Roughly twenty-five years ago, Air Technical Industries (ATI) announced the development of an exhilarating new two-sided ground level Zero-Low Upender Positioner. It was intended to offer easy roll-on loading, tilt an object from one sided position to another, and roll-off unloading at ground level. But the question posed “How can we use this device to manipulate an object to do whatever we wanted it to do?” Whatever we need it to do, whether it be rolling, turning, tilting, lifting, loading and unloading. That is when the company president, Mr. Pero Novak engineering the innovation of the ball-transfer application, by applying this single sheet of steel covered with ball bearing transfers on both sides of the upender to easily move and rotate an object without having to lift, remove or reload. It can accomplish 180° rollover, or position an item any-side up, all with only 90° tilt capability. The implementation of this one application can increase your productivity, increase employee morale and overall increase the output of your company. It is a very economical device and the innovation behind such a unique product was customer-driven all based on what the customer needed from us and what we were able to provide them.
Air Technical Industries (ATI) recently was able to assist a company in positioning a huge circular roll of material in the orientation they needed it and allowing it to be ready for the next stage in the process with minimal effort. ATI’s engineers were able to assist this customer in their challenge by creating a v-shaped back plate specifically to fit the roll the company had to manipulate. By titling the upender 90° the companies workers are able to manipulate the material from one position to another for easy transportation to the next station by either rolling it off of the table or using a forklift to harness the material, pick it up and take it to its next destination.
Any product can be easily tilted by using an ATI Zero-Low Upender Positioner which allows a product to sit upright on a retaining plate with one side against a platform wall. When the hydraulic cylinders are activated, the product is tilted 90° to lay on its side. Zero-Low Upender Positioners have less than an inch lowered height so that products can easily be loaded onto the retaining plate. The units come in capacities that range from 1,000 to 4,000 pounds standard, with platform sizes of 50 x 48 inches to 60 x 72 inches. The great advantage ATI has is that all of the products we offer can be modified to fit any requirements your project may require.
This solution is just an example of how ATI has engineered and designed innovative products to meet the difficult challenges of their customers, to ensure unique and top quality equipment. Should other customers have a need for a similar operation, ATI engineers can be relied on to step up to the plate.