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Food Industry on the rise using Stainless Zero-Low Lifts

A premier ice cream producer in Holland, Michigan needed a way to work more ergonomically.  The application involved raising up flavoring for their ice cream to pour into their mixers.  They were currently carrying product up a small amount of stairs and manually lifting the product up over the top into their mixing vats. This was not an ideal method from the perspective of ergonomics, safety, nor efficiency!Stainless Steel Zero-Low Lift

Air Technical Industries’ Zero-Low Lift Table allows the flavor to be easily loaded on at ground floor level and lift up 42″ in height. Once at the desired height, the flavor is poured into the vats.  The unit had to be stainless steel with sanitary welds. The 304 stainless steel construction means the lift is not painted, which can flake and chip, and it won’t corrode if sprayed down for cleaning purposes. A NEMA-4 washdown duty power pack was required for easy clean up at the the end of the day and protect from any over spray or spillage of material. Food-grade hydraulic fluid is used to prevent contamination of the food products. An adjustable limit switch is installed to bring the unit up the specific height required for unloading.

This unit will pay for itself in 3 months and also provide their employees a safer and more ergonomic way of making delicious treats for us all to enjoy!

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How Scissor-Lift Tables Work

A scissor-lift table refers to a mechanical lifting platform that can be raised or lowered to the desired height. It makes work processes more efficient by optimizing ergonomic techniques to level vertical distances and eliminate the need for physical lifting. Although they may look complicated, this equipment is actually simple to design and deploy. Air Technical Industries (ATI) provides a range of Zero-Low Lift Tables designed to take care of all your material handling needs while improving workers’ safety, increasing productivity, and optimizing efficiency.

How Does a Hydraulic Lift Table Work?

The hydraulic lift table is designed to raise and lower whenever hydraulic fluid is forced into and out of the hydraulic cylinders. As the fluid enters the cylinder, the cylinder strokes outwards to force the scissors’ legs apart and vice versa.  

The following are the two working styles of hydraulic lift tables:

Raising the lift table

The hydraulic lift table rises whenever the motor pushes the fluid into the ram cylinder. Once the unit is raised to maximum height, the fluid remains in the hydraulic cylinder to enable the lift and the table to stay in the raised position with the help of a simple check valve.

Lowering the lift table

The hydraulic lift table lowers when the down switch of the pendant control is opened. The down valve’s standard position is typically closed to guarantee that the platform doesn’t lower itself whenever there is a power outage. By pressing the down button on the pendant control, you enable the solenoid to trigger the valve to open and allow the hydraulic oil to return to the oil reservoir.

What Components Make Up a Hydraulic Lift Table?

What Components Make Up a Hydraulic Lift TableClick to Expand

Hydraulic scissor lift tables are comprised of five major components:

  • Platform: the platform is the top part of the lift table. It is where lifted items sit.
  • Base: the base refers to the bottom part of the lift table that rests on the floor. It features a track where scissor legs travel in.
  • Scissor legs: these are structural members that enable the platform to change elevation.
  • Hydraulic cylinder: hydraulic cylinders enable the lift to raise and lower.
  • Hydraulic power unit (HPU): hydraulic scissor lifts can be powered by either an electric or air motor. The motor provides the necessary power for the hydraulic lift pump to function optimally.

Zero-Low Lift Tables: The Superior Solution

Zero-Low products serve as an optimal replacement for a standard hydraulic scissor lift. The zero-low lift tables provided by Air Technical are designed to lower to the ground level, unlike similar equipment on the market. They also eliminate the inconvenience and expenses that come with ramps, pits, fork trucks, and more. Additionally, these zero-low products help reduce the risks of worker injuries and fatigue with no required lifting.

At Air Technical, we offer a range of customization solutions to suit your specific needs and budget. Our experienced technicians can modify or add special features, including safety skits and automatic sequencing:

  • Automatic sequencing: We also provide PLC controls for systems integration or automatic sequencing of lift operations. 
  • Safety skirts: Safety skirts improve safety by limiting access to pinch points. They are mounted on the outside of the table with Velcro® adhesive for easy access.
  • Poly Toe Guard: This flexible polyurethane toe guard lip adds safety to any Zero-Low style table. The lip protrudes beyond the lifting platform to guard against the platform lowering onto a worker’s foot.

