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Bushman Designs Motorized Sheet Lifter For Handling 40-Foot Stacks



Milwaukee, WI - Bushman Equipment recently designed a sheet lifter and crane system for a steel and aluminum blanking company that needed to move blank stacks up to 42 feet long.

In a process that previously required 16 men for hand stacking, this heavy duty motorized sheet lifter is designed to pick up stacks from a conveyor. There are 14 lifting forks on each side, spaced to clear the conveyor rollers.

The capacity of the sheet lifter is 30,000 pounds, and it can handle sheets up to 110 inches wide and stacks up to 20 inches high.

The lifter has spring-loaded flapper plates at the center fork of both lifting arms. When the flappers make contact with the sheet stack, limit switches trip and shut off leg motion.

Bushman Equipment, Inc., www.Bushman.com, has a long history of product leadership in the design and manufacture of rugged, built-to-order material handling equipment for use in a variety of mill-duty, high capacity and high duty cycle industrial applications. The West Bend Equipment Division of Bushman, www.WestBendEquipment.com, designs custom engineered floor mounted material handling equipment such as lift tables, upenders, inverters, and die and mold handling equipment. The Avon Engineering Division, www.AvonEngineering.com, designs and builds custom material handling equipment, strip process machinery, and press room automation equipment.
For further information, please call Bushman at 800-358-7810 or send an email to custinfo@bushman.com.

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