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Ergologistic Transportation Hub Solutions from Dane Technologies
We have designed advanced ergolostic solutions to meet the intense logistical and physical demands of airport, railway, and waterway terminals. Our transportation hub solutions are ergonomically designed to increase safety and productivity while decreasing risk of musculoskeletal disorders, employee turnover, and damage to property. The PowerPal and M3i series of push-pull devices deliver ergologistic power-assist for managing luggage, materials, and product loads up to 20,000 lb (9,080 kg). The WheelChair Mover® allows transportation hub personnel to effortlessly aid mobility-assisted travelers up to 750 lb (340 kg) while virtually eliminating the risk of strain. The Smart:Drive connects to a wide variety of flatbed carts and luggage trolleys, allowing for ergonomic transport and materials handling. Our QuicKLEEN motorized cleaning cart delivers immediate productivity returns in maintenance of terminal spaces and response times to clean up events, while decreasing strain to janitorial staff. View our products to learn more about how Dane Technologies is protecting personnel and optimizing transportation environment logistics.



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PowerPal 1000
With a whisper quiet 0.6 HP motor, the UL-Listed PowerPal 1000 is designed to be used in professional settings where moving heavy equipment, materials, and supplies up to 7,000 lb presents a risk to staff, yet large machines are unsuitable.
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PowerPal CM
Built with a heavy-duty frame and 1.28 HP motor, the PowerPal CM is designed to increase safety & efficiency of materials moving in commercial and industrial settings where large loads up to 18,400 lb create significant safety risks.
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PowerPal CM HD
The heavy-duty upgrade to the CM, the PowerPal CM HD boasts a 1.75 hp motor and a load rating of 20,000 lbs. The CM HD is engineered to increase the safety and productivity of moving heavy loads in a variety of workplace environments.
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M3i
Ergonomic design and a 1.28 HP motor deliver the capacity to move up to 18,400 lb wheeled loads safely and easily. Optional 5th-wheel hitch (M3i5) delivers outstanding maneuverability and control.
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M3i5
With a 5th wheel hitch mechanism, the M3i5 delivers the same powerful performance as the M3i, along with increased safety and maneuverability when handling large, heavy loads.
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M3i HD
With a 1.75 HP motor, this heavy-duty upgrade to the M3i & M3i5, offers up to 20,000 lb capacity. Heavy-duty construction and 5th-wheel hitch option (M3i5) deliver outstanding moving and handling capabilities.
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Smart:Drive
Smart:Drive: an independent drive system interchangeable with a variety of flatbed carts & trolleys. When combined with a Smart:Rack, the Smart:System delivers unprecedented safety & efficiency in pick-and-pack order fulfillment.
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Wheelchair Mover
The Wheelchair Mover increases safety while reducing strain to personnel while pushing wheelchair users. With a 750 lb capacity, the Wheelchair Mover virtually eliminates strain and risk of injury to staff.
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QuicKLEEN
Designed for large production floors and work spaces the QuicKLEEN is our ergologistic, multipurpose, ride-on janitorial cart.

Strategic Challenges for Transportation Hubs

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Larger Transportation Centers:
More people are using airports, train stations, and waterway terminals than ever before. By 2034, 7.3 billion people are projected to travel by air transportation every year–an increase of 4 billion flight passengers annually. Similar growth is expected for all forms of transportation as the global population increases, and transportation centers are expanding rapidly to keep up with demand. The result of this expansion: more integrated services, greater logistical complexity, and further distances for both employees and passengers to travel within the transportation hub.

United States

  • Since 2008, 11 international airports have received improvements ranging from $100 million to $4.1 billion
  • By 2022, the Port Authority of New York plans to spend $7.5 billion on expansion, upgrades, and improvements to its 5 associated airports

Europe

  • Between 2015-2018 Europe’s airports are investing EUR 55.3 billion on expansions, upgrades, and improvements
  • The EU has invested EUR 4.1 billion developing technology & researching systems & economic potential for implementing high speed passenger rail infrastructure

Asia-Pacific

  • By 2034, Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow 4.9% annually to 2.9 billion air passengers every year. Today 1.8 billion passengers travel annually.
  • By 2020 China will invest $127 billion in railway infrastructure
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Aging Travelers
Globally, the UN reports that the number of persons aged 60 and older is projected to grow from 811 million to over 2 billion by 2050. Nearly 40% of people aged 65 and older suffer mobility impairment in their daily lives, and the psychological fatigue and stress of travel causes many able-bodied elderly seek mobility assistance in transportation hub environments. The increased need for quality travel assistance requires solutions that can decrease the risk and rate of injury to transportation hub staff, and increase their productivity as they meet growing numbers of travelers.

