The customer is a manufacturer of motorized recreational and industrial carts. In this work cell, a steel tube frame and a welding jig are used to form the cart frame. The final dimensions of the finished frame when lifted out of the jig are approximately 108” X 70” and 350lbs. The work cell is 40’ long x 30’ wide and the jig itself weighs 1000lbs.
Before the installation of new robotic welders, the cart frames were hand welded and the frame jigs were incorporated into a permanent steel table designed to handle one “model” or cart. Once the frames were complete they lifted them out of the jig with an archaic I beam style crane that was difficult to push and pull. Ergonomics and safety were a major concern when dealing with the 1000# frame jig.
The customer was a long time Gorbel user and chose a Gorbel Free Standing Work Station Crane with Demag Hoists and Lifting slings. The runway length is 45’ and a conductor bar was used to eliminate festoon problems.