Application: This manufacturing operation handles a wide range of boxed shipments. The loads can range from several hundred to over two thousand pounds. Pallets are loaded on the floor beside each conveyor line. The completed pallets are transported by pallet jack to the shipping area.
Problem: The operators handle various size and weight of cartons in this shipping area. The area for staging and transporting the loaded pallets is very cramped. Lifting, bending, stretching and reaching to position cartons of various size and weight takes a physical toll on line operators. Lift trucks cannot access the congested work cells.Solution:
Bishamon EZOFF lifters are positioned at the end of the packing lines. The empty pallets are placed on the Lift table. The lift is lowered as the pallet is loaded to accommodate the workers comfort level. In addition the operator can rotate the platform to position the lift for loading thereby eliminating reaching across the load or walking around the lift to position cartons on the pallet. The result is less bending, reaching and stretching, reduced fatigue and improved productivity. The EZOFF has surely made the work EZ as well as improving overall efficiency for these work cells.