Customized load suspension
Effortless load handling with EXPRESSO's BalanceLift
Wherever loads have to be lifted, moved or positioned as part of a company's in-house logistic operations, EXPRESSO's BalanceLift provides invaluable services. The energy-efficient handling system permits equally effortless and fast handling of all types of containers or components. Thanks to customized grippers and load-handling attachments, implementation of the system is extremely flexible.
The BalanceLift enables a single person to lift, move and position components and containers weighing up to 300 kg without physical effort. Based on this extremely versatile pneumatic system, countless handling operations in a company's material flow can be greatly simplified, accelerated, and be organized more efficiently. Simultaneously, the BalanceLift improves workplace ergonomy, and increases the safety of load handling operations.
When designing this flexible system solution, EXPRESSO's development engineers took all aspects of modern intralogistics into account. A BalanceLift always consists of a pneumatic module, a control unit, and a load gripping / manipulating attachment. The decisive advantage hereby: All three components can be adapted precisely to the individual handling task and the operational surroundings. The pneumatic module comes in a compact mini version (1 pressure chamber) and a powerful two-chamber version with load capacities from 25 up to 300 kg.
Simple handling, high flexibility
Regarding the control unit, the user can choose between a pre-adjustable balancer control for convenient handling of identical loads without the need for operating keys, or the Vario control unit with up/down keys for handling loads with different weights. Which load gripping or manipulating attachment is fitted to the BalanceLift is determined exclusively by the nature of the load. Whether a cast steel machine component, storage container, carton, parcel, canister, bulk goods bag, crate, decanting vessel or drum – EXPRESSO's modular system and high manufacturing competence offer every possibility for customer-specific adaptations.
For example, we have also produced special grippers for solar panels, vacuum suction pads for gas cylinders, plus handling attachments for other unique and complex solutions.
The next question is: Where and how can the application-specific BalanceLift be mounted? Also here, the development engineers at EXPRESSO have taken all the situations of everyday industrial operations into account, and have provided various mounting and installation options. This means that a BalanceLift can be combined easily with the customer's existing crane or overhead installations, or be installed using EXPRESSO's customized carrier systems such as the BalanceStand crane boom, the overhead BalanceRail system or the mobile BalancePort gantry system. In every case, the user purchases an all-inclusive handling solution for vertical and horizontal transport of components or containers.
Precise guidance, minimum effort
The particular benefits of the BalanceLift become apparent to the user during practical work. Practically under fingertip control, heavy components or packaged goods can be lifted, transported, and lowered gently and precisely without physical effort. Thanks to lifting heights of up to three meters, the load can even be manoeuvered over obstructions. This health-preserving and simple execution of handling tasks has additional positive effects: Reduced absenteeism due to sickness, optimized processes, and increased productivity.
With the BalanceLift, EXPRESSO offers industrial users a high-quality handling solution, which has proved its worth in production logistics and also in order picking and packaging operations. The system is equally suited for tipping, emptying or decanting containers. And because the BalanceLift works without electric power, it can also be used in explosion-hazarded areas.