Pneumatic and Mechanical Gripper Tools Videos

Ergonomic Pinion Lift and Release Tool

This unique grip tool is integrated with a Gorbel Easy Arm and lifts up to 245-pound pinions or differential cases. Depending on the parts lifted, the grip jaws can be used to grip O.D. (outside diameter) or I.D. (inside diameter). The tool features dual purpose steel grip jaws. The ID of the jaws is lined with Linatex rubber, and the OD of the grip jaws are serrated by custom machining hardened steel then heat treated. Other tool features include ergonomic soft grip handles and our gripper safety circuit preventing release of the parts in midair.

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Battery Lift Assist with Zero Gravity Arm

This custom lifting device grips and lifts 150-pound batteries for loading and unloading a pallet. The gripper features a steel and aluminum powder coated frame, floating handle, automatic center of gravity shift, Linatex rubber covered grip jaws, float mode, momentary proportional up/down controls and momentary grip/release. The tool is integrated with a Gorbel Easy Arm and equipped with our Gripper Safety Circuit preventing operators from accidentally releasing the batteries in mid-air.

Steel Pipe Grip and Rotate Lift Device

We manufactured this tool to lift and pitch steel pipes. The tool features a powder coated steel and aluminum frame, ergonomic floating handle, float mode, grip/release and proportional pitch up/down controls. The grip tool was integrated with a Gorbel Easy Arm and features an anti-drop circuit to prevent accidental release of the pipes in mid-air.

Large Pneumatic Gripper for Lifting 200 lb. Air Ducts

This lifting device was designed to grip up to; 10 foot long, 200-pound air ducts for placement onto an Oval Tube Forming Machine called an Ovalizer. The gripper features an all-aluminum structure, utilizing a waterjet lightening hole design to reduce weight and increase strength. The grip tool has Linatex rubber covered momentary grip jaws, floor casters, wrap around operator handle bars; and is equipped with pilot/closed center air valves preventing the ducts from being released upon loss of plant air.

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Pneumatic Gripper Tool for 155mm Artillery Shells

This pneumatic lifting device was designed to grip, lift, and rotate 155mm artillery shells. The tool features momentary rotation and a common button that must be used to release the shells preventing the operator from dropping the artillery shells in mid-air. The tool is integrated with an Air Balancer allowing operators to accurately place the shells into the dunnage containers.

ID Grip Tool with Interchangeable Gripper

This lifting device was designed to grip parts with two different internal diameters. The gripper features float mode and a quick change pin to swap out the interchangeable gripper head. The grip tool includes our custom mechanical Gripper Safety Circuit preventing the operator from releasing the parts in mid-air.

Non Tempered Glass Panel Gripper Tool

This lifting device was designed to grip and lift non tempered glass panels. The tool has large handle bars on the sides to allow the operators to move the glass in or out of the middle of a rack. The tool is integrated with an Easy Arm allowing operators to be very precise in the movement of the delicate glass.

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Pneumatic Gripper for 215 Pound Boxes

This tool was designed with 12 inches of gripper stroke allowing the operator to grip large heavy boxes. The tool features an ergonomic floating handle, momentary grip jaws for placement of boxes in tight places; and comes equipped with our Gripper Safety Circuit which prevents releasing the boxes in mid-air.

Automotive Wheel ID Grip Straight Transfer Tool

We designed this tool to grip, lift and transfer automotive wheels or rims. The tool features an ergonomic, horizontally positioned pendant handle with grip and release levers; a highly visible (green/red) poppet valve grip indicator; and our custom Gripper Safety Circuit which prevents releasing the wheels in mid-air.

Pneumatic Gripper for Industrial Casters

We designed this pneumatic grip tool to pick up heavy industrial casters. The tool features a steel and aluminum powder coated frame, grip indicator gauge, force sensing hub, dual interlocking grip/release, and interchangeable grip head. The tool is integrated with a zero-gravity articulating arm and equipped with our custom gripper safety circuit to prevent operators from accidentally releasing the casters in mid-air.

