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Export boost

HART DOOR SYSTEMS, the Newcastle-based specialist engineering company, has announced it has won multi-door orders for export to Russia, Hong Kong and Kuwait.

Expanding the workforce

FLEETMAXX SOLUTIONS is hiring. It is an emerging company offering specialist advice to fleet operators. During this coronavirus pandemic, its group has been helping more than 50,000 customers, including, HGV operators, hauliers, couriers, delivery drivers, plumbers, builders, electricians, large organisations, transport managers, sole traders, owner drivers and start-up companies, to continue doing business.

Latest AMHSA member

INTERROLL has announced successful acceptance into the Automated Material Handling Systems Association (AMHSA). For the past 30 years, AMHSA—now with over 50 members—has acted as the voice of the United Kingdom automated material handling industry.

Contour-based navigation

SICK says with the release of its SICK LiDAR-LOC solution for mobile platforms, users can implement contour-based localisation on any automated guided vehicle, cart, forklift or service robot fitted with SICK 2D LiDAR sensors or safety scanners.

3-Month trial for barcode printer

RENOVOTEC, a fast growing UK rugged hardware, software and services provider for supply chain companies has announced it is launching a three-month, no-obligation free trial for the latest Honeywell PX940 smart and rugged industrial printer, which prints barcodes and other labels that are defect-free and 100% accurate every time, doing away with unreadable barcodes that cause costly problems such as non-compliance and returned shipments. For that reason the PX940 is ideal for industries with heavily regulated supply chains such as food, pharmaceuticals and automotive.

Automatic print inspection

AUTOCODING SYSTEMS says the difficulty of checking the presence, location and legibility of print, barcodes and specific artwork on packaging can not be underestimated and the launch of 4Sight last year addressed some of these issues. Working with SICK, it has been able to show how customers can avoid expensive reworks, packaging waste and, worse case scenario, retailer fines.

Safe installation enables key worker compliance

2Excel Logistics, a customer-orientated haulage and warehousing operation, has safely achieved completion on a THORWORLD INDUSTRIES modular loading dock installation in challenging times, with all teams involved working compliantly to meet social distancing guidelines.

Industrial doors

dp Doors & Shutters supplies, installs, maintains and repairs a range of industrial doors, security shutters and grilles. Its collection of doors includes insulated sectional overhead, single-skin, fire and insulated roller shutters, steel hinged personnel doors, fire doors and high speed action doors. The company says before work begins, a full site survey is carried out at no extra cost.

Tooling up

Draper Tools, a leading hand and power tool distributor is a family-run company that has been in business for just over a century and has more than 5,000 UK and overseas customers.

ATEX batteries bring advantages

NexSys ATEX batteries, available from ENERSYS, can allow materials handling vehicles to work safely in hazardous areas where there is an explosion risk. The company says they conform to ATEX standards, which are compulsory and a legal requirement in Europe and NexSys batteries are also available world-wide certified in compliance with IECx standards.

Smooth docking for pallets

SICK says its innovative 3D camera and SensorApp solution has enabled rapid, damage-free guidance of automated and driver-assisted high-bay forklifts into pallet pockets, as well as the precise and efficient pick-up of dollies by automated guided vehicles (AGVs).

Major contract completed

HART DOOR SYSTEMS, a leading designer and manufacturer of both commercial doors and industrial doors, has announced it has completed a major contract for a range of doors and shutters at Nissan Manufacturing UK’s car plant, Sunderland.

New floor graphics

A new range of quick-to-install, eye-catching floor markers, which can improve safety in the workplace, has been launched by industrial visual communication solutions specialist, BEAVERSWOOD.

Battery range covers all applications

ENERSYS reports its NexSys battery range now covers all materials handling vehicle applications

More doors for Sunderland plant

HART DOOR SYSTEMS, a leading designer and manufacturer of both commercial doors and industrial doors, reports it has completed another contract for Sir Robert McAlpine at Nissan Manufacturing UK’s car plant, Sunderland.

End of year flourish

HART DOOR SYSTEMS says orders for a range of door types from a broad spectrum of industrial categories has ended 2019 with a flourish.

