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NEW Mini-Articularm with 6-Axes

Your Economical Solution for Complex Projects

Mentor, Ohio June 11, 2019 – Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of an exciting, unique, multifunctional mini-Articularm. The unit is agile and flexible with an articulating arm reach of 72”. It can be a worker’s best friend by giving the operator extra muscle strength of 150 lbs of lift, and ability to position effortlessly in X-Y-Z-R axis in a 12′ circle area.

Mini-Articularm with finger gripper

The unit helps the operator ergonomically to use more brain power instead of his muscle power for lifting, reaching, bending, pulling, and pushing. This prevents injuries as well as increasing production, performance, saving time, improving moral, getting the job done easier and faster.

The 6 axes of articulation are:

  1. Lifting action
  2. Wrist rotation 360°
  3. Forearm swing 270°
  4. Vertical tool arm swing 360°
  5. Gripper, lifting hook or fixture action
  6. Tool arm roll axis

The mini-Articularm can be electrically powered 110 volt single phase, 240-480 3 phase or air powered for hazardous areas. The controls are momentary rocker switch built into the control handle.

The mini-Articularm is an ideal tool for machine loading, assembly work, precise positioning, inverting and upending an item, picking it up from a horizontal position, rolling to vertical, or any angle desired.

The variety of end-effector or lifting tools are available and custom built for specific projects or multi tasks of different items to be handled.

Modernize your operation today, for a better future in the growing manufacturing sector, made in the U.S.A.

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Shop Crane Safety Accessories

Under what’s known as the General Duty Clause of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) employers are responsible for maintaining a work environment free from conditions that might cause death or injury. Employers whose workplace present dangerous conditions risk violating the General Duty Clause unless they take measures to lessen the danger. If that’s not scary enough, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported there are 19,000 forklift/powered crane accidents each year. On average, those incidents cost employers $38,000 in direct expenses and almost four times as much for indirect costs.

Air Technical Industries offers affordable safety components for all of our equipment. Most complete with fire extinguishers, back-up alarms, and strobe lights. Together, these inexpensive additions are a great way to help reduce the chances of work place accidents.

While OSHA does not require self propelled cranes and tables to be equipped with fire extinguishers, quick access to one can be the difference between life and death! Fire extinguishers are an especially wise option on LP-Gas operated units in areas containing flammable liquids.

Workers die every year from being backed over by vehicles. From 2005 -2010, Self propelled industrial trucks ranked FORTH in the number of these fatalities. Back-up alarms are one of the most valuable tools for preventing forklift injuries and fatalities. While some back-up alarms automatically adjust their volume to be greater than the ambient noise of the facility, workers can become immune to repetitive sounds. Some PPE dampens noise, further limiting the effectiveness of the alarm. This means back-up alarms are best used in conjunction with visual alarms, like strobe lights or blue lights.

Strobe lights on overhead cranes, Reversible Boom Cranes, and self propelled lift tables let everyone in the vicinity know of its present. The flashing lights provide a visual warning system alerting employees of the whereabouts of the equipment. In work environments where noise levels are elevated and back-up alarms might go unnoticed, lights provide an additional layer of protection to employees.

If you’re truly committed to safety, consider upgrading to the blue safety light. The blue light shines on the floor in front of or behind the moving equipment, telling pedestrians not just where the unit is, but where it’s going. Most importantly, the blue light can be seen around corners and blind spots, drastically reducing potential for collisions.

“It is better to be safe than sorry.” It’s cliché because it’s true. When it comes to protecting your business and employees, you can never be too safe. Contact Air Technical Industries today to discuss how we can help you protect your employees and your business.

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New Self-Propelled Platform Truck-Tug

Transport or position precisely and effortlessly.

Mentor, Ohio April 11, 2019 – Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of an exciting new heavy duty self-propelled platform truck-tug. In addition to carrying heavy loads, it is powerful enough to pull along several trailers or loads simultaneously, saving time by doing it in one trip instead of multiple trips. The propulsion is battery powered 24 volt DC and controls are built-in below the platform which can open at one end for service access.

Self-Propelled Platform Truck-Tug

The travel speed is infinitely variable from zero up to 4 mph and the unit is equipped with automatic braking.

The capacities available are 2000, 4000, 6000, and 10,000 lb and the sizes from 32” to 72” wide and 48” to 120” in length. The platform height is from 14” to 24” high depending on capacity and size required. Optional lift platform can be built-in to lift the load to the desired height and is a valuable new feature.

The self propulsion with added features of tug or pulling eliminates the need for the more expensive fork truck. The great benefit of the new platform truck-tug is that it carries a load and pulls other trailers along. The feature of 60° steering to each side allows for sharp angle turns to operate in narrow isles or crowded areas.

