Handling tires: intelligent manual handling solution
29 August 2013
Tires of different sizes, how to handle piles of them effortlessly
This INDEVA® model Liftronic®Pro has successfully satisfied the need for more productivity, ergonomics and safety for the tire handling task in a big Company. The tires are of different sizes; the operator picks them out of the container on the conveyor and place them on one of the two roller conveyors that take them to the sorting robot. By means of the INDEVA® the operator can pick a single tire or more up to a pile of 9 tires for a max of 150 kg. With the same end effector, with no need of carrying out any adjusting operation, he can grab tires of different diameters, from 12 to 22 inches.
The handles position gets automatically adjusted according to the end effector position, in order to allow the operator to keep an ergonomic position all the time. This INDEVA® system is equipped with a laser pointer placed on the end effector jaws; it shows the operator the position of the jaws when these are inside the tire pile. In order to quicken the tire release, the end effector gets out of the pile automatically with no need for the operator to press any control button. This feature further contributes to better ergonomics for the operator.
Interface with customer’s roller conveyors
The arm joints are equipped with end of stroke interfaced with the customer’s roller conveyors, in order to allow evacuation of tires unto the roller conveyor only when the operator and the end effector are in a safe position.
INDEVA® means state of the art technology for enhanced ergonomics and productivity in all load manual handling situations.
Hoists and pneumatic manipulators are old manual handling solutions, whilst modern, smart Companies choose INDEVA® to enhance their profitability!