Get Exceptional Scissor-Lift Tables From Air Technical Industries

At ATI, we leverage the latest technology and newest equipment to provide exceptional material handling and automated equipment that optimizes workflows for an improved bottom line. If you have any questions, contact us today.

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Labor Shortage? Improve productivity!

One of the most lasting and surprising impacts of some worldwide event that shall not be named is the dramatic labor shortage that is being experienced across most industries. Why this continues to be such an ongoing and significant problem is a topic of some (but not much) debate. Alas, this is not a political blog, so we’re not going to discuss the opinions about how we got here, but rather focus on solutions and how this problem can be overcome. The bottom line is that many companies are hindered in returning to full capacity because there are simply not enough staff to perform the necessary production operations.

For all of us involved in manufacturing and distribution operations that are not conducive to the work from home movement, we have to get the real work done and we have to do it faster, getting more done with less resources than ever before. This calls for addressing some of the human factors that sometimes settle below our attention. This includes ergonomic issues like minimizing bending, twisting and stretching by providing work positioning lift tables or lift and tilt tables to bring the load to the worker. Even when handling small or lightweight pieces, the repetitive and/or straining motions can cause fatigue and loss of productivity.

Work positioning lift table


Machine feeding or accumulating is another common application where a worker or multiple workers are required to manually handle some materials, sometimes large awkward items, to load or unload machines. This can have a double benefit, potentially freeing up a second operator to be productive elsewhere while at the same time allowing the remaining operator to work more efficiently, with less strain and fatigue. Simple lift table accessories like an Automatic Height Gauge are great companions to these functions because the operator doesn’t even have to push a button. The work positioning lift table can automatically raise as material is removed or lower as material is added to the platform.

Automatic Height Gauge

Automatic Height Gauge option

Besides lift tables and work positioning devices, workstation cranes can be amazing for productivity. Workstation cranes empower operators to handle their own small lifts and not wait on an overhead crane or fork lift to help them, and not risk the strain or potential injury of attempting to lift something that might be at the edge of reasonable manual exertion. Who are we kidding? Sometimes it might be so far past the edge of reasonable manual exertion that you no longer can see that edge in the rear view mirror! A light floor mounted crane, mobile crane, or portable workstation crane can be a tremendous time-saver and productivity booster for a much more affordable cost than some of the heavier lift equipment that it would depend on otherwise.

Portable Jib Crane workstation crane

These are just a few examples out of many that can help us do more with less. They are all designed to improve the experience of the operator, making the job easier so they can get more done. When there aren’t as many operators around to do the job by brute force or using as much time as it takes, we have the opportunity to make it happen in other ways. And these ways are more beneficial to the same operators and to the business as a whole, so when we return to certain times, we find we made the right investment for the long term.


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Pallet Inverter Selection Guide

Pallet inverters, and similar solutions such as an upender inverter, are specialized machines that allow fully loaded pallets, heavy items, and stacks of material to be easily and quickly rotated or repositioned. They help boost efficiency, reduce product damage, and prevent workplace injuries by eliminating the need to manually invert, move, or stack heavy items. Available in several sizes with varying load capacities, pallet inverters provide a safer and more efficient pallet-handling alternative to fork trucks, overhead cranes, and other hazardous and difficult-to-operate heavy lifting equipment.

Here, we provide an overview of pallet inverters, their advantages and applications, and some factors to consider when choosing an inverter for your operation. 

What is a Pallet Inverter?

Pallet inverters feature a unique pallet-gripping system that allows them to securely invert or transfer pallets with or without product on them. Compared with other types of heavy lifting equipment, these machines are easier to operate and integrate better with various warehouse equipment and production lines. Most inverters can be manually controlled as stand-alone units or incorporated into a larger automation sequence. Their primary uses include:

  • Changing out damaged pallets
  • Accessing and removing damaged items located at the bottom of a full load
  • Repositioning fully loaded pallets within a warehouse
  • Moving or manipulating heavy, bulky items or stacks of product

The exact operating sequence of an inverter will depend on its specific configuration and design features. The Upender Pallet Inverter from Air Technical is available with a built-in conveyor and feed conveyor, offering a fully-automated solution for various material handling applications. Its operation involves the following basic steps:

  1. The load is placed or fed onto the feed conveyor leading to the pallet inverter.
  2. A push-button control turns on the feed conveyor and the load gets fed into the inverter. A sensor located under the rollers detects the load as it enters the unit, automatically initiating the built-in conveyors.
  3. After guiding the load into the inverter, the built-in conveyors shut off. The hydraulically operated clamping mechanism then closes, applying sufficient pressure to carefully secure the load within the unit.
  4. The unit rotates the secured load until reaching 180 degrees. The clamping mechanism then opens automatically, and the load exits the inverter via the built-in conveyor.