  • 90% of those seeking assisted mobility in airports do not require it in their daily lives
  • United States: 43 million Americans are aged 65+. This number is projected to increase to 70 million by 2030
  • Globally: 841 people aged 60+, projected to increase to 2 billion by 2050.
  • The likelihood of severe disability is 5% for people aged 15 to 24, 25% for those aged 65 to 69, and 56% for those 80 and above. By 2050, there is expected to be 392 million people aged 80+


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Bariatric Travelers
Obesity rates are rising around the world. 1.9 billion adults are overweight, 600 million are obese, and in the United States alone, 60 million people suffer from obesity, defined as a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or above. Many overweight individuals require mobility assistance. This trend increases with adulthood and old age. Obese adults aged 51 and over are 2-6 times more likely to have a mobility impairment compared to persons of healthy weight in the same age group. As obesity rates continue to rise, providing quality service to these individuals will represent a new challenge to transportation hubs. Obesity will force transportation hub leaders to redefine standards and best practices to ensure access to travel services for everyone, and a safe, productive working environment for employees and staff.

  • Manually pushing wheelchairs up ramps and across carpet is a physically strenuous activity that often leads to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s)
  • According to the CDC, more than 20 percent of the U.S. adult population (more than 60 million people) now has a BMI of 30 or greater, which classifies them as obese
  • Safe traveler handling programs must be adapted to accommodate individuals who are obese
  • One in four older adults is obese, and obese individuals age 51+ are at least twice as likely to require mobility assistance
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Staff Injury & Fatigue
Transportation hubs should not have to choose between production and protection. Working in water, ground, and air transportation settings is often a physically demanding job resulting in strain-related injury and psychosocial stress. Aiding mobility assisted travelers, transporting goods, and maintaining terminal spaces are strenuous tasks, often made even more so by workplace fatigue. With fatigue comes an increased risk of musculoskeletal disorders, repetitive-motion injuries and lost-work injuries. The direct cost of compensation is estimated to be $1000 per worker per year in aviation environments, and the indirect cost ranges from 1.1-4 times the indirect cost. Our solutions are designed to improve productivity in these environments, while reducing fatigue and risk of accident, strain, and injury to airport employees and staff.

Global

  • The costs of treating musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s), together with the costs of absenteeism, have been estimated at between 0.5% and 2% of Gross National Product in the Nordic countries for neck and upper limb disorders alone
  • The Flight Safety Foundation estimates that the annual worldwide cost of worker injuries in aviation is $5.8 billion
  • In the United Kingdom, in 2011/12, work-related stress caused workers to lose 10.4 million working days, and workers were absent for on average 24 days

United States

  • BLS reports 5.5% of air transport staff suffer from lost-time injuries
  • Among service-providing sectors, the most recently reported rate of MSD’s for transportation and warehousing is 80.3 cases per 10,000 full-time workers—more than twice the MSD rate for all private industry sectors

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Safer Workplaces, Better Business
Financial decision-makers perceive a $4.40 return for every $1 invested in workplace safety. This is driven by the fact that fatigue among transportation hub employees and staff is directly associated with lower customer satisfaction and higher rates of accident and injury. We are experts in ergologistics, combining workplace ergonomics with transportation logistics. Our solutions are designed to mobilize your workforce, and deliver the greatest productivity to transportation hub environments.

  • Ergonomically designed power-assist devices increase productivity while reducing strain and risk to staff & employees
  • Our portfolio of patented technologies deliver the most technologically advanced safety and design features in the power assist industry
  • Our quality-designed solutions deliver the lowest life cycle cost & greatest ROI of any in-class competitor


WheelChair Mover
The WheelChair Mover from Dane Technologies was originally designed for use in hospitals where nurses and aids were being injured due to strain from patient transport. In transportation hubs, our FDA-approved solution provides staff and personnel with the same effortless safety in moving mobility-assisted individuals up to 750 lbs (340 kg). Featuring ergonomic design, wig-wag throttle control, and patented safety features including Automatic Dynamic Braking, the WheelChair Mover virtually eliminates strain and injury to employees and staff while assisting travelers in terminal spaces.



