Open the Window to Ergonomics

by | Jul 29, 2015 | Industrial Equipment | 0 comments

A window manufacturer came to us seeking a lift that would raise their nearly completed bay windows 3 to 4 feet off the ground to apply a waterproof adhesive to the bottom edge of the frame. To accomplish this task, workers had to place the bay window enclosures on small carts via a forklift. They would then have to lay on the ground and reach under the frame to apply the caulk, a very laborious and dangerous job to preform. The window structures came in various sizes and weights, and headroom had to be considered when lifting some of them. A big part of our task here at ATI is to not only find a viable and safe solution for each application, but to also make the recommended piece of equipment versatile and help improve on the client’s current production output. Our recommendation was a modified Fork Stacker Lift that would be designed to hold windows sizes from 36 in. tall to 78 in. tall securely, and with a max capacity of 1000 lbs. Lifting from the bottom of the bay enclosures, we were able to raise their largest window up 50 in. from the ground. Now 1 worker instead of 2 or 3 could preform the task safely, without having to lay on a dirty factory floor. This not only improved productivity and efficiency, but solved an ergonomic issue as well. They even discovered that the quality improved greatly now that the worker had a much better view applying the sealant and was able to do so with much less mistakes. So I guess you can say we helped this window company get a better view of safety and performance.

Zero-Low 3-PointZero-Low 3-Point Entry Lift with box