Pharmaceuticals Industry Solutions Case Study

Industry Solutions – EX Trucks in Pharmaceutical

 

Industry Showcased: Pharmaceuticals

Rider Reach Explosion Proof Lift Truck
Capacity 6,000 LBS

The Challenge:

A customer in the pharmaceutical industry has a Division 1 rated hazardous area that requires an EX-rated lift truck. The room features narrow aisles, high shelving and unique flexible handling requirements within the hazardous environment requiring a custom lift truck.

Bottling vaccine vials in a pharmaceutical factory

  • Size – Narrow aisles require and smaller truck footprint
  • High Lift – Storage racking configurations require high lift reach capability
  • Application – Pantographic reach functionality to accommodate scales
  • Capacity – Loads in excess of 4,500 pounds require higher load capacity capability

Solution:

A custom EX-rated lift truck that could operate in a hazardous environment, within tight spaces, be able to reach high locations and have forks that extend past the outriggers of the vehicle.

Project Highlights:

In the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, factories are often built with space saving in mind to optimize production and storage. This results in narrower aisles, smaller workstations and tighter spacing between machines in comparison to other manufacturers.

Additionally, pharmaceutical facilities feature high shelving to maximize storage. These features
necessitate the use of lift trucks with slender profiles, high maneuverability, and compact operator controls or service access.

Throughout the manufacturing process, materials are moved between different locations and scales are often utilized within the hazardous environment to ensure precision and accuracy of products.

EX-rated lift trucks operating in these areas must be able to extend beyond the truck’s outriggers to lift loads at full height, transport loads between locations, and be flexible in functionality to place and remove loads from scales.

EX-rated lift trucks operating in these areas must be able to extend beyond the truck’s outriggers to lift loads at full height, transport loads between locations, and be flexible in functionality to place and remove loads from scales.

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