Videos are a great way to show how material handling equipment operates. We produce quite a few "how it works" videos ourselves, which you can watch on Channel 2 of our DCV-TV website and on Our Move It! Web TV show.
Like us, the equipment makers, systems integrators, and service providers that share their own videos on DCV-TV's Channel 4 believe that a video is worth a thousand still photos.
Most of the clips you'll see there are all business, but a few are unexpectedly creative and entertaining. For example, two of the most popular videos on DCV-TV as of this writing are colorful animated films. One is about opportunity charging for lift truck batteries, produced by Ametek Prestolite Power. The cartoon-style characters in the video briefly demonstrate how opportunity charging works and explain how it differs from conventional charging methods. Another, by Newcastle Systems, promotes the company's mobile battery-powered workstations, which allow workers to bring scanners and printers directly to pallets and to loading and receiving docks.
Those two are clever, but we have to give a special shout-out to industrial battery maker Delta-Q Technologies for its witty production, "Super Charged Hits: 30 of the Best Battery Charging Profiles of All Time." Inspired by 1970s late-night TV commercials, the one-minute video about Delta-Q's product line entertains with retro-style graphics, a funky soundtrack, a fast-talking narrator ("Featuring all your lead-acid favorites!"), and geeky engineers in safety glasses bopping around a research lab showing off various battery models.
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