Today’s lift trucks yield a treasure trove of information about equipment status and productivity. Lynda Stephens, senior application engineer with EnerSys, discusses how to get the most from it.
New techniques in data collection can help to reduce costs in liquid-propane lift truck operations and other aspects of material handling, Stephens says. Technology can analyze, for example, whether liquid propane or electric power is the most economical option for a particular environment.
First, though, companies must be able to receive adequate data in a consistent manner. “You should not just depend on management staff to look at Web-hosted information,” Stephens says. The key, she adds, “is to get the data pushed to you, and make sure it’s intelligence, and not [mere] data.” Only then can managers acquire useful information that can be turned into reports for corrective action.
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