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For years, managers told assemblers to “work smarter, not harder” without furnishing them with the tools to begin goal. This was especially demanding for workers who was required to lift heavy objects all over their workstations. Today, even so, they can “lift cleverer and work easier” thanks to lots of state-of-the-art cranes, hoists, clever assist devices and do the job positioners.

Assemblers at one Turkish motor plant welcome these applications to ease the installation of front and rear suspensions for just two auto models. Initially, each suspension was installed which includes a pneumatic loader. But it has the slow speed, lack connected with control and difficulty changing to different suspension loads slowed production considerably—preventing employees from meeting the installing rate of 50 suspensions for each hour.

To solve the situation, managers replaced the pneumatic loader together with two Easy Arm lifting devices manufactured by Gorbel Inc. Both gadgets are 10 feet excessive, have a 10-foot reach and feature G-Force technology that gives you more control, greater speed and easier lifting as opposed to loader. Lift capacity is generated by a servo-controlled actuator at the top end of the device. A coiled air brand connects the actuator to some handle that maneuvers that part.

One Easy Arm is equipped with a Q330 actuator that lifts and moves 220-pound entry suspensions. The other device carries a Q165 actuator, and the idea handles 165-pound rear suspensions.

Assemblers at the Oerlikon Fairfield plant throughout Lafayette, IN, also make good us going for Gorbel’s Easy Arm training devices. The company makes Torque Hub gears as well as drives for OEMs around the world.

Each product weighs 40 to 80 pounds as soon as assembled. Until recently, assemblers at one function cell manually moved each part into a worktable from nearby lots, rotated and flipped this increasingly heavier assembly, and moved the finished product to your storage area.

Facility engineering supervisor Anthony Schenk says this approach leaded to each worker assembling solely six or seven gadgets per shift, about 20 everyday over three shifts. More to the point, the manual lifting produced excessive damage on the worker every single day.

Two years ago, the corporation installed Easy Arms to enhance worker ergonomics and boost productivity. A handle using end-of-arm tooling enables that assembler to easily get parts, and rotate in addition to flip the assembly. Unlike in the west productivity, Schenk says the worker now assembles THIRTY units per shift—a 300- p'cent increase.
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