A machining station at a manufacturing plant for recreational sport vehicles starts with a raw steel casting and loads it into a machine for cutting, shaping and refinement. The raw castings arrive at the work bay in large bins and are unloaded onto a conveyor with a mold for the flywheels to sit into.
Operators had been moving each piece by hand, often bending low into part bins. A company-wide assessment of ergonomics brought this application to the foreground, and a process change was called for. A Gorbel Easy Arm Intelligent Lifting Device was chosen for this application because of its small footprint and foundationless base.
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