New MHI White Paper – Pallet Lifting and ANSI Standards

Monday, November 21, 2016

MHI released a new white paper on pallet lifting. Titled, “A Lesson in Standards and Physics Applied to Pallet Lifting”, the paper was co-written by Pat Davison of MHI and Ralph Rupert of Millwood Inc. 
The paper brings up the issue of lifting so-called "small pallets" or half- and quarter-pallets using fork trucks. Small pallets create an opportunity for retailers, but they are not without their challenges, including safe load handling, for those in material handling. Half and quarter pallets present a challenge because they can only be moved with a single forklift tine, but physics and ANSI standards provide the answers to safe small pallet handling. 
Solutions for safely moving small pallets with a fork truck using physics are outlined in the paper. To read the full white paper, visit
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MHI is an international trade association that has represented the industry since 1945. MHI members include material handling, logistics and supply chain equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product- and solution- specific groups. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and MODEX to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.
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