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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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