Ergonomic Work Station Cranes
Work station ergonomic cranes
are a proven way to improve productivity, increase quality, and
provide a safer work environment. More and more companies are using
workstation bridge cranes to effectively solve
their material handling problems and improve the performance of
1. Free Standing Bridge Crane
Not only do workstation bridge cranes solve handling problems,
they also provide users with several benefits:
• Increased productivity
Work station cranes help your workers work more
productively than traditional I-beam cranes. A study conducted by
the Human Factors Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology
for Gorbel cranes shows that work station cranes
increase productivity up to 28 percent compared with I-beam cranes.
The productivity increase is possible because bridge cranes
require less effort to move than I-beam cranes. In most applications,
particularly high cycle time applications, customers are able to
cost justify the ergonomic crane system with the
productivity increases alone.
2. Ceiling Mounted Bridge Crane
• Ease of movement and positioning
Work station bridge cranes can
move a load three times more easily than a traditional I-beam
crane. This ease of movement and positioning results from
a unique enclosed track design, high strength-to-weight ratio, and
rigid runways with anti-binding end trucks.
3. Workstation Jib Crane with Chain Hoist
• Increased Quality
Enclosed track cranes can increase the quality of goods while reducing the cost of damaged or rejected parts. Loads are so easy to move and position with workstation cranes, much of the damage that is done to the product during the manufacturing process is eliminated.
• Improved work force utilization
Work Station Cranes can help you reach the typical
ergonomic goal in material handling: Allowing a task to be performed
by 90 percent of your workers. For instance, the Rochester Institute
of Technology study shows that less than 10 percent of men can
safely handle a 4,000-pound load on a manual I-beam crane,
but more than 99 percent can do so on a work station crane.
• Modular Design
Pre-engineered modular kit design permits easy expansion or relocation. The runway length can be increased by adding runway sections, free standing support assemblies and additional bridges as needed.
4. Jib Crane with Vacuum Hoist
• Better work force utilization
Since physical strength becomes less of an issue with ergonomic
work station cranes, you can better utilize your work
force. This is especially true considering the advantages in reducing
workers’ compensation claims and lost time due to back injuries.
5. Aluminum Boom Jib Crane