The British Fork Lift Truck Association have nominated RAVAS MForks for the Awards for Excellence 2012, category Safety. The FLTA is internationally recognised as a leading independent authority on fork lift trucks. It exists to maintain and raise standards in the materials handling industry.
Every year the FLTA nominates the most innovative, ground-breaking products and ideas of importance for the materials handling industry.
Cast your vote for MForks
For anyone who is interested: voting is possible till 18th January by this voting-card. You can find RAVAS on the voting-card in the category ‘Safety’. The FLTA ‘Pick of the Year’ is a trusted guide to the best new products and innovations in four categories. The Awards night will be held on 18th February 2012. For further information: FLTA.
In 2010 RAVAS won the British FLTA-Innovation Award for iForks, a completely wireless fork scale for forklifts.
Lifting loads safely
MForks is the first load moment monitoring system integrated into the forks of counterbalanced trucks and reach trucks. MForks measures both the weight of the load and the position of its load centre.
MForks is designed to signal overloading of counterbalanced trucks and reach trucks, in order to prevent trucks from tipping over and forks from breaking. Every forklift truck has a load diagram which shows the maximum lifting capacity in relation to the position of the load centre. In practice it’s left to the forklift driver to interpret the load diagram and to decide whether a load can be lifted safely. Until today no tool existed that indicates the actual load moment on the forks. MForks changes this: from now on every lift truck driver can have a clear indication of whether a load is being lifted safely.