Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Innovative Powered Hand Truck Designed to Shift Freight Effortlessly

Machine Nominated for Design Award
Shipping News Feature

US - Since 1987 the Edison Awards have recognized ideas at the forefront of new products, services, marketing, design and innovation and for many companies winning one of the awards is considered one of the highest accolades they can receive. Now Lift'n Buddy has won through as a finalist in the Industrial Design Tools category for its clever use of technology to produce a powered hand truck for shifting and lifting freight without physical strain for the operator.

Lift'n Buddy is a mobile lifting device that combines the best of a standard two-wheeler's durability and functionality, with automatic lifting and lowering capabilities. The Lift'n Buddy has been designed with ergonomics and safety in mind for any person and any moving and lifting job. The truck is fabricated from durable, lightweight, extruded aluminium, and is intended to avoid the exposure of employee injury, litigation, and workers' compensation claims. The Lift'n Buddy was nominated at the Supply Chain Distinction Awards last December.

Lift'n Buddy is designed and distributed by Ergologistics LLC and manufactured in Fargo, North Dakota. The company is a member of MHIA (Material Handling Industry of America), National Safety Council and MHEDA (Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association) and on hearing of the nomination Ergologistics president Aaron Lamb commented:

"I am extremely pleased to be a finalist for the 2012 Edison Awards in the category of Industrial Design. This honour solidifies Lift'n Buddy's place in the market. Being in the field of this year's finalists speaks well to the level of innovation we strive for."