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Grip and Power Rotate Lifting Device for Castings

This tool was custom designed to lift metal castings and rotate them 180 degrees. The tool handles a wide range of parts, and has manual adjustments to allow for the quick and easy change of the width of grip jaws. The tool also had a center of gravity shift to keep the part level.

OD Pneumatic Gripper with Hook Attachment

This custom lifting device was designed to OD grip round and flat parts. It has a quick change hook attachment designed to lift 100 pound metal parts. The gripper tool features float mode, round and flat grip jaws and includes our custom mechanical Gripper Safety Circuit preventing the operator from releasing the parts in mid-air.

Electrical Insulator Grip and Pitch Tool on Zero Gravity Arm

This custom lifting device grips and pitches large power line electrical insulators. The gripper features a steel and aluminum powder coated frame, force sensing up/down control, adjustable grip jaws, ergonomic high/low handle bar, momentary 90-degree pitch and high/low -grip/release controls. The tool has been integrated with a Zero Gravity Arm and is equipped with our custom gripper safety circuit to prevent operators from accidentally releasing the insulators in mid-air.

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Keg Grip, Lift and Rotate Tool

This custom pneumatic tool lifts, grips, and rotates kegs. The tool has adjustable grip jaws that can lift Mini Kegs, Quarter Barrel Kegs, Half Barrel Kegs and Slim Quarter Kegs. It has a fully automatic and integrated center of gravity shifter that keeps the tool and kegs perfectly level to the floor. The floating handle keeps the operator at a comfortable ergonomic position while raising or lowering the kegs; and our Gripper Safety Circuit prevents the operator from accidentally pressing the release button and dropping the kegs in mid-air.

Mechanical Gripper for Wire Spools with Manual Rotate

This lifting device grips, lifts and rotates wire spools. The tool features an electropolished gripper surface to ensure a clean, debris free grip; a manual 360-degree spool rotation with rotation locks at 0 and 180-degrees. The tool is attached to an Easy Arm (articulating jib crane and smart hoist) with proportional up/down and float mode controls. The tool is equipped with a mechanical grip lever and safety lock to prevent operators from accidentally releasing the wire spools in mid-air.

Multiple Size Part Lifter for Loading CNC Stations

This custom tool is suspended from an Easy Arm zero gravity PLC controlled lift system. Each tool has the capability to lift different size metal parts that are loaded into a CNC machining station. The lifting device features Ergonomic Partners custom gripper safely circuit, which prevents the part from being released in mid-air.

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Custom Grip and Transfer Tool for Metal Parts

This custom pneumatic tool lifts, grips, and transfers large metal parts. The tool features float mode and our Gripper Safety Circuit which prevents the operator from accidentally pressing the release button and dropping the parts in mid-air.

Pneumatic Gripper with Rotate for Medical Tables

This custom lifting device grips and rotates adjustable height medical tables. The gripper features an all-aluminum powder coated frame, automatic center of gravity shift, Linatex rubber covered grip jaws, adjustable height handle bar, momentary 180-degree rotation and proportional up/down controls. The tool is equipped with a safety button to prevent operators from accidentally releasing the tables in mid-air; and a safety circuit in-case there is a loss of air power.

Pneumatic Lift Assist with Adjustable Handle

This pneumatic lift assist was designed to pick up and assemble box frames. It has a manual rotate with a pneumatically actuated adjustable handle.

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Dual Purpose Vacuum and Mechanical Bag Gripper Tool

This lifting device picks up bags using two independent gripping methods. The operator can switch between the use of the vacuum gripper or the mechanical grip jaws to lift different types of bags. The gripper device was integrated with a pneumatic chain hoist and overhead crane.

Grip, Lift and Pitch tool for 150 lb. Brakes

Suspended from an Easy Arm this custom lifter for 150 pound brakes automatically keeps the part level and pitches 90 degrees.

ID Grip Tool for Steel Tubes

This custom grip tool is integrated with a Gorbel Easy Arm and lifts 75-pound threaded steel tubes from a pallet into a precision measuring machine. The tool features steel grip jaws lined with Linatex rubber, ergonomic floating handle, and gripper safety circuit preventing release of the steel tubes in midair.

