Three Electric Load Movers Specified To Move Roll Cages Across Centres In Maidstone, Runcorn And Bridgwater
Master Moving times at the NHS supply chain
When NHS Supply Chain identified a requirement for a machine capable of moving up to 50 empty roll cages at a time in one of their premises, they looked no further than MasterMover® to provide the solution.
Following an evaluation and demonstration at one of their six busy regional distribution centres, three MP50 MasterPushers were specified to manoeuvre the A frame roll cages around centres in Maidstone, Runcorn and Bridgwater.
The MP50 hitches to the rear of the convoy of roll cages and provides the power required to push the weight of the load. A manual cage puller, also supplied by MasterMover®, is used at the front of the convoy by a second operator to guide and steer the load. The system virtually removes the opportunity for manual handling related injuries and it greatly increases productivity by allowing operators to move more cages more quickly.
The MasterPusher is a highly efficient machine with a capacity to push loads of up to 64000kgs through the direct drive transmission. The operator can specify the speed and performance of the unit so that it operates at the optimum level as required by the business whilst the secondary electromagnetic braking and emergency reverse are fitted as standard features to further enhance controllability. The coupling system is designed specifically to suit the application.
Julian Light, Operations Manager for NHS Supply Chain in Maidstone, commented; “We needed a solution to manoeuvring a number of empty nested roll cages around safely, with no chance of our operators picking up injuries through shunting the loads themselves. The beauty of the MasterPusher is that it not only brings additional productivity to our distribution operation, it is also very easy to use and minimizes the risks of compensation claims through injury.”