Makinex provides materials handling with some backbone
Workplace injuries are an ongoing concern for a great number on companies where lifting is a core element of their operation. Originally designed for the hire and rental industry and recently introduced into New Zealand by Youngman Richardson & Co Ltd the Makinex Powered Hand Truck is reporting a 50 percent reduction in lost time injuries.
The Makinex PHT-140 is a safer and easier alternative to loading with a forklift or tailgate loader and can be used just about anywhere including workshops, warehouses, distribution centres, factories and hire and rental outlets. Operated safely by one person the Makinex Powered Hand Truck is able to pick up most equipment weighing under 140kg and can load them into vehicles such as vans, pickup trucks and SUV’s or to place gear and small loads onto bench tops.
The unique design of the Makinex PHT-140 features a battery powered lift that makes it very easy to operate. The user who can lift or lower the handles and arm height by way of a simple thumb switch that controls the lifting arm reach. This eliminates the awkward and potentially dangerous one and two person lifts and reduces the incidence of back and shoulder injuries.
Without attachments the Makinex PHT-140 weighs 40kg and is 2000mm in length, 740mm wide and 1930mm high. A major benefit is that it can be folded completely flat for easy transport and storage. The Makinex can be used with either a hook or fork attachment with maximum lifts heights of 1.9m and 1.55m respectively. The power for the lift is provided via a 12V 25Amp linear actuator that after only a three hour recharge gives approx. 50 lift cycles per charge.