Handling loads without touching the ground with the HUBMASTER® system
When running a warehouse, you are only as efficient as the equipment you use. Warehouses need equipment that provides maximum efficiency as well as safety. Having a HUBMASTER will save you time as well as money by preventing accidents and not causing warehouse damage.
A key feature of the HUBMASTER’s design is its overhead suspension. The HUBMASTER is suspended above the ground about 9 cm (height of a sidewalk) by an overhead rail system so it doesn’t touch the ground. This has several advantages:
- The overhead suspension makes it unnecessary for the floor of the warehouse to be smooth and level for it to operate. It can work properly so long as the shelves are level.
- It means that if there is a protective coating on the floor, the HUBMASTER will not put wear on it. This ultimately saves you money in the long run by not having to repair the floor as often. This makes the HUBMASTER ideal for industries such as hazmat storage that have fire-retardant coatings on their warehouse floors.
- This means that the HUBMASTER cannot tip or overturn. Even though the HUBMASTER is 75% lighter than a standard forklift, it is better stabilized with the overhead rail. Because of this suspension, an operator can easily maneuver oversized loads efficiently at all heights up to 9 m (about 29.53 ft.)—although there are customized solutions available for storage heights above 9 m.
The design of the HUBMASTER makes it more adaptable and the better alternative to conventional stacker cranes. It cannot tip or overturn, it will not harm floors, and it is more stable and does not require a level floor to operate efficiently.