30th Sep, 2020
A turbocharger is applied to make an engine more efficient, and makes it possible to “downsize” the engine to a smaller size without any loss in performance. This is why many cylinder 6 engines have become cylinder 4 engines and so forth. A smaller engine is by definition a cleaner engine so the application of turbochargers leads to reduced emissions. Nowadays it is almost impossible in the European Automotive Industry to live up to the emissio...
29th Sep, 2020
Few among us know or perhaps consider how the ‘cloud’ works, or how myriad other technologies make our digitally connected world operate. Yet they play a crucial role in daily life.
Our world is increasingly fueled by data: harvesting it, processing it, and sharing it. And while we can’t see words, numbers, and images crisscrossing the planet, the apps we use and information we access are located in a physical space – on servers in...
22nd Sep, 2020
Think outside of the box...Double-deep stacking could increase, under certain conditions, storage density by as much as 25%.
Mounting pressure from senior management towards ‘lean’ production has left many responsible for materials handling feeling themselves caught between a rock and a hard place.
With fewer resources and higher demands than ever before, streamlining production is daunting (to say the least). Although no two warehouses are...
17th Sep, 2020
Good quality tyres moved 14% more pallets in a single shift
We all like a bargain... especially in tough times. The trouble is that paying less can actually cost more in the long run...Take tyres. They are all much the same, right? WRONG! In a recent, wide-ranging and rigorous study we discovered that cheap tyres affect stability and dramatically reduce productivity, making them a very poor investment.
During forklift tests, our independent research te...
16th Sep, 2020
Follow our simple ways to stay on top of truck maintenance... You'll reduce the impact breakdowns have on productivity and keep long-term costs down.
Machinery has a habit of breaking down at the least convenient moment. Nothing goes on for ever - so how can you minimize the inconvenience caused when your forklift truck decides to take an unscheduled break?
To make matters worse, it's almost certain to break down when you're right in the middle of a rush...
16th Sep, 2020
Machinery has a habit of breaking down at the least convenient moment. Nothing goes on for ever - so how can you minimise the inconvenience caused when your forklift truck decides to take an unscheduled break?
To make matters worse, it's almost certain to break down when you're right in the middle of a rush order for a new client and have extra shifts booked in to cope with the demand. The following advice should at least help you to reduce the chances o...
9th Sep, 2020
Typhoons hit parts of Asia every year, the most severe upending everyday life and leaving a trail of destruction. This extreme weather presents a potential barrier to the anticipated growth of offshore wind in the region.
Despite being in its infancy, Asia’s offshore wind industry accounted for almost 90% of the world’s offshore wind turbine orders in 2019, driven by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam, according to a Wood Mackenzie report.
But the re...