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.
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
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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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!
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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NEW MOBILE REVERSIBLE CRANE WITH TRIPLE SECTION BOOM
Reaching In, Over, Above and Beyond
Mentor, Ohio March 16, 2017 – Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of a new, heavy duty mobile reversible crane with a unique triple section powered telescoping boom. The RBC-20000SPBW-TSB offers the user many unique benefits with its mobility, portability and compact, narrow design, yet delivers big on lifting capacity and height.
The cylinders are built inside the boom for protection and to make the unit have a modern, slick, appearance. This heavy duty crane can go where no other crane can go, because of its narrow width of 60” and exceptional mobility with 90° powered steering to the left and right so that the large crane can turn on the proverbial dime.
To add to the uniqueness and versatility, the crane has infinitely variable finger tip speed control. It can go so slow so that you can not see it move like a foot per minute for precise positioning around aircraft or other sensitive equipment and then it can speed up to 4 miles per hour to get where it needs to go. The crane has smooth acceleration and deceleration to prevent swinging a load and an automatic parking brake that engages when the crane is brought to a stop.
The crane has 168” long boom with 240” telescopic capability out to 408” height and then it has optional fold-able jib extension 96” long giving it a total of 504” boom reach. At 70° boom angle, it can reach the height of 540” high into the sky. An optional hydraulic cable winch with anti-two-block safety feature is also available.
The unit is powered by a 48 volt large industrial battery and is suitable for indoor and outdoor operation. It operates smooth and quiet and is self-sufficient with built in battery charger. Mobility is provided with large and wide polyurethane wheels, that are roller bearing mounted for easy and quiet mobility and to protect the floor.
The controls are push button pendant remote controls with a 40 ft long cord to give the operator agility and flexibility to control the lifting and telescopic action. The operator can be positioned where the load is to precisely pin point the assembly.
The lifting and telescoping boom action is hydraulically operated with overload protection and safety relief valves built in. The cylinder shafts are chrome plated for smooth operation and to prevent corrosion. The crane is equipped with two electric motors and hydraulic pumps to enable increased lifting speed and provide added assurance for continued operation in case one pump or motor fails.
The RBC cranes are available in smaller size and lighter capacities which include 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 6000, 10,000 and 15,000 lb.
This crane is an ideal tool to help increase productivity, improve safety and make the job easier, safer and faster.
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NEW SKY-RISER, MOBILE HYDRAULIC CRANE
Reaching New Heights yet Rugged, Compact and Portable
Mentor, Ohio January 19, 2017 – Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of a new, top notch lifter that is an economical alternative to help raise productivity and profits. The Sky-Riser offers a variety of unique, versatile features which include: vertical telescopic mast action, powered boom rotation, telescopic boom, 12 ft longer goose-neck attachment for higher lift and further reach, adjustable straddle for narrow passage thru doorways/aisles, and tow bar steering with 90° swing to left and right for sharp turns and precise positioning. The unique telescopic outriggers are 120” wide for stability when lifting to the sky and are retracted when not needed.
The crane is equipped with large foam-filled pneumatic tires for outdoor use on rough gravel. All the features of the large crane can be folded into a smaller package for strategic deployment and fast transport to any location.
The crane can be easily disassembled by removing the two legs with tires, the boom is removed and the adjustable stabilizers are caster equipped so the crane mast with the base is mobile even in its disassembled condition.
The vertically telescopic mast provides higher reach over obstacles and lowers for easy passage through the doorway and loading on a truck for transport. The adjustment is from 88” up to 126” mast height.
The Sky-Riser Mobile Crane lifts up to 4000 lb with the boom retracted to a height of 20 ft. With the boom telescoped out, it lifts 1000 lb up to 30 ft height. With the goose-neck attachment in a straight out position it will lift 500 lb to 40 ft height and with the goose-neck attachment set at 45° angle the unit will reach up to 14 ft beyond the wheels and a height of 36 ft.
The power mast rotation is equipped with telescopic outriggers and the rotation is limited to 45° left and 45° right. All the powered features are hydraulically operated action and include the boom lift, telescopic boom, vertical mast lift and the mast rotation.
The power source available is 110 volt AC single-phase, 240-480 3-phase, battery powered, gasoline, diesel engine, and propane operated. For hazardous locations, spark proof air power is also available.
Controls are mast-mounted manual spool valves or push button remote pendant to help the user be where they need for precise positioning of the load or parts.
Take your pick: Options available are powered cable lift, telescopic outriggers, walkie or rider style self propelled drive, operational safety amber light, and custom goose-neck attachment can be made to suit the user’s needs.
The Sky-Riser will help to speed up maintenance work on aircraft or construction applications with all new versatility in assembly work to increase productivity and mobility at a lower cost. It is an ideal tool where portability and higher lifts are required.
