Forklift Safety

Forklifts, if employed properly, can be one of the most important equipment in your work area.  However, accidents could nevertheless occur when operating a forklift.  The men operating the forklift need to have proper forklift training for operating them to avoid such harmful accidents.

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JAXPORT’s New Rail Terminal Is Open For Business

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – JAXPORT’s new $30 million Intermodal Container Transfer Facility is now officially open for business.

The ICTF provides on-dock rail service to JAXPORT’s North Jacksonville seaport terminals: the Blount Island Marine Terminal and the TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point. The direct transfer of containers between vessels and trains speeds up the shipment process, offering shippers greater options and efficiencies.

The facility was constructed with $20 million in funding from the state of Florida and $10 million in federal TIGER-grant funds.

Rail that connects to CSX Transportation’s main line allows for two unit trains each day. Ceres Rail Services is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations.

Along with the deepening of Jacksonville’s harbor to 47 feet, the ICTF is one of several major capital projects at JAXPORT aimed at serving global cargo customers, increasing efficiency and contributing to the economic vitality of Northeast Florida.

Values of Vision: Reduce Your Labor Costs

Labor costs killing your bottom line? Did you know that labor accounts for 72% of lift truck ownership expenses? Vision guided vehicles crush your labor challenges by providing an affordable an effective transport solution—no overtime or growing labor rates. VGVs handle the repetitive delivery of goods, leaving the value-added work to their human coworkers. Optimize workflow processes and cut costs out of your operation with consistent and efficient delivery of goods.

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If you would like to speak with a KMH representative in regards to how automated guided vehicles can reduce your labor costs and save you money please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

Get The Reach & Reliable Performance You Need To Get The Job Done

There is a reason most of the world’s largest retailers chose Genie lifts. Genie offer a complete selection of lifts from manually operated to electric models with capacity and safety features that go from high-volume warehouse to city-center retail. Genie is one of the world’s biggest names in access platforms because of their quality of machines and with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Genie has an incredible product range which caters for the mass needs of construction businesses and workers that operate these machines.

They’re productive and efficient, allowing maximum workspace for larger loads and more workers. Genie rough terrain scissor lifts also enhance productivity by providing exceptional traction, speed and gradeability.

There Are Many Advantages:

  • Easily maneuverable
  • Reliable
  • More than one person can stand on the access platform
  • Capable of working at up to 12 meters
  • Scissor Lifts

Scissor Lifts

The ever-expanding line of Genie electric and rough terrain scissor lifts offers you unmatched performance and versatility — boosting work site productivity. Genie electric scissor lifts are exceptionally mobile, letting you maneuver in tight worksites.

Articulating Boom

Electric, bi-energy or engine-powered — for indoor, outdoor or rough terrain applications — there’s a Genie lift for every job. Genie articulating Z-booms provide the ultimate in versatility with up, out and over positioning capabilities for hard-to-access work areas.

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If you’re interested in additional information on any Genie Lifts  or products and or would like to request a quote, please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

JCB’s Side-Entry Skid Steer… It’s Just Common Sense

JCB’s side-entry skid steer and compact track loader design allows operators to safely enter the machine, just as they would any other piece of equipment. So, why buy a front entry model that requires you to climb over an attachment to get into and out of the machine. See JCB’s common sense, side-entry skid.

This innovative engineered machine ensures that our skid steer:

  • Is the World’s safest skid steer loader.
  • With 270o visibilty, is 60% better than the competition.
  • Has a cab size 46% larger than the average competition on a small platform.
  • Based off of the SAE Service Audit scores, has 24% better serviceability on large platforms, 21% on small platforms.
  • Is the most efficient skid steer on the market, with up to 16% better fuel consumption.

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If you’re interested in additional information on Skid Steers and or would like to request a quote, please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

Work In Tight Spaces With Ease

Leveraging your floor and ceiling space has never been easier than with Bendi and Flexi forklifts. These lifts are versatile, very narrow aisle forklift trucks that can both work in tight spaces and also load trailers. Ergonomics and economics meet in the middle with these well designed, indoor/outdoor lifts.

The Bendi allows operators to move safely into tight spots that others can’t reach. Their true 180° steering and front-end articulation, plus patented rear-wheel drive system offer unequalled stability, traction, and control, even in full turn positions. The Bendi can also work in bulk storage and congested manufacturing areas, push-back, double-deep rack and drive-in rack systems, rail cars, and outdoors.

The Flexi model helps you increase storage capacity & reduce cost. The Flexi is a conventionally styled forklift that is easy to drive, and that works in about half the aisle of a conventional forklift. The Flexi is designed to operate in an aisle as narrow as 3’ plus the depth of the pallet. It is capable of picking both sides of the aisle from either direction and can actually leave the aisle to unload trucks at the dock.

So if you have got some tight spaces in your warehouse these lifts are a perfect fit for your operation.

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If you’re interested in additional information on the Narrow Aisle Lift Trucks and or would like to request a quote, please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

Backsaver Lite Lifts

LS Series Backsaver® Lifts

Southworth Backsaver® Lifts are extremely rugged and reliable machines. Thousands of Backsaver Lifts are in use throughout the United States for machine feeding, work positioning, assembly, order picking, pallet loading, and a wide range of other applications. They are available in many basic sizes and capacities to lift and position loads up to 6,000 lbs and heights to 56″. The wide range of power options, controls, tabletops, and base configurations that can be specified for each of the many basic sizes gives the user an almost unlimited choice of variations.

Backsaver Lite Lifts

These industrial grade lift tables are specifically designed for those applications involving lighter loads of up to 1,500 lbs. They are available in four standard configurations: Stationary, Compact with high lift and small footprint, Portable with easy rolling casters, and Powered Portable with battery powered drive.

