Case Study: Lift Assist to Load Spiral Corrugated Ducts onto an Ovalizer Machine
Application: Grip and shape 250 lb. spiral corrugated ducts to allow for easy loading onto an Ovalizer machine.
Problem: A Major Mid-West specialty metal manufacturer required an operator to use a forklift to pre-bend corrugated ducts and load them onto an ovalizer machine. The large and unwieldly ducts were often damaged due to the forklift bending and lifting process.
Solution: The customer needed a safe solution to load their machine. A Gorbel workstation crane with our custom Pneumatic Gripper, Coffing variable frequency hoist and a Magnetek handheld radio control were provided. Utilizing the momentary control of the lifting tool allows the operator to bend the ducts into the ideal loading shape.
Result: Our team of installers setup, configured, and installed the bending tool; solving the operators problematic material handling issue. The custom lifting tool drastically decreased the time it took to load the ducts onto the ovalizer machine.
Lift Assist to Load Spiral Corrugated Ducts onto an Ovalizer Machine
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