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Electric tug role

25 January 2013

By investing in six electric-operated materials handling tugs for moving roll cages of catering trolleys, laundry and medical notes around its two sites, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTFT) has red

By investing in six electric-operated materials handling tugs for moving roll cages of catering trolleys, laundry and medical notes around its two sites, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTFT) has reduced the risk of accidents and injuries to staff, while improving handling efficiencies.

Catering supplies, laundry and medical notes used to be unloaded from a van and moved by roll cage or trolley. A roll cage of linen can weigh up to one third of a tonne, so moving the cage required two people.

The SmartMover electric-operated tug from MasterMover can be used to move roll cages from vehicle tail lifts and across uneven surfaces and slopes and can turn through 90°. By clamping to the base of the roll cage or trolley, the unit ensures that the cage cannot be tipped onto the operator.
 
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