Expertise in the energy from waste sector

HART DOOR SYSTEMS says its expertise in the Energy from Waste sector is fast being acknowledged with more contracts for its Speedor Storm doors just announced.

Van docking ramps

Supporting the increasing trend for logistics companies to make next or even same day deliveries with smaller vans, Ian Langan, technical director at loading bay specialist THORWORLD INDUSTRIES, advises on the benefits of van docking ramps as an ideal means to improve loading function, and enable the speedy, safe dispatch of smaller delivery vehicles:

New corporate brochure

HART DOOR SYSTEMS has announced it has published a new corporate brochure covering its product range and project profiles.

Logistics apprenticeships threatened

RTITB warns that transport and logistics training providers are struggling to fulfil delivery of apprenticeships due to a lack of suitable assessors able to carry out End Point Assessments (EPAs).

New mast-driven lift opens up major new opportunities

SLG GROUP UK reports it has further expanded the Hymo range of mast-driven lifts (MDLs) for industrial applications, with a new model providing safe, vibration-free lifting for loads up to 1500kg.

Safely handling flammable material

With potentially explosive atmospheres present throughout the chemical supply chain, Mark Nailer, industry manager for HYSTER EUROPE, discusses the 360-degree Hyster solutions that support compliant and efficient handling.

Seven Storms solution

Working for a major online retailer, HART DOOR SYSTEMS reports it has installed seven of its successful Speedor Storm doors at a high-volume distribution facility.

Flexibility and strength from scissor lift range

With lifting capacities of up to 3,000 kg, the Optima MX and MXT range of scissor lifts from Hymo are suitable for a broad spectrum of applications. The Optima MX has a lifting capacity up to 2,000 kg with a stroke of 800 mm. It features a rectangular platform and with the option for ramp loading. It can be placed directly on the floor or in a shallow pit.

‘Buy or Rent’ offers

RENOVOTEC, a fast growing UK rugged hardware, software and services provider for supply chain users is to run an on-stand ‘buy or rent’, discount-driven promotion for Zebra’s latest Android products at Multimodal 2019, Stand 3056 (NEC 18-20 June) Renovotec announced today.

A partnership worth promoting

EMPTEEZY says with a focus on quality customer experience from start to finish, it recognised the need for a delivery partner of esteemed reputation which it found in Dyce Carriers.

More Speedor Storms

Working for a haulage company specialising in waste disposal, HART DOOR SYSTEMS has announced it has completed the installation of two Speedor Storms at a Midlands facility.

Train-care depot gets new roller shutters

A large rail depot in Wimbledon has demonstrated the investment necessary for the integration of the rail with city life providing essential maintenance to keep the network moving.

The benefits of longevity

After 34 years of operation a HART Speedor Super high-speed door, is being replaced by Hart’s latest version, a Speedor Storm.

NAV-LOC localisation solution

SICK says it has set Automated Guided Vehicles free from the need for reflectors or other physical markers with the all-in-one NAV-LOC localisation solution, enabling them to navigate more reliably and efficiently around shop floor and warehouse environments.

Pneumatic versus electric hoists

When considering a new investment in hoist technology, a full comparison between pneumatic and electric hoists can pay real dividends. In short, pneumatic hoists from J D NEUHAUS (JDN) offer numerous advantages over their electric counterparts. The company says in areas such as duty cycle, variable speed control, weatherproofing, installation and operation, maintenance, robustness, investment costs, lifetime costs and of course safety, a JDN pneumatic hoist really makes a difference.

Reducing vermin access

Working for an international food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services business, HART is installing a number of its Speedor high speed door range at a major UK production facility.

Optimising loading bays for retail productivity

The increasing pressure on the retail industry that’s created by the rise of internet shopping means efficiencies have to be driven into every stage of the operational supply chain. Alan Ryder of loading bay specialists sara LBS believes that well designed loading bays will make goods handling more productive and help maintain the quality and appearance of the retail items.

Safe, vibration-free lifting from new mast-driven lift

The latest addition to the Hymo range of mast-driven lifts (MDLs) for industrial applications provides safe, vibration-free and high-capacity lifting up to 9m.

