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The Benefits of Our Dumpster Caddy

September 16, 2014 By: CartPro Category: Material Handling, Productivity Tips, Products, Uncategorized

The difficult, labor-intensive task of moving waste containers poses a persistent issue for workplace productivity and cleanliness. From manufacturing plants to apartment complexes, businesses need a solution for quickly, efficiently moving dumpsters whenever necessary.

Dumpster caddies help facilitate this job for your employees while giving a boost to the quality of your work environment.

Here’s how ergonomic, battery-powered dumpster caddies impact your business:

Easier logistics. By making trash hauling easier with the dumpster caddy, businesses can enjoy greater freedom to arrange a warehouse or other facilities without worrying about carrying heavy loads over long distances. This means you can locate dumpsters where you want:

  • Locate dumpsters where needed, rather than near compactors or haul-away locations
  • Move dumpsters to different locations as needed
  • Work around awkward or difficult locations thanks to easy maneuvering

Fewer injuries. Loaded dumpsters typically weigh thousands of pounds and present an extremely difficult moving task without special equipment. With cart caddies designed to move your dumpsters, the burden shifts away from your employees and everyone enjoys a lower risk of injury. That means a better work environment, less financial risk, and a more productive workforce.

Less labor. Instead of using two or three employees to move a dumpster, the dumpster caddy only needs one person for safe, simple operation. This keeps more of your employees available and makes relocation possible for any trained staff member. Additionally, by taking away an unpleasant and hazardous task, you can retain good employees longer and get more out of your workers throughout the day.

For more info about dumpster caddy solutions for your business, call Team Cart Caddy at 800.686.2651 today.

Introducing the Chain Drive Cart Caddy

September 09, 2014 By: CartPro Category: Business Tips, Material Handling, Productivity Tips, Products, Safety and Ergonomics, Uncategorized

How many of your employees does it take to move 50,000 pounds worth of product? If you’re using the Chain Drive CartCaddy from DJ Products, the answer is only one. This heavy-duty tug is one of the most powerful in our line of battery-powered material handling solutions.

Thanks to the 2,000 pounds of horizontal push and pull force generated by its 6 hp motor, this tug lets you do away with fork lifts and other traditional movers. Do your loads require a lot of turning and maneuvering through tight aisles? Addition of the Power Mover attachment allows for a full 90 degree turning radius.

Like all our products, the Chain Drive CartCaddy is designed with employee safety in mind. Features such as the variable speed twist grip help to prevent repetitive stress injuries that are all too common in material handling. There is also a safety stop switch on the back of the tug in case of emergencies.

Our Chain Drive CartCaddy is powered by three 12-volt batteries with enough life to usually last through two shifts. It smoothly accelerates up to 2 mph in both forward and reverse, preventing frustration due to lag time waiting for the mover to catch up with the operator.

Regardless of the size of your company or warehouse, we have a full range of material handling solutions to fit any applications. Let our friendly Sales Engineers assist you in finding the correct answer for your needs. Call 800.686.2651 or use our convenient online chat feature and become a member of Team CartCaddy today.

Is Radio Frequency the Next Big Thing for Warehouses?

September 02, 2014 By: CartPro Category: Business Tips, Future Trends, Productivity Tips, Uncategorized, Warehousing

Barcode scanning revolutionized distribution center and warehouse operations by automating functions such as receiving that had previously been done manually. As the technology celebrates its 40th birthday, the industry is looking for the systems that will move operations up to the next level.

Radio frequency is a major candidate to replace barcodes in order picking and fulfillment systems. This technology involves establishing a wireless network within a facility. The host server exchanges order information with the Warehouse Management System and this data in turn goes out to terminals worn on the wrists of warehouse employees.

The order picker is directed to each successive pick location and given information regarding quantities for each item. Confirmation of the pick is processed through the terminal, either by scanning the item or manually entering its ID number. Once an order is complete, it’s recorded in the server and the next order is on its way.

The RF system is less cumbersome for order pickers since they don’t have to deal with a paper ticket. It also results in more accurate order processing because the picker is required to confirm each line item. RF accommodates a wide variety of order picking methods, including zone, batch and wave, with all information recorded in real time.

Make sure that products are in the correct location on a timely basis. DJ Products has a full line of battery-operated tows and tugs that allow a single employee to efficiently move loads up to 50,000 pounds. Call 800.686.2651 or use our convenient online chat feature for immediate assistance from our friendly Sales Engineers at Team Cart Caddy.

Three Considerations before Buying a Cart Caddy

August 12, 2014 By: CartPro Category: Business Tips, Material Handling, Productivity Tips, Products, Safety and Ergonomics, Uncategorized

Are you ready to upgrade from traditional fork lifts and pallet jacks? DJ Products and Team Cart Caddy have a selection of electric-powered tugs and tows that can accommodate any material or vehicle handling needs. Finding the right solution for your company will maximize the benefits to you and your employees. Here are three questions you should consider before your purchase to ensure the correct match for your particular requirements.

1. What is your industry? Is your company involved in manufacturing or warehousing? Perhaps you’re responsible for operations at a large hospital or hotel. You might manage a multi-level mall with dumpsters to maintain and shopping carts to corral. We have caddies that are designed to meet the needs of all these different industries and more. Even if you don’t find yours listed, we’ve created thousands of customized movers for applications that didn’t fit a specific category.

2. What size loads do you need to move? Our tugs are not one size fits all. You don’t need the power of a pusher that moves up to 50,000 pounds if your loads never get above one ton. For your convenience, we have sizes that can handle both of those weights and everything in between.

3. How much use to you expect to get from your tug? Our standard movers are equipped to handle the needs of most operations. If you expect to be using yours for heavy-duty workloads, you might find it beneficial to include some of the optional features such as maintenance-free batteries or onboard battery chargers.

Our Sales Engineers are standing by to help you find your perfect solution. Call 800.686.2651 or use our online chat feature.

Upcoming Material Handling Conventions

August 05, 2014 By: CartPro Category: Business Tips, Material Handling, Productivity Tips, Safety and Ergonomics, Uncategorized, Warehousing

With the rapid pace of change in the material handling field, it can be a monumental task to keep up with the latest news. Why not make plans to attend one of the industry conferences and trade shows? You’ll have access to hundreds of resources in one place along with educational sessions addressing the latest trends and developments.

Be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

  • International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), September 8-13, 2014 in Chicago, IL Billed as one of the largest industrial trade shows in the world, this event draws more than 100,000 attendees from over 100 different countries. Displays from 1,900 exhibitors focus on industries such as aerospace, automotive and medical.
  • APICS 2014, October 19-21, 2014 in New Orleans, LA This conference is considered the premier event for supply chain and operational management professionals. Educational sessions are organized around paths based on different areas of interest. Available themes include Operational Efficiency, Supply Chain Innovation and Risk and Resiliency.
  • Pro-Mat 2015, March 23-26, 2015 in Chicago, IL More than 800 exhibitors will be featuring the latest in material handling and logistics equipment. There will be more than 100 informational sessions including show floor seminars and keynote speakers on current supply chain topics. Your ticket is also good for admission to Automate 2015, a companion show highlighting cutting-edge automation technologies and solutions.

DJ Products is proud to be one of the leaders in this vital and progressive industry. Our battery-powered tugs, pullers and pushers provide safe and effective material handling solutions for a wide variety of applications. Call 800.686.2651 or use our convenient online chat feature for more information.