Dutch attachment manufacturer MSE-Forks introduces RollerForks, engineered to help companies go green through palletless shipping. Designed to replace standard lift truck forks, RollerForks feature floating roller cartridges, which have two layers of rollers, and are built into each fork. When the forks are set down onto the floor, the upper rollers elevate above the fork surface. When the truck moves, the rollers spin in opposite directions, allowing them to easily creep under the load. When lifted, all rollers drop below the fork surface and the blades become virtually the same as any standard fork tines.
According to the manufacturer, the devices, which are distributed in the U.S. by Reachable Solutions, Chesapeake, Va., do not require a dedicated forklift; have little, if any, affect on truck capacity; do not hinder visibility; offer versatility because they can be used like traditional forks; and are easy to maintain.
Since they do not use hydraulics, risk of oil contamination to food products from the attachment is non-existent. They can be used as regular forks for pallet handling as well as for handling slipsheeted goods, bagged goods, FIBC’s, cartons, gaylords, tires and more.