Refractory Handling/Fireplace Construction
A rigid mast system with custom lifting head was designed to lift and electrically manipulate the panels to the proper orientation. The cantilevered tooling provided the necessary reach-in capabilities so as to allow the operators to effortlessly manipulate the panels and maneuver them to the sides and rear of the boxes. The vacuum head design accommodates the various deep-groove brick pattern faces, allowing the operators to handle all of their panels without tooling change-outs. In addition to substantial injury reduction statistics, the customer has seen productivity improvements and has opened the job description to all employees.