SAFETY Part 3 of 5 – Changing Attitudes Towards Safety in the Workplace

Posted by Contributing Editor on Mon, Jul 22, 2013

Over the past ten years, we have observed a steady rise in the emphasis placed on Safety in the workplace throughout North America.

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Tags: powered dolly, ergonomic strategy, power hand truck, powermate, safety moving system, safety moving systems

Customizing your PowerMate Experience!

Posted by Contributing Editor on Tue, Dec 18, 2012

It seems that almost on a daily basis we get requests for specialized solutions from individual customers. These requests vary, depending on the industry. Some of these requests are dictated by government requirements, and other customization requests are simply personal preferences. Either way, we are happy to help any way we can!

At PowerMate, we’re 100% ready-to-go when it comes to providing customized products and solutions to our customers. Depending on how and where they’re using PowerMate, our customers sometimes have very specific needs: Maybe it’s a requirement for specialized training, or a special accessory, or maybe it’s the need to protect and secure their PowerMate. New applications are always arising, and we are ready to meet whatever custom needs you may have. Whether it involves product development or machine modifications, we will analyze your application and create the proper customized solution.

Sometimes the results from these partnerships end up benefiting all of our customers. For example, one of our customers required a storage and charging station for their PowerMate product, in order to protect it when it wasn’t in use and monitor its use. From this custom request and experience, we created the PowerMate Docking Station. It’s a locker/cabinet, designed with wired mesh, and it includes a door with a lock. A clipboard hangs on the outside of the PowerMate Docking Station and this clipboard can hold the maintenance history and a log of the machine’s use, as well as various accessories. It’s ideal for companies who use their PowerMate as a shared resource.

Do you have any special requests or requirements that we can help you with? Let us know! At all times, we have the capabilities in place and we’re ready to go that extra step to help you get exactly what you need from your PowerMate experience.

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Tags: power hand truck, material handling, powermate, safety moving system, stair climber

New PowerMate Manuals: For your Stair Climber Hand Truck Needs

Posted by Contributing Editor on Mon, Oct 22, 2012

How can we make our products easier to use and our services more accessible for our clients? Customers and potential customers alike have often posed questions on how our equipment works, how to properly maintain the equipment, and how to get copies of the product manuals. These frequent inquiries resulted in us thinking about how we could further make our company—and our products—more customer friendly. What was the result? Electronic product manuals, available on our website, which are continuously updated, so that our customers have the most current and accurate product information.

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Tags: Product Information, power hand truck, stair climbing hand truck, powermate, powered lifting equipment, safety moving systems, motorized stair climbers

PowerMate L-1 Series Appliance Dolly

Posted by Contributing Editor on Wed, Oct 10, 2012

PowerMate L-1  

The battery operated PowerMate L-1series appliance dolly makes moving heavy loads into light work. While it looks like a regular heavy-duty hand truck, this unit has a 12 volt electric motor powered by a rechargeable battery. This lets it climb stairs and lift loads with no effort on the part of the operator. 

Imagine taking a 500 pound load to the top of a 20 story building and back down to the bottom. Now imagine you did this with the dolly doing all of the lifting and balancing by itself leaving you just to climb the stairs. Imagine being able to let the dolly go to open a door, and not having it slide down the stairs. Not only can the PowerMate do all of these things for you, but it can do it on a single charge. If you do not need to go quite as far, the dolly can also handle as much as 650 pounds if it is being handled by two operators.

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Tags: lifting dolly, powered dolly, power hand truck, appliance dolly

Perfect Hand Truck on stairs Get One ... until then don't lift anything

Posted by Contributing Editor on Sat, Sep 08, 2012

Delivery drivers, installation technicians and repairman of every stripe are constantly required to transport heavy, cumbersome parts and tools into areas only accessible by a flight of stairs. With standard hand trucks, the possibility of strained backs, pulled muscles or even serious injuries are ever present. In many instances, the equipment itself is damaged in some manner. The

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Tags: hand truck, new blog, power hand truck, electric dolly, powermate, safety moving system, powered hand trucks

PowerMate Giveaway Promotion in full Swing!

Posted by Carl Nattrass on Tue, Apr 05, 2011

L P International Inc., will be giving away a PowerMate® L-1 stair climbing hand truck to one lucky business this spring in an effort to raise awareness of this highly versatile and dependable powered safety moving machine.

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Tags: Injury prevention, hand truck, power hand truck, Announcements, Contest, HVAC moving solutions, powered hand trucks, motorized stair climbers, appliance dolly

What's the best stair climbing hand truck for moving appliances?

Posted by Carl Nattrass on Tue, Dec 14, 2010

Moving and installing built-in appliances is problematic for a number of reasons. By their very nature built-ins are designed for a residential installation and yet are often commercial-sized appliances. Built-in fridges and stoves are high value items that often have much of their delicate components exposed. Built-in fridges are heavier than standard fridges and taller as well. The risk of damaging either the product or the customer’s property is higher when moving a built-in appliance; it is heavier and more awkward to move and there is usually less clearance.  All this makes the job for the installer much harder than moving a standard white good.

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Tags: Injury prevention, powered dolly, hand truck, power hand truck, electric dolly, stair climbing hand truck, powered hand trucks, appliance dolly

A Good Ergonomics Strategy Makes Good Business Sense

Posted by Carl Nattrass on Wed, Oct 20, 2010

The value of a good ergonomics strategy goes beyond health and safety. A good ergonomics strategy can add value to your company’s business and ultimately contribute to your goals of higher profits. An ergonomics strategy can affect profit drivers like cost minimization, productivity, quality, delivery reliability, responsiveness to customer demands and flexibility. The evidence for a good ergonomics strategy is abundant in countless studies in North America and Europe that clearly illustrate the connection between profitability and healthy working conditions. Larger organizations take ergonomics seriously and have been at this game long enough to know where to look for ‘bottom line’ benefits.

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Tags: Injury prevention, powered dolly, ergonomic strategy, hand truck, power hand truck, profit drivers, safety moving system, HVAC moving solutions, HVAC-R, motorized stair climbers

PowerMate - the only stair climber approved for UK Underground

Posted by Carl Nattrass on Wed, Sep 22, 2010

PowerMate is the only powered stair climbing hand truck approved for use on the London Underground.

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Tags: Injury prevention, powered dolly, hand truck, power hand truck, electric dolly, safety moving system, safety moving systems, powered hand trucks, motorized stair climbers

Absolutely Brilliant!

Posted by Carl Nattrass on Wed, Sep 22, 2010

In much of the European Union laws have been enacted that require companies to conduct risk assessments for material handling and to implement mechanical alternatives to lifting a weight that could jeopardize their employee’s heath – this includes injury due to lifting strain.

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Tags: Injury prevention, powered dolly, hand truck, power hand truck, electric dolly, safety moving system, safety moving systems, powered hand trucks, motorized stair climbers, appliance dolly