Electronic Balancers Intelligent
Ergonomic Lifting Devices from Gorbel
Gorbel G-Force™and Gorbel Easy Arm™
are part of a new family of Material Handling equipment
known as Intelligent Assist Devices (IAD's).
The G-Force™ Intelligent
Lifting Device uses patented technology and an industrial
processor controlled drive system to deliver unmatched
lifting precision and speed.
The Easy Arm™ Intelligent
Lfiting Arm uses Gorbel's patented G-ForceTM
technology and an industrial processor controlled drive
system, integrated them into an ergonomic articulating jib
How G-Force Works
enables operators to lift and maneuver naturally, as if the
device were an extension of their own arm. The G-ForceTM
will help improve productivity, reduce the cost of product
damage, and minimize work related injuries.
The G-ForceTM is available in
two series: the BXi series and the
BX Series (lower cost alternative). Both
series are available in 150# and 300# capacities. The G-Force is
also available integrated with our
Easy Arm articulating jib crane.
Pinpoint precision - speeds from 1 foot per minute
(0.3 mpm) up to 275 fpm (83mpm)
Blazing speed - travels up to 4 times faster than
traditional high end lifting devices
Infinite speed control - ideal for applications that
require high speed at some points in the cycle and slow, precise
movements at other points
The G-ForceTM ILD gives the
responsiveness and flexibility of a human operator plus the
power of a machine. It incorporates a range of speeds so it is
perfect for quick, repetitive motions and slow, precise
New Ergonomic Lifting Study
A new ergonomic lifting study shows that
the G-Force outperforms other lifting devices in both high
cycle and precision placement applications.
a PDF copy of the study.
The BXi model comes loaded with standard intelligence features
and programmability to customize it to your application. This
series comes in capacities of 150 and 300 pounds. Higher
capacities are available - contact
Added Intelligence Capabilities:
Teachable virtual limits and speed reduction points
- unit can be taught to stop or reduce speed when it reaches
specific points in its lifting range
External inputs/outputs - endless possibilities
exist for the I/O on the BXimodel. Contact the factory for customized programming to maximize
your BXi flexibility.
E-stop output - the E-stop can trigger or stop the
external system that it is tied to (conveyor, CNC machine)
Option to interface with data systems via DeviceNet
- external systems that use DeviceNet protocol can read or control
the data points and parameters of the G-ForceTM
Easily accessible external communications port - any
computer equipped with special software can be used to upgrade or
BX Series is a lower cost alternative for those applications
that require the speed and precision of the BXi, but not the
added intelligence and flexibility. Available in 150#
and 300# capacities. Higher capacities available -
contact Milwaukee Crane.
The Brains of a G-ForceTM
, The Body of a Jib
named Plant Engineering 2003 Product of the Year Bronze Medal
The G-ForceTM Easy ArmTM
is the newest addition to our family of Material Handling equipment
known as Intelligent Assist Devices (IAD's). We took our patented
G-ForceTM technology and an industrial processor
controlled drive system and integrated them into an ergonomic
articulating jib design.
Available in 150 pound
capacity with standard spans of 6, 8, and 10 feet.
This versatile design is ideal
for lifting applications that involve:
Reaching under obstructions / low
headroom applications-wire goes over a pulley on the beam so you
don't lose the headroom taken by the G-ForceTM
Reach around obstructions
Reach into work
Rapid change in direction -
you don't have to move the weight of the actuator