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Non-Intrusive Tilt-Lift Makes Sense

Component part manufacturer installs a non-intrusive tilt lift to provide the most cost-efficient, space-efficient, and ergonomically sound solution to a parts handling application that required some tilting and some lifting.

The Challenge

A customer was challenged by their safety department to reduce employee exposure to lower back injury due to excessive bending and reaching associated with retrieving parts from a bin during component assembly. The equipment solution must address and solve the following work station challenges: 1) must lower/collapse into the lowest profile possible, preferably under 8 inches total, 2) tilting motion must not cause the platform and load to intrude into the operators work area, there is not enough room in this access/aisle space for the tilted bins, and 3) must be as cost-effective as possible.

The Autoquip Solution

Upon review of the customer’s application and performance requirements, the sales engineer at Autoquip recommended a lift and tilt combination from our family of “non-intrusive” or “retiring” tilters. The TiltLift family of non-intrusive tilters have several unique performance and safety features, making them a perfect equipment solution for this customer: 1) “retiring” motion of both the scissors lift mechanism and tilting mechanism during raising of the load – keeping the limited access area used by the operator free of intrusion by the tilted load 2) captured rollers on both scissors and tilter mechanisms – to provide optimum load stability, 3) simplicity of one operator control for both lifting and tilting, and 4) self-lubricated, high impact bearings at all pivot points – to provide high durability and low maintenance requirements. The TiltLift also provided lifting and tilting in a total lowered height of only 6 inches – which is lower than most stand-alone industrial lifts or industrial tilters, much less a stacked height of one on top of the other. And finally, the TiltLift was available for 30-40% less cost than purchasing a stand-alone scissors lift and tilter and mounting one on top of the other. Specifications for this Unique Tilt-Lift Application: Upon review of the customer’s application and performance requirements, the sales engineer at Autoquip recommended a lift and tilt combination from our family of “non-intrusive” or “retiring” tilters. The TiltLift family of non-intrusive tilters have several unique performance and safety features, making them a perfect equipment solution for this customer: 1) “retiring” motion of both the scissors lift mechanism and tilting mechanism during raising of the load – keeping the limited access area used by the operator free of intrusion by the tilted load 2) captured rollers on both scissors and tilter mechanisms – to provide optimum load stability, 3) simplicity of one operator control for both lifting and tilting, and 4) self-lubricated, high impact bearings at all pivot points – to provide high durability and low maintenance requirements. The TiltLift also provided lifting and tilting in a total lowered height of only 6 inches – which is lower than most stand-alone industrial lifts or industrial tilters, much less a stacked height of one on top of the other. And finally, the TiltLift was available for 30-40% less cost than purchasing a stand-alone scissors lift and tilter and mounting one on top of the other. Specifications for this Unique Tilt-Lift Application: • Capacity: 2,000 lbs • Vertical Travel: 2" • Degrees of Tilt: 45 degrees • Lowered Height: 6" • Actuation: Hydraulic

Solution Benefits

Autoquip and American Lifts’ unique non-intrusive Tilt Lift provided this customer with the most simple, cost-efficient, and space-efficient lifting and tilting work station positioner in the industry, improving employee ergonomics, safety, and efficiency.

Published: 08/30/2012
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Tags: TiltLift , Sheet Handling , Automotive/ Trucking/ Rail , Portable , Woodworking , Metal Working , Lift & Tilt Tables, Tilters & Upenders

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