Material handling equipment is an extensive group of machinery used in logistics companies, large retail facilities, and enterprises. Material handling equipment features the following technical characteristics: compact size, high maneuverability, and ease of operation. This equipment is used in narrow aisles in warehouses and lifts loads and goods to different heights.
Most common types of material handling equipment
Forklifts are small industrial trucks used to lift and move materials over short distances.
Pallet trucks are used for transporting palletized goods. There are hydraulic and electric models. Unlike electric models, hydraulic ones require little physical effort from workers. And due to the presence of an electric drive, electric pallet trucks independently move around the warehouse at a speed of 7-12 km / h. No physical effort is required from the operator - the equipment is controlled using buttons on the handle.
A stacker is lifting warehouse equipment that is used to move palletized goods over short distances and heights. Among them, there are manual and electric. Due to the work of hydraulics, the simple mechanism of manual stackers allows lifting palletized loads to 1500 kg to a height of up to 3 meters. An electric stacker lifts palletized loads to a considerable size of up to 6 m. It is an irreplaceable assistant in any modern warehouse with high racks.
A reach truck is a high-altitude stacker, ideal for working with high racks over 6m. In addition to the tall mast, it is equipped with retractable forks that help push the pallet into the rack space. Due to its size, it can operate in narrow aisles.
A telescopic handler is a wheeled vehicle equipped with a telescopic boom. Various types of devices can be attached to it, for example, forks. The telescopic handler is used to grip, pick up, lift, transport, and stack goods into any vehicle or storage location.
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