HUBMASTER SAFETY – FORKLIFT RISKS
Forklifts- powered industrial trucks essential for the smooth running of intralogistical objectives. However, even the slightest misuse can prove deadly. According to statistics, forklift related accidents are close to 100,000 per year in the US alone. More than 40 percent of these accidents are due to toppling or rolling over operators or other workers 1. These incidents can be significantly reduced through training, proper maintenance, separation of forklifts and pedestrians and many others. But the mentioned precautions need not be an overwhelming concern any longer with the installation of the HUBMASTER.
The HUBMASTER is the integrated lifting and handling device which makes the storage and retrieval of items safer and easier for all workers, achieving both maximum storage density and stock accessibility within a tight footprint and ensures an efficient and productive operation of your warehouse or industrial facility. This device addresses the concerning issue of workplace safety through its various safety features. It serves as a substitute to forklifts, which can work more safely in narrow aisle environments.
To begin with, the HUBMASTER pallet storage and retrieval system cannot top and overturn because it is rail-mounted. The restricted speed of the device in addition to its zoning sensors reduces the chance of collision related incidents in the workplace. The presence of a back stop sensor will deactivate the machine in case of a wrongful maneuver while reversing. A safety canopy and mast keeps the operator centered to the load. Additionally, with a video camera installed at the forks, the HUBMASTER has maximum visibility for better control and operation.
The invention of the HUBMASTER has clearly made the forklift look like a bull in a china shop, bound to make damage no matter how much you train them not to. This device can be a safe alternative to stacker forklifts in warehouses with different aisle widths. Sometime it can be wondered if the device will be a highly recommended option by different safety agencies around the world.