Intelligent LIfting Device suits high-capacity applications.

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G-Force® Q and iQ 660 units combine 660 lb capacity, on-board diagnostics, and ergonomic handle with LCD display that communicates operation modes, programming menus, fault codes, diagnostic information, and weight readouts. Both include G360(TM) electric/air swivel, which lets handle rotate without twisting coil cord. Offering programmable features, iQ comes with Auto-Unclamp and Part-Present detection, teachable motion and virtual limits, and external programmable I/O.



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Gorbel Introduces New 660 Lb G-Force LIfting Device



Gorbel is pleased to introduce the newest member of their award-winning family of G-Force® Intelligent Lifting Device - the G-Force® Q and iQ 660 units. The Q and iQ, currently available in a 660 lb (300 kg) capacity, give you the responsiveness and the flexibility of a human operator, plus the power of a machine. The G-Force® Q and iQ units are more precise than hoists and more responsive than air balancers. They improve safety, productivity and quality, resulting in a direct increase to your bottom line.

The Q and iQ are ideal for larger capacity lifting applications, including:

· Lifting fully dressed engines and transmissions

· Changing out expensive machine tooling and dies on production machinery

· Heavy equipment manufacturing

· Valve assembly for oil and natural gas industry

The new units offer:

· On-board diagnostics for easy maintenance

· New handle design - the redesigned handle is more ergonomic and features a standard LCD display that better communicates valuable information both to operators and maintenance personnel. Information displayed includes G-Force® operation modes, programming menus, fault codes, diagnostic information, and weight readouts.

· G360(TM) Electric/Air Swivel - The G360(TM) swivel assembly on the handle allows the G-Force handle to rotate without twisting the coil cord in applications where the operator is continuously rotating the handle. The G360(TM) accommodates the coil cord cable, the optional input/output module signals, and the air power for end effector tooling.

The base Q model comes stocked with standard options, but if you want even more intelligence capabilities for your G-Force® unit and your tooling, choose the iQ unit. The iQ comes with:

· Programmable features - The iQ has several programmable features such as Auto-Unclamp and Part-Present detection. Using these features to control your tooling increases productivity and minimizes errors.

· Auto-Home - The iQ is capable of programmed motion such as return to home or other teachable points within the vertical hook travel to save operators time.

· Teachable virtual limits - The iQ unit's enhanced control package provides expanded Virtual Limits capabilities, including upper and lower virtual limit stop points, speed reductions points in up and down travel, and program mode lockout to protect virtual limit settings from unwanted changes

· External Programmable Inputs and Outputs - Multiple programmable inputs/outputs (I/O) are available on the new iQ unit. The unit comes standard with 8 I/O points. Flexible and convenient I/O blocks, each containing 8 I/O points, can be individually added to provide just the right functionality for your application.

For more information, please visit our website at www.gorbel.com/gforce/g-force.asp?3, or contact our Customer Service department at (800) 821-0086.

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