Frequently Asked Questions for Material Handling Lifts
If your company moves, stores, assembles, and transfers heavy materials and goods, you need a cohesive material handling lift strategy. Using the right equipment can increase production, reduce operational costs, improve efficiencies, and create a safer workplace.
Autoquip has a variety of material handling lifting solutions that can help streamline this essential business function. If you’re currently reviewing your operation, here are a few questions to consider:
1. What is Material Handling?
Material handling is the efficient storage, movement, control, and protection of goods, products, or materials. This standard process is used across industries to support manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, assembly, logistics, and automation.
2. What type of lifts are recommended for material handling use?
Depending on your industry and application, Autoquip can supply a wide range of lifts including scissor lifts, work platform lifts, freight lifts, turntables and tilters from our extensive design library. These lifts can be custom designed to handle assembly, precision positioning, high travel, pallet handling, high capacity, or other applications.
3. Do you design custom material handling solutions for my industry?
Yes. Autoquip has deep-domain expertise across a variety of industries. We appreciate that each business brings a unique set of challenges and specifications to the table. Designing custom solutions is where we excel!
4. Can Autoquip solutions be integrated with my existing automated equipment?
Yes. Our custom solutions can be configured to work with new or legacy systems. Our teams are well-versed in integration, programming, testing, and implementation, including conveyors and machine-fed applications.
5. What is a VRC?
The Autoquip Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor (VRC) is part of our Freighlift brand of lifts. Efficiently handling both industrial and commercial vertical lifting requirements, a VRC is a popular material handling solution. VRCs provide economical, reliable, and safe freight transport between multiple levels. Designed to handle high capacities, these high-performance freight lifts feature a small footprint and can travel up to one hundred feet.
6. Can you incorporate load cells to create a weighing system?
Yes. We can accommodate load cells for pallet loading, aerospace, logistics, oil & gas, or any industry or application where weight or measurement are a concern. Load cells can be installed under a scissor lift platform, VRC carriage, or drive chains to create an industrial scale to monitor load capacity during the material handling process.
7. Can Autoquip lifts be added to my smart factory?
Yes. The Autoquip team can integrate our lifts into your existing smart factory environment. We offer innovative automation and technical solutions, including sensors, controls, communication platforms, and cloud-based software. Our controls division can work with you to establish connectivity to your system.
8. What is AQ Connect and how does it support MH?
AQ Connect is our intelligent control panel system. This programmable design option helps you streamline and monitor your material handling operations. The system provides safety alerts, remote monitoring, self-diagnostics, and onboard communication. AQ connect is a standard feature on our VRCs and can be added to our other lift products.
We’re The Material Handling Experts
Material handling is at the core of manufacturing, and we understand the complexities. Autoquip has been delivering material handling solutions for over 75 years! Our customers succeed because we’re committed to innovation, productivity, quality, and support. Let our team design a strategic lift plan that elevates your business. Contact us today for a free quote!