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ERGONOMIC BENEFITS OF WORKSTATION CRANES Many employers are reducing workplace injuries in light- to medium-load- handling environments by replacing traditional manually operated I-beam jib cranes—the culprit of most push-pull, repetitive-motion injuries—with more ergonomic workstation cranes. Gorbel commissioned this third-party study in an attempt to quantify the ergonomic advantages of workstation cranes over standard I-beam jibs, and it details the findings.


ERGONOMIC BENEFITS OF ILDS


As technology continues to transform the world of manual materials handling, more and more businesses are exploring the benefits of intelligent lifting devices (ILDs) over manual lifting and traditional lifting devices. With promises of enhanced productivity, reduced product damage and fewer jobsite injuries, the arguments in favor of switching over are compelling. This study quantifies the actual ergonomic benefits of Gorbel’s G-Force ILD technology and puts proof behind the promises.


FREESTANDING WORKSTATION CRANES IN MOTOR HOME MANUFACTURING


Tiffin Motorhomes has flourished in Red Bay, Alabama, and the surrounding area for more than four decades. As part of its process improvement initiatives, Tiffin turned to Gorbel to completely overhaul its materials handling at various stages of the production process. This case study details the results, which were immediate—less downtime, more precise handling, and a more consistent flow in the areas of concentration.


TETHER TRACK MONORAILS KEEP WORKERS SAFE OVER CONVEYOR SYSTEMS


A major auto parts distributor was concerned that its maintenance employees were regularly required to climb out onto the extensive conveyor system in order to repair equipment and eliminate backups in the system. In several areas, the conveyors were suspended high off the ground. With no adjacent flooring, the risk of falling was very clear. Gorbel provided the company with a custom solution that keeps its workers safe and productive.


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