05 Jan 2016
Quality material handling equipment is vital to creating a safe and efficient working space in a warehouse, loading dock or retail store setting. Material handling equipment allows for the safe and efficient transportation, movement storage and protection of products during the manufacturing and distribution process.
Material handling equipment consists of four major types. Transport equipment is used to move goods and products from loading to storage or from storage to loading. Positioning equipment is used to move and position goods and products in a specific area of storage or production. Unit load equipment is used to organize and arrange products so that they can be easily moved by transport equipment. And storage equipment is employed to safely and efficiently store product while maximizing the use of storage space.
29 Dec 2015
Choosing the proper forklift for your business can make the difference between an inefficient and cumbersome work environment and a smooth running operation. The right forklift for the job will ensure that your business moves the goods and products that make up your revenue safely and efficiently.
There are many things to consider when shopping for a fork lift. The type of environment it will work in, the power requirements and lift capacities are just some of the elements to keep in mind. Below is a list of things to consider when choosing the best fork lift for your business.
04 Nov 2015
A forklift is the workhorse of any business whose operations involve heavy lifting and material handling. Forklifts are needed to lift, move, maneuver and place large heavy loads safely for extended periods of time. Like any piece of equipment, forklifts are subject to wear and tear. The wear on most equipment is usually not a big deal and doesn’t require immediate attention. But on forklifts, there are forklift maintenance procedures that need to be enacted in order to keep employees safe and product from damage.
The efficiency of a warehouse, distribution center or other business that needs to store stuff, including restaurants and retailers, is only as good as the industrial shelving systems that are used. Industrial shelving is the heavy duty, glamour free shelving you see at warehouse stores. Used right, industrial shelving can save you thousands of dollars in storage costs.
With industrial shelving, you can turn a modest sized warehouse or storage environment into an efficient and effective storage system. It can even mean the difference between having to expand to another building for storage or not. With that kind of money on the line, it is important to get the right kind of shelving for the job. Below is a brief intro to industrial shelving and how it can be used to increase the overall storage capacity of your business.
A conveyor system is an essential component of any efficient materials handling system. Conveyor systems allow for the rapid movement of large items and products that would otherwise have to be moved around by human labor, forklift or truck.
The versatility of conveyor systems allow a warehouse, manufacturing plant or distribution center the ability to move objects with minimal effort while reducing the potential for injury or damage to the product.
While working with a well designed and installed conveyor system, workers are less likely to hurt themselves moving heavy materials and are kept at a distance from any hazardous material. A conveyor system also provides a cost effect material handling solution, requiring fewer workers to be involved in the shipment of materials.
23 Aug 2015
Scissor lifts are hydraulic powered lifting platforms that can raise and lower heavy loads or workers. They get their name from the telltale scissor design of the lift supports, which unfold as the lift is raised and fold back up when lowered. This telescopic yet stable design allows the lift platform to be raised directly above the base. Positioning the weight above the base in this way provides platform stability that is unmatched in other aerial working platforms.
Industrial operations require a good degree of accuracy and precision when it comes to moving large, bulky or heavy items. The safety of employees, the desire to limit potential damage to moved product and warehouse and operational efficiency are constant concerns. When it comes to safety, moving heavy objects presents a small margin of error. One wrong calculation could lead to the failure of equipment and cause severe damage or injury. In order to reduce these risks, industrial scales are used to weigh objects and material. The weight of the object dictates how it can be moved, where it can be placed and what equipment can handle the job.
Industrial scales are also used to get an accurate weight measurement of items and product for the purposes of inventory and sale value. Some industrial scales are small and offer the precision needed when weighing small objects. Other industrial scales, like those mentioned above, are larger and are used to get an accurate measure of heavy objects. To help you get a better grasp of what type of scale best suits you needs, below is brief introduction to the types and limits of industrial scales.
15 Aug 2014
Forklift Technician Position Currently Open
Reno Forklift is in search of its newest team member to come on as a Forklift Technician. All applicants must be able to present a valid driver’s license and a current DMV driving record.
Experience Required For Forklift Technician Position
Our new open position will be conducting maintenance and repairs on various forklift models. Three years hands-on experience in repairing or maintaining gasoline, LP fuel and electric forklifts is required.
Top candidates will have the ability to perform daily repairs and will have aspirations to grow with our company. Our Forklift Technician will also be required to do computer work, organize paperwork and communicate with customers directly. Experience in these fields will boost candidates to the top.
Forklift Technician Pay and Schedule
The Forklift Technician position will be 5 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with some overtime availability. Change in hours may be required to accommodate customer requirements. Pay rate will be based on applicant’s depth of experience.
Further information about the position will be broken down during the interview process.