Gorbel’s Easy Arm™ Intelligent Lifting Arm is helping to lighten the load for workers at an injection molding manufacturer. This plant produces household items such as garden sheds, outdoor storage units and garbage containers.
Lightening the Load
Operators in this particular work cell needed to lift and stack large, awkward agricultural tanks weighing from 30 to 87 lbs. Prior to the Easy Arm™, the workers had been manually lifting the tanks, but the company wanted to reduce operator injuries and find a better ergonomic solution to the manual lifting.
This company considered several options before deciding to try Gorbel’s Easy Arm™, including a robot with special automation, a ceiling mounted or free standing work station crane, and a fork lift with a clamp attachment on it.