Air Technical Industries develops many new features for its unique ergonomic assembly workstation. Initially designed for General Electric’s large control panel assembly, the workstation is used to position any side of the panel at any angle and height desired for convenient, easy to see and reach accessibility, at the same time increasing efficiency and reducing fatigue.
With optimum versatility, it can tilt 90° from horizontal to vertical position, and can rotate 360°. Operation can be manual or powered, it has a lifting feature, side shift left and right, it can self load and unload, it can be used for palletizing, and it can up-end or invert cabinets or enclosures upside down or place it on any of it’s sides. It truly is a multi-functional workstation.
The deck frame is equipped with smooth bearing type work surface to protect the panels and the framing. The open deck design allows the worker to assemble or fasten the items by placing the fasteners from the bottom when necessary.
The lifting, tilting and side shifting are hydraulically operated. The 360° rotation has 90° automatic stops, or it can be hydraulically powered rotation that can stop at any point desired on the 360° rotation.
The power is a convenient 110 volts plug-in with available 3-phase 220/460 volt power. The controls are push button or foot control to keep the operators hands free for the assembly process.
The workstation is 32” high in horizontal position and the deck size is 54” wide x 84” long. Many other sizes are available to meet specific customer requirements, the GE unit is 4000 pounds capacity.
This kind of job makes our design engineers’ mouths water at ATI. It fits perfectly with our mission to design ergonomic equipment for the most challenging handling problems. ATI has a track record and energy to have designed/developed over 2,500 unique proprietary products that serve many different industries, such as nuclear power plants, utility companies, aircraft manufacturers, electronics, appliance industries, and many domestic manufacturing company’s are increasing capacity and efficiency, improving safety and improving moral at the work place.
The project for GE was an Ergonomic Success. ATI’s total solution from manufacturing, assembly and installation of the large heavy panel provided an integrated handling system that is user friendly in its ergonomic design.
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