The electric lift truck that ‘knows’ what its driver wants

17 September 2014

The idea of intelligent automatic adjustment of performance characteristics has been taken to a whole new level in the new EP25-35N 80V electric counterbalance range from Cat® Lift Trucks. Agility and intelligence Designed to cope with intensive duties and tough conditions, the trucks are highly...

eureka magazine: Expecting the unexpected

22 July 2014

Step into the densely packed interior of a third party logistics provider or, in fact, into almost any warehouse and what do you find? An environment that is under continuous evolution – continuous change. Warehouse managers need to be problem solvers, but planning for change can make an enormous...

eureka magazine: High productivity starts at the bottom

22 July 2014

A secure base First we have to ask the question: what is a good floor? The answer may be almost too obvious: a clean, flat floor without cracks and holes and of course with a long life span. True…but reality requires a more thorough investigation. We begin by looking at the components that comprise...

eureka magazine: The future of counterbalance lift trucks

22 July 2014

This article focuses on the counterbalance market, but the Cat® Lift Trucks development and production centre in Järvenpää, Finland, is also able to call upon its long experience in the fields of warehouse and AGV technology to enhance a wide range of products. The main drivers of change, according...

eureka magazine: The secret of successful tendering

21 July 2014

When a company reassesses or reviews its materials handling fleet strategy, it takes time to reach the right decision. After all, a fleet is a major financial outlay and it is important to get it right – to have a fleet that sits nicely in the ‘Cinderella zone’ – not too big, not too small, just...

eureka magazine: Demystifying the choices for pallets

16 April 2014

While much attention is given to expensive and often highly sophisticated material handling, storage and transport equipment, a supply chain’s efficiency and profitability can be jeopardised by something as simple as using the wrong pallets. Mark Nicholson takes a look at the issues involved...

eureka magazine: The secrets of supervising safety

16 April 2014

Lift truck safety is a complex and multifaceted combination of training, established company procedures and continuous supervision, in which the skills and ability of the supervisor are critical. How much of this is innate capability, how much can be taught, and how can good companies improve their...