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Workstation Cranes to Fit Your Needs

Workstation Cranes to Fit Your Needs

Free Standing Bridge Cranes
Gorbel® Work Station Cranes are a proven way to improve productivity, increase quality, and provide a safer work environment. Both the aluminum and steel Gorbel Workstation Crane Systems utilize enclosed track that is high in strength and low in weight.

With the ability to span up to 30 ft. and lift capacities between 150 and 4000 lbs., our line of ergonomic crane products guarantees increased productivity. Depending on your needs, Gorbel has the workstation cranes that are sure to handle any project. Have a need for some type of customized material handling solution?  Call us, we can design a solution to best fit your application.

Jib Cranes

Free standing work station jib cranes, with lighter capacity units available which can be bolted directly to your existing floor, without adding special foundations. Installation and adjustment are easy with our eccentric cam followers.

  • Capacity up to 1,000 lbs.
  • Coverage:  circular, Standard spans to 16′
  • 360 degree rotation
  • Designed to support tool balancers, air balancers, vacuum lifters, and hoists

 

Contact us today to learn more.

Flexible Storage Solutions

 
Crank-Out Cantilever

Excellent for storing heavy barstock, tube, pipe, extrusions, etc. The Crank-out Cantilever allows for overhead accessibility by extending its fully loaded arms 100% into the aisle way with an easy turn of a crank.
Sheet Master
Perfect for fixture and sheet metal storage.
Glide-Out
When do you need a Glide-Out?

 

Modular & Warehouse Offices

Office & Warehouse Offices

When it comes to modular offices and warehouse offices, we do it all. From the most basic economical 10’x10’ modular office to an environmentally controlled cleanroom, to a two-story industrial inplant office. Panel Built can engineer a building inside and out, and custom design a modular office building to fit your specific production or administrative project.

At Panel Built we understand your needs. We offer a choice of panel systems that easily adapt to a variety of applications and allow for fast, easy installation without compromising quality, durability or efficiency. Modular construction is a cost-effective alternative to conventional construction. As opposed to stick-built, prefab offices offer outstanding value and price and can be depreciated over 7 years (for tax purposes) just like equipment.

Panel Built offers unlimited layout possibilities using freestanding four-wall designs, two and three wall systems or utilizing existing walls to save you time and money. Choose from our standard gypsum or steel walls or choose from our non-standard modular wall systems. These offices allow you to move your workspace to the area that is most convenient to you. If you have a limited amount of space, our mezzanine offices provide you with plenty of office space, without taking up any extra room on you warehouse floor.  We also offer quick-ship offices, and multistory modular offices to fit any of your project requirements.  PTC Industrial is your source for Panel Built modular offices with complete installation services. Contact us today for more information.

 

Portable Articulating Jib Crane

jib armPTC Industrial is your source for portable jib cranes with an articulating Forearm, 360° rotation and telescopic masts.

The main benefit is portability which enables the portable jib crane to be used anywhere, anytime for indoor and outdoor use without permanent installation. The unit provides on the spot handling and it can operate in harmony with big and bulky overhead cranes.

The most exciting new feature is the 6 ft long articulating forearm feature that rotates 360° providing 100% coverage within the work area. The 10 ft main beam also rotates 360° for a total work area of 16 ft radius.

It can be used for many industrial applications such as: machine loading, lifting, transferring, stacking, packing, holding parts for inspection, assembly, maintenance, etc.

Capacities available are 500, 1000 and 2000 lbs. The beam height is 8, 10, 12, 16 and 20 feet. The power options are 110 volts single phase, 240-480 volts 3 phase as well as air powered hoist and mast lift for hazardous environments.

The mast rotation and forearm rotation are featured with precision bearings to enable easy and smooth operation. The Portable Jib Crane is an ergonomically designed tool to help in multiple tasks to increase efficiency, save time, make the job easier, and improve the morale of the work force the smart way – by having the worker use more brain than muscle.

Contact us today to learn more.

Cogan Long Span Racking

videoCogan Long Span Racking is the next level industrial storage. Engineered for wide loads, heavy loads and clear spans, Long Span Racking is designed to meet applications that exceed the capabilities of standard pallet racking.

Long Span Racking derives its superior strength and flexibility from the use of H-Beams instead of roll-formed steel. The result is an ultra-resilient racking system that can achieve up to 40′ spans without the loss of load capacity. Store oversized, bulky, awkwardly-shaped and even small loads with ease.

Cogan Long Span Racking will unlock new storage potential and maximize the amount of usable space within your facility. Bring us your toughest storage challenge and we’ll deliver a strong, reliable racking solution that fits your exact needs.

