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Making NASA’s Job Easier

An aerospace customer was looking for a way to lift their x-ray inspection device over the Orion space craft. The x-ray device weighs 150 lbs and had to be lifted up and over the heat shield assembly over 10 feet high. A typical shop crane boom would contact the load at that steep boom angle, so this was a great solution for the Husky Master mobile hydraulic floor crane with a goose neck boom. The goose neck boom option provides added horizontal reach at boom angles over 45°. This gave them the ability to reach up and over the space craft to perform the work safely and efficiently.

http://www.airtechnical.com/product/husky-master-mobile-hydraulic-floor-cranes/

October 11, 2017

RV Hideaway Grill

A customer who was building a custom motor coach home designed a compartment to install a grill on-board that could be hidden and stowed during travel and then pop out when it’s time for a cook out. The outdoor grill is low-profile and stored under the camper on a slide-out tray. However when the tray slides out, it is not at an ergonomic height for the grill master to operate. This is a very unique application for our Mini Scissors Lift Table. We added fold out slide plates to accommodate cooking utensils and condiments. The table can lift up to 250 lbs and starts as slim as 4” collapsed. The hidden compartment is completely concealed when stowed, and then the tray slides out and the small lift table raises into grilling position. See more on this product at http://www.airtechnical.com/product/mini-scissors-lift-tables/

September 27, 2017

NEW ERGO-ECO Crawler Crane with Knuckle Boom

Mentor, Ohio September 7, 2017Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of a new all-terrain crawler crane for outdoor and indoor use. The unique features of the Crawler crane include ergonomic and eco-friendly (ergo-eco) clean operation, quiet movement, remote controlled walk along functionality, turning on the dime (360°) and ability to travel in any direction for multi-use applications.

The knuckle boom crane (KK) comes with a telescopic extension boom reaching up to 18 ft with a lift height of 20 ft above the ground level. The knuckle allows it to effectively reach 5 ft below the ground level into man holes or below ground operation. Adding a hydraulic winch option allows reach up to 50 ft below ground level.

The crane functions are hydraulically activated and includes 350° mast rotation for the boom lift, the knuckle, and telescopic boom actions.

The controls are all remote pendant or wireless controlled. The pendant controller is attached to a 20′ long cable to give the operator flexibility to reach out to where a load needs to be handled or rigged.

An optional application for the Crawler is a removable plow blade which can be used for light ground grading or snow plowing.

The Crawler is powered by a 48 volt heavy duty industrial battery with a built-in charger for overnight charging. Alternative power options are LPG-gas propane or diesel for outdoor use only. The lifting capacity of the crane is available in 2000, 4000, 6000, and 10,000 lbs.

Other options include cable lift and gooseneck attachments which will extend the reach to 24 ft and the lifting height to 25 ft. The capacity is substantially reduced with the gooseneck attachment. A personnel basket can be attached to the boom for this lift. The track is available in steel and/or rubber to protect the floor as well as to reduce noise level while traveling.

The versatile Crawler has many features to assist various, unique material handling applications including assembly, maintenance work, transporting, loading, unloading and is ideal for aircraft service maintenance. The Crawler is an excellent workhorse for special industrial applications and is engineered to improve safety while making the job easier and faster.

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September 19, 2017

Extra Long Tables Aid in Ergonomics

A customer who manufactures display cases for retail was looking for an ergonomic way of assembling the product. These cases were as long as 16 ft long and weighed up to 2,000 pounds. This was a great application for our Tandem Scissors Lift Table. Two scissors lifts in one frame are ideal for handling long items such as these. We incorporated a gravity conveyor as this would become part of an assembly line. The lifts needed to go as low as 7 inches to match up with the existing conveyor lines so we were able to customize them to achieve this requirement. They needed to lift 30 inches to an ergonomic height for the workers to perform their tasks more efficiently. You can see more about the Tandem Scissor Lift Tables at http://www.airtechnical.com/product/tandem-scissors-lift-table/

 

September 14, 2017

Winner Winner Chicken Lifter

A company in the farming industry was looking for a way to safely store their hen cages. The hen cages all together would weight up to 10,000 lbs and need to be stored at a height of 21’6”. This was a great solution for our modified Hi-Lift Double Scissors Lift Table. The table platform is 14 ft long and 7 ft wide. A 4 ft lowered height enabled us to achieve the appropriate mechanical advantage needed to achieve the customer’s height requirements and fit an internal 25HP hydraulic power unit so the entire system could be self-contained. The unit was also equipped with fork pockets to be able to be transported and stored when necessary.

The success of this project is an excellent example of how ATI’s custom engineering and manufacturing capabilities were able to quickly and easily scale up from a smaller lift design to provide a unique solution for a customer at a reasonable cost and lead time.

http://www.airtechnical.com/extra-large-heavy-duty-hi-lift-scissor-deck/

August 23, 2017

Rough-Terrain Lift Table Helps Renewable Energy

A customer in the wind turbine industry was looking for a way to safety and efficiently perform maintenance on turbine blades in the field. They needed a low-profile, rough-terrain scissors lift so they can transport and position the blades. The huge windmill blades can span up to 200′ length, so they are quite awkward and cumbersome to handle. The lift table is only 8 feet long and is positioned under the middle at the center of gravity to do the positioning. The wheels are 21” diameter pneumatic wheels and it has dual self-contained drive wheels with power steering and a joystick pendant control for remote operation. The blade is removed from the windmill head and placed onto the lift table. Then the lift table is maneuvered to a work area where it places the blade on supports to perform the work.

