When working in a storage facility, the flow of pallets, boxes, and uniquely shaped products often presents challenging situations for workers. For instance, after a forklift lowers a pallet to the floor, personnel must reach down and pick up bulky, cumbersome objects and move them one by one, causing physical strain and augmenting the risk of injury.
This is where The Material Handler comes in, with the goal to improve workflow at your Mississauga, Burlington, or Greater Toronto Area business. We supply our clients with a lift table, pallet positioner, container tilter, stacker, or loading dock lift from Southworth Products to make the job faster, safer, and easier. Each of these tools has been designed to reposition stubborn objects by raising, lowering, or tilting in an effort to help workers maintain a comfortable posture, regardless of their height or strength.
Our friends at Southworth are the world’s largest manufacturer of ergonomic materials who handle equipment for vertical lifting and work positioning. Over the years, their products have proven to increase worker productivity and reduce potential for injury. Read the product descriptions below to get a better idea of what your facility might need.
Southworth Lift Tables – LS Series
Southworth Lift Tables – Pallet Pal 360
As the world’s leading supplier of hydraulic scissor lift tables, Southworth has the most extensive line of products, the largest inventory of stock models with a flexible range of modifications, and of course, a team of the most experienced product designers in the world. The renowned hydraulic Backsaver™ lift table has over one million configurations to suit your work environment. Lift tables can also be configured to be portable, such as the Backsaver Lite™, which is built on a cart and can be wheeled around your workplace. Visit Southworth’s Lift Table product page for more details about different models and configurations.
Positioners, or levelers, work much like lift tables, except they are specialized in the placement of pallets. The goal of these instruments is to keep the work at an ideal height in order to break down pallets. Disassembling pallets is much easier and safer for workers when the packages on the pallets can be reached at a comfortable height, eradicating the need for workers to bend over and potentially cause back injuries. The original Southworth creation, the PalletPal™, was the first of its kind and completely revolutionized workplaces around North America. Pallets can now be broken down safely on any kind of terrain while keeping workers comfortable and safe. For more information, visit Southworths Pallet Handling Equipment page for a range of positions.
Loading Dock Lifts
Loading Dock Lifts act as the intermediary between the different heights of trucks and the non-adjustable height of a loading dock. Southworth has a selection of hydraulic scissor loading dock lifts that can handle loads up to 20,000 lbs., be adjusted to any truck height, and be installed indoors or outdoors. Instead of buying a ramp, choose the option that will make your loading and unloading jobs easier and safer.
While the Southwork lifts are known for being rugged and supporting heavy loads, not everyone needs a lift made for extreme usage. Not to worry, The Material Handler also carries PrestoLift, which has a similar line of products to Southworth but built for the less intense usage. PrestoLift products are more economical and are usually applied under less extreme conditions.
Southworth Lift Tables – Low Profile ZLS
Southworth Tilter – Portable Tilter
If you cannot decide which positioning tool is right for you, get all of your questions answered by getting in touch with The Material Handler. Contact us today if your facility in the Mississauga, Burlington or Greater Toronto area needs our expertise!