A-Lined Handling Systems teamed up with Gorbel Inc., and Unidex to provide an Overhead crane system, with a special lifting device, to load and remove parts from within the cavity of a series of milling machines.
The crane system supplied is a Gorbel floor mounted bridge crane, with a special dual girder nested trolley support platform. In order to achieve the hook lifting height required, the crane system had a creative support structure designed by A-Lined Handling Systems and Gorbel, to fit in and around the machines and the overhead building interferences.
The telescopic mast manipulator supplied by Unidex was carefully engineered to be easy to maneuver, as well as provide the cantilever reach needed to access the center of the machine pallets. The mast is mounted to a fixed plate with a rotary bearing, allowing the mast to rotate 360 degrees. The variable speed hoist provides smooth, precise motion for gently placing the fixtures in the machines.
The system capacity is 1000 lbs at a 38 cantilever from the centerline of the mast, and has a 40 stroke from 30” up to 70” off the floor. The 16’0” span bridge system allows access to all of the machines that had been precisely placed on each side of the area.
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