ELS crane system increases worker safety and improves productivityMay 16, 2017 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Manufacturers have a common goal: they want to have a safe environment that is also productive. Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment (ELS) can help its customers achieve this goal with its line of standard and custom lifting systems.
Safety and increased efficiencies
One customer, a manufacturer of agricultural equipment, was looking to replace two portable gantry cranes that its workers were using to handle steel materials and fabricated assemblies. In the process, the company was hoping to increase health and safety, as well as production efficiency.
When the company approached ELS for a solution, its employees were working in a congested floor space with limited room for handling assemblies, which weighed 4,000 pounds and were up to 16 feet tall. It took two workers pushing and pulling to position the loaded gantries.
The company explored installing an I-Beam crane system to cover the work areas; however, they wanted a crane system with a modular design that could be easily relocated or could be added to in the future if an expansion was required.
The ideal solution was two custom two-ton Gorbel free-standing workstation cranes from ELS with nested trolleys mounted on double girder bridges. Each crane featured a nested trolley to mount a rigid hook electric chain hoist.
The crane systems’ general arrangement and installation placed the columns at the outer limits of the work area, tight up against the walls of the building, taking up minimal space. The middle columns straddling the two cranes served to support both systems. The nested trolleys have maximized the hook height. Because of the low friction trolley wheels, workers can manually position the bridges and trolleys easily.
With the Gorbel crane, one worker can now handle the lifting activities, and floor space is much better utilized. The results: increased production speed and reduced risk of worker injury.
To learn more about how ELS solutions can help solve your lifting challenges, contact Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment.