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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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Zero-Low Deck for Food Processing

A customer in the food industry was looking for a way to raise food carts that had bags of sugar on them to make it easier for the operator to unload them. The full cart would weigh upwards of 1,000 pounds. They needed something with a small foot print that could be rolled on at Zero-Low height. The lift also had to be suitable for a sanitary environment due to the sensitive food processing application. Our Zero-Low 3-Point Entry Lift Table was a great solution for this need. We also made the necessary provisions to make it suitable for wash-down such as stainless steel structural construction and hydraulic cylinder. The electrical and hydraulic system was also built with wash-down components. The customer wanted a way to lock the carts to the lift so we designed cut-outs in each of the four corners so that the lift will engage the bottom of the cart without the wheels as it raises. This is another successful and innovative solution done by Air Technical Industries!!

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Stainless Steel Zero-Low 3-Point Entry Lift Table


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Pig Lift. Yes, really.

A customer who was having to dump sows from one level of the building down to another was looking for an ergonomic solution to lift and off-load three pigs at a time. The total weight would be no more than 1,000 lbs. They wanted to load one at a time and needed it to be flush with the floor. The Zero Low Lift and Tilt was a great solution. We designed it with 90 degree tilt feature and this enabled them to make sure the load was completely discharged from the platform. We also designed the back of the platform to have a spring loaded backup plate to easily retain the pigs, but allow them to roll out at the appropriate time, and then automatically return the stop once the table is emptied.

For everyone keeping score, ATI has already helped customers load and lift tons of elephant and rhino excrement, pull sharks out of aquarium pools, hoist up a bird cage, and now on to handling hogs. Perhaps we should change our name to Air Technical Zoo Equipment!

Zero-Low Lift & Tilt Tables

Zero-Low Lift & Tilt

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