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Intelligent Lifting Devices Boost Performance

February 6, 2017

Gary Gorbel.pngReplace manual repetitive-motion tasks to save money, time, and energy. 

Many customers we meet with are struggling with the same issues:

  1. How do I find consistent, effective labor?
  2. How do I maximize the performance of my staff?
  3. What do I need to do to improve productivity while keeping things safe?

These are very common issues in warehouses across the country.  Luckily, there are a number of solutions.  Today, we want to focus on intelligent lifting devices.  An intelligent lifting device (ILD) is a variation of the robotics field that focuses on human-machine systems.  ILDs leverage the stength and power of a machine with the control and cognitive thinking of a human.  The ILDs are perfect for repetitive-motion tasks such as picking-and-placing heavy objects on the conveyor line or pallets.  These task roles can become exponentially safer, productive, and cost-effective.

Wait, we can be safe, productive, and cost-effective?  Sure it sounds great, but do these ILDs really live up to their promises?  Our friends at Gorbel have released a study that looks at the effectiveness of their version of an ILD, the Gorbel G-Force.  This study looks at the overall advantages of deploying ILDs in your warehouse including:

  • # of lifts per hour
  • Average energy expended
  • # of precision placement lifts
  • % of lifts exceeding force threshold
  • Force to reverse direction

To read the full study, please click below

 

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