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Electric Motor Housing, Stator, Laminate: Lift, Grip, and Pitch Tool

This custom electric motor assembly tool lifts, grips, and pitches 600 pound electric motor housings, motor stators and motor laminates. Once the various electric motor parts are lifted, the operator can rotate the parts 360 degrees. The part rotation can be performed in any position along the 90 degree pitching action of the tool. The tool is integrated with a variable speed Demag Electric Chain Hoist and infinitely proportional lifting controls. Our Ergonomic Partners custom Gripper Safety Circuit prevents the operator from accidentally pressing the release button and dropping the motor parts in mid-air.

Packaging Spool Grip, Lift, and Transfer Tool

This tool was designed to grip, lift and transfer packaging spools from pallets into boxes. The lifting device features ambidextrous grip/release operator controls and soft grip handles, continuous 360-degree swivel mount; and our Gripper Safety Circuit preventing the operator from releasing the spools in mid-air.

Compact Ergonomic Gripper for 100 Pound Bags

Our in-house team of engineers redesigned our popular bag gripper tool into a compact ergonomic form factor. The tool handles bags up to 100 pounds, and can be used left or right handed.

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Steel Pipe End Effector With Pneumatic Grip and Rotate

Custom End Effector designed to lift up to 250 pound steel pipes or cylinders to load a CNC machine. The tool can manually adjust to handle multiple widths. Tool pneumatically grips and pneumatically rotates in a clockwise/counterclockwise motion.

450 Pound Copper Coil ID Gripper Tool

This custom ID grip tool is designed to pick and place 450 pound copper coils in the horizontal position. Tool has a special cushioned gripper to prevent damage to the soft copper product.

Burlap Coffee Sack Lifter

This custom lifting device picks up 80 pound sacks of coffee beans. The tool is suspended from a Gorbel Easy Arm, and features stainless steel grip prongs with an articulating operator handle.

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Wire Spool Grip and Pitch Tool for Creel Room

This lifting device was designed to grip and pitch 90 pound wire spools. The gripper features a light-weight all-aluminum structure, powder coated finish, soft grip handles with tool up/down, grip/release, pitch up/down controls; and is attached to a zero gravity Gorbel Easy Arm that features float mode and lift speeds up to 180 feet per minute.

Hops Bale Lifter

This custom lifting device grips and lifts 200 pound hops bales. The tool is suspended from a Gorbel Easy Arm and grabs the bales with stainless steel prongs.

Pneumatic Grip and Rotate Tool for Hydraulic Motors

This custom lifting device grips, lifts and rotates hydraulic motors. The gripper tool features a steel and aluminum powder coated frame, 360-degree momentary rotation, automatic center of gravity shift, intricate designed grip jaws with linatex rubber for positive trapping of the part, and momentary proportional up/down controls. The tool is integrated with a Gorbel Easy Arm that has a brushless servo controlled intelligent hoist. The tool is equipped with our Gripper Safety Circuit preventing operators from accidentally releasing the motors in mid-air.

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Transmission Housing Lifting Device with 180-Degree Rotation

This custom lifting device grips, lifts and rotates transmission housings. The gripper features a steel and aluminum powder coated frame, 180-degree momentary rotation, automatic center of gravity shift, intricate designed grip jaws for positive trapping of the part, and momentary proportional up/down controls. The tool is integrated with a two-speed Gorbel hoist and equipped with our Gripper Safety Circuit preventing operators from accidentally releasing the housings in mid-air.

Transmission Housing Gripper on Gorbel GS Hoist

This custom lifting device grips, lifts and spins transmission housings allowing for palletizing in any orientation. The gripper features a steel and aluminum powder coated frame, floating handle, Linatex rubber covered grip jaws, tool to part alignment pads, spin brake lock/release controls, momentary proportional up/down controls and grip/release controls. The tool is integrated with a Gorbel two-speed GS hoist and equipped with our Gripper Safety Circuit preventing operators from accidentally releasing the parts in mid-air.

