Materials Handling

Offshore Oil Drilling Platform

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Offshore oil drilling platforms are often referred to as “cities on the sea” with over 100 people living and working on the largest of them at any given time. With staggered shifts of two weeks on and two weeks off, and a steady flow of supplies needed to feed and care for the staff, there is frequent transport traffic, typically by helicopter, to and from the closest port.

Overhead Conveyor Fall Protection for a Distribution Center

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The challenge was to engineer a system of catch nets to protect employees working under a fast moving overhead conveyor system. In addition, the caught objects must remain undamaged and be retrieved quickly without impeding the workflow.

Machine Guarding Systems Protect Workers & Ensure Safety

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Integration of mechanical and electrical protective guarding solutions to improve employee and work environment safety.

13 Floor Boiler Building Lift

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin (October 25, 2010) - A Pflow vertical reciprocating conveyor (VRC) was recently installed at a 13 story boiler building at a manufacturing facility in Oklahoma. The VRC replaces a 10 ton hoist mounted at the top floor of the building providing a safer lifting alternative, and easier loading and unloading at each floor.

10 Story Power Plant Lift

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin (March 1, 2013) - The Redding Power Plant is a state-of-the-art facility that generates electricity through the burning of natural gas. The plant, located in Redding, California, has expanded over the years to meet the demands of a growing community. A recent addition is a 58 ft Series-F lift developed by Pflow Industries of Milwaukee, the pioneer and leading manufacturer of vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs).

Helicopter Manufacturer Solves a Test and Assembly Problem With A Unique Adjustable Blade Positioner Used in a Severe Outdoor Environment Case Studies >> 
Helicopter manufacturer required assistance in safely raising and positioning helicopter blades during a "balancing" procedure. This lift table provided a solution that performed in a severe outdoor environment that included snow, ice, rain, high winds ...

Jet Aircraft Engine Manufacturer Solves Positioning Problems with Unique Lift Table Case Studies >> 
A major manufacturer of jet engines required assistance in the design and implementation of a unique lift platform to position personnel, components and test equipment at a variety of heights. See how this lift improved efficiency, safety and productivity.

Torklift to benefit the Arts Case Studies >> 
This custom built lift with its double long, extra wide platform and easy joystick control will allow the museum to transport their collection with ease and increase productivity for set up and take down.

CNH America – Tractor Tire Lift Case Studies >> 
Our customer CNH America, a global manufacturer of agriculture and construction equipment required a lift system in their tractor manufacturing location to raise their tractors weighing 50,000 lbs. in order to change out the temporary tires and replace ...

Fixed Rail-Elevating Work Platform Shuttles and Slides Case Studies >> 
Autoquip engineered and designed a 72" travel Tork Lift on a powered drive base with a variable frequency drive system to allow for smooth operation. A 6 feet shuttle deck was added along with telescoping handrails that would extend out another 4 feet ...

MWL Requires Hydraulic Dock Leveler For Demanding Dock Conditions Case Studies >> 
The VH Series is designed, engineered and constructed using the heaviest structural steel support members for the most demanding dock conditions. It uses a proprietary hydraulic system that provides the greatest overall service range without sacrificing ...

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