Shoeing an Eight-Legged Horse

The Insider – courtesy of Lift & Hoist International magazine. The bigger machines get, the more important their components become, and manufacturers have got to keep up. Here’s how, according to Joel Cox, president at Pintsch Bubenzer USA. The lifting industry is obsessed with capacity and scale. I get it because I am too. It’s […]

Brand New

The Insider – courtesy of Lift & Hoist International magazine. Industry’s foremost suppliers should embrace a responsibility to constantly expand their product portfolios, says Doug Stitt, president and CEO, The Caldwell Group Inc. I’m aware that there has been a product-centricity to this column in recent editions, but it feels like there is scope to […]

Engine Failure on Take-off

There are a number of pitfalls to avoid when putting a new product to market, says Mike Sparks, regional sales manager at Pintsch Bubenzer USA LLC. Working with technology and components throughout my career, I’ve seen my fair share of new products. My various employers have launched them to existing and prospective customers, many of […]

Take a Brake

Look at all the options and weigh-up the pros and cons before deciding on a brake, says Mike Sparks, regional sales manager at Pintsch Bubenzer USA LLC.  Based on recent conversations I’ve had in the marketplace it might serve as useful guidance to look at choosing the proper brake based on a particular application. As […]

Brakes 101

In his latest contribution to the popular thought leadership column ‘The Insider’ published in Lift & Hoist International (LHI) magazine. Mike Sparks, regional sales manager at Pintsch Bubenzer USA LLC, guides purchasing decision makers on brake selection. Not with commercial intent, but to authenticate this guidance, it’s important to state at the outset that my […]

ProGMA Pioneers Pick Module Safety

The Protective Guarding Manufacturers Association (ProGMA) has published a blog to supplement its latest video on safety at pick modules. The video can be viewed at mhi.org/progma/videos. Here at ProGMA, we have produced a series of educational videos on protective guarding equipment in the material handling industry. ProGMA members provide fixed protective guarding products to […]

Making Fulfilment Intelligent

Retail has become a hugely complex business, reflected in the escalating demands placed upon the Distribution Centre and its fulfilment functions. To cope, the warehouse needs to become intelligent – and Dematic has the iQ to deliver. By Ian Abbott, Head of Software Solutions, Dematic Northern Europe. Retail warehouses are under acute pressure to change […]

Good Things Come in Small Packages

In his second contribution to ‘The Insider’;  a popular series or thought leadership articles published in Lift & Hoist International (LHI) magazine.  Mike Sparks, regional sales manager at Pintsch Bubenzer USA LLC, advises anyone looking to succeed in a component sector. Selling or promoting components and parts takes great intuitiveness. It’s not easy. The commonality I’ve noted […]

Flying Sparks

In his first contribution as ‘The Insider’ published in Lift & Hoist International (LHI) magazine. Mike Sparks, regional sales manager at Pintsch Bubenzer USA LLC, addresses millennials looking to ignite their careers by accepting new challenges.                 Has your career become a battle from one pay cheque to […]

Know Your Imports

Be diligent when sourcing products from overseas, says Tad Dunville, regional sales manager at Pintsch Bubenzer USA LLC, as his exclusive series of articles in LHI continues. The industrial lifting equipment marketplace is import centric, meaning products and components are sourced from all over the world. I’m not here to discuss the pros and cons […]