Ergonomic Panel Handling

Manual handling of loads can be problematic when operators need to lift panels. Their size, volume or weight can be a source of MSD (musculoskeletal disorders) and lead to significant productivity losses. The handling of panels therefore often involves a need for several people to use them on production lines. Many work stoppages are due to incorrect sizing of the loads to be carried by the operator, which can lead to injuries but also damage to equipment. It then becomes useful to invest in a lifting device to assist operators in these tasks, thanks to cobotic tools that allow a single person to lift heavy loads.

It is to respond to these issues that Manut-LM designs and manufactures Lifting Tube Handling Solutions in France for wooden panels, sheets, doors, PVC panels.

Fully customizable, the MASTER Plus control handles are the flagship solution to simplify and secure the lifting of panels. The rotating handle is used to manage the lifting height of the panel. Its elongated and customizable arm allows it to adapt to all shapes and sizes of panels.

Finally, the gripping tools, vacuum lifters, can also be provided with a multitude of suction cups to balance the load according to its size.

MASTER Plus can also be enhanced with many options allowing it to adapt perfectly to your activity:
– The Load Tipper option allows you to grab a panel flat and place it on the edge, and vice versa.
– The Articulated Arm option is ideal for picking up or removing panels at height.

Find out about our responses to panel lifting issues and contact us to respond to your issues.

Handling of wood panels

In the fields of carpentry in particular, the need for handling wooden panels is daily. These loads are by definition heavy and bulky, which makes handling slow and dangerous for operators. In order to avoid MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders) and to make operators autonomous when passing panels on cutting machines, Manut-LM designs and manufactures adapted lifting solutions.
All wood panel manipulators are designed according to the needs of our customers. The length of the arm as well as the spacing of the suction cups of the gripping tool or even the design of a mechanical gripping tool are all parameters taken into account by Manut-LM to offer you the best solution. Take a look at some of the works among the hundreds of joineries already equipped!

Panel tipper

As part of production lines, panels can be stored on the edge to optimize storage, but must be laid flat on cutting machines. This manipulation can cause MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders) in case of repetition, or on too heavy weights. This is why Manut-LM has developed Lifting Tube Handling Solutions that meet these constraints: MASTER Plus with Tilt Option. Discover our panel lifting solutions with tilting.

Handling of panels at height

In cutting and production shops, the stacking of raw materials or finished products can make handling heavy loads difficult. In the case of lifting panels at height, Manut-LM knows how to design and manufacture solutions that adapt to your constraints.
MASTER Plus control handles can be extended and articulated (optional) to reach the required heights. Operators then only have to actuate the handle to grab loads on the ground and place them high (or vice versa). This solution responds to workstation ergonomics issues while improving operator productivity. If you are handling bulky or heavy panels at non-ergonomic heights, contact us!

Handling of plastic panels

The handling of plastic panels, sometimes heavy and bulky, is a recurring problem in the industry. Manut-LM Lifting Tube Handling Solutions are responses adapted to the challenges of lifting plastic panels. They allow ergonomic, quick and easy lifting of loads, while ensuring operator safety.
Manut-LM designs all tailor-made solutions, according to the specific needs of each customer, in accordance with its production processes. Consult our references in the field and contact us to find the answers to your problems!

Sheet metal handling

Sheet metal works are faced daily with the problem of lifting panels at the end of the production line. Many manufacturers are also affected by the difficulty of handling sheet metal. Manut-LM designs and manufactures in France Solutions for the Manual Handling of Heavy or Bulky Loads. These Cobotic tools (Collaborative Robots) are designed to meet the most specific needs.
Manut-LM lifting equipment assisted operators are protected against the risks of occupational diseases such as MSDs (Musculoskeletal Disorders), but also accidents. Their autonomy is also ensured by handling devices which allow a single person to lift up to 300 kg! Discover our solutions adapted to your sector of activity!

Handling of doors, windows, fragile panels

Manut-LM designs each tailor-made solution. Our lifting devices, designed to maximize assistance in manual handling of loads, are designed for every need. It then becomes possible to lift complex, fragile loads, such as panels leaving the production line: doors, window sashes, worktops, etc.
Manut-LM handling and lifting solutions respect the load in order to avoid any risk of damage. The gripping tool offered always depends on the specifics of the material and the shape of the load to be lifted. Manut-LM vacuum manipulator solutions are able, for example, to lift panels even when filmed without damaging the packaging or the load. Call us to find out the answer we can provide to your problem.

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