more top stories »


— Robotics

Pan-Robots could streamline operations in factories

By - April 24, 2015 1 Picture
No good deed goes unpunished and that goes double for robots. They may improve manufacturing efficiency, but an improvement in one place often shows up a glaring inefficiency somewhere else. In an effort to help supply logistics keep up with robotic manufacturing, the EU's Pan-Robots project is working to create warehouse robots that are faster, more efficient, and safer than both manual operations or current robotic systems. Read More
— Outdoors

Never again run out of gas with see-through bottle

By - August 31, 2009 5 Pictures
From everyone who’s ever run out of gas half-way through an important barbecue – thank you. From every forklift operator who’s paid extra for keeping a truck driver waiting when the gas ran out during loading/unloading – thank you. And the list goes on. Thank you to Composite for the company's new see-through gas bottle that shows exactly how much gas is left and when it needs replacing or refilling - it's a godsend for every red-faced backyard cook and warehouse worker. Read More
— Environment

Three-Wheel All AC Powered N-Generation Forklift

By - May 2, 2006 2 Pictures
May 3, 2006 It seems there’s a strong move towards electrical power in forklift trucks and Mitsubishi gave this further momentum yesterday when it announced the introduction of its FB16NT-FB20NT series of 100 percent (AC) powered, three-wheel electric forklift trucks. The "all" AC powered N-Generation forklifts feature increased range of maneuverability an advanced Integrated Presence System and extended service intervals. Offering three models with capacities ranging from 3,000 to 4,500 lbs, the N-Generation offers a control system with modifiable performance settings controlling top travel speed, lifting speed, regenerative braking and auto regenerative braking. Torque and speed are controlled separately, allowing for optimum driving performance. The three-wheel design and hydrostatic steering provides increased maneuverability allowing operators to navigate areas with tight aisle spacing. In addition, the innovative AC drive system implements the latest in heat dissipation technology, assuring maximum performance while reducing battery consumption. Read More
— Environment

Hydrogen-powered Forklift

By - February 8, 2005 3 Pictures
February 9, 2005 While the availability and infrastructure required for the mass adoption of hydrogen powered automobiles is slowly but surely moving into place, it's still some way off before the average person will be able to purchase a road going vehicle that produces no harmful emissions. But commercially viable hydrogen-powered industrial vehicles are closer to the market than many people think and one of the most likely to succeed in short order is the forklift. Read More

Subscribe to Gizmag's email newsletter