A customer who manufactures rolls of paper was looking for a solution to palletize these rolls when they came off the winding machine. The rolls would hit a j-table that would lower them to the floor. The rolls weigh up to 4,000 lbs and need to be put on a pallet with the eye facing to the sky. The customer didn’t have room or budget to construct a pit and needed a way to roll these on at ground level. The Zero-Low Upender Positioner was the best solution. However, the customer wanted to load it on the retaining plate side because it lays flat on the ground. We devised a solution that would remove the gusset support and design it to be reinforced from underneath the platform. They would then roll onto the platform that would have a slight taper to lead and then nestle the roll to keep it from rolling off the other side. They would then place a pallet behind the rolls and tilt it 90 degrees. Finally, they could remove it with a forklift or pallet jack and take it to packaging and then ship it. This solution improved the efficiency and ergonomics of the operation while maintaining a high level of safety for their operators.
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A customer that specializes in making containers was looking for a safe way to upend containers that were laying on their side 90° to the vertical position. These containers when stacked all together would weigh upwards of 2,000 lbs. The customer wanted to be able to load them at floor level. The best solution for them was the Zero Low Upender/Positioner. When the containers were stacked up they would be as tall as 72” . We were able to build up the retaining plate to 72” as well as the platform so that when they were upended they were safely supported. This makes easy work of palletizing/depalletizing large items safely and quickly. Even large rolls or coils can be upended safely by adding a v-shaped or circular cradle to one side of the positioner.
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Company was looking for a safer way to help their employees. Currently they were having to bend and reach into crates to remove small parts for the final stage of their process before the parts were to be shipped out. ATI pointed them into the direction of their crate positioners.
After coming up with the correct size and ideal height of the crate positioner this customer now sees an increase in both production and efficiency. While decreasing and almost eliminating worker injury. The crate positioner tilts their product to a easy to pick location for initial stage. While another identical crate positioner moving in the opposite direction allows them to package the empty crate before shipping.
The crate positioner has various table top configurations available. Standard table used to reposition boxes, crates, parts, and other containers v-shaped or round top used for upending. Ideal for repositioning in conveyor systems. Tilts lengthwise – up to 90 degrees making the worker’s job easier and more efficient. Outriggers, wheels, and stand mounting available as options. Along with manually, electric, or air motor operated.
Standard capacities range from 2000 pound to 10,000 pounds. Other capacities available upon request. Here is a link to view more information on ATI’s Crate Postioner. http://www.airtechnical.com/product/crate-positioners/ . A Zero Low Upender/Positioner is also available. http://www.airtechnical.com/product/zero-low-upenderspositioners/.
Customer looking to better handle lightweight parts that are stacked in container. Their application involves a container being dropped off at their work station. Then the worker has to remove all the parts to separate them into 3 different components. This is causing back strains and fatigue as they are bending, lifting, and twisting during the entire process. ATI found solution with their Zero-Low Crate Positioner. This solution not only improved the workers productivity, but also lessened the workers complaints of back strains.
The Zero-Low Crate Positioner has a capacity of 250 pounds to 4000 pounds. Up to 60 degrees tilt and raise crate to different working heights. The retaining plate is adjustable to different heights; when table is tilted up to 60 degrees, the load is at proper level for easy access by the user. The versatility of this unit allows the tilted material to always be at a ergonomic position for the user. The Zero-Low Crate Positioner serves as an economical “lift” table. Designed to lift loads up to 36 inches without costly scissor lift mechanisms. It lowers to zero ground level for easy loading. When the deck of the Zero-Low Crate Positioner in the lowered position it is very low profile for easy loading with a two wheel dolly or pallet truck.
By coming to ATI for their solution. The customer not only lessened their workers injuries, but they were able to make the application more productive and efficient.
I was working with a customer who was needing to handle rolls of plastic & upend them 90 degrees. The individual rolls were about 20” in diameter weighing about 2,000 lbs when stacked and were facing in the horizontal orientation. The customer wanted to load multiple skids at a time. We were able to modify our crate positioner upender to do just that. We made the platform wider to fit all 3 pallets and also put a v shaped retaining plate on it to help retain the load while upending. This solution would help increase productivity considerably as they were only able to do one at a time with an over head crane. The upender is hydraulically operated electrically powered and can also be powered by air.
This customer was looking for a safer more ergonomic way to both remove and insert parts into a container with fork-pockets on the bottom. For a long time they were just bending over and over throughout the day to get their work done. As of late they have had a couple of strains and pulled muscles.
They did not have much money in their budget and turned to Air Technical Industries to help find a solution. After running through a few options it was determined that an inexpensive solution could solve their dilemma. Keeping the cost down ATI recommended a standard product the Zero-Low Crate Positioner.
The Zero-Low Crate Positioner has capacities up to 4000 pounds (standard models), up to 60 degree tilt and can raise crate to different working heights. The retaining plate is adjustable to different heights as well; when table is tilted up to 60 degrees, the load is at the proper level for easy access by the user.
Serves as an economical “lift” table. Designed to lift loads up to 36 inches high without a more costly scissor lift mechanism attached. Lowers to zero ground level for easy loading and unloading with a two wheel dolly or pallet truck.
In the end the workers became more efficient and less prone to injury. Even though they were looking for an economical solution they paid for their purchase of the Zero-Low Crate Positioner in the first month after delivery. That is a great ROI.
Here is a link to to ATI’s Zero-Low Crate Positioner for you conveinence. http://www.airtechnical.com/zero-low-crate-positioner.php