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Fork Truck Free Initiatives Require Consideration of Ergonomic Industrial Carts

Fork Truck Free Initiatives Require Consideration of Ergonomic Industrial Carts


Sturtevant, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/02/2016 -- Fork truck free initiatives require careful consideration of the industrial carts. The best industrial cart manufacturers, of which Topper Industrial is rated best, provide ergonomic data and lean best practice solutions. MHI, in conjunction with Ergoweb, reviewed the ergonomics of material handling. The report shared the fact that carts and mobile equipment are used in nearly every industry. Medication, supplies, and patients are moved about a hospital on wheeled devices; process equipment is often on wheels to allow for greater flexibility in lean manufacturing facilities; office supplies and mail are delivered by cart, and most office chairs are fitted with casters. Nearly all manufacturing and distribution facilities rely on a variety of wheeled carts and equipment throughout their processes.

Any ergonomics intervention must be viewed in light of its effect on productivity, and the best ergonomics solutions will often improve efficiency. Simply put, reducing unnecessary or awkward postures, almost necessarily cuts the time and effort it takes to complete a task. Body motions, visibility, workload, and other important ergonomic parameters will also affect the quality of work and the quality of work product. When a task is matched with the ability of the people who perform it, they make fewer errors and produce less waste.

Ed Brown, founder of Topper Industrial, a leading manufacturer of ergonomic material handling equipment in Sturtevant, Wisconsin. The company proves highly innovative in finding solutions to the needs of an ever changing industrial work environment. Brown is an inventor of many industrial cart and conveyors solutions. He holds several patents through his years running Topper. Most of the patents relate to ergonomics and safety primarily in the material handling sector.

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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. Follow on Twitter @TopperInd. Call 800-529-0909.