Forklift Multi-Tasking – Using Accessories That Matter

October 7, 2021

forklift with drum attachment

As new technologies emerge to help keep forklifts safer around pedestrians and each other, finding new ways to utilize your fleet of forklifts is more important than ever. Since supply chains are tight, more efficiency and safety should matter more than ever. Forklift accessories provide that aid in daily processes can offer that extra help without new lift trucks.

But what kind of accessories are out there?

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Shoptalk: How the Forklift Laser Tine Guide System Works

October 27, 2020

forklift laser tine guide system

In this installment of Cisco-Eagle’s Shoptalk series, Rodney, Regional Director of Arkansas, discusses the benefits of using the forklift laser tine guide system.

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Download our Guide To Cantilever Racks

June 7, 2018

cantilever rack in a lumber storage operation

Because they offer instant access to, and easy selection of either an entire load or any part of it, cantilever racks are ideal for storing long, unwieldy, heavy and difficult loads. They come with many options and questions, so we have published a guide to cantilever racks (PDF) you should read as you move forward on a storage project involving these types of loads.

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How to Restack Pallets Safer, Faster

May 22, 2018

floor mounted pallet return system

In warehouses, we deal with tons of empty pallets, and the load can be overwhelming at times. Yet, people tend not to notice the effect all that lifting and manual manipulation has, because it’s cumulative. Pallets are routinely handled the same way because that’s what we are used to. The problem is really one of ergonomics: people who stress, push and strain with stacks of pallets on a daily basis are more likely to be injured. They certainly aren’t working at the speed you’d like. It’s wasted time with a serious downside.

The new Pallet Return Device offers a safer and way more efficient way to handle your pallets, all while making more perfect stacks.
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Three Inexpensive Ways to Reduce Forklift Accidents

March 1, 2018

forklift driving

You probably know the stats: Forklifts are extremely common, very productive and likely the most dangerous piece of machinery in any given warehouse. They seriously injure tens of thousands of people a year.

Over its lifespan, most every forklift will be involved in some type of accident. If that involves a pedestrian, the injuries can be ghastly and the costs astronomical. Here are some things we’ve recently looked at to help reduce the chances of such incidents.

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HAZWOPER – What, Who, Why, How and When

February 9, 2017

HAZWOPER Training Package

If your workers handle hazardous waste, you need to know about HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Reponse), what it is and why you need it.

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How to Solve the Ergonomic Problems of Floor-Level Carton Picking

September 27, 2016

order picker in a rack warehouse

When working with palletized goods stored at floor level beneath a rack beam in a typical warehouse, there are significant issues for order pickers who execute these tasks daily, including strains and stresses that can lead to major injuries, down time, and worker compensation expenses.

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Securing Product in Pallet Rack Bays

April 19, 2016

Rack Safety Types

There are some inherent safety and security issues when it comes to pallet rack – goods failing to be appropriately stacked on the pallets, failing to shrink wrap goods on the pallet, over hanging pallets past the rack beams into the flue space, and failing to secure high dollar products being stored in rack bays. Each of these situations present hazards either in safety or security.

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Industrial Workstations: The Key to Improved Productivity in the Warehouse

April 19, 2016

Modern packaging and shipping work bench station

Providing employees with a comfortable, ergonomic, and efficient workspace is a necessity in any picking, packing, assembly, inspection, quality control, manifesting or other industrial operations. A proper industrial workstation, tailored to the task and employee, goes a long way toward creating a healthier and more productive workspace and environment.

There are dozens of options for workstations, ranging from a simple bench to a more elaborate set up designed with the job in mind. Let’s take a look a few industrial workstations and their unique benefits.

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Product News: Spring-Rail Pushback Product Announced

April 15, 2016

Spring-Rail Close Up

Recently Exglobe, maker of the horizontal flow rail featured on our website, announced the upcoming launch of a new product that allows existing pallet rack to be used as pushback rack without the carts and retrofit expense typically incurred. I contacted Exglobe’s U.S. sales manager, George Bally, to ask a few questions about the new product.

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