Matodi’s Scott Miller offers some common handling and lifting challenges facing the flat glass industry and how EMH cranes and Barbaric lifters can be used to solve them.
While visiting customers and touring their production facilities I have noticed a growing trend in the size and weight that workers are required to lift and handle. This is true for both the typical glass fabrication facility as well as the window and door industry.
Potential issues surrounding this trend are rather obvious and are usually realized by one or more of the following:
- High degree of worker fatigue which leads to reduced job satisfaction
- Increased Work Comp Claims due to lifting related injuries
- Increased labor costs
- Only a few can handle the heavy lifting
Matodi offers customized solutions for glass lifting and handling by pairing the appropriate Barbaric lifter model with an EMH Crane system to perfectly fit the customers application.
Here are a few of our recommendations if you’re considering a new lifter/crane system:
1. Loading and Unloading Glass
2. Lifting and rotating glass on a vertical polisher:
To make this process easier for one person rather than two, you can select a uniGlass UGL 2s which will lift (440 or 550 lbs.) and rotate up to 200° with very easy and safe operation. If you have larger size and weight requirements, the uniGlass UGL 2 performs the same lift and rotate functions but is also able to manage 550 of 1100 lbs. with four suction cups.