What Can Virtual Reality Forklift Training Do for You? Reduce warehouse accidents Reduce turnover Gauge forklift driving skills before you hire Increase learning retention Boost operator confidence Help pedestrians understand what forklift operators see or don’t see Zero risk, hands-on training Speed up new hire training time Increase efficiency and lower costs Recruit new talent These are just a few of the benefits of training in Virtual Reality. Death by powerpoint and training videos are a thing of the past! The new workforce has been using technology since they were little. It’s time to get into the 21st century and start adopting new technology to onboard, train and maintain your […]
2019 was a big year for the Wolter Power Systems team! Check out a few of the local projects that we’re excited to showcase. Wolter Power Systems teamed up with MSOE (Milwaukee School of Engineering) and Generac Industrial Power Systems to implement a backup power solution that would provide reliable power for the college’s supercomputer, Rosie. The Generac 600 kW MPS solution, consisting of two paralleled 300 kW generators has proven to be highly effective in keeping the system up and running. Click here to read the full story. … Just in time for the unpredictable Wisconsin winter, Wolter Power Systems worked with a Milwaukee staple […]
Have you ever heard of a Forklift Rodeo? Better yet, a Virtual Reality Forklift Rodeo? Well, you’re about to. December 4th, 2019 marks the day of the first-ever Virtual Reality Forklift Rodeo, hosted by Wisconsin Lift Truck and members of the Midwest Food Products Association had been placed into a virtual warehouse environment and tasked with completing a variety of timed exercises. Though the goal was to complete the courses with the fewest safety infractions, time was the tiebreaker forcing the forklift drivers to be precise while still focusing on accuracy and safety, especially with the VR Forklift Rodeo Champion title on the line. This year’s participants included 11 employees […]
Wisconsin Lift Truck, a member of Wolter Group LLC, is gearing up to co-host the highly anticipated Forklift Rodeo at this year’s Midwest Food Products Association Annual Convention being held December 4th at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI. However, this year’s rodeo is being brought to its competitors and attendees with a bit of a twist—the first-ever Virtual Reality Forklift Rodeo, an event that will take you into a whole new world. The 2019 rodeo participant lineup is to include MWFPA association members from Seneca Foods, Bush Brothers, & Co., and Chippewa Valley Bean, just to name a few. Each driver will be seated on the Really-Virtual Forklift […]
Wolter Group LLC Strengthens Material Handling Solutions by Acquiring Bohnert Equipment Company and Expands in Kentucky Wolter Group LLC announces it has acquired Bohnert Equipment Company. The acquisition complements the Wolter Group family of companies and further develops the Company’s position as an industry leader in material handling, storage, and engineered solutions. Bohnert Equipment Company offers mobile equipment such as forklifts from KION North America’s Linde product line, Rico and Cascade, aerial lifts and personnel carriers, as well as engineered solutions such as conveyors, cranes, hoists and pallet racking. The acquired company built its reputation on providing superior material handling solutions since 1934 throughout the Kentucky market. The acquisition is […]
Kensar Equipment Company Expands into Western Ohio and Northern Kentucky Indianapolis, IN – On June 18, 2019, Kensar Equipment Company became a member of Wolter Group LLC. The acquisition provided infrastructure and support for aggressive growth, allowing the expansion of KION North America Linde and Baoli new product sales into Western Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Kensar Equipment is the authorized Linde, Baoli and Doosan lift truck dealer for central Indiana. In October, the KION North America Linde and Baoli lift truck lines became available in nearby Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio markets, and into Erlanger, Kentucky. Kensar Equipment is well-positioned to expand into these markets to ensure established KION North America […]
Visit Ellis System’s booth at this year’s Illinois Library Association Annual Conference to discover how you can implement the best space-saving solution for your facility. The possibilities are endless! Click here to learn about High-Density Mobile Shelving, Static Shelving and many other strategies that can help keep your space organized.
This year’s Wisconsin Manufacturing & Technology Show being held at the Wisconsin State Fair Ground’s Expo Center Oct 8-10th will highlight Wolter Group LLC’s latest technological innovations, featuring Virtual Reality Forklift Simulators from our Wisconsin Lift Truck division, as well as facility automation solutions from our Ellis Systems division. VR FORKLIFT SIMULATORS On one side of the 10 by 30ft exhibit, attendees will have the opportunity to learn how virtual reality forklift training software provides a safer alternative to inexperienced forklift drivers in a virtual yet realistic environment. Both the sit-down and desktop models will be available to demo, as well as Wolter Group operator training manager, Tony Parsons, who will […]
Wisconsin Lift Truck is proud to have supported Dane County’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for their latest solar panel installation project on the roof of the Dane County Job Center, an effort to further the county’s renewable energy initiatives. Wisconsin Lift Truck’s Janesville team donated an aerial lift that was used to hoist County Executive Joseph Parisi, and other participants, including, Strang, Inc. architect, Peter Tan, onto the roof to view the 179 KW PV solar system firsthand. As you can see in the photos below, the event was a great success, and Wisconsin Lift Truck is happy to have provided support.
Vertical storage has become an exceedingly common method to gain storage density, increase inventory accuracy, reduce safety risk and improve productivity. ELIMINATE THE DEAD SPACE IN YOUR WAREHOUSE Storage density is increased by eliminating dead space. Dead space is the unused space above the top of your product on a shelf or rack and the ceiling. If your shelving is 7’ tall and your ceiling clear-height is 20’, you are wasting 13’ of storage. Other dead space includes the open shelf space behind the product. If your product is 12” deep and the shelf is 24” deep there is 12” of dead space. Dead space is also the air between the top […]