Ergonomically designed to make the job easier and safer, the new platform truck-tug eliminates the need for pushing and pulling manually — make it safe!

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Clamping Mechanism Replacement

When a customer found their clamping unit for their Upender Inverter had suffered heavy structural damage by operator error, they were sure the only solution was purchasing an entirely new Upender Inverter and replacing the old one. The logistics of removing and replacing an entire Upender Inverter seemed like an excess of cost, transportation and man-hours. Little did they know, ATI offers complete replacement clamping mechanisms for our Upender Inverter models providing full component support. Customers can also return a damaged clamping mechanism to the factory for repair. We don’t just build the best material handling equipment, we also keep it running!

As an added bonus, with the experience of the user’s specific application running the Upender Inverter for many years, this feedback was provided to engineering so that the design could be improved and reduce the likelihood of future damage.

To receive a replacement parts quote, contact our Customer Service Manager directly at 800-321-9680 ext 322.

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Upender Inverter

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New “Tug Master” Industrial Tractor Trailer System

Mentor, Ohio January 22, 2019 – Air Technical Industries (ATI) has developed a new innovative tow truck and cart transport system that will streamline product flow through facilities. The Tug Master system is composed of a self-contained industrial tug tractor combined with a variety of unique, mobile trailers that form a train to simultaneously moves multiple containers of material or parts to each individual workstation. It offers quick, ergonomic, safe and cost effective movement of products. It eliminates multiple trips than would be taken with a more expensive fork truck.

Tug Master System

ATI’s engineers are continuously working on innovative designs for transforming manufacturing and material handling, material flow, and transportation systems to help meet the challenges of modern shop floor and warehouse environments.

Multiple styles of trailers are available including a lift-and-carry, high lift, and tilt version. Wheeled baskets, pallets, boxes or even equipment can be loaded or rolled on the trailers easily and effortlessly. Once the trailers have been loaded, the containers will be raised for travel between 3” to 8” for the lift-and-carry variation. After the Tug Master pulls the trailers to a destination, the trailers can lower wheeled containers so they can be rolled right off the trailer. The high lift version raises the load 36” to a comfortable working height while the tilt version provides a 90° container tilt enabling workers to pick up parts without bending or reaching into the containers. Workers will increase efficiency and safety without much effort.

The trailers can be equipped with lifting forks, Zero-Low platform for ground level loading, coil rams, cradles or flat platforms, etc. The Tug Master saves time, increases efficiency, improves safety and on-time delivery with improved profits. Depending on the weight of the load, one person can transport 3, 4, or 5 trailers at the same time. The lift trailers can be manually operated for economy. A popular time-saving upgrade offers trailer lifts with battery operated push button control.

To transport the train of mobile trailers, ATI has developed several variations of the Tug Master tow trucks. They are all battery powered and have variable speed control. For stock picking, the recommendation is the stand-up rider type with overhead guard and 80° steering to each side – allowing sharp turns. We say it … “turns on a dime”. Not released yet is the walkie-type tow truck with manual steering.

The most sophisticated design is a low-profile, remote controlled Tug Master where the operator can control the Tug Master by wired or radio remote control without needing to leave the workstation. The Tug Master can be steerable or is available to travel along a

submerged track in the floor. All of the Tugs are equipped with an automatic braking system, and the stand-up rider type has a foot control brake in addition to the automatic braking system for safety.

The most popular cart carries collapsible container sizes 50” long x 40” wide and 40” high, which is caster-equipped at all four corners. The cart can handle different types and sizes of containers. Cart capacities are available in 2800 pounds and 4200 pounds.

Since ATI is the manufacturer, they can make custom made trailers to meet customers’ specific needs. Challenge ATI with your unique requirement. The more challenging the project, the more eager they are to solve it! The new Tug Master trailer transport system is a product of the future. If you are interested in being more cost effective and growing your business today and tomorrow, this product will take you to the next level.

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Start the New Year with a New Lift

Let’s make 2019 the year you finish that project, the year you finally get that piece of equipment that will make your operation safer. If you went through 2018 without an accident or downtime, consider yourself lucky. It is estimated that today’s manufacturing workforce is using equipment that is at least 20 years behind current technologies. If we as a society double our technology every year, why don’t you as a business make sure your equipment and processes are the most efficient and productive? It’s 2019 folks, bending over to pick things up or having 2 or more workers manually handling large objects is a thing of the past. Advances in material handling technology have proven that an investment in ergonomics and efficiency leads to higher profits, less downtime, and a happier, content workforce. Air Technical Industries is ready to help make 2019 your BEST year ever, so far!! Buy American!

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Dedication and Determination

Air Technical Industries has a complete staff dedicated and determined to solve your challenges you face in your industry today. There is no project too big or too small that we cannot do.

