Handling Concrete Blocks and Bricks
2 October 2013
Companies manufacturing building material must make sure that manual handling of concrete blocks and bricks is carried out quickly but above all safely. It is therefore absolutely necessary for all of them to provide each worker in charge of manual load handling with an INDEVA® manipulator.
An INDEVA®, in fact, being an electronic balancer that automatically and continuously detects and counter balances the weight of the load, eliminating the effects due to inertia, is the ideal solution for handling concrete blocks or bars in frequent and rapid work cycles. The INDEVA® manipulators differ from traditional lifting systems such as hoists and compressed air manipulators, due to their many technological advantages, which result in: increased productivity, thanks to fast and precise movements, 4 times faster than a hoist; ergonomics thanks to the ergonomic design, handling flexibility even along the X- and Y axis allowed by the rope flexible tool support; ergonomic solution also thanks to the truly self-balancing technology that allows the operator to move loads at a speed appropriate to each situation, in a natural and intuitive way, with no need to keep any button pressed all the time for up/down moves; greater ease and accuracy in load positioning, compared to a pneumatic manipulator; thanks to the INDEVA®’s high sensitivity and reactivity the operator can handle heavy and bulky loads with the same ease, movement coordination and flexibility as in manual handling of loads weighing only of a few grams; much more user friendly than any other type of lift assist device, having no buttons to press and keep pressed and no regulation needed when picking a load with a different weight, thanks to its self-balancing technology; greater savings thanks to lower energy consumption compared to that required for a pneumatic manipulator or a hoist.