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Lowestoft (UK)-based Nexen Lift Trucks – a designer, manufacturer and supplier of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment – has launched the FBXT and FBX, the company’s latest electric additions to its premium, UK-built X-Range series.

As part of the continuing expansion plans for its UK-based manufacturing facility, the research, design, development and production of the new electric counterbalanced forklifts was undertaken at Nexen’s European headquarters in Lowestoft, rather than those the company owns in Taiwan. This allows Nexen, which has over 40-years’ experience in the materials handling sector, to place the design and production in the hands of some of Britain’s top designers and engineers.

A strong emphasis during the design process ensures these machines provide class-leading performance, with the 3-wheel FBXT and 4-wheel FBX counterbalanced electric forklifts offering lifting capacities from 1,600 to 2,000kg. Both are available in long- and short-wheel-base formats, providing a productive and energy-efficient solution for numerous indoor/outdoor lifting applications.

All models offer the latest technological advancements associated with the material handling industry, including high-capacity, DIN-STD batteries for multiple-shift operations. Both models are built to the highest exacting standards using premium quality components which, combined with Nexen’s signature X-Range fully-floating cabin design, provides exceptional operator comfort and superior ergonomics that dramatically reduces driver fatigue.

Nexen’s FBXT and FBX electric forklifts feature regenerative braking to enhance battery life and improve energy efficiency. An automatic parking brake ensures no adjustments are required, which further reduces equipment maintenance requirements. Numerous options are also available for Nexen’s X-Range, including operator presence, fingertip controllers, load weighing systems, etc.

Like all Nexen forklift trucks, the electric-powered X-Range series has been designed with an emphasis on ease of maintenance and features class-leading accessibility to all serviceable parts, including the complete control panel, which can be completely removed in less than two minutes. Nexen will offer a unique service exchange programme to ensure downtime is kept to the absolute minimum. To further enhance accessibility, an optional fully-tilting cabin feature is also available; all models feature rapid and stress-free side entry battery removal.

Hy-Dynamix™ has launched a new mobile container weighing solution called Hy-Weigh™, which gives digital readouts within ten minutes at point of packing.

The system can weigh containers up to 35 tonnes and uses four corner hydraulic elevation jacks, raising the container in situ and displaying the weight in increments of 50kg via a digital read-out.

Designed by engineers at Hy-Dynamix™ parent company Dyer Engineering, which has a 40-year pedigree in the sector, Hy-Weigh is self-contained on its own specially designed pallet, and its control panel allows for individual corner raising and lowering.

“We have designed a product which is simple, easy to use, and reliable, with no complex software or electronics,” said Graeme Parkins, Managing Director, Hy-Dynamix™.

“Hy-Weigh™ removes the need for dedicated container craneage weighing systems or weighbridges, it is easily deployed and moved around a facility, and we are very proud to say it is manufactured in the UK.”

Hy-Dynamix™ is a new company launched this year by Parkins, who is also Managing Director of parent company Dyer Engineering, which was established in 1977 in County Durham in the North-East of the UK.

In 2013, three years after joining Dyer Engineering as General Manager, Graeme completed a management buyout of the company along with his business partner Richard Bradley. The two continue to maintain and nurture the company’s values of “Smarter, Stronger, Together”, which encourages and builds a culture around innovative ideas to help customers improve their businesses, all delivered within a true team-working ethos.”

The Hy-Weigh™ System was developed in house as part of a range of products to facilitate and handle the moving of containers.

Its sister product Hy-Lifter™ elevates the container and allows skating systems to be attached to the underside to allow easy movement of a container around a facility.

Efficient packaging solutions are Antalis Packaging’s main focus for those in the transport, logistics and supply chain management sectors at Multimodal 2016, Stand 819, 10-12 May, NEC Birmingham. Creating bespoke solutions for individual business requirements is core to the offering, helping to improve operational efficiency through packaging automation. Antalis Packaging provide end-to-end automated solutions from void fill and case erectors/closers, through to pallet wrappers, weighing machines and stretch films.

The stand will include live demonstrations of the latest semi-automatic Lantech stretch wrapping machinery, and case erector systems; both of which aim to reduce pack/wrap times within a warehouse environment.

Also on display with the stretch wrapper will be a weigh scale and printer, along with other examples of the equipment and materials included in Antalis Packaging’s extensive range of solutions, which are relevant to various applications across primary, secondary and tertiary packaging.

Martin Styler, Sales Director at Antalis Packaging comments: “Within logistics and supply chain management, it is vital that both packaging consumables and machinery provide effective solutions matched to suit specific requirements, as well as meeting all relevant legislation. By implementing automation into your packaging process, a more adaptable business model is possible, increasing efficiencies and reducing costs associated with damages and returns. Our various packaging experts on the stand will be available to discuss your current output, advise where you can make improvements, speed up your packaging operation and increase overall productivity and profitability.”

April 2016 sees the introduction of a new vehicle toll for use of the road network in Belgium. Freight logistics solutions operator, Rhenus, has commented on the impact the charges will have on exporters and importers, to, from and through the country.

Gary Dodsworth (pictured), director at Rhenus Logistics, said: “While it is not uncommon to see governments introduce road or motorway tolls for HGV use, such decisions can have wide-reaching consequences when the country involved is a transit route for other destinations.”

As of today, the three regions of Belgium, namely Flanders, Vallonia and Brussels, will implement a kilometre tax for heavy goods vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes. This tax will apply to a significant number of the major roads through Belgium.

The road pricing will be calculated based on the maximum permissible weight of the trucks, their Euro emission class, and type of the road being used.

Dodsworth went on: “As a primary transit country for the majority of European destinations, the implementation of a new road toll scheme will have a follow-on effect on HGV routes to any country east of Belgium. Evidence of this was seen a few years ago when Germany introduced the Maut system.

“Unfortunately, the toll cost will have an impact not only on collections and deliveries to and from Belgium, but also on all freight or vehicles that travel within the country en route to other destinations. Rhenus Logistics is making every effort to explain and control these additional costs, aiming to minimise the impact on customers.”

Rhenus Logistics UK is based in Manchester, with an additional 12 facilities in the UK and Ireland. It has an annual turnover of approximately €80m and employs 250 people.