Pneumatic Gripper for Bar Stock

Pneumatic Gripper for Bar Stock designed to lift up 1.5 inch-to-4 inch stock weighing up to 190 pounds.

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Chemical Canister Lift Assist

We designed this pneumatic grip tool to pick up heavy industrial chemical canisters. The tool features a steel and aluminum powder coated frame, contoured grip jaws with protective coating, adjustable handle bar, and grip/release with proportional up/down controls. The grip tool is integrated with a pneumatic powered chain hoist and equipped with our custom gripper safety circuit to prevent operators from accidentally releasing the canisters in mid-air.

Engine Block Zero Gravity Lifter

This tool uses pneumatic grip forces to pick up engine blocks. The tool features a steel and aluminum powder coated frame, ergonomic floating handle bar, float mode, and grip/release with proportional up/down controls. The grip tool is integrated with a zero-gravity articulating arm and is equipped with our custom gripper safety circuit to prevent operators from accidentally releasing the blocks in mid-air.

Automotive Manufacturing EOAT to Grip and Transfer

This lifting device is designed to palletize 60 pound potting pallets.

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ID Core Gripper for Carbon Fiber Rolls

Tool designed to pick up 50 pound carbon fiber rolls in an area with FOD (foreign object damage) requirements.

Brake Hub Lifter for Straight Transfer

This is the ideal tool for moving up to 150 pound brake hubs in a work cell. The tool is suspended from an Easy Arm articulating zero gravity PLC controlled lift system; and can easily transfer different size brake hubs. The lifting tool features Ergonomic Partners custom gripper safely circuit, which prevents the hubs from being released in mid-air.

Pneumatic Grip Tool for 35lb Circuit Breakers

This pneumatic gripper tool was designed with slide in jaw sets to allow for the pickup of multiple different parts.

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Wire Spool End of Arm Tooling (EOAT) Gripper

Watch this equipment demonstration video to see how easily this straight transfer lifting device can grip and move 100 lb. coils of fiber optic material. EAOT was hung from Gorbel Easy Arm.

Cylindrical Catalytic Converter Lifting Tool

Designed and built to grip, lift and rotate cylindrical catalytic converters of different sizes. The gripper tool features a 180 degree rotation, floating handle, and our custom Gripper Safety Circuit preventing the operator from accidentally pressing the release button and dropping the converter in mid-air.

Magnetic Sheet Roll Lifter

This custom pneumatic gripper tool lifts rolls of magnetic sheet. The tool is suspended from an intelligent articulating arm and features ergonomic handle controls, float mode, and our Gripper Safety Circuit preventing the operator from accidentally releasing the rolls in mid-air.

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Vacuum and Pneumatic Grip Tool for Power Systems

This tool uses a combination of vacuum and pneumatic grip forces to pick up power systems. A dual grip combination was chosen to make sure the power systems were not crushed buy the pneumatic grip forces alone. The tool features a steel and aluminum powder coated frame, ergonomic floating handle bar, and grip/release with proportional up/down controls. The tool is integrated with a zero-gravity articulating arm and is equipped with our custom gripper safety circuit to prevent operators from accidentally releasing the parts in mid-air.

Automotive Lift Assist with Zero Gravity Arm

This tool is suspended from an Easy Arm zero gravity articulating arm; and uses a small pneumatic actuator to grip automotive parts. The pneumatic gripper design features Ergonomic Partners custom gripper safely circuit, which prevents the part from being released in mid-air.

Pantograph Lifter for Engine Block

This gripper has handles and controls on both sides allowing the operator to spin the tool 180 degrees rapidly for proper lifting of the engine block.

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Custom Bag/Sack Gripper to Handle 120 lb. Loads

This custom bag lifter is easy to use for lefties or righties and is mounted to an Easy Arm for fast pick and placement.

Aircraft Flap Track Grip and Rotate Tool

Grip and pitch tool designed to lift up to 150 pound aircraft flap tracks. (A 150 pound steel I-beam was substituted for the flap track.)

Zero Gravity Frame Lifter

This tool lifts, grips and 90 degree rotates 150 pound metal frames.