We had a customer who approached us with a project that was taking up to 6 people to move a console from a vault to a work area each morning and returning back to the vault at the end of the day. 6 people – WOW! They would use a forklift to suspend the console and align so it could be placed onto a cart and manually push this 2100 lb unit to its destination. Their concern was the number of people to move the unit and mostly the risk for injury. They were dealing with tight clearances and with 6 people involved it made those clearances even more tighter.

After our team reviewed their current way of moving this unit we began to work to design and build a unit that would reduce the labor cost, enhance the safety for their employees and provide a more efficient way to move this console. Our design started with a Die Handling Lift Table with a Linear Roller Gravity Conveyors. The console sets on the table and is now moved by a self-propelled walk-behind drive unit. Once the console arrives at the destination, the table will lift to the appropriate height and then moves into to position for use. Now it takes only 2 people. Great job!

Our dedicated team, from sales to engineering and our great team in manufacturing made this happen. We were able to reduce labor cost and enhance the safety of their employees. No job is too big or too small for our team. Let us know how we can help you.

 

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Die Table with cross-wise die

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We Speak Your Language!

WHEN IT COMES TO

MATERIAL HANDLING

PRODUCTS EXPERTISE…

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WE SPEAK

YOUR

LANGUAGE!

Since 1964, Air Technical Industries has been recognized for their quality products not only by companies in the United States… but by companies who use ATI products throughout the world! It is not unusual to see an ATI crane or lift table at companies in Mexico, Canada or South America. And if you visit abroad, you can find ATI products in just about every major country who has manufacturing facilities, distribution centers, assembly and production operations associated with energy, mining aerospace, food processing, automotive, pharmaceuticals, defense and yes… even foreign government! With over 50 years of continued new product developments and high tech engineered product advancements, the ATI logo is scattered throughout the world on various standard, modified and customized products. Many extremely early manufactured ATI products still remain functioning today, due to the company’s commitment to deliver quality products. It only stands to reason why ATI has been in business since 1964… and why companies throughout the world continue to call ATI today!

So if you have an interesting material handling challenge – call us! In one way or another, you will find that ATI speaks your language!

 

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Hi-Tech Client Moves Hardware

A customer in the computer business was looking for an easy way to move their server farm from floor level to a raised level when expanding operations. These servers and hardware sometimes weigh over 1,000 lbs, so it is not a trivial maneuver, especially in tight spaces.

This is a great application for our Zero-Low Lift Table. The lift is equipped with guard rail package and hinged dock plate. The guard rails allow the workers to travel with the server and the dock plate enabled them to bridge the gap between the lift platform and the off-load surface. The ground level “Zero-Low” deck surface makes it easy to roll the equipment onto the lift without the need for ramps or complex rigging procedures.

The customer was very satisfied with the solution and they ordered more. Server farms are rapidly growing in this digital age, and customers are always looking for solutions to fit more hardware into less space. This will not only make the job easier, but it will improve safety. Safety comes first!! And now it does not need to be an afterthought when safe operation becomes the primary operation.

 

Low-Profile Zero-Low Lift Table

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New Mobile Lift Platform Transporter

Mentor, Ohio September 26, 2018Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of a unique and versatile material transport platform with built-in hydraulic lift up to 10,000 pounds capacity. The unit is completely self-sufficient and battery powered 24 or 48 volts with a built in charger that charges itself automatically at a docking station. This newly developed feature allows the unit to be used 16 hours a day, increasing efficiency and saving time!

The unit has infinitely variable speed travel control from zero up to 3 mph and is equipped with an automated braking system with gradual acceleration and deceleration. No jolting and jerky starts or stops!

Wireless remote controls are available for convenience of the operator with up to 100 feet of range. Similar to a TV remote, the transmitter controls the travel as well as lifting and lowering functions.

The platform deck comes with a variety of options; plain flat surface, “V” shape top for transporting cylindrical rolls, and can be equipped with gravity or powered roller conveyor for loading and unloading. A powered rotating platform can change the orientation of the load, or an upender function can pick-up the load in a horizontal position and deliver it in vertical position or vice versa.

The unit travels on a subsurface mounted track or can travel on a surface mounted flat bar track attached to the floor. The wheels are steel double flanged to travel a straight line for dedicated application. It can also run on crane rail or inverted angle track if equipped with V-groove wheels. When the unit is equipped with power steering for more versatility, the wheels are polyurethane for quiet, smooth operation, and to protect the floor.

The “New Mobile Lift Platform Transporter” is a true state-of-the-art modern self-propelled platform that will deliver your load effortlessly to where you want it. This will increase performance, improve safety, eliminate lifting, stretching and pulling. ATI is dedicated to innovating the way to make your job easier, safer, time-saving – all which improves efficiency and increases morale in your work force.

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