High performance, fully powered PowerStak™ stackers from Presto ECOA Lifts (Norton, MA) offer significant performance advantages over manual stackers and significant cost savings vs. forklift trucks. Because they feature both powered lift and powered drive, operation is nearly effortless for any operator, regardless of their size or physical strength. Compact design, low overall weight, and quiet operation allow them to fit nicely into a wide variety of work environments, including warehouses, loading docks, manufacturing and assembly work cells and more. All models feature an ergonomically-designed control handle that puts all functions – including lift, lower, forward and reverse – within easy reach for operator comfort and convenience. Redundant design allows all controls to be accessed by the operator’s right or left hand. An instrument control panel features a key switch, emergency e-stop, battery status indicator and hour meter. For operator safety, an auto-reversing belly switch protects operators from potential injury when walking the unit backwards, while an automatic brake halts travel when the drive/steering handle is released.
A Turtle Speed switch reduces drive speed by 50 percent to give operators more precise control when working in high traffic areas, tight quarters, or accessing items in racks. Base and straddle legs fabricated from solid steel provide additional rigidity and eliminate deflection, even under maximum load. The electrical system features a reliable, industry-recognized controller and contactors. Power is delivered by two sealed, maintenance-free AGM batteries. These stackers are available in multiple configurations, including fork-over for use with open bottom pallets, straddle for use with any style pallet including closed bottom, and counterbalanced for loading and unloading trucks or for use where straddle legs would cause interference use. Available capacities range from 1,000 lb to 3,000 lb, with lifting heights up to 150 in.
Amid Challenges, Majority of Metalformers Predict Little Change in Economic Activity
U.S and Canadian incoming orders expected to remain steady, according to the latest barometer reading from the Precision Metalforming Association.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.