Case Study – Ergonomic Lifting Study: Using Intelligent Assist Devices to Increase Productivity & Reduce Product Damage


One of the main goals for every company that requires it’s employees to use a lifting device to move materials is decreasing the risk of operator injury thus creating a safer, more productive work environment.  W. W. Cannon, Inc. recommends the Gorbel G-Force™ Intelligent Lifting Device over manual lifting or other similar devices. Other similar devices include air balancer with pendant control, a variable frequency chain hoist, an electric balancer and an air balancer with electric controls. 

A study performed by the Rochester Institute of Technology focused on performance of these devices in the following applications: 

High Cycle Applications 

  • Productivity
  • Energy expenditure

Precision Placements 

  • Productivity
  • Energy expenditure
  • Potential for product damage

Quick Change in Direction (Inertia Management) 

  • Handling force required to reverse direction

Click here to open the printable version of the Case Study wwcgforceergostudy 

The G-Force™ Q-Series Offers Many Other Benefits: 

  • Capacities from 165 to 1320 lbs.
  • Speeds up to 200 ft. per minute
  • Can cover multiple work cells 
  • Rapid return on investment through increased productivity and reduced product damage
  • Decreases risk of operator injury creating a safer work environment 
  • Higher environmental ratings (more tolerant to dust and liquid)
  • Enhances job performance
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    Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment to learn more about Gorbel’s G-Force™ Intelligent Lifting Devices. 1-800-442-3061 

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