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Pallet Jacks in the Workplace
#1 Posted : 25 April 2016 06:39:17(UTC)
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Along with forklifts, pelletizing machine china (or pallet trucks, as they are also known) are the most used types of equipment for materials handling. Even most small workshops and light manufacturing businesses have at least one manual pallet jack on hand to facilitate production.

Larger enterprises usually have both manual and pelletizing machine china suppliers on hand, as well as forklifts, since each of these types of pallet moving equipment is more efficient than the other for certain tasks. Knowing how each of them works will help you determine which is the right one for you.

Manual pallet jacks are ideal in situations where a single pallet needs to be moved a short distance. Because they are so easy and safe to operate, even an apprentice worker can handle a manual pallet truck.

Operating manual pallet jacks is simplicity itself: Simply insert the forks fully inside of the pallet, pump the handle until the pallet clears the floor and pull it to wherever you need to go. Once there, just lower the forks by means of the release lever, which is usually located on the handle. Learning to maneuver the machine is a little tricky, but can be mastered quickly and safely. Remember to pull, not push, the truck: this is much easier.

Electric models require a little more skill to operate and are more dangerous than manual models, but with a little training by an experienced operator, they do not require a steep learning curve. The principle skills involved include learning how to use the various controls. With a little practice, this becomes second nature.

The main danger posed by electric pallet jacks as opposed to manual models is that they require more stopping time. automatic palletizing machine operators are required to be OSHA certified in their operation.

automatic palletizing machine for sale have a forklift style mast attached that allows the operator to reach pallets stacked on pallet racks or remove pallets from the back of trucks. A model like this can be a huge advantage in a smaller warehouse or manufacturing environment where the expense of a forklift might not be justified. Needless to say, since a load will often be carried from and delivered to a location above head height, the operator must be very skilled in the operation of this type of machine.

As a rule of thumb, if you only need to lift single pallets at floor level and over short distances, manual pallet jacks will usually serve your purposes perfectly well. If you need to move heavy loads over longer distances, an electric pallet truck may be a better choice. If you need a truck with a mast, then an electric model is your only choice. If it is going to be called into service more than occasionally throughout the day, you may want to consider purchasing a forklift.
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