Advantages of Pallet Inverters

Pallet Inverter Selection Guideclick to expand

By simplifying and speeding up the pallet-handling process, inverters provide companies with the following benefits:

  • Improved efficiency: With their versatile designs and functionalities, pallet inverters are easy to integrate into existing material handling operations. These machines can quickly perform repetitive and laborious lifting, moving, and orientation processes for heavy loads. These capabilities save companies time and allow them to make more efficient use of employees. They also simplify the process of recovering damaged goods by enabling easy retrieval of items located at the bottom of pallets. Damaged items can be removed and replaced without requiring the entire load to be manually unstacked and restacked. 
  • Reduced expenses: Attempting to rotate or reposition large, heavy loads by hand often results in inadvertent product damage and poses an increased risk of train or injury to employees. By automating such tasks, inverters reduce production interruptions and save companies money on damaged items and manual labor. 
  • Enhanced safety: By eliminating the need to manually lift or rotate heavy loads, pallet inverters help reduce the occurrence of employee injuries and create a much safer and healthier working environment.
  • Avoid improper use of equipment: Utilizing a forklift or overhead crane to sling and turn over a heavy or awkward item results in side-loading of hoists, unbalanced loading, and other hazards that are extremely unsafe and constitute misuse of the equipment.

How to Use Pallet Inverters

Pallet inverters help to optimize the use of warehouse space by performing a number of essential material handling tasks. Their capabilities include:

  • Efficient recovery of damaged items: With pallet inverters, damaged items located at the bottom of a load can be quickly accessed and removed without having to manually restack items. These machines can also be used to remove and replace broken pallets without unstacking the product.
  • Pallet swapping: Wood pallets can harbor chemicals or other contaminants from previous uses, which is a concern for industries with strict sanitary standards. For example, the food and pharmaceutical sectors often need to transfer incoming goods from wood shipping pallets to plastic hygienic pallets before they can be safely stored in clean rooms or other sanitary spaces. Inverters allow dock crews to exchange pallets quickly and efficiently without unpacking each shipment and restacking the goods on the new pallet. Conversely, inverters can transfer items from high-quality storage pallets to cheaper, expendable shipping pallets for distribution purposes.
  • Rotating large products: The versatility of pallet inverters makes them useful for handling more than just pallets. These machines can also rotate large, cumbersome items that are difficult to invert by hand. This is extremely useful in operations that require the product’s orientation to change for further processing, such as metal casting and foundry, steel stamping, or rolls.
  • Rotating large stacks of material: In addition to handling pallets and large items, pallet inverters can rotate heavy stacks of material such as sheets, paper boards, or laminated product manufacturing. This saves time and labor by allowing operators to invert the entire stack as a unit rather than rotating each individual item.

How Should I Decide What Pallet Inverter Is Best For My Application?

Selecting the best pallet inverter for a given operation requires careful consideration of the following factors:

  • What load sizes will I be handling? Consider the weight and dimensions of the loads you handle in your operation. You can estimate the ideal inverter height range for your application by adding a minimum of five inches to your largest pallet load. A pallet inverter with a standard height range is adequate for handling loads that are all similar in size and weight.
  • Do I need to handle a variety of different loads? If you will be handling loads with varying weights and dimensions, choose an inverter with a larger clamp range to accommodate larger loads, as well as small or partial loads.
  • What type of product will I be inverting? The durability or fragility of the product being handled will influence the best type of inverter for your operation. For delicate products, it is important to choose an inverter that offers the appropriate clamp pressure settings. 
  • How much product will be inverted per day? Consider the amount of usage the inverter will need to accommodate on a daily basis. To maximize efficiency and meet productivity demands, major manufacturers or distributors will likely require a heavy-duty inverter that can quickly and reliably invert large volumes of product. For smaller-scale operations with lighter loads, a low-duty inverter might be more economical.
  • How will my product be loaded into the inverter? Make sure you choose a pallet inverter that will accommodate your facility’s space requirements and easily integrate into your existing processes. Some inverters can be used as manually-operated, stand-alone machines, while others can be equipped with conveyors and other features for integration into automated production lines. 

