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Fixing Forklift Flaws – 3 Solutions to Common Forklift Accidents

2020/10/14

Every year there are more forklifts in service on the floor in China, and with those growing numbers comes a higher risk for accidents. Forklifts account for dozens of workplace fatalities every year and an even larger number of workplace injuries.  The most common ways that forklift accidents occur are improper operation, unauthorized operation or […]

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ASAP Rental brings cleaning robots to Chengdu’s Customs House

2021/03/03

ASAP Rental is growing its footprint in West China by bringing robotic cleaning to the Chengdu Customs House. Soon, visitors will see ASAP-sourced robots autonomously gliding through the hallways of Shuangliu’s Customs Hall, maintaining a continuous level of surface cleaning and hygiene. Along with these high-tech cleaning units, ASAP technicians will also provide technical oversight […]

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Electric forklifts—it’s time to make the switch

2020/07/24

Diesel and internal combustion forklifts have long been the standard at warehouses and industrial sites, and for good reason. They are convenient to refuel, durable and can operate in any weather. However, they do come with downsides. Diesel and LPG forklifts produce carbon emissions and all combustion engines require constant maintenance. Emission taxes, part replacement, […]

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How ASAP Rental’s fleet solutions cut the hidden costs of forklift maintenance

2020/07/17

Have you been surprised with the costly, recurring fees that come from owning a forklift? When buying a forklift the first reflex is just to consider the sale price, but that amount is only one part of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). We often neglect to take the costs of after-sale services into account, […]

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Supplier spotlight: Konecranes

2020/07/17

It’s no secret that China’s ports are very big and very busy. China has, after all, been the engine of globalization for several decades. But even now, the figures for China’s global shipping still amaze: Chinese ports move 14.32 billion metric tons worth of goods. Globally, seven of the world’s ten busiest ports are here […]

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Supplier Spotlight: Rocla

2020/07/17

Imagine staffing a warehouse with some of the world’s most dependable, fully automated AGVs: No accidents. Skyrocketing safety levels. Smooth workflows allowing 24/7 operations. Employees freed up from the repetitive work that sinks morale and drains energy from the workforce. Because of ASAP’s long-term partnership with Rocla, this vision of Industry 4.0 is now possible […]

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“The Numbers Don’t Lie”: Patrick Wozniak on the LI battery revolution

2019/10/11

What changes do handling fleet managers see when they switch to lithium ion batteries? Where do I start? LI batteries have so many advantages! For one, you don’t need a charge room anymore. You just need a charger and then it’s “plug and play” for your handling equipment. And equipment charging time goes way down, […]

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“Automation is a process, not a one-time purchase”: a 360° look at industrial automation

2019/09/03

Patrick Wozniak is the General Manager of ASAP Rental. We spoke to Patrick about how automation can transform the industrial logistics and handling industry.

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