Two trade shows in Sydney this month are set to excite and surprise with technology that takes the hard work and danger out of handling goods.
On show will be innovations like assisted lift devices that enable objects too heavy for humans to lift to be safely guided by hand from pallet to pallet, or pallet to storage and vice versa. Then there are cut resistant gloves; special safety glasses; workware; height safety equipment; drug testing devices; and hundreds of other safety and productivity-enhancing products and services.
All will be on show at The Safety Show Sydney and Sydney Materials Handling 23-25 October at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.
Visitors can see up close how vacuum lifting equipment and cranes enable a single person to lift boxes, sacks, sheet timber and steel up to 2,000 kilograms. The technology is designed to reduce OH&S claims and increase productivity and profitability in manufacturing, warehousing and logistics, medical, automotive, chemical and pharmaceutical, glass and window, and packaging sites.
Another is a device that allows the operator to grip a box, carton or bag with the hands and have 80 per cent of the lifting done for them. No specialised grippers are required.
On show will be a new cut-resistant glove that that enables workers to avoid injury by abrasion, blade cut, puncture or tearing