Lifting solution increases productivity, decreases injuryMay 8, 2015 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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A manufacturer of custom store fixtures and visual merchandising products required a lifting solution to address inefficiency and reduce the risk of worker injury. Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment had the answer. The Elmira, Ont.-based company, a provider of standard and custom overhead material lifting systems and equipment, used its more than 20 years of experience to develop the ideal solution to meet the customer’s needs.
The problem: The application involved lifting sheet and plate materials onto and off of a laser cutting machine as part of the manufacturing process. The sheet and plate sizes ranged from four feet by eight feet to five feet by 10 feet, and up to ½-inch thick. Several workers were required to do the lifting, making them vulnerable to injury. The heavier sheet and plate loads required a fork truck to assist with transfer. This process slowed production due to the wait time involved for a fork truck to became available.
The solution: Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment engineered, manufactured and installed a lifting system for the customer. It consisted of a combination of a column-mounted Mentor Wall Bracket Tie Rod Style Jib Crane, a Kito Electric Chain Hoist, and Trolley with an Anver Mechanical Vacuum Lifter mounted to it. A steel support column was floor mounted with upper tie-off to roof trusses for bracing. The Tie Rod Style Jib was mounted on the corner of a steel support column, allowing the 18-foot boom to have a 250-degree radial rotation. A tagline system on the boom served to manage the power cable for the Kito Hoist. An Anver Self-Powering Mechanical Vacuum Lifter was suspended from the boom.
The benefits: The operation is now completed by a single operator, allowing other personnel to be reassigned to other tasks. As a result, there has been an increase in productivity since installation. Additionally, the laser table load and unload operations are now an independent workstation able to accomplish transfers at any time. Worker injury has been reduced due to significantly decreased manual lifting.
To learn more about how its lifting solutions can be designed for your application, contact Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment.