The material handling industry encompasses a variety of vehicles and machines that specialize in efficient lifting, rapid transport, and accurate placement of goods and materials of all sizes, shapes, and weights. Telehandlers and forklifts are the mainstays of this industry, operating indoors in factories and warehouses, or outdoors on farms and construction sites. Safe lifting of materials and safety for the operator are paramount in this field and new safety regulations are requiring redesign of equipment. There are many opportunities to improve the control, efficiency and safety of material handling equipment through the use of HydraForce’s hydraulic cartridge valves, electronic control units.
PROVIDING SOLUTIONS TO THE MATERIAL HANDLING INDUSTRY SINCE 1985
IOT Fleet Management for Material Handling
HydraForce Internet of Things (IOT) fleet management technology improves workers’ ability to schedule maintenance and helps avoid breakdowns on material handling trucks and container lift equipment. It can also perform diagnostics, track usage, log location, adjust settings, and update software on the machinery. It’s a direct connection to the central or home office that helps improve asset reliability and utilization.
HydraForce understands the range of demands that material handling has on equipment. Our IOT fleet management technology helps prevent breakdowns at inopportune times, improves reliability, and even extends equipment life.
- Monitoring and logging of key operating characteristics (cycles, hours, temperatures, pressures, vibration, etc.)
- Reporting of key performance indicators
- Remote adjustment of on-board settings (maximum permitted speeds, loads, etc.)
- Updating of onboard software
- Reducing the risk of breakdown and preventing unnecessary maintenance
Clamps or arms for awkward loads, such as crates, bales or tires | Efficient solutions for a range of flow rates and operating pressures | Easily integrated electronic control options available (This image used with the permission of Cascade Corporation)
Lift/Lower controls | Transmission controls | Boom lock
Electric Lift Trucks
Main Controls | Powertrain | Variable Speed Fan Drives | Steering and Brakes | Attachments | Electronic Controls
IC Lift Trucks
Fork controls | Lift/Lower controls | Transmission controls | Attachment/Auxiliary controls
Fork controls | Lift/Lower/Extend controls | Transmission controls | Attachment/Auxiliary controls