Factory Automation Solutions aid in precise repetitive product positioning Factory automation solutions are Pentalift’s specialty. Three hydraulic scissor lift tables with side shifting chain conveyors were synchronized. These tables lined up structural steel or tubing to be cut by a band saw. This factory automation solution made it so the steel could be placed, prepared and positioned on to the conveyor for processing. Conveyor and Palletizing System Factory Automation Solutions The lif... Read More
Logistic readiness operations have a number of safety concerns to take into consideration when they are generating a comprehensive safety plan. One of the most neglected areas of logistics safety training tends to be fall protection training. Logistics personnel tend to be rough and ready types who are charged with heavy equipment accident prevention on a daily basis, and this is often a much larger concern than fall prevention. However, according to the IHSA falls are a major cause of injury a... Read More
As part of any business to keep your employees safe and to keep business running as usual, maintaining your loading dock equipment is vital to this continual operation. Depending on your individual application, your loading dock equipment may include truck restraints, dock levelers, and roll up doors – all of which are intricate parts of the loading dock. If you have an outside maintenance program - all the better, but small things can happen and you can’t always wait for their inspection ap... Read More
A leading North American producer and distributor of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and an array of related products for the construction and remodeling industries approached Pentalift once again to design and build products for their specific application needs. The application in question involved designing lift tables which would automatically lower - indexing down as new wallboard was added in 3/8 to 1” increments during product accumulation, and when full, to be removed via forklift. On... Read More
Risk factors such as lifting heavy items, reaching overhead, working in awkward body postures, bending, and so on represent one of the leading causes of strain and injury in a warehouse environment. Ergonomics is your best ally in your efforts to provide a healthy and safe workplace for your staff. The idea of ergonomics refers to fitting a job to a person, and this can be accomplished through the use of specialized equipment that reduces the strain on a worker’s body and makes their daily tas... Read More
Creating a lean culture often involves looking into your organization’s internal functions through your customers’ eyes. A lean culture will not only keep your customers happy and coming back for business, but it will also create sustainability, which is a recipe for success. Here are some reasons why creating a lean culture is essential for sustainability: The Customer Is Everyone’s Business - It should not surprise you that creating a lean culture is all about making the customer ... Read More
Conventionally, ergonomics applies information about human abilities, behavior, and limitations to the design of tools, machines,  tasks, jobs, and environments for safe, productive, effective, and comfortable human use. There are certain factors that play a role in ergonomics, including posture and movement and environmental factors, such as temperature, humidity, lighting, and noise. The goal of ergonomics is to provide maximum productivity with minimal cost; in this context cost is expresse... Read More
Safety and productivity are some of the considerations that you can’t afford to ignore when your business involves working with dock lifts. Dock lifts can increase the safety of your employees while also increasing the efficiency of your processes and make truck loading easier. They deliver precise positioning of products of almost any weight, with a wide range of platform sizes and vertical travel heights to choose from. One of the most important decisions that you will have to make when c... Read More
The ultimate role of edge of dock levelers is to make your business more efficient, which can only be achieved through reliable operation resulting in maximum return on investment. There are essentially two types of edge of dock levelers, hydraulic and mechanical, both of which are time and cost effective solutions. Here are a few details on how hydraulic and mechanical edge of dock levelers can help you optimize your productivity: Mechanical Edge of Dock Levelers - Featuring an activatin... Read More
Custom lifts can be designed for use in a full set of specific applications. Many customers choose to customize their lifts in order to increase employee safety. It is a very efficient practice and works very well whether it involves custom portable lifts, custom highlifts, or any other form of custom lifts. With safety at the core of most businesses today, choosing the right dock lift is essential. Here are a few examples of how you can customize dock lifts to adapt them to your specific needs ... Read More