Lift Table Brochure

This brochure shows you in depth the different lift tables we offer along with specifications for our different models. Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Light Capacity, Dock, Manual, & many more lift tables.

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If you’re interested in additional information on the LS Series Lifts and or would like to request a quote, please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

Zero Pressure Accumulation System

EZLogic® Accumulation System

EZLogic®, or Electronic Zero-pressure Logic, is a method of zero-pressure control that combines the sensing accuracy of photo-electrics with discrete electronic logic control without the use of a PLC or pneumatic logic components. This system provides all the “intelligence” needed to accurately control the various functions of zero-pressure accumulation on a variety of conveyor models. Reduced noise, higher reliability, higher throughputs and ease of maintenance are just some of the advantages of the EZLogic® system.

EZLogic

The heart of the EZLogic® Accumulation System is the EZLogic® zone controller. Each controller is equipped with a photoelectric input device to detect product presence, a microprocessor to evaluate various input signals, and control connections to provide communication of data between zones and to and from outside sources. Two types of product sensing are available: A retro-reflective type which is used in conjunction with a reflector to detect packages by looking across the width of the conveyor, and a diffuse type which is used to detect packages when a reflector cannot be used.

EZLogic® Features:

  • Easier Installation & Replacement
  • Dynamic Zone Allocation – Provides Unprecedented Throughput Possibilities
  • Easy to Configure
  • Functionality to Enhance Product Flow
  • Greatly Simplifies Field Wiring

IOP Advantages:

  • Central Location For All Wiring
  • Reduced Installation Costs
  • “Peer to Peer” Communication
  • Easy to Reconfigure

Dynamic Zone Allocation

EZLogic® automatically adjusts the conveyor’s zone length to accommodate the length of the carton being conveyed. This provides better control of your boxes and naturally increases carton throughput, accumulation density, conveyor efficiency and system flexibility. If desired you can size zones for the smallest carton for maximum efficiency. Longer cartons introduced after installation do not obsolete the system, and the low-usage, long carton isn’t a problem.

Input / Output Power System

The input/output power system gives you the ability to install all of your “real time” inputs and outputs to the EZLogic® system, such as zone stop inputs, slug mode inputs, photo eye outputs, “jam detected” outputs and more. This centralizes all your control wiring to one spot and reduces installation costs. It can also be used for peer to peer communications. And it’s easy to reconfigure.

If you’re interested in additional information on the EZLogic System and or would like to request a quote, please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

Forklifts Designed To Raise Productivity While Lowering Costs. Indoors & Out!

Platinum II® NOMAD Series

A UniCarriers Exclusive

NOMAD is the only forklift that offers the versatility of indoor maneuverability with outdoor traction

Solid Pneumatic Tire

Fuel-efficient, clean burning K21 engine

3,000 – 3,500 – 5,000 lb. capacities

No other forklift is designed to move so seamlessly from indoors to outdoors. Nomad’s exclusive design combines a compact, high maneuverable chassis to navigate warehouse aisles. With a rugged frame and wide stance for exceptional outdoor performance.

Nomad is ideal for:

  • Rental operations
  • Small fleets
  • Warehouse & dock applications
  • Nurseries & garden centers
  • Home improvement centers

Nomad features the industry’s best standard, limited warranty. But that’s only the beginning. Nomad Delivers Greater Versatility:

  • Dual-fuel flexibility – gas and LP
  • Tighter turning radius
  • Solid pneumatic tires to work on a variety of surfaces
  • Clean running, high torque K21 engine

Nomad Delivers Greater Uptime, Advanced three-stage cooling system for greater dependability, On-board diagnostics for faster, easier servicing, & Simplified LP tank changes.

Nomad Delivers Greater Operator Comfort, Spacious compartment has generous foot, leg and head room, Comfortable full-suspension seat features lumbar support, & Superior visibility.

Would you like a FREE QUICK QUOTE on the Nomad or any other type of forklift new or used? Used the button below to fill-out our RFQ:

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Forklift Daily Maintenance Checklist

DID YOU KNOW THAT O.S.H.A. REQUIRES A DAILY OR PRE-SHIFT INSPECTION OF EVERY FORKLIFT BEFORE IT IS PLACED IN OPERATION

But you may ask yourself “What specifically are my operators to check for?”

For your convenience, we have provided a sample daily or pre-shift checklist for your use which outlines items to be inspected. Of course, depending on your application, you may find it useful to include other items.

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Even if a forklift is not in use on a particular day or shift, it’s worthwhile to note that for future reference. If an O.S.H.A. inspection ever occurred, there would be no gaps in the operation history of that lift truck.

Remember though that ALL forklift operators must be authorized and properly trained in safe operation. This is the employer’s responsibility and SuperTech can provide this necessary and O.S.H.A. safety training at your facility.

Also ensure that your personnel have read the Operators Manual carefully and made themselves familiar with the lift truck. Remind operators to wear their seatbelt too! Forklift trucks are particularly susceptible to tipovers. Seatbelt use is also enforced by OSHA.

OSHA REQUIREMENTS

OSHA requires a pre-shift inspection of all lift trucks before they are placed into service. Employers must be certain that no condition exists that might adversely affect the safety of the truck. If problems are found, they must be reported and the truck should be taken out of service immediately for repair. A “Warning: Do NOT Operate” Tag should be affixed to the truck, and not removed until the necessary repairs have been made.

Since pre-shift inspection is an OSHA requirement, it is important for the employer to be prepared to document that these inspections have been made on a regular basis. Review OSHA 1910.178(q)(7) and 1910.178(p)(1).

Does your forklift need parts or service? Reach out to us using the form below and we will get you all fixed up!

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