The self-propelled mobile scissors lift table is an ideal tool for improving the efficiency and rapid turnaround of wind turbine blade maintenance. By combining proven lift table design with the custom features required for the specific application, we are able to provide a simple and cost-effective engineered solution.

http://www.airtechnical.com/new-low-profile-lift-table-built-propulsion/

August 9, 2017

Torpedo Handling

A naval customer who was testing missiles was looking for a safe way to deploy them into the ocean. They wanted something that was robust enough that could not only support the weight of the torpedo, but also handle the tilting force when it was at an angle. We provided this customer with a 6,000 lbs heavy duty scissors lift table with a wash down power pack, and marine grade paint to withstand the elements. Learn more about this product line at http://www.airtechnical.com/hydraulic-scissors-lift-table.php

July 12, 2017

EXTRA LARGE, HEAVY DUTY HI-LIFT SCISSOR DECK

EXTRA LARGE, HEAVY DUTY HI-LIFT SCISSOR DECK

XL Lifting Capacity Reaching New Heights

Mentor, Ohio May 26, 2017 – Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of a new, extra large double scissor lift platform with a 10,000 lb capacity.  It lifts from 48 in lowered height, 210 in vertical lift and maximum raised height of 258 in.

The scissor mechanism is manufactured from heavy duty rectangular tubing for sturdy, smooth lifting, and robust side-to-side stability, with 3:1 structural safety factor.

Lifting is actuated by four hydraulic cylinders with precision built cylinder body and smooth inner walls equipped with durable urethane seals.  The 2 in OD cylinder shaft is made of high carbon tough steel.  The shafts are chrome plated for smooth operation and to prevent corrosion.

The non-skid deck is available with optional railings on all sides with a gate on each end or two-sided with safety chains.  The deck size is 102 in wide by 168 in long with flexible platform sizes and lifting heights available.  A telescoping deck extension feature  is also available to provide added reach.  The deck extension is hydraulically actuated for smooth, effortless operation.

The unit shown is stationary for permanent installation.  Optional mobile units are available wheel mounted, towable or also self-propelled walkie or rider type, as well as self-contained drive with remote joystick controls.  When the unit is installed on wheels there are optional outriggers that may be necessary for added stability.

There are a variety of power options that can be used for stationary installation primarily electrical 240-480 volt 3 phase.  Mobile units can be deep-cycle or industrial battery DC powered, propane engine or gasoline engine.  For hazardous duty environments there is an air powered hydraulic system that is spark proof.

This is an ideal, versatile, and economical way of lifting large heavy items to greater height while the mobility provides additional flexibility to be used any time or place needed.

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See Double Scissors Lift models here.

 

May 30, 2017

MEGA Heavy Rollover Unit for Aerospace Supplier

A customer in the aerospace component manufacturing business was looking for a way to split and invert their dies. These dies being different shapes and size weighing in upwards of 10,000 lbs. The best solution for them was our Upender Inverter. We are able to make t-slots to the top and bottom so retain to the top or bottom of the machine and then dissect the top half from the bottom. They also wanted the ability to completely rotate either the whole die and or top or bottom section. So this machine gave them the ability to perform multiple tasks and was quite the time saver!! The customer was so pleased with this solution that they ultimately bought a 60,000 lbs version, making it the heaviest capacity Upender Inverter that we have ever built!

Upender Inverter 65K Rollover

 

http://www.airtechnical.com/product/upender-inverter/

May 17, 2017

NEW COMPACT DRIVE ON POPULAR HUSKY MASTER FLOOR CRANE

NEW COMPACT DRIVE ON POPULAR HUSKY MASTER FLOOR CRANE

Powerful Lift in a Compact Package

Mentor, Ohio April 28, 2017 – Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of a new, compact drive system that is smaller in size and more powerful with infinitely variable speed control and automatic braking when the control handle is released.  The steering is 90° left and 90° right making sharp turns on a dime for operating in tight areas and precision positioning of the load.

The unit is light, compact and is available with adjustable legs that adjust from narrow 34 in and up to 60 in wide when lifting to 12 ft height for stability.  Other options include hydraulically powered telescopic boom extending from 54 in out to 96 in long.

Powered cable lift is also available to be able to reach up to 25 ft below floor levels into utility holes or from a second floor it can lift up from the lower level.

The Super Master variation offers the additional feature of mast rotation with outriggers.

The unit is available in 2000, 4000 and 6000 pound capacities.  The large wheels are roller bearing mounted polyurethane-coated, for smooth, quiet operation and to protect the floor.

Lifting and telescopic boom action is hydraulically actuated and the drive system is electo-mechanical battery powered 24 volts DC.  A built-in charger is available to make the unit completely self sufficient.

The Husky Master is a handy flexible tool where heavier loads need to be lifted, positioned and transported with effortless finger tip controls making the job easier and safer.

 

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See Husky-Master models here

April 30, 2017
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