Thursday, July 20, 2017

30 YEARS OF HYSTER® CONTAINER HANDLERS AT BCTN INLAND TERMINALS



As BCTN celebrates 30 years of operation in June 2017, Hyster Europe will receive a new order for an Empty Container Handler. BCTN first used Hyster® products 30 years ago and remains a loyal customer thanks to reliable and “green” container handlers, and exceptional service support, proven time and again at its inland terminals.

“Time is the single biggest challenge at our seven inland terminals,” says Wim Busser, Purchase & Support Director Benelux at BCTN BV. “We must load and unload barges as quickly as possible so they can get back on the waterways to the seaports.”
BCTN is the main inland container terminal network in the Benelux region offering an excellent alternative to the transport of containers by road, with daily services to the seaports of Rotterdam, Antwerp and via Duisburg hinterland Europe and China. The company handles all types of containers and currently operates a number of Hyster® Empty Container Handlers and ReachStackers of different ages, and their reliability plays a critical role in the success of the operations.

“We have always experienced good performance and support throughout the life of the trucks, which is why we keep coming back to Hyster,” says Wim. “We are very happy with the reliability of the Hyster® trucks and have certainly put it to the test over the years.”
Each year the Hyster® Empty Container Handlers work for between 2,500-3,000 hours and BCTN replaces them after about 15,000 hours, or 5 to 6 years.  Throughput ranges from 10,000 containers per year to 100,000 containers per year depending on the site, with intense 24/7 operations.
The fleet is spread across the seven inland container terminals located in Alblasserdam, Den Bosch, Nijmegen, Venray, Roermond in the Netherlands, and also Meerhout and Geel in Belgium. BCTN offers a range of additional services including storage, transport and gas measurement.
Wim explains that the footprint of the Hyster® equipment and double-handling capability of some of the empty container handlers enables efficient handling, even where space is limited.
“To support BCTN operations in both countries, we work closely with Hyster and its dealers, Heffiq in the Netherlands and B-Close in Belgium,” says Wim. “They provide exceptionally fast service support, usually within an hour of a call. The pro-active support, ongoing maintenance routines and fast parts supply are critical factors for avoiding downtime and keeping our customers happy.”
BCTN received its first Hyster® container handler in 1987 with the opening of the terminal in Nijmegen, now one of the main intermodal container transport operations in the Netherlands.  The proximity of the terminal to the factory where Hyster® Big Trucks are produced in Nijmegen made it an obvious choice for BCTN. Today, it is also the European distribution centre for Hyster® parts.
“Hyster® container handlers were deployed when we opened in Meerhout in 1996, the first Belgian inland terminal. Today it has grown to become the largest container terminal in the Benelux where we are handling over 800 trucks per day,” he says.
Hyster has helped support this growth as volumes have increased, while helping to reduce operating costs for BCTN.  Initially, empty container handlers reduced the cost per container moved when compared to using a ReachStacker. Now the company has significantly reduced fuel costs with some of the latest and most fuel-efficient models, leading to the latest order for a Hyster® H23XM12EC Empty Container Handler, for use in Belgium. 
The most recent Hyster® ReachStacker was introduced in 2015 and features the Stage IV engine also helping to reduce the environmental impact and support BCTN’s commitment to sustainability.
In 2008, BCTN achieved a “Lean and Green” award, and in 2015 received its first star. This star is given when an organisation achieves a 20pc CO2 reduction within five years as part of Europe's leading program for sustainable logistics. In May 2017, BCTN achieved a second star, which only 20 other companies have achieved, and it continues to explore more sustainable options and solutions. Working with Hyster has helped BCTN achieve these awards.
See also: NEW HYSTER® 11T EMPTY CONTAINER HANDLER LIFTS TWO REEFERS WITH EASE 
“Intermodal container transport by barge is not only reliable and cost efficient, but also the greenest form of transport. It easily results in a CO2 reduction of 20 to 40pc compared to transport by road, partly because transport by barge reduces traffic congestion,” says Wim. “We expect inland terminal throughput to increase significantly over the next few years with more containers being moved by water in the Benelux. Hyster continues to be part of our strategy to ensure a fast turnaround in our terminals.”
For more information visit www.hyster.eu or www.bctn.nl.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Hyster® is one of the leading global brands of materials handling equipment and Hyster Europe, a trading name of Hyster-Yale UK Limited, a subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. (www.hyster.com), is a leading worldwide lift truck designer and manufacturer, offering over 140 models of counterbalance trucks, warehouse and container handling equipment. The company invests heavily in research and development to ensure Hyster® products are at the forefront of the materials handling industry providing maximum dependability and low costs of ownership for demanding operations everywhere.
Hyster-Yale Group, Inc.is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY).  Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 6,500 people worldwide.

