Cylinder blocks for hydraulic motors must be lifted from a container of steel castings and placed into a machining fixture - a task that 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.
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- 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. Seboe 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 Seboe.
- Continue to let operators manually lift the product.
- A hoist hanging from an overhead crane or jib.