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Computer Server Lift Assist

This tool lifts and grips 150 pound computer servers.

Grip, Lift and Rotate Tool for Gears

High cycle application utilizing a Gorbel Easy Arm and OD pneumatic gripper to lift 30, 40 and 80 pound gears into a lathe.

Dual Hook Mechanical Gripper to Lift 140 lb Jerry Cans

Articulated mechanical lifter that can lift two Jerry Cans at one time weighing up to 140 pounds.

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Grip and Pitch Lifting Device for Transmission Housings

This custom lifting device grips, lifts and pitches transmission housings. The gripper features a steel and aluminum powder coated frame, 90-degree momentary pitch, tool to part alignment pads, track guided machined grip jaws for positve trapping of the part, and momentary proportional up/down controls. The tool is integrated with a two-speed Gorbel hoist and equipped with our Gripper Safety Circuit preventing operators from accidentally releasing the housings in mid-air.

Pneumatic Gripper for Lifting Steel Pipes into CNC

This custom lifting device grips and lifts large steel pipes for loading and unloading a CNC machine. The gripper features an all-aluminum powder coated frame, floating handle, Linatex rubber covered grip jaws, float mode, momentary proportional up/down controls and momentary grip/release. The tool is integrated with a Gorbel Easy Arm and equipped with our Gripper Safety Circuit preventing operators from accidentally releasing the pipes in mid-air.

Gorbel Easy Arm

We demonstrate the easy movement and smooth operation of the Gorbel Easy Arm smart articulating jib crane.

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Single Articulated hook lifter to Lift Jerry Cans

Adjustable mechanical lifter that can lift one Jerry Can weighing up to 70 pounds.

Straight Horizontal to Horizontal Banding Lifting Device

This ergonomic gripping device lifts 110 pound coils of banding material from a horizontal position and sets them down in the same orientation.

Printer Lifter with Pneumatic Grip Jaws

Suspended from an Easy Arm zero gravity lift system; this tool features our gripper safely circuit, preventing accidental release in mid-air, and custom designed grip jaws so the operator can place the printers into boxes.

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Banding Grip and Pitch

OD Gripping Tool to Lift 110 pound of Banding Material and Rotate 90 Degrees Integrated with Gorbel G-Force.

Creel Room Grip and Pitch Tool

Grip and pitch tool designed to lift up to 80 pound creel room coils. The tool is attached to a Articulating Gorbel Easy Arm with the G-Force intelligent lifting device.

Dual Jerry Can Mechanical Lifter Tool

This easy to use and simple tool lifts two jerry cans. The tool is suspended from an air balancer attached to an overhead workstation crane.

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Silicon Ingot Pneumatic Gripper

Large pneumatic gripper for handling up to 500 pound silicon ingots. This tool is integrated with a 660 pound G-Force using a remote mount handle.

Missile Lifting Device with G-Force

OD mechanical lifting device for missiles integrated with the Gorbel G-Force hoist.

Automotive Muffler Lifting Device

Mechanical gripper tool for lifting automotive mufflers and placing them on racks and jigs.

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Roll Lifter with Manual Turner and Level

This roll turner is engineered with manual auto-leveling and turning for roll weights up to 330 pounds (150 kg).

Lift Assist for Spiral Corrugated Ducts

We developed this lifting device to shape large corrugated ducts onto an ovalizer machine.

Tube Lifting Device with Floating Handle

Pneumatic gripper with floating handling for gripping large cylinders and rotating them 180 degrees. The tool is integrated with a Gorbel Easy Arm.

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Wire Spool Handling with Aluminum Frame

Pneumatic grip and pneumatic pitch utilizing a Zimmerman Air Balancer for a low headroom application.

Motor Stator Gripper on a G-Force

Pneumatic gripper for motor stators or motor armatures using a zero gravity G-Force lifter.

OD Roll Gripper with Rotate on a Gorbel G-Force

This tool pneumatically grips the rolls and has a powered rotate to load rolls of material into boxes. This tool is integrated with a custom programmed Gorbel G-Force.

