Pramac I-ton pallet truck


Manufacturer
Pramac GmbH
Model
Plastic I-ton pallet truck
Publication
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  • Gewichts-reduzierter Gabelhubwagen erfordert weniger Krafteinsatz
  • Kunststoffhubwagen I-Ton sind erheblich leichter und reduzieren somit den Kraftaufwand
  • Bild Pramac Kunststoffhubwagen I-Ton

When materials are transported by means of manual transport equipment such as pallet trucks or carts, importance is usually attached to the equipment's suitability for universal use. As a result, the design must often be sufficiently robust for larger loads to be transported, which in turn increases the unladen weight of the transport equipment.

In order to reduce the weight to be moved, it may therefore be advantageous for the transport equipment to be engineered for lower weight by the use of alternative materials.

 


Material: plastic

Problems

Equipment such as non-powered trucks or pallet trucks is typically used for the handling of heavy loads. This equipment facilitates transport, but as a result of its construction, which is often solid, its own substantial weight most be moved in addition to that of the load. Depending upon the application, this weight may even exceed that of the load, and may therefore necessitate the exertion of high forces (see also EN 1005-3).

Stress category
Solution

The use of new types of material enabled the weight of the pallet truck presented here to be reduced by up to 50% compared to that of a conventional steel pallet truck. This reduces the forces required for movement, particularly with loads of lower weight.

Principle of operation

Use of alternative materials in order to reduce weight and thus to reduce forces

Norms
EN 1005-3: Safety of machinery - Human physical performance - Part 3: Recommended force limits for machinery operation