Retailquip has a long association with Victorian Transport having previously supplied MasterMover electric tug movers for their maintenance facilities.
With Melbourne’s HCMT Project Delivering High Capacity Trains, the next generation seven car trains to progressively enter service from mid-2019, 65 seven car trains and two dedicated maintenance facilities will be delivered.
The purchase of 2 new MasterMover Electric Tugs (MP400), the new maintenance facilities will be using these Electric Tugs to move the boggies through the work shops so maintenance can be conducted.
It’s been a busy few weeks at Retailquip, with the recent grand opening of the Western Australia & South Australia offices opening up.
Early last week, Tom Hart-Davies, Managing Director of Retailquip headed over to Perth to officially open up its new office located at Bayswater.
Retailquip had moved it’s office from Welshpool to Bayswater, Western Australia and now includes a fully functional warehouse.
Graham Bell (above) will be looking after all Business Development & Operations for the WA site, assisting new & existing customers with their enquiries.
“It was certainly time to better support our local customers with our new Bayswater facility” said Tom Hart-Davies.
New Adelaide Office opens up for Business…
Following from the opening of the new WA office, Retailquip was also proud to open up the new South Australia office, located in Edinburgh North.
The new Edinburgh North facility, located approximately 30km out from Adelaide’s CBD will provide a local site available for various products & materials along with servicing customers in the South Australia area.
Stephan Upton, SA Service Manager said “….I am looking forward to building up the customers and existing network in Adelaide while continuing the general service & maintenance work as the site grows”
Retailquip has been providing products & services in the SA & WA area for a long time now, but now with more stock available locally Retailquip now gives a truly national capability of servicing customers for any relation to Material Handling Equipment and Electric Tugs.
As always, Retailquip is constantly working and developing new products to maximize your Supply Chain, and now, the latest Roll Cage that we’ve developed is the Foldia XL, and we think it’s a really smart bit of kit.
Here are 5 reasons why
Reason #1 – MHE
What the Foldia XL does, is something that no other Roll Cage in this country has done before.
It can be used with almost any standard Material Handling Equipment, such as a Forklift, Pallet Jack, Wave Picker, etc and is lightweight and compact to suit your loading requirements making it extremely efficient AND gives any business the opportunity to improve their picking efficiency without any further MHE capital requirement.
With an Australian Footprintof 1150 x 775mm it offers optimal cubic truck fill making it ideal for all warehousing & stock picking operations, supermarkets, distribution and more.
Reason #2 – Reduces Costs
Although the Australian standard pallet is 1/3 more of a footprint than this roll cage, there are no sides to a pallet and typically require more cost in shrink wrapping and further risk to your product being damaged in transit.
Reason #3 – Configurations
It’s got a Smart Shelf (optional) built into it, and it folds away for easy storage.
Just like the Foldia, and Foldia PlusRoll Cages, the Foldia XL folds away easily for storage and on the Foldia XL, it has an adjustable Smart Shelf where you can slide the shelf to the required height for different loading configurations.
Simply slide the shelf up & down and select the level you need for your goods.
Reason #4 – Safety
Safety plays a huge role in any business,
The design of the Foldia XL gives the operator the ability to still see over the top of the cage as they are pushing it around the store, or warehouse to ensure they do not hit any objects, people, etc. whilst keeping a maximum load to transport the goods.
Reason #5 – Real Estate & Return Logistics
The Foldia XL has the smallest nesting increment than any other roll cage. It has a nesting increment of 5:1, so if your not using it in the store, you can save space and use less room for storing equipment instead.
This also means your Return Logistics is increased with more cages going back to the DC.
Contact Us for a Demo, or Trial
For more information about the Foldia XL, or for a demonstration or trial – contact us today on 07 3490 9600 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Big Box was designed and can be used for a number of different applications.
Used extensively in line haul applications throughout Europe and now Australia, what really makes this Pallet Cage / Big Box unique is not just its space saving in warehouse & during transport but its role in OHS.
Occupational Health & Safety plays an important role in any workforce and preventing lost time injuries is always something you want to prevent.
How does it improve on Safety?
By having easy access Barn Doors on either end of the unit, it allows the worker to walk in walk out from both ends for loading & unloading.
As they bend with their knees, rather than bending with their back as they would OVER the split side gates, it makes it perfect from a risk reduction point of view.
In fact the Big Box has many different loading & unloading configurations.
Not just side gates that swing open, but front gates also fold down allowing you to continue loading as the unit gets more full with product. It’s construction also offers double stacking and optimised vehicle fill and folds down when not in use for easy storage or return logistics. The stackability of the pallet cage enables better cubic efficiency in warehousing, storage and in transport. It’s designed to fit well onto forklifts, making for easy loading and unloading.
2293mm (L) x 1132mm (W) x 1135mm (H)
For more information on the Big Box Pallet Cage, check out our website or contact our office on 07 3490 9600 or email email@example.com
A few months ago we were contacted by a large alcohol beverage chain in Victoria that needed assistance moving their Alcohol Products.
Moving bottles of Alcohol around Shopping Centres and Warehouses can be a difficult task, and as such we provided a solution with our Roll Cages and SM100+ Electric Tug.
The SM100+ can move up to 1,200kg, and using an attachment such as the Gripping Clamp it is designed to make a solid connection to the Retailquip supplied Roll Cage.
