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The RBC is In the Navy

A Naval customer was looking for a easier way to transport motors during the cleansing process. They have to be taking in and out of ovens and dip tanks. These motors weigh in the neighborhood of 700-1000 lbs. The existing monorail they have in place limits them to being able to transport the motors only on the path of the monorail track. Our RBC-4000-SPBW Reversible Boom Crane was a great solution. Like most applications, they were limited on maneuverability real estate. We were able to modify the base into what we call our “compact” version. While it increases the weight quite a bit, this modification provides for a shorter overall length. This opened up several possibilities in which this versatile mobile crane will be used on the shop floor. The customer had previous experience with our crane at another naval base, and is very excited to be able to benefit from using it again!! They couldn’t wait to get their hands on it!

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Self-Propelled Reversible Boom Crane

January 16, 2018

Why I Love Selling for Air Technical Industries

I sell hydraulic lift tables, all types of cranes, pallet inverters, fork lift attachments, and self propelled cranes and lift tables. They are made right here in Mentor, Ohio by American workers. Every sale I make, I know that I’m keeping 40 people working here in Ohio. I also know I’m sending a machine to help another company with their manufacturing needs and keeping their workers safe and efficient. I love selling for Air Technical Industries and am proud to say I am going on to my seventh year with this company. With ATI I talk to CEOs, secretaries, engineers, and foremen. I help them solve problems and keep people safe. Its my opinion that nothing happens in business without a salesperson selling an idea or product or a solution. You have to be smart, attentive and able to relate to all kinds of people. Everybody sells in some way or another, to get through life, to make friends, get a date, get a job, get an extra cookie from mom. I love selling our product and solving other peoples problems, THAT is what we do here. My dad sold, my grandfather sold. They taught me that the best sales job you can have is when you love and believe in the products your selling. At ATI, WE ALL believe in our product and relish the opportunity to help our clients.

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December 27, 2017

New “STOW-N-GO” Grilling for the Ultimate “Glamping” Experience

Mentor, Ohio November 29, 2017Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of an all new “STOW-N-GO” – RETRACTABLE GRILL PLATFORM AND LIFT which will allow RV enthusiasts to electro-mechanically transport out and store away their camping gas grill right from inside their RV, all with the push of a button!

When RV owners hit the open road or rent their favorite campground pad, they can be the envy of all. Simply open the storage unit on the RV, push a button, and out comes your grill for an awesome grilling experience.

The Stow-N-Go is actually a mechanical screw-operated mini scissor lift ergonomically engineered and manufactured entirely by ATI.

The lift is designed to mechanically slide out of the RV storage or luggage compartment and then raise most any gas grill (mounted on top of the lift) to the perfect grilling height. Lift options include multi-position and rotatable platforms designs, powered or manually extending tray and fold down accessory tables.

The Stow-N-Go comes in a variety of sizes and is conveniently powered by 12 volt DC battery power or 110 AC power. The lift holds a 250 pound grill and is available in widths of 15-24 inches, and in lengths between 19-48 inches. Vertical lift travel is from 12-30 inches in height. Push button control is standard. Wireless remote control or dash mount switch is optional. ATI is a custom manufacturer, so unique challenges and production enhancements are always welcome.

RV enthusiasts can enjoy the ultimate “Glamping” experience with the convenience of showing then stowing their grill with ease! Call ATI today to order your personalized Stow-N-Go lift and the porterhouse steaks will be grilling before you know it!


November 29, 2017

Zero-Low Lift Streamlines Medical Manufacturing

An OEM in the medical equipment industry came to us for a lifting solution at their regional service center. What they wanted to accomplish was to provide for a more efficient, safe and productive procedure and environment for repairing/upgrading ultrasound equipment. These devices are mounted on permanent skids with caster wheels, so our Zero-Low lift table was a natural solution allowing their technicians to wheel the equipment onto the ground level lift table safely and with ease thereby immediately improving ergonomics. And by choosing double-acting lift cylinders, productivity was further enhanced.

Secondly, their process/production lines change regularly and their service lift areas have to move with those lines. Rather than using pit-mounted lifts that would leave holes in the floor, once again, the Zero-Low lift tables improved versatility as well as safety, being able to move to different workstations based on changing production processes.

Finally, we customized our tables with safety skirts, holding valves and a heavy duty cycle package that exceeded their safety requirements and added to the longevity and value of the lift tables.

November 16, 2017

A Silent Accomplishment…Which Needs To Be Heard!

A customer in the entertainment industry was struggling in their search to find a material handling equipment company that would produce a heavy duty capacity scissors lift that operated completely silent. They also requested that the heavy duty lift table also support a 15,000 lb load that would need to be lifted 8 feet high in 10 seconds or less. Our engineering team at Air Technical Industries met the challenge by customizing one of our standard models with an accumulator power pack, which was positioned 100 feet from the stage. The hydraulic scissors lift was also required to start and stop slowly. This was achieved by incorporating a programmable logic controller (PLC) in the engineered unit. The final scissors lift was built to an overall size of 84” x 144” and height of 16”, meeting all customer requirements. This lift with the unique and versatile accumulator powerpack raises and lowers whisper-quiet yet with turbo speed!

Challenges like this are common requests that customers make to Air Technical Industries. And we can answer the challenge, because we are also a customized manufacturer of material handling equipment. We just don’t deliver quality products… we deliver real solutions to every unique challenge! That’s where we excel – just like this customer found out. If you have a unique challenge…call us or go to our “Challenge Us” section on our website. Our engineering team is waiting to help you!

Learn more about this featured heavy duty capacity scissor lift model at

November 8, 2017

Ground Level Work Positioning

A customer who manufactures high-tech bearings for automotive and industrial was looking for a way to lift carts full of these bearings to an ergonomic working height. The carts were 24” x 48” long and weighed as much as 1,000 lbs completely loaded. This is a simple application of our Zero-Low family of ground-level lift tables. The operator could roll the cart directly onto the lift without the use of ramps or a forklift. However, they needed something that was sleek and narrow so the operator would not have to reach far over the sides of the lift to get to the parts. Our Low-Profile Zero-Low Lift Table was the perfect solution! We also installed locking bars to prevent the carts from rolling off when on the lift table. Utilizing the unique solution of the Low-Profile Zero-Low Lift table with ground level platform entry and low-profile, narrow fenders, this customer was able to accomplish everything they needed to improve ergonomics and work performance. You can see more about this particular product at

October 25, 2017

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.

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

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.


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


September 14, 2017
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