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Ergonomic Lifting Solution for Different Sized Gas Tanks

January 24, 2020

Watch the video of this application at the bottom of this page.

A customer was looking for a solution that would allow them to pick up 3 different gas tanks varying in size and weight. The PM-32 (part manipulator) was chosen for this application because the heaviest tank is 50 pounds. The same end effector will be used to pick up 3 different gas tanks, so a combination of the two vacuum grippers is used for each tank. 

One of the grippers can rotate allowing it to conform to the body of a long tank. In applications where only one gripper is needed, the gripper can rotate out of the way. The customer will use this part manipulator to take tanks from a conveyor to a tight shipping rack with low overhead clearance.

The box is approximately the size and weight of one of the gas tanks the arm will be lifting.

This allows them to easily hold the weight of the tank and reach to the back of the rack to set the tank down. This will help reduce neck, back, and shoulder strain for the user. 

Contact us today or give us a call at 1-800-837-2503, and our ergonomics team can design a custom solution to fit your needs.

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