Tip Dumpsters, Dump Hoppers, and Self-Dumping Hoppers: What's the Difference?
The waste management industry tends to use different terminology for nearly identical products. The terms tip dumpster, dump hopper, and self-dumping hopper generally refer to the same bulk material handling equipment. Some manufacturers use other terms, including forklift dumper and metal hopper.
Can You Use a Cable Reel Trailer for Payout?
As every construction electrician knows, cable pulling can be slow, challenging work, particularly on greenfield projects. Cable must sit on a flat surface, and workers can’t rush the payout process. Doing so could create serious ergonomic hazards or damage the product.
The Bin Dumper FAQ: Everything You Need to Know About the Better Way to Dump Bins
Bin dumpers are specialized material handling equipment (MHE) that safely lift and empty trash cans, bulk ingredient containers, and other receptacles. They’re commonly used for industrial and commercial applications in Europe, Australia and Asia, but in recent years, they’ve become essential equipment in many U.S. industries.
5 EV Charger Accessories Every Charging Station Needs
There’s a simple reason so many companies are investing in commercial electric vehicles (EVs): They’re much cheaper to run and maintain than their gas-guzzling counterparts. At the end of 2022, gas cost just over $3.00 per gallon. Diesel was over $4.50 per gallon. Electricity cost less than $2.00 per gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE)—a price that has remained relatively steady since 2011, even as gas prices fluctuate wildly.
Choosing an EV Charger Stand: 5 Questions to Ask
Whether you’re planning for a single electric vehicle (EV) or a whole commercial fleet, you’re going to need chargers. But for every EV charger you own, you also need a place to mount it. Enter the EV charger stand, an unsung hero of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).
How to Clean Battery Corrosion from Industrial Lead-Acid Batteries
Is battery corrosion costing you money?
Without regular cleaning, industrial batteries may have significantly restricted operating lifespans. Corrosion occurs when sulfuric acid contacts metal, creating a powdery residue that can damage charging cables, cell caps, and the battery’s casing. Since batteries are often the most expensive component of lift trucks and other heavy equipment, maintenance should be a priority for every operation.
Drum Top Absorbent Pads: Do You Need Them at Your Facility?
A messy drip can be costly. If your operation maintains an onsite stock of oils, solvents, acids, or any other industrial liquids, you need to keep them contained — and that starts with drum top absorbent pads.
5 Forklift Alternatives for Handling a Forklift Shortage
Forklift manufacturers weren’t immune to the supply chain woes that followed the COVID-19 pandemic. By 2021, Forklift Action was reporting that parts and materials weren’t flowing fast enough to keep up with demand.
How to Clean Trash Cans (Without Hiring a Trash Can Cleaning Service)
To run an efficient and hygienic facility, you need clean trash cans — and while outsourcing the job seems like an obvious step, it’s not always the most cost-effective approach.
Understanding OSHA's Susan Harwood Grant for Workplace Safety Training
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) is well known for assessing penalties to noncompliant workplaces — but occasionally, the Administration supports its mission in more benevolent ways.