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Permastore utilises Power Pusher

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As part of a £420k capital investment programme to support increased production, Permastore has recently taken delivery of a Nu-Star Power Pusher as a means of keeping its new Trumpf Trumatic TC5000R steel press supplied with sheet steel.

Permastore designs and manufactures bolted sectional tanks and silos for the safe containment of liquid and dry bulk materials in a wide variety of municipal, agricultural and industrial markets in over 80 countries. The manufacturing process at Permastore utilises new glass-fused-to-steel technology in order to create modular steel sections with the corrosion resistance of glass.

The Power Pusher is used to push and pull stacks of steel sheet into and out of the new Trumpf Trumatic TC5000R steel press. The steel sheets vary from 2 to 7 mm in thickness and each stack weighs 4 tonnes.

According to Permastore, the Power Pusher has taken all of the physical effort out of this process and reduced the likelihood of any hand/finger injuries, which may have resulted from direct handling of the steel sheets. The Power Pusher has proven to be popular with all the staff at Permastore.

Nu-Star Material Handling specialise in the design, manufacture and sale of industrial load moving solutions to the European marketplace. The Power Pusher is one of a range of pedestrian operated, battery powered tug units capable of pulling, pushing and generally manoeuvring wheeled industrial loads from 500 kgs to over 100,000 kgs.

Nu-Star Material Handling’s equipment is typically used to increase shop-floor productivity, reduce health and safety risks and replace larger, and more expensive, forklifts or tractor units, thus freeing up floor space.

Nu-Star Material Handling’s pedestrian operation mean there are no complicated licensing requirements and being self-contained there are no trailing air or lines or wires.

The Power Pusher is available from Urethane & Machinery Supplies.

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