Increasing Productivity & Protecting Workers Gorbel Easy Arm® Intelligent Lifting Device


Employees making a nutritional supplement for horses need to produce premixes. Ingredients arrive in 50 pound boxes and bags. 30-40 bags and boxes are needed for each mix and 20-25 mixes are produced each day.

The Problem

The workforce at this location and is aging. They were having to manually move these bags and boxes onto pallets throughout the day. The Manager of Operations wanted to provide an ergonomic solution that would assist the employees with this task.

The Solution

A Gorbel Easy Arm® Intelligent Lifting Device was the solution. The technology enables the operator to lift and maneuver naturally, as if the device were an extension of their own arm.

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The Ergonomic Advantages of Intelligent Lifting Devices / The ROI of ILD ebook

The ROI of ILDs e-book: How Intelligent Lifting Devices are Paying Dividends

Modern ergonomically assisted material handling is undergoing a dramatic transformation. One that is making repetitive-motion injuries and associated workers' comp claims virtually obsolete.

The Ergonomic Advantages of Intelligent Lifting Devices study compared the performance of Gorbel’s G-Force® Intelligent Lifting Device to manual lifting, an air balancer with pendant control, a variable frequency chain hoist, an electric balancer and an air balancer with electric controls.

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G-Force User Tip Videos

We have added some new G-Force® user tips to the Ergonomic Lifting Education section of our website. See Mark Grandusky, our G-Force Product Manager, presenting useful tips on how to program items in the user interface. Items like displaying system information, setting sensitivity of capacity overload limiting, or threshold for capacity overload limiting.

Keep checking back as more videos will be added.

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