Using the Gripping Clamp it hooks onto the wire, or chassis of the Roll Cage, and grabs hold of the bottom frame. Once connected it creates an unbreakable bond between the Tug and the Roll Cage.
As Alcohol is quite heavy and as you start adding more and more weight to the cage, it can become beyond the capability of moving something safely around a store or shopping centre during the last few metres or end of the Supply Chain, so by using an Electric Tug it makes far more safe and easy, along with meeting the OHS Requirements.
The SM100+ is a battery operated electric tug that makes it suitable for moving 1,200 kg loads even on slopes.
With an interchangeable battery, two powerful drive motors, two speed settings and automatic braking – the SM100+ is a multi-purpose electric tug that makes moving large or heavy wheeled loads easier and safer, particularly in busy or congested areas.
Following the Purchase of our Roll Cages, and Electric Tugs we provided a successful training session on how to use both the Cages & Tugs effectively.
Because of the distance they had to move a number of boxes and goods around the Distribution Center which was beyond the safe zone of what an individual can move.
The SM100 Electric Tug is now doing all the work for them, and allowing the operator to Push/Pull & Steer loads throughout the Warehouse.
I headed out to a National Company on the Southside of Brisbane this morning to demonstrate one of our Electric Trailer Mover Systems.
The company was a manufacturing business that deals in a lot of material handling.
The problem was constantly getting trucks that were not busy – to move their trailers into the warehouse where they would then have them loaded with an overhead crane and moved outdoors ready for dispatch.
By having an electric tug – it would be designed to assist in speeding up the trailers and having them ready for dispatch.
We showed and demonstrated the Operations Manager, exactly how the MasterMover TMS1650+ can allow a single pedestrian operator to move the trailers with no licence required.
This will be the most powerful pedestrian wireless electric tug – capable of moving loads up to 30,000kg!
Designed with power steering to assist the operator in manoeuvring loads, the tug also features a robust hydraulic mast and a smart coupling system, which together with a self-levelling hydraulic system, provide maximum traction to the industrial drive wheel.
The tug’s castor guard is also self-adjusting making it safer for the user. The machine also features emergency stop buttons and an automatic braking system to maximise the device’s safety.
In addition to the increased operational efficiency, the PS3000+ has been designed with an interchangeable, side loading, industrial capacity battery system to enable continuous operation.
Come on over to our stand at the show and have a chat with us about some of the Electric Tugs that we have available to purchase.
We live in a fast past world these days…. Everyone is trying to get things out the door quicker, and more efficiently. Roll Cages are used everywhere throughout the world improving Supply Chain distribution from warehouse to shelf.
At Retailquip we are always trying to develop new ways of making it easy to go literally from Shed to Shelf quicker, and more efficently with less double handling.
Finding the right equipment that is compatible for every environment is always tricky, but where the Foldia Plus stands out is that it has adjustable sides that can be raised or lowered where space is limited.
What does it do?
It’s a Roll Cage with adjustable sides. It allows the operator to easily decrease the height of the unit where door way or movement is restricted to that of a normal full height roll cage.
The sides can be fully extended to a height of 1800mm or if space is limited, reduced to approximately 1300mm. Incremental heights can also be selected.
Additional shelving can also be purchased using our Removable Shelves or alternatively there is the option of the Smart Shelf, which is a fixed shelve that slides up & down the cage to suit different load requirements.
You know what else is really great about this Roll Cage?
Believe it or not it folds in half, and is extremely light weight.
Don’t just take our word for it – give us a call and let us show you how it works, or if you have any questions let us know, we’d be happy to help.
Call us on 07 3490 9600 and speak to one of our team members who can give you more details.
Marand purchases Electric Tug MT800+ for Special Project
Marand is a leading global supplier of precision engineered solutions to a range of industries including Aerospace, Defence, Rail, Automotive and Mining.
After contacting us back in late 2017 for a large scale project – Nicholas Webster, Project Engineer said that it was always easy and simple to deal with MasterMover & Retailquip. Working with the engineers in the UK was fantastic and I believe we have a perfect outcome because of our collaboration.
Nicholas was in the early design stages of an internal project at Marand, one of his tasks was to simplify and significantly reduce the time taken to handle large aerospace tools in and out of machining centres.
After hearing of MasterMover via a partner company, he contacted Retailquip to find out more information.
The difficulty was that we were looking for a non-standard build; we needed to incorporate a complicated electrical interface between the MasterMover machine and our own internally designed trolley which the MasterMover would be steering and driving.
After working directly with MasterMover engineers in the U.K. for several weeks Marand could develop a solution that both parties were happy with, that met both of our requirements. The ease in which it was to work with both MasterMover & Retailquip was a real breath of fresh air. Even on highly technical matters it was a breeze and responses were always very prompt.
Upon delivery of the units to our facility in Australia, Retailquip attended site to unbox, commission and train Marand in the use of the units, also spending significant time with to test the system, using the MasterMover units in conjunction with our trolleys.
The Industrial Electric Tug, MT800+ allow a single pedestrian operator to easily push, pull and steer wheeled loads weighing up to a maximum of 8,000 kg.
As part of the MasterTug range, the MT800+ features a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tested steel chassis and a durable planetary gear box. All couplings are made from zinc coated steel for strength and the industrial drive wheel is long-lasting and provides the perfect amount of traction.