Raymond Eco-Performance to deliver sustainable material handling solutionsTuesday July 12, 2011 Written by PEM Staff
To help warehouses and distribution centres achieve higher performance and more sustainable operations, the Raymond Corporation delivers Eco-Performance, the company's approach to designing and engineering lift truck solutions for maximum economic and ecological benefits. In independent third-party testing by the United States Auto Club (USAC), several Raymond lift trucks were tested against competitive models by completing the same number of store-and-retrieve cycles. The Raymond Swing-Reach truck was found to use up to 40 percent less energy; the Raymond Reach-Fork truck used up to 21 percent less energy; and the Raymond Model 4250 stand-up counterbalanced truck used up to 17 percent less energy. Based on these results, Raymond lift trucks enable: less battery charging, increasing equipment uptime; reduction of CO2 emissions, decreasing carbon footprint; and faster cycle times, allowing for more pallet moves. “Eco-Performance is another example of the standards Raymond sets in enhancing the energy efficiency and productivity of Raymond lift trucks,” says Susan Comfort, product manager for narrow aisle products for the Raymond Corporation. “When lift trucks can work harder and use less energy, they further enable warehouses and distribution centers to meet both sustainability and material handling goals.” In addition to providing Eco-Performance solutions, Raymond Sales and Service Center representatives can provide consultation on the right mix of trucks for maximizing material handling throughput and efficiency, and suggest recommendations for battery charging and management to optimize energy usage. For more information on Eco-Performance solutions or to locate a Raymond Sales and Service Center, visit www.raymondcorp.com or call 800-235-7200.