Pallet trucks in bakery are vital equipments for material handling .For large bakeries where we have high production of products these pallet trucks are used to shift raw material as well finished goods from one place to another .Easy for workers to move large quantities of bags ,tins ,machinery ,cartons by stacking material on pallets then moving it desired locations by hydraulic hand pallet trucks or pallet jacks . Pallets are used to stack materials thus manufacturers needs to check dimensions of pallets and maximum weight pallet trucks could handle prior to buying these pallet trucks . Pallet trucks are safe to work and prevents accidents during material handling .
Here are major use of pallet trucks in bakeries for transferring materials
From unloading area to stores Stores to Production area Raw material from stores to production Drums and other ingredients into production Packaging material Heavy machine s Cartons of finished product to dispatch ware house Loading Area
There are various type of pallet trucks used in factories or manufacturing units /Ware houses
By Hydraulic hand pallet trucks Motorised or Electric pallet trucks
By flexibility Fixed width pallet trucks Adjustable width type High lift pallet trucks
Hydraulic Hand Pallet trucks are most widely used pallet truck in bakeries .Used by small ,medium to large bakeries . It uses hydraulic cylinder to lift the forks of the pallet into different positions . Pressure is created through strokes manually by the operators .
Specification s for Hydraulic hand pallet truck Capacity - 1.0 ton ,1.5 ton , 2.0 ton , 3.0ton , 5.0ton Floor protective polyurethane steering and load wheels Entry rollers for easy entry and exit No-trip, spring-loaded handle Lenght and Width as per pallets used in manufacturing unit .
Hydraulic pallet jack - truck has three-position fingertip control (raise, lower and neutral) for fast-and-efficient operation. Neutral position frees pump handle for easy steering. Reinforced safety loop handle is spring loaded to help reduce tripping accidents.