Differences between Low-Speed Vehicles and Golf Carts

In this blog we will outline differences between Low-Speed Vehicles (LSVs) and Golf Carts. But first, let’s consider the few commonalities: LSVs and Golf Carts are both compact vehicles that haul people at a slower rate of speed than other forms of transportation, such as automobiles, vans, and trucks. To the uninitiated, LSVs and Golf…

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What is the difference between an AGV and an AMR?

If you’ve been investigating robotic material handling equipment you inevitably have come across the terms AMR and AGV. So what is the difference? Although some may unknowingly use the terms interchangeably, there is a significant difference between the two types of vehicles. An AGV is a robotic vehicle that must follow a discrete path, from…

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How AMR Technology Creates a Safe Environment

When considering robotics in material handling the first question is almost always about the efficiency and work provided by the AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot). The second question is almost always, “How safe is it?” Workplace safety is always at the forefront of management’s mind, especially when heavy material handling equipment and products are being transported…

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Types of Specialty Forklift Forks to Increase Efficiency and Productivity

Depending on your operational needs, forklifts can be more versatile if equipped with specialty forks. There is a wide range of forks and attachments to increase productivity. Here are some of the more common types for specialty forks.  Fork Extensions – extensions or extenders are probably the most common type of specialty fork. They simply slide…

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Materials Handling & Storage Glossary: Rail Vs Wire Guidance

Available new warehouse space continues to be limited and expensive. One solution has been for warehouses to shrink their aisle widths and replace traditional forklifts with narrow aisle reach forklifts. Other warehouses, with high ceilings, reduce their aisles even more and introduce very narrow aisle (VNA) forklifts, such as order pickers and turret trucks. Some…

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Three Considerations for Gaining Efficiency in AMR Deployments

If you are investigating automating pallet moves in your facility, there are three main things you need to consider.

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Top 3 Applications for AMRs

There are many operations that can benefit from utilizing Autonomous Mobile Robots (or AMRs).

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Materials Handling & Storage Glossary: Reverse Steering

Traditional forklifts are set up with forward steering, based on the operator primarily travelling forks first, with the load out front.

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Eastern Lift Truck Co. is Now a JCB Industrial Equipment Dealer

We are excited to announce, Eastern Lift Truck Co. recently signed a dealer agreement, to represent the JCB Industrial line of equipment in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

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Materials Handling & Storage Glossary: Slip Sheet and Push Pull Attachments

A slip sheet is the name given to the thin, flat corrugated cardboard, plastic, or other type of laminated paper, used to store and move product, in place of traditional pallets.

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OTTO Motors launches “World’s Smartest Autonomous Forklift”

Today our partner, OTTO Motors, just launched “The World’s Smartest Autonomous Forklift.” It’s named the OTTO Lifter and we think you are going to love it.

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How Automation Pays for Itself

In today’s marketplace, robotics and automation are gaining traction in places that never considered them before.

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