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Industrial Batteries and Safety: Comparing Lead-Acid, Lithium-Ion, and Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Electric forklifts continue to gain market share over internal-combustion variants, but the industry is still looking for the next generation of battery power. And while electric forklifts are clearly the material-handling mainstay of the future, batteries remain happily in the present. Newer motive-power technologies — notably lithium ion and hydrogen fuel cells — are available, but they haven’t yet taken… Continue Reading

Why You Should Always Keep Electrical Materials Off the Floor

During the course of a long, complex electrical installation, the fastest, easiest way to store tools and building materials is to pile them up on the floor. It may be messy, but you can’t argue with the efficiency…or can you? In fact, stacks of conduit, connectors, circuit breakers, light fixtures, and other electrical products may do more harm than you… Continue Reading

How Material Handling Containers Make the Retail Industry Safer (And More Efficient)

For retailers, nothing’s quite as important as efficiency. However, when trying to improve productivity, retailers often focus on improving training and sales tech — without considering the obvious impact that high-quality material handling containers can have on their bottom line. Material handling containers are essentially a much-needed upgrade to cardboard boxes, plastic bags, and other holdovers from the pre-digital era…. Continue Reading

BHS, Inc. Spool Winding Trolley Upgrades Cut-to-Length Wire Distribution

June 4, 2019 — St. Louis, MO — BHS, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment for the electrical industry, recently released a new type of spooling and reeling machine that significantly cuts time and labor costs for cable, wire, and flexible material distribution. The Spool Winding Trolley (SWT) differs from most respooling machines in that it fills distribution reels directly, without removing them from existing jack stands. Adjustable-height roller arms terminate in an overhead rim drive system that spins take-up reels wherever they stand. “Traditionally, respooling a cut-to-length order of cable was a multi-step process,” said Melissa Bowen of BHS Marketing. “You had to take the delivery reel off the jack stand, remove the shaft, somehow get it… Continue Reading