Construction partnership for door specialist

High performance industrial door specialist HART DOOR SYSTEMS reports it has teamed up with Sir Robert McAlpine to deliver a range of doors as part of a £4 million new build warehouse and distribution centre. The new facility is for a Yorkshire-based independent tea and coffee company.

Specialist baggage handling system

HART DOOR SYSTEMS reports it has supplied eight fire shutters to form a specialist baggage handling system as part of Malta International Airport’s €12m terminal reconfiguration project.

Ending stop-start frustration

SICK reports it has developed the Safe AGV Forklift, an innovative, PLd/SIL2-certified safety solution that enables a driverless forklift to continue to operate productively in an automated factory or logistics environment, even when the forks are in the load carrying position.

Specialist doors for EfW plant

HART says the eight Speedor Storm doors pictured are part of a mixed installation on a Scottish Energy from Waste (EfW) plant which, as well as the Speedors also includes 15 Hart Firebrand fire and security shutters.

First order for Oman

HART DOOR SYSTEMS reports it has recently begun work on its first order from Oman for four highly specialist ‘ATEX’ shutters for compliance with regulations relating to environments with a risk of explosion. John Loftus, manager of International Estimations at Hart, commented: “ATEX doors are designed to eliminate all sources of ignition when in operation, allowing safe use in hazardous environments. These hazards can include dust, waste products such as wood shavings, gas and vapour.”

Major Speedor EFW installation

The 8 Speedor ‘Storms’ pictured are part of a mixed installation on a Scottish Energy from Waste plant constructed by Interserve which not only includes HART DOOR SYSTEMS’ Speedor high-speed doors but also 15 fire and security steel roller shutters.

UK students win design award

TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING EUROPE says when it announced the winners of its design and engineering competition earlier this year, it was great to see that the winning team was from the UK.

Automated guided cart

LINDE MATERIAL HANDLING, one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of forklift trucks, has launched the Linde C-MATIC; a new automated guided cart (AGC) designed to improve production logistics.

Pushing back the boundaries

Safety-Unlimited.jpgSAFETY UNLIMITED, a critical storage specialist, says its new unrivalled and highly versatile Pushback System allows customers to stack pallets containing any permutation of drums or IBCs within the same ultra accessible, time and space saving unit. Drums are four per pallet and IBCs two at a time across a total of 24 pallets two deep, on two levels.

Rigorous standards met

Hart_Door_Systems_shutter.jpgHART DOOR SYSTEMS says its shutter (pictured) delivers 60-minute fire resistance to match the requirements of a major London airport.

Forklift fleet upgraded

TCM.jpgBelfast-based Countrywide Freight Group, has up-dated its warehouse forklift fleet with new TCM forklifts supplied and supported by TCM’s Northern Ireland dealership W Hall.

Another successful installation

Hart_Door_Systems.jpgHART DOOR SYSTEMS says its flagship Speedor Super high speed door (pictured), has been in continuous production since 1983 and many thousands of doors have been installed on challenging sites across the world.

New dealers boost growth

Graham_Jones_-_TCM_Dealer_Director.jpgTCM the dealer-led forklift brand has announced two new dealerships to further strengthen its national sales, service and support network.

True costs of operating a forklift

TCM_Dealer_Director.jpgA national survey of businesses operating forklift trucks suggests that there are wide inconsistencies in the way total cost of ownership (TCO) is understood and calculated. It suggests that some fleet managers may be wide of the mark when the true life-time cost finally emerges. It points at potential weaknesses in cost modelling which need to be more detailed and precise.

Fast-action doors

20160902_090340_final.jpgSTERTIL says following the successful use of three of its fast-action FlexiEdge doors for over ten years, Glatfelter Lydney has specified an additional five doors to help improve hygiene and working conditions within various areas of its manufacturing facility.

Multi purpose Speedors

Hart_Door_Systems.pngFrom retaining heat in a typical warehouse to maintaining air quality in a cleanroom, HART DOOR SYSTEMS says its Speedor range of automatic, high speed, industrial doors continues to show its huge scope of use in industrial and warehouse applications. Hart is a leading designer and manufacturer of industrial doors systems with its high-speed door ‘Speedor’ now a globally recognised brand.