Pallet Inverters from Air Technical Industries

Pallet inverters are highly specialized pieces of equipment that improve the efficiency of material-handling operations and facilitate a safer working environment for employees. At Air Technical Industries, we use advanced technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to design and manufacture pallet inverters and other material-handling solutions for a range of industries. Our Upender Inverter enables smooth, precise positioning or rotating of heavy pallets and other large items. Equipment features and options include:

  • Electromechanical rotation
  • Hydraulically operated clamping action
  • Available in 2,000, 4,000, 6,000, and 10,000 lb. capacities
  • Several platform size options, including:
    • 48″ x 48″ with a 50″ throat opening
    • 48″ x 72″ with a 52″ throat opening
    • 54″ x 96″ with a 66″ throat opening
  • Heavy-duty powered conveyors for automatic loading
  • Customizable PLC-controlled automatic cycle package available

To accommodate a range of load-handling requirements, we also offer a Mini Upender Inverter with a 250-pound capacity. We can also manufacture custom inverters with capacities of up to 50,000 pounds. Browse our selection of pallet inverters, upenders, and similar solutions to get started on your next material handling solution, or challenge us to let us help you choose the optimal equipment for your application.

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A Gripper is Usually NOT the Solution

In the business of designing and manufacturing specialty-type material handling equipment, we work with many customers doing a lot of interesting things. We are flexible and receptive to the requirements and desires of our customers and we never want to say “no”. It is a great benefit and service we offer that we are willing and able to accommodate unique design requirements and modify our products or design completely customized products for our customers and so we enjoy saying “yes we can” the majority of the time!

Over the course of 50 years doing this, we have learned a great many valuable lessons. We have found a lot of things that work, and quite a few that don’t work! One lesson that stands out is a special case of manipulator and gripper devices. A multi-axis manipulator with gripper is a unique device suited for applications where small parts need to be maneuvered easily and articulated into various positions. The manipulator itself can have up to 3-axes of motion: pitch, roll, and yaw. Utilizing only two of these axes is usually sufficient to achieve the positioning necessary and reduce cost, but it always depends on the particular application.

The gripper is the end effector that holds the part. It can take the form of a jaw gripper like what might typically come to mind when you picture “robotic gripper”, but it can also be a flat gripper with parallel jaws or an expanding coil ram gripper, a vacuum cup suction cup gripper, or a number of other possibilities. What we have found is that a complex design of a gripper such as these is actually cumbersome, over-complicated, and more often than not, completely unnecessary!

Nevertheless, many customers specifically ask for a gripper! The more and more we experience this, the more we realize that it is a psychological issue that creates this misconception. Didn’t see that coming? Stay with me here! We are all human, at least most of us, and we are born with these two hands and ten fingers and these are the tools we use to interact with the world. With this in mind, it actually makes perfect sense that when humans think about how they want to handle some parts or some heavy load, they tend to visualize it with their hands and how their fingers might grip and how their wrist and elbows might articulate it. I know, cognitive biases are crazy!

Armed with this knowledge (no pun intended), we can attempt to break this mind-set. We have such a diverse line of products to perform necessary operations in multiple ways. In most cases, a gripper is not actually the best way to accomplish these tasks. We are creative and resourceful and we can generally suggest more simple, economical, and safer methods for these handling or positioning operations. Now all we have to do is break that psychological barrier!!

Click here and Challenge Us to solve your lifting or handling project WITHOUT a gripper!

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Truck-Mounted or Mobile Knuckle Boom

The Truck Mounted Knuckle Krane was first manufactured in 1970. This hydraulic knuckle krane is available in 2000, 4000, and 6000 pound capacities with powered options and has a lift height of 18 ft.

This heavy-duty hydraulic truck mounted knuckle krane can revolve 360° on its vertical axis and the most common use is loading and unloading delivery trucks. Many times this equipment is used to provide maintenance tasks on other construction equipment. This unique knuckle boom retracts and folds with a telescopic boom , making it a small package that saves space. When deployed with the knuckle boom in near vertical position, it provides a high head room, and in horizontal position, telescoped out, provides a long reach. With the knuckle lowered, the boom can reach down to below the ground level. This unit is ideal for big, bulky, or awkward loads. It can reach over, beyond, and beneath its own base mount.

