Announcements

Job offersmore »





Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




New device that prevents load in pallet trucks from falling

A protective device for moving pallets has just been launched into the market; a practical and affordable solution that will allow operators to move pallets across a warehouse or wholesale market without them having the slightest chance of falling.

The device relies on a manually operated mechanism that has the capacity to secure and stabilise the load on the corresponding pallet and ensure a safe transfer of the same.



"There is a wide range of means for the handling and transfer of cargo pallets, such as the classic electric pallet trucks or forklifts, as well as other manual mechanisms. In any of these cases, the pallet with the load is lifted by a pair of lifting bars that are inserted into the pallet, so that the load is not subjected to any type of lateral support. As a result, the load may oscillate or fall due to the inertias taking place while it's moving. Consequently, it would be desirable to laterally secure the load transported in the pallets, and to do so with means fitting the load's lateral dimensions," explains Carlos Margalef.



The device invented by Carlos Margalef has been conceived to solve this problem and is based on a simple, but highly effective structure. It reduces the time necessary to move pallets and avoids the need for help from third parties during the transfer to secure the load laterally, avoiding the danger that this entails.

"I developed this system for me at first, since as a worker in the sector I see that pallet dropping is very frequent, and it is a real nuisance, as well as dangerous. Seeing that it works perfectly, I decided to patent it, and soon it will be produced in a large-scale," he explains.


For more information:
Carlos Margalef
T: +34 654 33 40 63
jcmargalef@gmail.com



Publication date: 1/24/2018

 


 

Other news in this sector:

5/25/2018 New Zealand: Agri-tech research centre opens in Palmerston North
5/25/2018 US (NM): Researcher receives fellowship to research pepper progenitor
5/25/2018 US (FL): New app converts between dates and production week number
5/24/2018 "Vietnam lags behind Thailand in use of blockchain in agriculture"
5/24/2018 The benefits of wireless technology in hydroponics
5/24/2018 US (NY): Thesis prize for research on lighting technology
5/23/2018 Cucumber crop size of great importance for light interception
5/18/2018 China: South Holland province officials visit vegetable project CAU Futong
5/18/2018 Spain: Project to find uses for plant sub-waste
5/17/2018 Wireless system for precision irrigation in soil-less greenhouse basil cultivation
5/17/2018 Monitoring growth, pests and diseases
5/17/2018 "LED in greenhouse horticulture not yet fully developed"
5/16/2018 C-LED and Biolchim partner to increase output capacity
5/16/2018 Canadian, Israeli companies work together on MJ LED lighting
5/16/2018 US (NY): Comparing LED, HPS and MH luminaires
5/16/2018 Caribbean growers tour Japan in search of new technologies
5/15/2018 Australia: Using condensation and renewable energy to irrigate crops
5/15/2018 Approaches for the analysis of 3D CT images of plant roots
5/15/2018 Spanish scientists find genes to adapt crops to climate change
5/14/2018 Is growing fruit and veg with LEDs truly sustainable?