Thyssen Krupp Elevators presented Handling Concepts Ltd with a problem lifting fabricated elevator doors weighing up to 100kgs from a welding table onto an assembly table (originally done by hand).
Once completed, they were palletised (originally done by hand).
Handling Concepts solution is to use a Smigrip Vacuum Lifting System on an overhead electric hoist . This system grips the door assemblies allowing one operator to transfer safely between work stations. The Smigrip was supported on a monorail to give ease of movement between the work stations.
This has removed the need for any manual handling, a better quality of finished product and increased speed of operation as Mr Brian Stockdale, the Works Manager at Thyssen Krupp Elevators, said “the Smigrip system has improved production efficiency and works well in our environment”.