More recently in 2004, the Knuckle boom design was adapted to the Self-Propelled Reversible Boom Crane. Now the advantages of the knuckle boom design can be enjoyed on a mobile shop crane. The Reversible Boom Knuckle Krane (RBKK) offers utmost versatility for in-plant assembly, maintenance, and work positioning applications.

The Truck-Mounted Knuckle Crane is built of heavy duty welded steel construction for industrial or construction use. Many times cranes are used in assembly lines for heavy installations, machine loading, feeding, heat treating, forging, and most of the time for truck loading and unloading. This unit is an efficient piece of equipment at an affordable price.

It’s all in the knuckle!

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Need A Custom Unit To Complete Your Project? Call ATI

Air Technical Industries offers a fine, diversified line of over 2,500 standard product models which includes hydraulic lift tables, maintenance lifts, floor cranes, mobile cranes, fork truck attachments, jib and gantry cranes and manipulators that aid in plant maintenance, production efficiency, testing and assembly line support. If you require a handling or automation problem that cannot be solved by one of our standard products, call our experienced ergonomic advisers.

Since we are the MANUFACTURER of these products, we can modify or customize the product to meet your requirements. Our engineering personnel are highly skilled and experienced to develop functional equipment designs and efficiently produce techniques which make it possible to sell our products at fair prices. We are flexible, innovative, and creative, and have a sincere desire to help our customers. Challenge us to solve your everyday handling problems, . . .or your most unusual one. We are a one-stop shop for lifting equipment in the material handling industry.

At ATI we would like to be a part of the solution and do our best to help assist you with any request you may have for us. Air Technical Industries thrives on customized designs, with a 50+ year history built on tackling the projects that others have called “impossible.” Well, we pride ourselves on the “Challenge Us” form on our website where you can describe the lifting or handling application or pain point that you have, and we will evaluate and propose a solution tailored to your needs.

Try it today, Challenge Us!

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How to Improve Your Operation with Lift Equipment

Why is it so important to invest in lifting and handling equipment? You have a lot on your plate and are probably overloaded with projects, demands, and routines. Why should a lift assist, work positioning, or maintenance project be prioritized so highly on your list? Believe it or not, it’s because it will have a huge impact! Even something that seems like a minor issue offers a major savings of time and a short payback period.

Consider an application where two workers are needed to manually lift a large piece of material, this probably happens more than you think! By installing a lifting device to empower one worker to do the same task, the other worker is freed up for other more important tasks. If that worker is paid $15 per hour, that’s about $30,000 per year savings. If the lifting device costs $10,000, then the labor savings pays for the machine in only 4 months! Who gets ROI in months instead of years?!! YOU DO!

Another example that is less readily definable in easy dollars is an ergonomic work positioning application. If you implement a work positioning device for a worker to reduce the strain or fatigue of their task, this has many benefits. They will be able to “work smarter not harder” as the saying goes, they will feel good and be more productive and complete their task more quickly and with higher quality. You can put some numbers on this if you evaluate the cycle time and so forth, but that’s only one small piece of the equation. You may never know that this seemly minor improvement has prevented that worker from a serious injury. This becomes much more difficult to put a dollar figure on the lost time, worker’s compensation expense, and most importantly, the human factor of the long-term effect on that individual’s life. You may also have a difficult time putting a dollar figure on the morale of that worker, but it is not insignificant!

How do you take advantage of this tremendous opportunity? How do you decide which project or which area to focus on? Start with the pain points. Do you already have a bottleneck or a safety concern that is on the agenda? Ask the workers what would make their job easier. Ask them what tasks they dread or avoid. Next, call us or click Challenge Us on our website. Tell us all about it. We’ll offer a simple and effective solution. We may even have multiple solutions that can fit your large or small budget, we have ways to make it work for you!

Get started right away, another minute past is another dollar lost. We have standard, off-the-shelf models available with short lead times. We can custom design and manufacture a lift to fit your specific requirements. However you need it, we can accommodate, this is what we do every day and we are happy to do it.

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Zero-Low Upender Positioner —– How One Product Can Increase Your Productivity Output!

