The materials handling issue was the bending, reaching and twisting when workers were stacking boxes of paper & packaging materials for dispatch.
Conveyors were used to bring various boxes of paper weighing up to 15kg each into the dispatch area, where the sorting of each box type on to pallets was done manually, a forklift would then load the pallets onto transport.
A trial of Pal-evator scissor lifts was suggested to determine the manual handling advantage. The benefit was quickly obvious in that production rose & the work environment was improved because of the reduction in fatigue and injury due to the reduced effort required at the dispatch point.
Applications for Pal-evator scissor lifts:
- All manual handling areas of palletising and Depalletising goods
- Loading & unloading conveyor lines
- Pal-evator scissor lifts are especially valuable in areas with no compressed air & power
- Special finish available for food & pharmaceutical areas