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Oven Gripper Lifting Device

This tool grips and lifts single or double ovens. The tool is suspended from a Gorbel G-Force intelligent assisted lifting device.

Pneumatic Gripper for Missile Crates

Pneumatic gripper tool for lifting missile crates.

Mechanical Cardboard Core Probe Lifter

This tool lifts very large cardboard cores with a fixed core probe. The tool has a manual center of gravity adjust and is suspended from a Gorbel G-Force hoist.

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Off Center OD Grip and Rotate Tool

This tool was designed to grip parts off their center of gravity and rotate them 180 degrees.

Roll ID Grip and Rotate with Ergonomic Handle

Pneumatic ID grip tool to handle 65 pound parts with a tall ergonomic handle design to prevent operators from bending.

Roll Lift and Rotate with Zero Gravity Lift

Roll lifter with a mechanical 90 degree rotate. The tool is integrated with the Gorbel G-Force smart hoist.

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OD Lift Assist with Adjustable Grip

Pneumatic gripper with pneumatic rotation to lift Cylindrical shaped parts integrated with a Zimmerman air balancer.

Transformer Gripper with Dual Balance Float

Gripper tool for lifting 40 pound transformers with a dual balance float control.

Aluminum Ingot

Lifting device to grip and manually rotate 100 pound aluminum ingots.

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Lead Plate Lifting Device to Load a Lathe

Grip and pitch lifting device to load 120 pound lead plates into a lathe.

T-Slot Lift Assist for Silicon Wafers

Custom gripper lift assist for T-Slot silicon wafers.

Creel Room Wire Spool Lift Tool

Grip and rotate tool for 90 pound parts integrated with a Zimmerman air balancer.

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Wire Spool Handling with Gas Spring

Mechanical tool with Zimmerman air balancer used to grip and pitch wire spools of material.

Gorbel Easy Arm with Air OD Gripper

High cycle application utilizing a Gorbel Easy Arm and OD pneumatic gripper to lift 40 pound castings every 10 seconds in a low headroom environment.

400 Pound Gear Lift Assist with Float Mode

Compact, adjustable ID gripper to lift 400 pound gears with a Gorbel G-Force in float mode operation.

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Brake Handling Easy Arm

High cycle pick and place application utilizing a Gorbel Easy Arm with a pneumatic gripper for pick and place every 5 seconds.

Brake Drum Lift Assist

This tool is designed to lift brake drums that weigh up to 100 pounds and rotate them 90 degrees.

Mechanical Lifter for Woven or Burlap Sacks

Integrated mechanical gripper with two stainless steel hooks to pierce the sacks and transport from a pallet to a conveyor.

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Roll Lifter with ID Grip

ID grip tool for lifting 90 pound rolls utilizing a Zimmerman Air balancer for depalletizing and loading rolls.

Bag Gripper

Simple mechanical pinch gripper tool to lift bags for palletizing and depalletizing.

Manual Roll Grip and Rotate MRT-330-AL

Safely lift and turn rolls by the core or by the outside diameter with this below the hook lifting tool.

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Fiber Bun Grip and Pitch Lift Assist

Custom gripper for lifting large 50 pound, 900 degree fiberglass buns from a mold and pitching them 90 degrees.

Machining Center Pneumatic Lifting Device

Pneumatic OD lifting device for machined metal centers.

Casting Gripper for Heavy Equipment Manufacturer

Gripper tool with 3 prong grip integrated with a Gorbel G-Force for lifting 100 pound castings.

Vacuum Gripper Tool Videos
Vacuum Gripper Tools and Vacuum Lifter Videos

Vacuum gripper and vacuum lifting device videos for: sheet metal, boxes, bags, silicon ingots, windows, batteries, plywood, and quartz crucibles.

Portable Lifting Device Videos
Portable Lifting Device Videos

Portable mechanical lifting device videos for: electric roll lifters, turners, roll handlers, portable stackers, lift tables, and powered hand trucks.

Ergonomic Partners serves clients from coast to coast, Canada, Mexico and especially focused in the states of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, and Oklahoma.

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