Roughly twenty-five years ago, Air Technical Industries (ATI) announced the development of an exhilarating new two-sided ground level Zero-Low Upender Positioner. It was intended to offer easy roll-on loading, tilt an object from one sided position to another, and roll-off unloading at ground level. But the question posed “How can we use this device to manipulate an object to do whatever we wanted it to do?” Whatever we need it to do, whether it be rolling, turning, tilting, lifting, loading and unloading. That is when the company president, Mr. Pero Novak engineering the innovation of the ball-transfer application, by applying this single sheet of steel covered with ball bearing transfers on both sides of the upender to easily move and rotate an object without having to lift, remove or reload. It can accomplish 180° rollover, or position an item any-side up, all with only 90° tilt capability. The implementation of this one application can increase your productivity, increase employee morale and overall increase the output of your company. It is a very economical device and the innovation behind such a unique product was customer-driven all based on what the customer needed from us and what we were able to provide them.

Air Technical Industries (ATI) recently was able to assist a company in positioning a huge circular roll of material in the orientation they needed it and allowing it to be ready for the next stage in the process with minimal effort. ATI’s engineers were able to assist this customer in their challenge by creating a v-shaped back plate specifically to fit the roll the company had to manipulate. By titling the upender 90° the companies workers are able to manipulate the material from one position to another for easy transportation to the next station by either rolling it off of the table or using a forklift to harness the material, pick it up and take it to its next destination.

Any product can be easily tilted by using an ATI Zero-Low Upender Positioner which allows a product to sit upright on a retaining plate with one side against a platform wall. When the hydraulic cylinders are activated, the product is tilted 90° to lay on its side. Zero-Low Upender Positioners have less than an inch lowered height so that products can easily be loaded onto the retaining plate. The units come in capacities that range from 1,000 to 4,000 pounds standard, with platform sizes of 50 x 48 inches to 60 x 72 inches. The great advantage ATI has is that all of the products we offer can be modified to fit any requirements your project may require.

This solution is just an example of how ATI has engineered and designed innovative products to meet the difficult challenges of their customers, to ensure unique and top quality equipment. Should other customers have a need for a similar operation, ATI engineers can be relied on to step up to the plate.

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History, Mission, Purpose

Air Technical Industries (ATI) started business in 1964 by one man and his dream to build a portable, mobile crane to perform maintenance on helicopters in the backwoods of Korea. Lacking the resources to build this larger crane, the first product was a smaller portable shop crane that could lift 1000 pounds 8 feet high, and be disassembled to fit in the trunk of a car. This simple value proposition launched a 50+ year mission to provide lifting and handling solutions not only to the military, but to every industry with a handling challenge. The customer-focused approach to new product design results in continuous development of new and unique material handling products, building a catalog of 2500 standard product models and offering custom design of modified products to fit customers’ specific applications. Standard product lines range from hydraulic scissors lift tables, positioning/upending tables, rotary tables, dock lifts and maintenance lifts to mobile portable floor cranes, jib and gantry cranes, truck mounted cranes, and pallet inverters, powered industrial trucks, and manipulators.

The goal at Air Technical Industries is making the job easier. This means improving the quality of life for workers by helping customers implement functional, purpose-built ergonomic equipment. Lifting and handling equipment designed and manufactured by Air Technical Industries serves many purposes across most industries and solves challenges such as bending, straining, reaching, lifting, pulling, and other awkward or repetitive manual tasks. The equipment is also used for specialized or awkward lifts or picks of hard-to-reach items located in tight or inaccessible areas and performing unusual processes such as inverting, rotating, or positioning large, cumbersome items.

The extraordinary value of ATI’s offerings is a tremendous return on investment. A common benefit is eliminating manual labor thereby freeing up multiple workers for more valuable tasks. Other solutions involve implementing a specific piece of equipment for a task that was previously performed by a series of convoluted and un-safe steps using a fork lift or overhead crane when they are the wrong tools for the job, Because of the significant amount of time and labor savings alone, it is quite common to see payback within a year or two, and sometimes mere months! This does not even factor in the unknown costs associated with “what-ifs” that never happen because injuries were avoided or valuable products are not damaged by being dropped or mis-handled.

The differentiating factor for ATI is being receptive and flexible to finding a solution, even if it’s not a line item in the catalog. Consulting with customers on the specific needs and requirements of each application provides the opportunity to offer a custom-tailored solution. By having all the design and manufacturing capabilities in-house, ATI is the source for lifting and handling, ergonomic, safety and productivity improving solutions.

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