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NEW 4 – Point Entry Rolls, Reels and Container Upender

Mentor, Ohio June 6, 2016 – Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of a new “Zero Low” 4-Point Entry Rolls, Reels and Container Upender with 90° tilting capability.

4-Way Zero-Low Upender

You can load the container upender at zero ground level (for example a cylindrical roll of paper, eye to the sky), load in a vertical position and rotate to horizontal position onto a circular cart in the horizontal position. You can then exit from the front or 90° to the side. The operation can, of course, be performed vice-versa from horizontal to vertical position,  (for example roll the load onto the upender sideways and then upend it into the vertical position).

The 90° tilt is electro-mechanically operated for clean room operation.  The linear actuator is acme screw operated. The threaded screw is heavy duty and  enclosed to keep it clean and protected.

The double reduction gear box is worm gear operated to provide automatic braking to hold the position at any point of the 90° travel. This unit is electrically powered by a 120/240V single phase or 240/480V 3-phase motor.  The controls are remote pendants with push button or foot pedal control. The unit is also available hydraulically operated.

Capacity available are 500 lb, 1,000 lb, 2,000 lb, 4,000 lb and 6,000 lb. The deck of the “Zero Low” 4-Point Upender can be square or rectangular, depending on the application. The widths available are 24”, 36”, 42” and 48” with lengths of 36”, 48”, 54”, 60” and 72”. The back up plate is typically the same height as the width.

The “Zero Low” 4-Point Upender is an ideal tool where rolls, reels, coils, boxes and containers any shape can be palletized or placed on carts for transportation. It offers the convenience of loading and unloading from either the front or the side.  This unit makes the job easier and safer. It eliminates manual lifting, bending and straining that causes fatigue and injuries.

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NEW Five-Function Articulating Manipulator with Gripper

Self-propelled Mobile Manipulator Improves Safety and Efficiency

 Mentor, Ohio May 3, 2016 Air Technical Industries (ATI) has developed a new unique five-axis tool to handle and articulate large items in any position needed.

RBC Flat Gripper

The five axes are lift, extend, pitch, roll and grip up to 2000 lbs and lifting from ground level height to 12 feet.  The addition of available yaw axis as well as powered mast rotation offers up to seven total functions.  The manipulator with the gripper is installed on ATI’s Reversible Boom Crane (RBC-6000-SPBW).  This unit is self propelled with infinitely variable speed control and 90° steering capability to the left or right, giving the unit the ability to turn on a dime.

All the axes of the articularm are hydraulically actuated.  The pitch axis has a range of 130°, roll axis is 180° and yaw axis is 90° to the left and 90° to the right – parallel to the boom.  The power source is 24 volts DC battery powered.

A variety of grippers are available.  The one featured in the picture has parallel flat jaws with a minimum opening of 8” and maximum opening of 16”.  The most popular gripper is the round jaws to grab and hold cylindrical items.

The controls are remote pendant push button so that the operator can be close to the item lifted in order to closely monitor the articulation for precise positioning.

This is an ideal tool for ergonomic handling and safety to avoid using the wrong equipment in a make shift application.  It takes the load off the operator’s back and uses the finger tip push button control in handling heavy objects effectively.

See RBC models here

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Tele-Mast Learns to Drive by GPS

Straddle crane is slim, self-propelled, diesel engine powered

 March 17, 2016 Mentor, Ohio  Air Technical Industries announces the development of a  unique mobile gantry crane for indoor/outdoor use.  When used outdoors, the 4 telescopic legs raise the crane up to 30 feet high for stacking containers or other large items, lifting over them to maximize storage space, or for loading and unloading trucks.  When used indoors, the Tele-Mast lowers the crane’s overall height for in-building applications.  It has a very narrow design to maximize usable span while maintaining a narrow overall width for passing through overhead doors.  It ranges in size from small to large to humongous, depending on the customers requirements.

Self-Propelled Straddle Crane

The crane is diesel engine powered and all actions are hydraulically actuated including lift, propulsion, steering and optional cable lift.  Controls are remote pendant with variable speeds up to 4 MPH.  Tires are large cushion-type rubber, 16” wide and 28” OD for smooth and quiet operation.  It is all heavy duty steel construction with a 3:1 safety factor for demanding industrial use.  The modular design makes the crane easy to transport and to assemble and disassemble in the field.

The crane functions are user-friendly easy to learn, with a short operator training time.  The operator can easily manipulate the fingertip controls to move large and heavy loads.  The removable, umbilical pendant control station can be safely stored when not in use.

The crane comes in a variety of sizes and capacities which are customized to the users specific need.  Standard models are offered in 25,000 and 60,000 pounds capacities with custom designs available up to 100,000 pounds  The simplicity of the modular design gives ATI an advantage and flexibility to meet the user’s needs depending on the environment, size of the building, and  type of access doors as well as the size and condition of the outdoor yard.

Optional features and attachments include a spreader bar for lifting standard ISO shipping containers, 20′ or 40′ size, remote radio control hook up including a safety light indicating positive engagement.  Other optional equipment include large conventional or custom spreader bars, universal spreader bars with a variety of lengths for 2 and 4 lifting points as well as “C” shape lifting rams for large, heavy coils for turning, handling, lifting and positioning of items.  The Tele-Mast is an ideal tool for lifting heavy and large items, and for easily and safely transporting, loading, and manipulating in unusual environments.


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