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February is American Heart Month

February 1, 2016

Poor diet, lack of exercise and other major risk factors for heart disease and stroke are responsible for at least 25 percent of companies’ healthcare costs. Is it any wonder that investing in the health of employees is one of the best... Read more about February is American Heart Month

Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

January 18, 2016

As easy as it is today, cleaning the floors were as difficult and time consuming years ago. There are in today’s market, equipment that make sweeping and/or scrubbing that surface very quick indeed. Take the Advance Captor as a very good... Read more about Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you! #130

Are you treating your customers like dogs?

December 15, 2015

Having recently been introduced to a shameful statistic, I thought it timely to give you my opinion on this subject. See if you can swallow this dose of reality: When interviewed, travel agents believe they retain 78% of their paying customers.... Read more about Are you treating your customers like dogs?

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Varistop™ Forklift Brake Offers Variable Torque

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Variable torque braking is at the forefront of electric forklift braking technology, and the Varistop permanent magnet brake from Matrix International applies this technology to address the challenge of increasing truck speed while reducing turning radius. The spring-applied motor and load wheel brake acccomplishes this by taking into account the changes in center of gravity with different loads.

Varistop by Matrix, an Altra Industrial Motion company, offers the smooth operation of variable torque braking with stepless torque change. Electric current that produces torque can be electronically controlled and varied depending on the weight of the load and height at which it is carried. This allows the truck to be braked from speed to rest as quickly as possible without becoming unstable.

The permanent magnet brake functions as both a variable torque motor brake and parking brake. Due to its compact design and capability to monitor braking torque, the Varistop is well suited for very narrow aisle trucks, high-level order pickers and other “man lift” type forklift applications. Electric and hydraulic versions are available.

For more information, call 815/389-3771 or email

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