stackers as part of their fleet. These trucks make the everyday actions of moving, lifting, loading and unloading much faster and simpler for operators. Because of the smaller size and weight of manual stacker trucks, they are a more economical solution than costly forklift trucks, which also require a lot of staff training and risk assessment to be able to operate. Warehouses with long, narrow aisles or with space limitations in their storage facilities will often choose manual stackers because of their slim construction and ability to function in smaller spaces. Precision-engineered, these trucks make aisle space much less of an issue, potentially allowing more room for goods in the warehouse and changing the way a company utilises the space they have.
Keeping track of the weight of certain items and loads is a vital aspect of running a warehouse, and so many choose to add a weighing scale pallet truck to their arsenal of apparatus. These trucks quickly weigh cargo on the move for higher efficiency levels, and they have a maximum error margin of less than 0.1%, even when situated on an uneven floor. LCD display units allow users to read the measurements even in the dimmest conditions, and the weight system can be switched between imperial and metric system to suit whichever the operator is most comfortable with. These handy trucks can save employees a lot of time in transporting goods from one area of a warehouse to another; rather than taking them first to a static scale and loading and unloading them to check the weight, they can find out these measurements on the move.
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About Pallet Trucks UK: Pallet Trucks UK is part of the Midland Bearings Ltd Group. It occupies a 60,000 sq ft distribution warehouse containing over £7 million worth of materials handling stock available for immediate shipping.