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Machine Guarding Systems Protect Workers & Ensure Safety

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Integration of mechanical and electrical protective guarding solutions to improve employee and work environment safety.

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13 Floor Boiler Building Lift

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin (October 25, 2010) - A Pflow vertical reciprocating conveyor (VRC) was recently installed at a 13 story boiler building at a manufacturing facility in Oklahoma. The VRC replaces a 10 ton hoist mounted at the top floor of the building providing a safer lifting alternative, and easier loading and unloading at each floor.

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CNH America – Tractor Tire Lift

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Our customer CNH America, a global manufacturer of agriculture and construction equipment required a lift system in their tractor manufacturing location to raise their tractors weighing 50,000 lbs. in order to change out the temporary tires and replace ...

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10 Story Power Plant Lift

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin (March 1, 2013) - The Redding Power Plant is a state-of-the-art facility that generates electricity through the burning of natural gas. The plant, located in Redding, California, has expanded over the years to meet the demands of a growing community. A recent addition is a 58 ft Series-F lift developed by Pflow Industries of Milwaukee, the pioneer and leading manufacturer of vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRCs).

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Fixed Rail-Elevating Work Platform Shuttles and Slides

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Autoquip engineered and designed a 72" travel Tork Lift on a powered drive base with a variable frequency drive system to allow for smooth operation. A 6 feet shuttle deck was added along with telescoping handrails that would extend out another 4 feet ...

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Helicopter Manufacturer Solves a Test and Assembly Problem With A Unique Adjustable Blade Positioner Used in a Severe Outdoor Environment

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Helicopter manufacturer required assistance in safely raising and positioning helicopter blades during a "balancing" procedure. This lift table provided a solution that performed in a severe outdoor environment that included snow, ice, rain, high winds ...

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MWL Requires Hydraulic Dock Leveler For Demanding Dock Conditions

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The VH Series is designed, engineered and constructed using the heaviest structural steel support members for the most demanding dock conditions. It uses a proprietary hydraulic system that provides the greatest overall service range without sacrificing ...

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Jet Aircraft Engine Manufacturer Solves Positioning Problems with Unique Lift Table

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A major manufacturer of jet engines required assistance in the design and implementation of a unique lift platform to position personnel, components and test equipment at a variety of heights. See how this lift improved efficiency, safety and productivity.

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Bascule Bridge Provides Safe Passage

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America A bascule bridge permits safe crossing of railroad spurs and serves as a convenient connection between buildings. This is exactly what a distributor of pet care products needed to bridge the gap between their main warehouse and the outdoor staging ...

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Torklift to benefit the Arts

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This custom built lift with its double long, extra wide platform and easy joystick control will allow the museum to transport their collection with ease and increase productivity for set up and take down.

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Dock Leveler Inspection Plate Reduces Air Flow in Food Facilities during Scheduled Maintenance

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Dozens of Fortune 500 companies have saved thousands of dollars in energy costs while reducing the possibility of insect or rodent infiltration by specifying a maintenance inspection plate. Not only is there significant energy savings, total man-hours ...

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