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NEW OVER-SIZED PORTABLE SHOP CRANE

Variation on Company’s First Product Expands on Tradition of Simple, Useful Lifting Solutions

Mentor, Ohio June 22, 2021Air Technical Industries (ATI) announces the development of a new V-Master crane model that lifts 2000 pounds up to 12 ft high. While this version won’t fit in the trunk of your car like the original, it can be disassembled for storage or transportation. The new VM-2000 crane is ideal for shop maintenance or assembly or it can be taken out in the field for work in customer’s facilities or remote work areas. It’s small foot print and simplistic design belies its tremendous capability for increased lift height and capacity. It is mobile and portable and can be used any time any place.

VM2000 PR image

ATI started business in 1964 with a simple value proposition. The V-Master Mobile Hydraulic Floor Crane, model VM-1000, lifts 1000 pounds up to 8 feet high, weighs only 150 pounds, and can be disassembled to fit in 2 square feet of floor space.

With the launch of the VM-2000, the original shop crane gets a big brother. The VM-2000 can lower its swivel eye hook all the way to the floor level and raise up to 12 feet high. With the short gooseneck extension, the boom offers additional reach and clearance for larger loads. The crane has removable, telescopic 2-position legs. The short position provides for more compact operation with 1500 pounds capacity, and the extended position offers the full 2000 pounds capacity and requires no counterweight to be added.

The unit is equipped with non-marking polyurethane coated roller-bearing mounted wheels and a tee-screw floor lock. The lifting action is hydraulically operated, electrically powered by 12VDC battery power unit. This provides for easy, effortless operation under self-contained power. Alternative 120VAC plug-in power is also available.

The new over-sized V-Master Portable Floor Crane is an outstanding solution for a variety of lifting and positioning operations. It enables simple, safe, efficient operation in a compact, economical package.

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Innovative Self-erecting Portable Overhead Crane

Ships folded in 20’ ISO container, deploys with push of a button, ready to use in 10 minutes, pronto!

Update 4/6/2021see the Hoist interview with President of ATI

Mentor, Ohio, February 19, 2020 – Air Technical Industries announces the development of a revolutionary double or single girder gantry crane, available up to 20,000 lb. capacity, that is pre-assembled, tested, certified, and folded to fit in a 20’ ISO container for shipment and storage. With the simple push of a button—presto!—it transforms into a full-featured, ready-to-use overhead crane … requiring no tools, skilled personnel, or auxiliary equipment in the set-up process.

Self-erecting gantry crane

It’s a phenomenal new design, with many unique features, such as omni-directional mobility or just x-y axis for indoor or outdoor use on flat surfaces. It gives the user flexibility of multitasking in unusual environments or circumstances.

It offers immediacy of use whenever you want it: It is not fixed to the floor or building columns. It does not need a runway. And, if you move or need it in a temporary or field location, you can take it with you!

The pronto presto overhead crane is available in capacities of 4000, 6000, 10,000 and 20,000 lbs. with a span width limited only to the size of the container. If a 40′ ISO container is used, spans of 20′ to 38′ are available. It comes in under beam heights of 12, 14, 16 and 18 ft. The electrically powered hydraulic unit can be 110 volt AC single phase; larger capacities can be 240 – 480 volt AC 3-phase or 12V DC powered for use in remote locations where power is not available. The push button controls are 110 volt AC or 12 volt DC. Wireless controls are available.

Mobility is provided on 8 polyurethane swivel wheels with swivel locks and wheel brakes. Smaller units can be manually manipulated. Heavier units are self- propelled with power steering control.

The base unit has a chain hoist with a manual trolley. A chain hoist usually requires more head room. Options for a wire rope hoist and motorized trolley are available. For example, if head room is limited, the wire rope hoist can nest

between a double girder configuration, reducing the headroom by approx 12-18”, enabling low-profile overhead clearance and higher lift.

The foldable, self-erecting gantry crane is an ideal tool where heavy duty lifting, mobility, and expediency of prompt deployment are essential and critical. Call us! We are here to help with the most challenging projects.

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Founded Upon Military Innovation

Air Technical Industries provides lifting equipment for all branches of the defense department and is proud to announce that we work with the Armed Forces. The owner of the company Pero Novak was a helicopter pilot in the United States Army in his younger years. He envisioned his first portable crane when needing to service helicopter engines while stationed in Korea. He built our company on the sale of a small, portable crane, and after building many of these small shop cranes, he finally had the opportunity to build that exact crane that was sketched up in the mess hall in Korea. You can see the inspiration for the founding of our company below.

Over the years, these portable, mobile cranes have evolved and have been equipped with many different features to meet just about any application. They are available self-propelled, equipped with powered hydraulics, powered telescoping boom, cable winch, hazardous location packages, wireless radio controls, and the list goes on! Not only have they been able to service engines and other aviation applications, but they are now used in countless other industries as well. Let us help you design yours!

https://www.airtechnical.com/product/port-o-giant-hydraulic-floor-crane/

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Low Headroom Gantry Crane

A customer that needed to clean his rail cars with a special robot was looking for a way to place the 700 lbs robot into each rail car. He had very limit head room of less than 2 feet and also limited space next to the rail car. We went to engineering and came up with the solution which would work best. It was our low profile a-frame gantry crane. They also had some obstructions along the way so we made the height adjustable. One of the unique features of this crane is it’s ability to have the trolley and hoist recessed into the beam so only the hook hangs below the beam. We also designed it with solid rubber wheels so it can be used outdoors as well.

The crane can also be made out of aluminum if light weight construction is required. See link for more details and a video!