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PORTABLE JIB CRANE ARTICULARM
Complete Portable Workstation Offers New Dimensions of Versatility
Mentor, Ohio December 5, 2016 – Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of a new, one of a kind Portable Jib Crane with Articulating Forearm, 360° rotation and telescopic mast.
The main benefit is portability which enables the portable jib crane to be used anywhere, anytime for indoor and outdoor use without permanent installation. The unit provides on the spot handling and it can operate in harmony with big and bulky overhead cranes.
The most exciting new feature is the 6 ft long articulating forearm feature that rotates 360° providing 100% coverage within the work area. The 10 ft main beam also rotates 360° for a total work area of 16 ft radius.
The unit is equipped with an optional load balancer making the load weightless. It is an ideal ergonomic tool to help lift and place any component with precise positioning for assembly.
It can be used for many industrial applications such as: machine loading, lifting, transferring, stacking, packing, holding parts for inspection, assembly, maintenance, etc.
The Portable Jib Crane Articularm is available in three versions:
Stationary, permanent floor mounted arm.
Portable, self-supporting counterweight jib crane with 4-way fork pockets.
Combination unit with unique telescopic mast.
Experience a new dimension of versatility. You can operate at different heights to reach over, above and beyond to reach around obstacles.
The telescoping mast can be used for actual load lifting without use of a hoist. It’s versatility comes into play where limited overhead space as well as higher ceiling heights exist. The telescoping mast feature is also useful for reducing the overall height of the crane for storage or transportation, and then extend it to full working height during operation. The lifting action is hydraulically actuated.
The combination of any version or options can be selected to meet the user’s need. Other options available are powered mast rotation and powered forearm rotation. Any selected combination can be used with optional electric hoist or load balancer.
Capacities available are 500, 1000 and 2000 lbs. The beam height is 8, 10, 12, 16 and 20 feet. The power options are 110 volts single phase, 240-480 volts 3 phase as well as air powered hoist and mast lift for hazardous environments.
The construction of this special jib crane is heavy duty steel welded construction for rugged industrial use. Corrosive or marine environment stainless steel construction is also available.
The mast rotation and forearm rotation are featured with precision bearings to enable easy and smooth operation. The Portable Jib Crane Articularm is an ergonomically designed tool to help in multiple tasks to increase efficiency, save time, make the job easier, and improve the morale of the work force the smart way – by having the worker use more brain than muscle.
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Small Business Helps NASA with 4-in-1 Lifting Solution
Mentor, Ohio September 9, 2016 – Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of a new “Reversible, Convertible Self-Propelled Mobile Crane” designed especially for NASA.
NASA has the unique and challenging task of lifting and maneuvering hydraulic cylinders on a test stand. Multiple heavy cylinders from 800 to 2100 pounds need to be lifted and positioned at different angles for assembly. Working in tight areas with little clearance and low headroom created a major challenge in accomplishing these tasks safely.
The RBC-3000SPBLL-M has been equipped with regular telescoping boom and swivel eye hook for some common crane boom tasks. The crane is convertible and can be changed to a double parallelogram boom with three-axis manipulator for pitch, yaw and roll operations with a pair of special adjustable forks and holding straps to secure the cylinders during articulation.
The cylinder can be lifted in vertical or horizontal orientations and the yaw axis allows the cylinder to swing left or right for precise positioning. The pitch axis adjusts the vertical alignment to allow the cylinder to be tilted backwards, then raised and plugged into the proper orientation in a tight spot for installation.
The yaw adapter of the manipulator can be removed and replaced with traditional lifting forks for handling standard pallets. The conversion from regular boom to parallelogram boom takes about 15 to 20 minutes and provides NASA with more flexibility and cost savings by having one piece of equipment handling four different tasks.
The RBC is constructed out of heavy duty welded steel. The tilt back mast allows for space saving and provides better safety with less counterweight requirements, making the equipment lighter for easier mobility and longer battery life.
The crane is self-propelled battery powered with infinitely variable speed control from 0-4mph and the steering is 90° to left and right which is ideal for making sharp turns in crowded areas, narrow isles and tight spaces. The unit has built in battery charger that is 120-volt operated.
The propulsion is electro-mechanical with built in automatic braking. The mobility is provided on roller bearing mounted cushion-type wheels for quiet, smooth operation, protecting the floor, and minimizing point loads on the work platform.
All the functions are hydraulically activated which includes the boom lift, telescopic boom and pitch actions. The hydraulic cylinders are equipped with chrome plated shafts for smooth operation and to prevent corrosion. Hydraulic cylinders are equipped with holding valves to prevent loss of load in the event of a hydraulic failure. The hydraulic systems is protected with safety relief valve to prevent over-pressurizing.
All the control functions are push button pendant remote controlled so that the operator can be hands on where precision alignment is required. Hydraulic controls are also built into the steering handle allowing complete operation of the boom and drive functions from one location.
The RBC is truly an ideal tool that is, unique, versatile, mobile, agile, ergonomically safe to help NASA in deep space exploration.
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.
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.