July 2006

Sept. 15, 2006
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Safety versus complexity and cost - In this Web-exclusive sidebar, Martin Boyd, national product planning manager, Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., answers our questions about the real-world value of his company's patented lift truck stability control systems.
The pre-operation inspection - Why and how to perform a comprehensive pre-shift inspection, courtesy of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America (MCFA).
Lift truck/pedestrian accidents - Based on a comprehensive study, Hyster Company describes how to equip trucks, establish rules and organize the physical workplace to reduce the potential for these accidents.
Good old information - A series of Productivity Magazine articles on the Clark site offers time-tested advice on planned maintenance, dock accidents, tipovers and more.
Training video demo - With sections on general safety, pre-operation, operation, load handling and fuel/battery maintenance, this 30-minute award-winning demo by J.J. Keller gives solid insight into DVD-based operator training.
What went wrong? - Analyses of dozens of lift truck accidents by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Clean the airControls - Compressor capacity controlsBaseline measurements - Vital signsDryers - Controlling compressed air moisture
- Look beyond the sticker priceEfficiency Issue - Load 'em upDryers - There's more than one way to dry the airPiping for toxic and hazardous gases 3-D modeling - Clean water on demandPressure drop - Evaulate pressure drop in vacuum systemsConnections - Piping tie-ins: the basics
Corrosion-resistant piping
 - Pipe for perpetuityThe seven deadly wastes

Economics - Material handling economics 101
Lean maintenance - Lean on me

Fieldbus improves control system reliability

Rotary vs. linear - Valve wars
System flaws - Outwit control system gremlins
Fuzzy logic - Fuzzy logic
Handheld devices - Portable control meets maintenance

Oops, I've done it againJob design - Job designDisaster resources - It can happen to youMaintenance KPIs - Get your figures in great shapeBaldridge award - Pleasing customers and shareholdersHuman error - Root cause: human errorApril 2005 | May 2005 | June 2005 | July 2005 | August 2005 | September 2005 | October 2005 | November 2005 | December 2005 | January 2006 | February 2006 | March 2006 | April 2006 | May 2006 | June 2006

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