WheelChair Mover:

The first and only FDA-approved power-assist wheelchair solution, the WheelChair Mover enables personnel to move individuals up to 750 lb (340 kg) effortlessly up ramps and along carpeted walkways, virtually eliminating strain and risk of injury. It attaches to a broad range of wheelchairs and patient transport chairs. The WheelChair Mover is easy to use and improves employee safety, efficiency and morale anywhere disabled guests are in need of assistance.
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  • UL-Certified to 583 ES

  • FDA Approved

  • Operating environment within narrow hallways

  • 750 lb (340 kg) Capacity

  • Ergonomic Design Prevents Injury

  • Advanced Safety Features Including Automatic Dynamic Braking & Throttle Safety Control

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PowerPal Series
Originally developed for moving medical equipment and supplies through hospitals, the PowerPal series delivers the same productivity returns in maneuverability and safety at an industrial capacity in warehouses and logistics environments. Compact ergonomic design and dual-mode tiller steering allow nearly everyone to move heavy loads safely and easily. A wide variety of hitching options make moving almost any wheeled cart or container possible.

PowerPal 1000

The PowerPal 1000 is designed to be used in healthcare and professional settings where moving heavy equipment, materials, and case carts presents a risk to staff, yet large machines are unsuitable. We combined a 0.6 HP motor with a highly maneuverable platform and a whisper-quiet battery-powered drive, to produce a power-assist device that is perfectly suited for increasing safety and productivity in a variety of settings while easily navigating tight spaces.
Quick Facts:

  • UL-Certified to 583 ES

  • 7,000 lb (3,178 kg) capacity

  • Operating environment within narrow hallways

  • Non-industrial integrate into professional environment

  • Ergonomic Throttle

  • Advanced Safety Features Including Automatic Dynamic Braking & Throttle Safety Control

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PowerPal CM

The PowerPal CM is rated for 18,400 lb (8,354 kg) and designed to increase productivity and reduce risk in industrial settings. We combined a 1.28 hp motor with a heavy-duty powder-coated steel body, custom motor and transaxle, and tiller steering with optional dual-mode control to produce a power-assist device that is perfectly suited for increasing safety and productivity in a variety of industrial settings including manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation.
Quick Facts:

  • 1.28 HP motor; 18,400 lb (8354 kg) capacity

  • Tiller Steering w/Optional Dual Mode

  • Multiple battery & Hitch Options

  • Ergonomic Design Prevents Injury

  • Advanced Safety Features Including Automatic Dynamic Braking

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PowerPal CM HD

Powered by a 1.75 HP motor, the PowerPal CM HD is rated for 20,000 lb (9,080 kg). Like the CM, the CM HD is designed to increase productivity and reduce risk in industrial settings. Housed in a heavy-duty powder-coated steel body, the CM HD offers tiller steering with optional dual-mode control and 16 in. knobby-tread tires, and is ergonomically designed to increase safety and productivity in a variety of industrial settings including manufacturing, warehousing, and transportation.
Quick Facts:

  • 1.75 HP motor; 20,000 lb (9,080 kg) capacity

  • Tiller Steering w/Optional Dual Mode

  • Multiple battery & Hitch Options

  • Ergonomic Design Prevents Injury

  • Advanced Safety Features Including Automatic Dynamic Braking

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M3i Series
Designed to push and pull heavy wheeled loads, the M3i Series is a powerful and efficient solution to your business’ industrial moving and handling challenges. Ergonomic design and power-assisted strength give users unprecedented capacity to move heavy wheeled loads safely and easily. The addition of a 5th-wheel hitch upgrade provides the M3i5 and M3i5 HD precise maneuverability ideal for pushing and pulling large loads. A wide variety of hitching options make moving almost any wheeled cart, roll cage, or other container possible.

