Is Your Warehouse Floor Damaging Your Forklift Trucks?

April 8, 2020

CoGri Engineering Company LaunchToday we’re going to discover how your warehouse floor could be damaging your Forklift Trucks (FLT) or other Materials Handling Equipment (MHE), as well as contributing to increased maintenance costs.

We will also show you how to reduce these costs, increase your productivity, and ensure driver safety is at an optimum.

The Importance of Your Warehouse Floor

The warehouse floor is essential to your operation and is, quite literally, the base upon which your business is built. Any problems with your concrete floor slab can have serious repercussions.

One of the main considerations when it comes to Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) floors is FLATNESS.

Why does the Floor Need to be Flat?

In a VNA, flatness is extremely important for both the safety of the driver and the efficiency of your operation.

The higher the FLT goes, the more it will lean if the floor is not flat.

FLT Static Lean
1. FLT Static Lean.

You can imagine the amount of stress this puts on the truck (joints, bearings etc.), and it’s this continual strain which damages the FLT and may have a dramatic impact on your maintenance budget.

Any such instability is also going to significantly slow the driver down and cause your productivity to drop.

So, what’s the solution?

VNA Grinding

VNA Grinding can ensure your warehouse aisle achieves the required flatness standards enabling your MHE to operate in a safe and efficient manner.

Laser Grinding a VNA
2. Laser Grinding a VNA.

Concrete Grinding Ltd offers a number of different floor grinding options to suit all types of VNA forklift trucks / MHE.

Using our state-of-the-art Laser Grinder® and Laser Grinder® XPT machines we can transform your concrete floor, whether you require whole aisle grinding or wheel track grinding.

Laser Grinders®

XPT Concrete Laser Grinder
3. XPT Laser Grinder®.

Our self-contained Laser Grinders® are FAST, CLEAN and DUST FREE, meaning we can quickly and efficiently grind your warehouse floor to the required specification – without disrupting your business.

Flattening Your Warehouse Floor can:

  • Reduce FLT and MHE maintenance costs
  • Ensure driver safety
  • Increase your productivity by ensuring MHE operates at maximum speed

Our customers say:

Bosch UK

“The truck drivers are satisfied with the new surface and the trucks are operating to maximum efficiency. From my point of view I had no issues at all and CG engineers were very professional throughout the contract and I would like to thank you and your team for the service provided and for completing the project on time and as originally specified.”

See Case Study

Gavin Bates, Bosch UK

Customers report back to us how satisfied they are with the results; their trucks now operate effortlessly and efficiently with reduced driver fatigue.

If you would like to increase the safety and efficiency of your business today, please get in touch.

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