Yesterday, delegates from the wood, steel, construction and logistics industries visited Weeze in Germany for the Hyster Europe Big Solutions Showcase 2017.
Live demos were held in six zones located inside and around the Hyster Test Centre for Big Trucks near Düsseldorf, Germany. Simulations showed the challenges faced by different industries and how new technologies can improve performance and output.
To handle empty containers, the new H11XM-ECD8 was seen handling two 40ft containers with ease in the “Managing space and time Zone”. With an industry leading capacity of up to 11 tonnes demonstrations showed how Hyster Europe is helping empty container yards save space and time. The truck is part of a series of nine new Empty Container Handler models which includes 4 single handlers up to 8 high (8’6”) and 5 double handlers up to 9 high (8’6”). A container stuffing demo in the same area featured the Hyster® H8.0FT-9 loading 40ft containers. This model will stuff containers with loads up to 9 tonnes and is ideal when using attachments to stuff containers with unusual cargo.
“We are showing how Hyster helps different industries thrive through diverse industry solutions,” says Kate Pointeau, Hyster Brand Manager. “The focus of this year’s Industry Showcase was on overcoming the different challenges of 6 to 16 tonne loads.”
For businesses looking to handle more than one pallet at a time to improve efficiency and productivity, Hyster Europe demonstrated the H8.0FT-9 with a multi-pallet handler attachment.
Damage avoidance was a theme throughout the event with demonstrations showing how the Hyster Tracker fleet management system can increase driver accountability in various operations and significantly reduce stock and equipment damage. Demonstrations also showed how the Hyster Tracker can help reduce the cost of operation through increased productivity, cost control and more.
In the “Awareness Zone” there were live examples of how Hyster can improve the awareness of lift truck drivers in specific applications. Hyster is exploring and developing an increased range of options for truck-to-truck, truck-to-object and truck-to-pedestrian detection systems. Combined with cameras, telematics and other technologies, “connected” Hyster fleets are delivering greater productivity and visibility.
“The 2017 event has shown how Hyster Europe rises to any challenge and helps businesses thrive no matter how unusual the task,” says Kate. “Intelligent design and quality manufacturing is behind every Hyster truck, bringing a tough, reliable handling solution to any application.”
Hyster is one of the leading global brands of materials handling equipment and Hyster Europe, a trading name of Hyster-Yale UK Limited, a subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. (www.hyster.com), is a leading worldwide lift truck designer and manufacturer, offering over 140 models of counterbalance trucks, warehouse and container handling equipment.