M3i & M3i5

The M3i is ergonomically designed to increase capacity and minimize strain to the operator. The M3i platform allows for an optional 5th-wheel hitch package, the M3i5. Combining a 1.28 HP motor rated for pulling capacity of 18,400 lb (8,354 kg), a heavy-duty powder coated steel frame, and best in class controls and electronics the M3i and M3i5 deliver maximum control in moving large items and remarkable productivity and safety returns.
Quick Facts

  • 1.28 HP motor; 18,400 lb (8,354 kg) capacity

  • Optional 5th-Wheel Hitch for Maximum Control (M3i5)

  • Solid-Swivel Caster Steering

  • Multiple battery & Hitch Options

  • Ergonomic Design Prevents Injury

  • Advanced Safety Features Including Automatic Dynamic Braking

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M3i HD

The M3i HD is the heavy-duty upgrade to the M3i. Combining a 1.75 HP motor rated to push/pull 20,000 lb (9,080 kg), a heavy-duty powder coated steel frame, and best in class controls and electronics, the M3i HD offers outstanding safety and productivity gains in a variety of workplaces. The M3i HD also allows for the 5th-wheel hitch package, the M3i5 HD for precise maneuvering of heavy wheeled loads. Ergonomically designed to increase productivity and minimize risk of strain-related injury to the operator, the M3i and M3i5 HD deliver outstanding capacity, maneuverability, and safety in industrial moving applications.
Quick Facts

  • 1.75 HP motor; 20,000 lb (9,080 kg) capacity

  • Optional 5th-Wheel Hitch for Maximum Control (M3i5)

  • Solid-Swivel Caster Steering

  • Multiple battery & Hitch Options

  • Ergonomic Design Prevents Injury

  • Advanced Safety Features Including Automatic Dynamic Braking

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The Smart:System:
The Dane Smart:System consists of the Smart:Drive, a versatile, powered drive system combined with the purpose-built Smart:Rack for enhanced material goods handling. The Smart:Drive is engineered for compatibility with a wide variety of flatbed carts and trolleys, and features our bidirectional, ride-on sulky for maximum safety, productivity, and mobility. Transporting up to 440 lb (363 kg) of luggage, inventory, and chains of nested luggage carts across any distance is a safe and efficient process with the Smart:Drive.
Smart:Drive

The Smart:Drive is an independent drive system interchangeable with a variety of flatbed carts and trolleys. It features advanced safety engineering, remote control operation, and is the first of its kind. With a 440 (363 kg) capacity, and an optional a ride-on sulky, the Smart:Drive delivers efficiency returns while decreasing risk of strain and injury to operators. When combined with a Smart:Rack, the Smart:Drive delivers unprecedented efficiency and safety in pick-and-pack order fulfillment.
Quick Facts

  • Most Efficient Pick & Pack Order Fulfillment System

  • Smart:System Integration

  • Independent Operation: Attaches to Multiple Flatbed, Trolley, & Cart Types

  • Optional Bi-Directional Ride-On Sulky

  • Ergonomic Design Prevents Injury

  • Plug & Play Li-Ion Battery

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The QuicKLEEN
Large industrial, professional, and high-traffic spaces require fast clean-up response times and a workforce capable of managing multiple aspects of facilities maintenance. Introducing the QuicKLEEN, an ergologistic, multipurpose, ride-on janitorial cart. Our multi-modal cleaning platform allows the user dry mop, broom and vacuum large areas, collect trash, distribute cleaning supplies, and carry a mop and bucket. Innovative design features allow these tasks to be completed with unprecedented speed and efficiency. The QuicKLEEN is designed for use in airports and other transportation terminals, gymnasiums, warehouses, factories, schools, malls, and retail outlets. Capable of delivering 50% productivity returns in the commercial cleaning space, the QuicKLEEN enables your workforce to manage multiple tasks quickly and efficiently, while virtually eliminating strain-related injuries, and expanding your labor pool.

QuicKLEEN

The QuicKLEEN is an ergonomic, multi-modal power assist cleaning platform designed to maximize cleaning efficiency and prevent injury in the workplace. The QuicKLEEN allows janitorial staff to address multiple tasks at once using the torsion-coupled twin dry mop arms, detachable handcart, and optional trailer attachments–increasing efficiency by 50% or more. Patented safety features including Automatic Dynamic Braking and ergonomic design prevent workplace injuries due to accidents or strain.
Quick Facts

  • Torsion-coupled twin dry mop arms

  • 800 lb (363 kg) total capacity

  • Safety, Ergonomic, & Advanced Trailer Features

  • Forward & Reverse Operation

  • Ultra Durable Welded Steel Frame

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