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MOLOKINI MARKETING LTD
Press/Advertising contact: Nik Webb, Tel: +44 (0) 1903 207408
nik@molokini.co.uk | www.molokini.co.uk

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

NEW HYSTER® 11T EMPTY CONTAINER HANDLER LIFTS TWO REEFERS WITH EASE



The new empty container handler from Hyster Europe provides double handling capabilities for any empty container type, even for 2 reefers with the refrigeration units on the same side. With an industry leading capacity of up to 11 tonnes, these new Hyster® trucks offer significant productivity advantages.
“These days, it is not uncommon for empty containers to exceed a tare weight of 5 tonnes, particularly reefers with wet floors”, says Elmer Dammers, Global Product Manager for Hyster® Big Trucks. “With many empty container operations relying on double handling for maximum productivity, it makes sense for them to operate equipment that can double handle any type of container with ease, without being selective.” 

There is a total of nine new Empty Container Handler models in this new series for Hyster, including 4 single handlers up to 8 high (8’6”) and 5 double handlers up to 9 high (8’6”). “Single and double empty container handling continues to grow worldwide,” says Elmer. “Hyster® trucks have been market leaders for many years, and Hyster has been working closely with customers to refine and continually improve the products to help reduce the cost per container moved.”
With the total global container fleet growing, as well as the average size/weight of containers, Hyster developed its new Empty Container Handler range to again lead the way for customers. The newly designed reinforced spreaders feature CANbus controls and ‘reefer correction’ sideshift as standard, and there is a choice of several different container engagement systems, for fast handling of single or double containers of the most common types. The mast has also been redesigned to accommodate the heavier weights and offset loading, and for better performance and durability, with innovative features to lower stresses and increase the service life.
“Container handling companies are continuously pushed to strive for more efficiency, and reducing the cost per container move,” says Elmer. “The productivity often dropped when moving two reefers as they would have to be handled one-at-a-time, increasing the time and planning effort involved to process them.”
The new H11XM-ECD9 enables the operator to handle two 40ft reefer containers with ease, even when both refrigerator units are positioned at the same side, which would normally cause an offset load.
Customers with single-handling operations will benefit from highly rugged and durable equipment that is designed for double-handling capability.
For power and speed in every lift, the empty container handler features the same reliable and efficient Cummins Stage IV QSB 6.7 engine as in previous models. It also features innovative on-demand cooling and has various performance modes to suit the needs of the operation and to minimise fuel consumption.
“Also, this machine is equipped with an on-demand, load-sensing, hydraulic system that only draws engine power when required, offering low running costs,” advises Elmer.  It also allows the truck to be very quiet in operation, which adds to the ergonomic benefits to the driver. The operator has superb control approaching loads with smooth shifting and full-electronic inching thanks to the 5-speed forward / 3-speed reverse, hydrodynamic transmission by ZF. For a container handling truck, there is also excellent visibility in all directions and the spreader design helps operators see the twistlocks or hooks in every load position.
The truck features an optional cabin that tilts back 10° at higher lifts to make looking up easier, and a 1000mm / 40” raised cabin option for enhanced visibility when the container is at driving height.
The optional auto extend-retract feature further assists operators by adjusting the spreader to a 20ft or 40ft container size at the touch of a button. Additionally, operators can also be supported by smart camera systems.
 “This new series is designed and built to perform and last in the toughest container yards, handling any type of container every day.”
Daily checks and servicing are completed with ease, with a minimum 500hr+ service interval and extended 10,000-hour service interval for the hydraulic oil (using regular oil sampling). The new empty container handlers can be customized to suit specific applications, and there are numerous options, such as double-line, automatic-greasing systems, which mean even less service effort and lower general component wear.
By introducing Hyster Tracker telematics, the trucks can also be managed more effectively to maximise uptime and productivity and minimise cost.
Supported by one of the best service networks worldwide, the new Hyster® Empty Container Handlers deliver an excellent return on investment and low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
For more information, visit www.hyster.com.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Hyster® is one of the leading global brands of materials handling equipment and Hyster Europe, a trading name of Hyster-Yale UK Limited, a subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. (www.hyster.com), is a leading, worldwide lift truck designer and manufacturer, offering over 140 models of counterbalance trucks, warehouse and container handling equipment. The company invests heavily in research and development to ensure Hyster® products are at the forefront of the materials handling industry providing maximum dependability and low costs of ownership for demanding operations everywhere.
Hyster-Yale Group, Inc.is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY).  Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 6,500 people worldwide.

