Measuring only 1.4m long and 670mm wide and weighing just 150Kg, the Power Pusher is both highly manoeuvrable and completely
self-contained with no trailing wires or air lines. It not only improves shop-floor productivity, but also reduces the likelihood of back
injuries associated with the manual
pushing, pulling & manoeuvring of rolling loads in the workplace.
In this particular application, the Power Pusher is fitted with a steering arm attachment enabling the operator to connect to the leading
edge of the kiln cars and move them in and out of the kilns and storage area.
Steve Smith (Waste & Energy Manager at Churchill China) explained; "The kiln cars used to be moved by hand, but their size and
weight makes this an arduous task. In addition, we have to minimise vibrations so as to avoid any possible damage to the china as the
cars are pulled out of the kilns. The Power Pushers take all the effort out of the job and have been configured with a smooth acceleration
that stops any jerkiness from damaging the newly fired china."
Colin Bearsby (Nu-Star's Sales Director) commented "We are delighted to have helped Churchill China improve their operational
efficiency and reduce the likelihood of push & pull injuries to their workforce."