Manufacturer of refrigeration units utilizes a wood shop work cell to manufacture the custom pallets required for their specific product. A new model of refrigeration unit required pallets that were over 7 ft. long, weighing in excess of 100 lbs. – they had no way of moving and stacking the pallet without introducing additional operators.
A vacuum lifter was installed into the work cell with adjustable cup end-tooling. This system provides for quick adjustment of cup spacing, allowing the operator to lift and stack the full range of pallets that are manufactured. Through a post-installation study, the customer found that productivity increased, work-related injury incidents decreased while improving overall safety.