Factory work keeps forklifts very busy. They are constantly on the go, moving goods from the production area to the warehouse, and then out of storage to the distribution facility.
Forklifts create and absorb a lot of dirt and dust as they move from one area to another. No matter how often you clean your warehouse, tiny dust particles can collect quickly and settle on your machinery. Unfortunately, too much dust will mean you need to spend more on forklift maintenance – unless you find a way to deal with the dust at the source.
When in motion, the forklift’s wheels rub against the floor, causing abrasion and generating dust.
This dust is then blown into the air by the movement of the forklifts. Once the dust is airborne, the forklift engines suck it in again, much like a vacuum cleaner. Forklifts working around manufacturing equipment and processes are exposed to very high levels of airborne dust. This is a serious concern, as dust in a forklift engine will contaminate the oil and cause the lift to overheat. This will cause higher maintenance costs and equipment downtime.
If your forklift lifespan is compromised, then your production processes will likely be interrupted.
Dust is a costly issue. It can prevent forklifts and other equipment from working reliably, resulting in delayed production, and therewith affecting customer relationships. This is expensive to manage and can be avoided by fighting dust at source.
With Zehnder Clean Air Solutions, you can fight dust at its source and reduce the volume of airborne particles in your warehouse by up to 90 %.