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Yale gears up for the 2010 FLTA innovation award

For the second year running, Yale Europe Materials Handling has been shortlisted for the Innovation category in the 2010 Fork Lift Truck Association Awards.

Yale is in line for the award thanks to its ongoing dedication to innovative forklift truck design and this year the spotlight falls on its ‘YaleStop’ automatic park brake.

Always in Control
YaleStop is automatically activated when the forklift truck is not in motion or when the operator is not seated. It works in a similar way to the feature fitted on many premium cars and is now a standard feature on all of Yale’s new generation of electric counterbalance forklift trucks, including the recently launched VL and VG series.

In applications where an operator is frequently required to get ‘on’ and ‘off’ the forklift, YaleStop helps to significantly increase efficiency as the need for the application of a manual handbrake is removed making the operator more productive.

YaleStop also helps increase controllability on ramps and inclines by minimising the risk of roll-back. This significantly helps improve operator driving comfort and efficient operation.

An added benefit is that there are no annoying buzzers associated with the handbrake not being set correctly when an operator leaves a truck fitted with a manual handbrake.

Shortlist Success
Following the shortlist announcement Richard Czepukojc, marketing communications executive at Yale said: "We are really pleased that that the selection committee has put forward YaleStop for the FLTA Awards Final.

"YaleStop is automatically applied making it a unique feature currently not offered by other manufacturers. It has received continuous positive feedback from forklift operators since its launch and we are quietly confident that the readers of Materials Handling World will recognise the benefits it provides to the operator and vote for it in the innovation category".

You can vote for Yale by visiting the FLTA website: www.fork-truck.org.uk/awards.

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