Mast safety holds sway
12 December 2012
Wines and spirits importer Matthew Clark has recently moved into an 8500m2 storage unit within the Royal Portbury Dock - part of the Port of Bristol dock estate. The facility is operated on Matthew Clark's behalf by the
While there is some block stacking at the site, the majority of the pallets are stored within pallet racking served by a fleet of three Jungheinrich reach trucks. The Jungheinrich ETV 320 models with a 2t capacity were purchased outright by the Bristol Port Company.
The trucks feature Jungheinrich's patented mast dampening system - when working at height, truck masts sway and, for obvious safety reasons, truck operators have to wait for the swaying to stop before attempting to deliver the pallet into the racking; Jungheinrich's mast damping system minimises elevated fork (laden or unladen) swaying time.