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Impact of shifting load centers on the stability of the forklift

Pratyush Deshmukh, Gunchita Kaur Wadhwa,

Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Amity University Mumbai, Mumbai, India

This study discusses how to design a system to establish the stability of a forklift fork working with different weights using designing and simulation software. The stresses which appear in the lifting installation of a fork-lift truck at loading-unloading operations are investigated for given input data like load carrying capacity of the fork, the effects of various loads on different positions of the fork regarding stresses and then compare calculated Stresses with allowable material stresses (yield stress/F.O.S). This paper focuses on the significance of Load Centre when subjected to loading at different positions.

Pratyush Deshmukh, Gunchita Kaur Wadhwa (2018). Impact of shifting load centers on the stability of the forklift. International Journal of Computer Engineering In Research Trends, 5(4), 92-97. Retrieved from

Keywords : Forklift, load centre, load carrying capacity, fork, design

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