Contact us today and we will bring a G-Force unit to your facility for a hands on demonstration

G-forceWe have a portable G-Force unit in our Jackson office that we can bring into your business for a hands-on demonstration. All you need is a fork truck and 15 minutes and we can demonstrate just how effective this lift assist device is.

Gorbel’s G-Force® Intelligent Lifting Devices enable operators to lift and maneuver naturally, as if the devices were an extension of their arms. There are two G-Force® models to choose from: the Q and the iQ. The Q model is our feature packed base model. It offers the same speed and precision as our higher-end iQ model, but without the added Input/Output features that the iQ offers. The iQ model offers a wealth of additional intelligence features.

G-Force® technology fills the void between traditional lifting devices and completely automated robotic solutions. These devices use the human’s intelligence and adaptability for guidance but the work is done by the device.

All of Gorbel’s G-Force Intelligent Lifting products come with float mode as a standard feature.

Contact us today and we will bring a G-force unit into your business for a hands on demonstration.

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Smart, Economical, Flexible: The New Modular Conveyor Platform

modular conveyor platformInterroll’s new Modular Conveyor Platform reflects the growing importance of efficient material flow in today’s business world. This new generation conveyor modules are the most versatile and durable systems available, assuring highest availability and scalability for future growth.

INTERROLL Modular Conveyor Platform

 

Keeping Employees Safe With Gorbel Tether Track™ Monorail System

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Industry:
Recycled plastics

Product: Composite flooring

Background: Employees making a nutritional supplement for horses need to product premixes. Ingredients arrive in 50 pound boxes and bags. 30-40 bags and boxes are needed for each mix and 20-25 mixes are produced each day.

The Problem: The workforce at this location is aging. They were having to manually move these bags and boxes onto pallets throughout the day. The Manager of Operations wanted to provide an ergonomic solution that would assist of the employees with this task.

The Solution: A Gorbel Easy Arm Intelligent Lifting Device was the solution. The technology enables the operator to life and maneuver naturally, as if the device were an extension of their own arm.

Employees need to go on top of the rail cars to fill the rail cars as well as to take samples of the plastic pellets that have been extruded from post-consumer and post-industrial plastics. A fall protection system was needed to keep their employees safe.

The Gorbel distributor was able to come up with an innovative design that followed railroad requirements.

A Gorbel Tether Track Monorail system was chosen as the best option and by notching the beams the track was able to be raised up into the girder underneath the canopy . The notched areas were then reinforced with angle iron that was bolted into place. This allowed for the proper height requirements to be met.

LEWCO Custom Power Transfer Car and Pivot Conveyor with Chain Driven Live Roller Deck

LEWCO Inc. recently developed and delivered a custom Powered Transfer Car with Chain Drivenimage Live Roller Conveyor for a leading manufacturer of doors and countertops. Along with the Transfer Car, LEWCO also constructed a pivoting Chain Driven Live Roller Conveyor.


The Customer has raw materials called bunks of wood weighing up to 4,000 pounds that get delivered throughout the day. The Transfer Car receives a bunk of wood from one of twelve offload conveyor lines. From there, it is transferred onto the “Pivoting” Chain Driven Live Roller Conveyor. To accommodate the customer receiving area, the material is rotated 90 degrees to keep its proper orientation, and is then moved forward to the manufacturing line.

LEWCO offers a quality product that is cost effective and built to the highest industry standards. Reduction in manual material handling, improved product flow, better ergonomics and elimination of shipping damage are just some of the benefits of this well-designed LEWCO conveyor system.

image-1LEWCO has an extensive amount of experience designing and manufacturing Custom Conveyor Equipment. Our highly knowledgeable staff of Application Engineers limits your risk by assessing your application with you and then recommending a cost effective solution. You can email your requirements to conveyorsales@lewcoinc.com, call (419) 625-4014 EXT. 4003 or request a quote on our website.

 

 

 

 

Increasing Productivity & Protecting Workers Gorbel Easy Arm® Intelligent Lifting Device

food_easyarm_palletizing2Background

Employees making a nutritional supplement for horses need to product premixes. Ingredients arrive in 50 pound boxes and bags. 30-40 bags and boxes are needed for each mix and 20-25 mixes are produced each day.

The Problem

The workforce at this location is aging. They were having to manually move these bags and boxes onto pallets throughout the day. The Manager of Operations wanted to provide an ergonomic solution that would assist of the employees with this task.

The Solution

A Gorbel Easy Arm Intelligent Lifting Device was the solution. The technology enables the operator to life and maneuver naturally, as if the device were an extension of their own arm.