Lifting Cylinder Blocks with the G Force
March 31, 2017
Product: Gorbel G-Force™
Cylinder blocks for hydraulic motors must be lifted from a container of steel castings and placed into a machining fixture. The task requires some precise positioning.
Prior to the G-Force™, the area featured a regular jib hoist with a long, heavy swing arm. The operation was very slow and operators preferred to lift the product manually.
G-Force™ uses patented technology and an industrial processor controlled drive system to deliver unmatched lifting precision and speed.
Available from 75 kg to 600 kg.
- Operators could not continue with the task manually because it was putting them at risk for injury.
- Precision positioning was needed for the task and a hoist is too slow and unsteady.
“The G-Force™ has a shorter working radius,” said Jon Seboe, a manufacturing Engineer. Jon also commented on how well the G-Force™ works with the magnet end tool. Once the magnet grabs the part, the G-Force™ then lifts it quickly and places it precisely using the float mode feature. “Float mode is a feature we really like”, said Jon.
- Continue to let operators manually lift the product.
- A hoist hanging from an overhead crane or jib.