Topper Industrial Ergonomics Drives Fork Truck Free Movement in North America
Sturtevant, WI -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/18/2016 -- Fork truck free initiatives require that careful consideration of 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.
The MHI report suggested wheeled equipment is often taken for granted and selecting the right designs, including wheels and casters, is often overlooked. Careful forethought in the design of pushing or pulling tasks, on the other hand, will result in measurable bottom-line improvements. Without this care, the resulting costs to companies may be significant. The overview of the issues involved in manual pushing and pulling include ergonomics; cart, wheel, and caster design; and operating environment factors.
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About Topper Industrial
For more than twenty years, Topper Industrial, (http://www.TopperIndustrial.com) 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.