The Problem

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).

The Solution

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.

The Outcome

This has removed the need for any manual handling, a better quality of finished product and increased speed of operation.

The Smigrip system has improved production efficiency and works well in our environment.

Brian Stockdale, Works Manager – Thyssen Krupp Elevators
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