Low Profile Gantry Crane

https://www.airtechnical.com/product/a-frame-gantry-crane/

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Maintenance Solution for Oil & Gas Industry

A customer in the oil and gas industry was looking for a safe way to remove the bundle or inner case assembly of a oil pump line pump. They needed to reach up and over to a height of about 13 feet. The parts themselves only weighed a few hundred pounds. We designed an HM-8000M Modified Husky-Master portable floor crane with a goose neck boom attachment and winch. The Husky-Master is known as the workhorse floor crane of the industry. This would also allow them to remove the whole pump if needed since it weighs 4,000 lbs and that was the extended boom capacity. The customer also had limited clearance under the platform in which the pump was installed. We were able to outfit the crane with 6” wheels enabling them to roll underneath the platform. Where others say, “impossible”, we say, “it’s possible!” and these challenging applications are our specialty.

https://www.airtechnical.com/product/husky-master-mobile-hydraulic-floor-cranes/

Husky-Master Floor Crane

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How does a $600.00 crane save a $55,000,000.00 project?

In the middle of construction of a new manufacturing facility, the project manager had a problem that was threatening to stall the progress, delay completion, and add more cost to the budget. Air conditioning units, about 25 of them, that weighed 545 lbs. needed to be installed on the roof of the complex. The building was big, approx. 50 yards long. The units were placed onto the roof with a large crane, however getting the enclosures to their various locations proved daunting. The surface was unable to accommodate and support heavy fork trucks or other self propelled cranes, and getting a machine up to the roof was also a consideration. They only needed to raise the units 6 ins. to place them on their frames to be secured, but asking workers to carry these to the locations they needed to go,(all over that 50 yard long roof) was barbaric at best. The solution was so simple, so inexpensive, and so safe. We developed a simple cart with rubber air wheels that could traverse the roof top. Then we sold them our V-master portable mobile hydraulic crane. This workhorse of a crane only weighs 150 lbs. and can fit in the trunk of a car or an elevator. Its capacity is 1000 lbs. The crane would lift the units onto the cart. The cart would then be easily rolled to its install spot, and then the V-Master would lift the unit off of the cart and into position. Man hours were saved, backs were spared, money was not lost, and the project was able to proceed as scheduled. Finding simple, inexpensive solutions to clients’ problems is something we have taken pride in for over 50 years. In that time, remembering to KEEP IT SIMPLE, has always been a part of finding ways to help our customers, our partners!

https://www.airtechnical.com/product/v-master-mobile-hydraulic-floor-cranes/

V-Master Portable crane

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Extendable Crane Hangs Curtain Wall

A customer in the curtain wall hanging industry was looking for a good way to lift and place his curtain wall into position. The sections could weigh up to 1,500 lbs maximum and would need to be lifted about 10 feet high to get into position. The Reversible Boom Crane, also popular with glaziers, was a great solution. They were working in new construction buildings and were limited to the point floor loads of the crane. We came up with a method to lessen those loads by designing it so that the base of the crane would hydraulically extend in length, spreading out the floor loading as well as reducing the amount of counterweight required to balance the load. The new design not only reduced the overall weight of the crane, but allows it to shorten to a more compact length for maneuverability in tight spaces. This new design feature is now available on units up to 6,000 pounds capacity.

https://www.airtechnical.com/product/reversible-boom-crane

Reversible Boom Crane

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A Crane to Raise the Bird Cage

A residential customer was in need of lifting his 100-pound bird cage so that he could remove the waste located at the bottom of the tray. The cage sat about 6′ high and is home to the family pet of 8 years. Now that the gentleman is getting older, he was in need of some assistance. Our V-Master portable and foldable crane was a perfect fit for his unique application and he was extremely pleased that he found us and our willingness to help him out. We even provided a custom paint job to match the home’s interior because that safety yellow is great for industrial settings, but would stick out like a sore thumb in our customer’s living room!

V-Master Mobile Hydraulic Floor Cranes


V-Master Portable crane

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KISS: Keep It Simple & Smart!

A client was looking for a truck crane with a hoist to lift manhole covers on his maintenance route. These covers are usually 100 to 200 lbs and can be pretty hard to budge. The thought was to have a foldable crane mounted on the side of the truck with the power for the crane and hoist coming off the truck battery. As it turned out, the boom reach available to do the job properly was more than needed and the price for the crane was over budget.
After describing the existing steps taken to perform this task, we determined that a more simple approach would complete the task just as well and at only a quarter of the cost. I suggested our VM-1000 Portable Hydraulic Floor Crane. This lightweight crane can disassemble and fit in a car trunk. It assembles in minutes and has a 1000 lb capacity with 8 ft lift height.
Air Technical Industries takes pride in offering the best solution for the job, even if that means a smaller order for us, it creates a better long-term relationship with our customer. Technology is great, but nothing is more intelligent then simple common sense and experience. Take advantage of 50 years of industry knowledge, bring us YOUR challenge.

V-Master Mobile Hydraulic Floor Cranes

V-Master Portable crane

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Port-O-Giant Crane Serves Aerospace Industry

A customer in the aircraft manufacturing business was looking for a safe way to replace helicopter blades that could weight up to 750 lbs. These blades needed to be lifted upwards of 20 feet high in the air. This was a great application for our Self-Propelled Port-O-Giant with the goose-neck boom attachment and hydraulic powered winch. This unit comes self-contained with all powered options for telescopic boom, powered boom lift, hydraulic winch, and powered mast rotation. The unit runs on 24V DC battery power and has a built-in on-board battery charger. This unit worked perfectly and was able to straddle the helicopter and with the goose-neck boom, safely lift up and over any obstruction. This unit is very versatile in the aeronautical industry as it has been used for multiple applications such as servicing engines and or turbines to removing seats from aircraft.

This unit was featured in one of our latest press releases at https://www.airtechnical.com/product/port-o-giant-hydraulic-floor-crane/

Port-O-Giant

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