7 Benefits of Using a Lifting Trolley for Handling Heavy Materials

Chemical, Pharmaceuticals

Work trolleys come in many shapes and sizes and can be adapted to transport just about anything. In manufacturing and warehousing facilities, the mobile battery-powered lifting trolley is a particularly useful variety.

By using a lifting trolley to lift heavy things and effortlessly transport them, many of the most hazardous elements associated with manual handling are eliminated.

turning drum with a lifting trolley

Here is a brief overview of some of the benefits of lifting trolleys in the most common areas of use.

1. Reduces fatigue and improves ergonomics

Manual handling is not only exhausting and reduces short-term productivity; it is also a common cause of serious injuries due to poor ergonomics. At about 28 incidents per 10,000 full-time workers per year and 12 days lost on average, overexertion and bodily reaction stands out as the main cause of lost workdays In the United States. An electric lifting trolley effectively removes the demanding elements of lifting from the equation, which enables a more ergonomic work environment and in turn, improved employee health and productivity.


2. Suitable for many types of loads

By complementing your electric lifting trolley with the right tools, it can be adapted for ergonomic lifting of boxes, drums, reels, crates and many other common loads. TAWI’s lifting trolleys are also able to rotate, turn and tilt goods for added flexibility when transporting and lifting heavy things weighing up to 550 lbs.


3. Reduce the risk of accidents

Just as improved ergonomics will lead to positive long-term health effects, the risk of acute injuries due to accidents is also reduced by using trolley lifting equipment. The use of specialized and safe tools to securely lift and transport goods is one of most effective ways to improve a company’s “days without accidents” score.


4. Protects transported goods

Manual handling frequently results in damages to the goods being lifted and transported, which is both inconvenient and costly. A lifting trolley will securely lift and hold heavy and cumbersome materials, and thus avoid procedures that otherwise risk damaging materials.


5. Improved productivity

From the employer standpoint, lifting trolleys tend to be excellent investments. Alone or in combination with other equipment, they will reduce cycle times and enhance productivity in almost any warehouse or manufacturing setting.


6. Hygienic advantages

Lifting trolleys can also be adapted for safe material handling in facilities with strict sanitary requirements, such as in the food, chemical or pharmaceutical industries. TAWI’s stainless-steel trolleys are built to be easy to clean and can even be washed down with high pressure.


TAWI lifting trolleys roll lifting food industry7. Excellent maneuverability and flexibility

Compared to full-size lift trucks, the compact and lightweight design makes a lifting trolley perfect for material handling in areas where space is limited, and materials may be hard to reach. Additionally, a lifting trolley takes up very little space when not in use.



Mobile lifting trolleys are ideal for improving ergonomics and efficiency in situations where flexibility is essential. The modular construction makes TAWI’s lifting trolleys particularly flexible, as they can be fitted with a wide selection of tools that allows the operator to lift, lower, turn, tilt, rotate and move goods with little to no effort. Their easy operation means that anyone can use them, which also enables flexibility in the workforce.

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