Topper Industrial Predicts Large Manufacturing Plants Going Fork Truck Free in 2016

Topper Industrial, leader in the material handling equipment industry, discussed in the recent company blog how large manufacturing plants are going fork truck free in 2016. This FTF (fork truck free) initiative reduces operational costs of running fork trucks as well as reducing injuries that occur from forklift accidents.

Safety has been a growing concern in the workplace for decades, with OSHA statistics reporting that more than 100 workers are killed from forklift accidents and 20,000 are injured annually in the U.S. In cases of injury or death, a company is liable to pay considerable costs for damages and injured workers can miss on average 61 days of work due to the injury.

The real push for FTF environments is improved throughput and productivity with reduced labor costs. The switch to forklift free environments means that workers are required to move heavy loads manually or with the use of AGV’s (Automated Guided Vehicles).

Transfer conveyor carts were designed to eliminate the use of the fork trucks. In FTF environments the Transfer Conveyor Cart with a container is tugged to line-side. There the container is usually manually pushed onto a roller container; then by power or gravity the container is moved into position.

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About Topper Industrial

For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, ( based just outside of Milwaukee, WI, has been a leader in the material handling equipment industry. The company’s product roster features industrial carts, conveyors, lifts, lifts & tilts, shipping racks, containers, casters, and cart components. From mother-daughter carts to quad steer carts to tilt carts and rotate carts, Topper’s material handling solutions make delivering material line side more effective through more efficient practices. Topper Industrial has a team of experienced professional experts able to assess and provide the right product for all material handling equipment requirements.

Topper Industrial is a proud member of MHI. The Topper Industrial client roster includes Anderson Windows, Detroit Diesel, Honda, Kia Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Aramark, Johnson Controls, Whirlpool, and Caterpillar.

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