 Issued on behalf of Hyster Europe by:
MOLOKINI MARKETING LTD
Press/Advertising contact: Nik Webb,  Tel: +44 (0) 1903 207408
nik@molokini.co.uk | www.molokini.co.uk

Kanoo Machinery is the authorised dealer for Hyster in the Middle East. Since mid-1960s, Kanoo Machinery represents a wide range of leading international equipment brands/manufacturers within such areas as maintenance and construction, earth-moving machinery, cranes and material handling, power generation, marine power, airport equipment, welding supplies, safety and testing services, specialised equipment and services, agricultural equipment, industrial and automotive diesel engines and parts and workshop support services.

Kanoo Machinery has gained a considerable reputation as an expert solutions provider through its personalised service and dependability in delivering first class machinery and equipment along with its associated support services to both Government and Private sector customers. The world-class products offered by Kanoo Machinery are backed by a strong and efficient after sales network of workshops, replacement parts and mobile service facilities throughout the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

NEW SIDE BATTERY EXCHANGE FOR HYSTER® ELECTRIC TRUCKS



Side battery exchange is now an option on selected Hyster® 1.5T – 3.5T electric counterbalance trucks.  Exchange takes just a few minutes, helping multi-shift applications.

“The new side battery extraction option is simple and convenient and will suit many manufacturing and logistics applications,” says Phil Ireland, Senior Product Manager, Counterbalance Solutions for Hyster.  “Battery exchange on Hyster® trucks is fast and efficient in order to minimise downtime and help keep trucks working for longer.” 

This new variation means that there is now a choice of five different battery exchange methods across a selection of robust and dependable 48V and 80V Hyster® electric forklifts, suiting various infrastructures and budgets.
To coincide with the new side exchange option, a Hyster® Powered Battery Exchange Stacker has also been launched.  Predominantly for customers with no existing infrastructure to allow battery exchange, the Hyster® S2.4 HBE provides one easy to use exchange tool that works with all battery sizes used on Hyster® 1.5T-3.5T electric counterbalance trucks. 
Using the specially designed stacker truck, the battery sits in a battery tray which is lifted in and out of the counterbalance truck as one. The battery and tray can then be placed down on to a battery stand while it is recharged.  This convenient option, which still works when a lift truck is at full tyre wear, ensures that exchange can be achieved in just a few minutes. 
The Hyster® Powered Battery Exchange Stacker also features an on-board charger to allow the truck to be handily charged in any power socket. 
Uninterrupted access to the side of the truck also makes changing the battery easier than ever for those who wish to do so using a separate forklift.   The battery can be accessed via the hinged, 180° fold-back door which locks open on the J1.5-2.0XNT and J1 .6-2.0XN series, or the 150° hinged opening door on the J2.2-3.5XN. 
Virtually any standard forklift truck can remove the battery sitting in its tray with ease by using the fork pockets in the truck frame - the battery tray has ‘feet’ that prevent the battery from moving once in position.  This option is likely to prove an ideal solution in facilities which have several fork lift trucks on one site.
Businesses that have already made the investment in the necessary roller beds and ancillary equipment will also benefit from easy access to the side of the trucks.  Whereas for those who have already installed an overhead crane or prefer to use fork lifting eyes, Hyster® electric forklift trucks can still be specified with vertical battery exchange.
“Whatever equipment you may already have to extract your battery, there is now a tough Hyster® electric truck to match those needs,” says Phil. “This new option of side battery exchange allows applications to specify both the right choice of truck and the best battery extraction method for their facility.”
Side battery exchange is available on the J1.5-2.0XNT series and the four wheeled J1.6-2.0XN and J2.2-3.5XN series’ and is an example of the wide range of power options available from Hyster.
For more information, please visit www.hyster.eu.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Hyster® is one of the leading global brands of materials handling equipment and Hyster Company offers over 140 models of counterbalance trucks, warehouse and container handling equipment. The company invests heavily in research and development to ensure Hyster® products are at the forefront of the materials handling industry providing maximum dependability and low costs of ownership for demanding operations everywhere.
Hyster Company (www.hyster.com) is a leading worldwide lift truck designer and manufacturer and is part of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY).  Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 6,500 people worldwide.

Visit www.hyster.eu  for further information.

Issued on behalf of Hyster Europe by:
MOLOKINI MARKETING LTD
Press/Advertising contact : Nik Webb,  Tel: +44 (0) 1903 207408
nik@molokini.co.uk | www.molokini.co.uk

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