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Manual handling of loads can be problematic when operators have to lift panels. Their size, volume or weight can be a source of MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders) and lead to significant productivity losses.

The handling of panels therefore often involves the need for several people to operate 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 as well as equipment damage.

It then becomes useful to invest in a lifting machine to assist operators in these tasks, thanks to cobotic tools that allow a single person to lift heavy loads.

It is to answer these problems that Manut-LM designs and manufactures in France Lifting Tube Handling Solutions for wood panels, sheet metal, doors, PVC panels

Fully customizable, MASTER Plus control handles are the leading solution to simplify and secure panel lifting. The rotating handle allows you to control the lifting height of the panel. Its long arm and customizable design allows it to adapt to all shapes and sizes of panels.

Finally, the gripping tools, vacuum lifting devices, 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 to perfectly fit your business:
– The Load Tilter option allows you to pick up a flat panel and place it on edge, and vice versa.
– The Articulated Arm option is ideal for picking up or putting down panels at height.

Discover our answers to the problems of lifting panels and contact us to answer your problems.

Handling of wood panels

In the carpentry industry in particular, the need to handle wood panels is a daily occurrence. These loads are by definition heavy and bulky, making handling slow and dangerous for operators.

In order to avoid MSD (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 distance between 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.

See some of the hundreds of joineries already equipped!

Panel tilter

In production lines, panels can be stored on the edge to optimize storage, but must be laid flat on the cutting machines.
This handling can cause MSD (musculoskeletal disorders) if it is repeated, or if the weight is too heavy. This is why Manut-LM has developed Lifting Tube Handling Solutions to meet these requirements: MASTER Plus with Tilter Option.
Discover our panel lifting solutions with tilting.

Handling of panels at height

In cutting and production shops, stacking raw materials or finished products can make handling heavy loads complicated. In the case of lifting panels at height, Manut-LM knows how to design and manufacture solutions that adapt to your constraints.
The MASTER Plus control handles can be extended and articulated (optionally) to achieve the required heights. Operators then only have to operate the handle to grasp loads on the ground and deposit them at height (or vice versa).
This solution addresses workstation ergonomics issues while improving operator productivity.
If you handle 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 adapted responses to the challenges of lifting plastic panels. They allow ergonomic, fast and simple lifting of loads, while guaranteeing the safety of operators.

Manut-LM designs all tailor-made solutions, according to the specificity of each customer’s loads, in accordance with its production processes.

Consult our references in the field and contact us to discover the answers to your problems!

Sheet metal handling

Sheet metal works are confronted daily with the problem of lifting panels at the end of the production line. Many manufacturers are also impacted by the difficulty of handling sheets.
Manut-LM designs and manufactures in France Manual Handling Assistance Solutions for Heavy or Large Loads. These Cobotic tools (Collaborative Robots) are designed to meet the most specific needs.
Operators assisted by Manut-LM lifting equipment are protected against the risks of occupational diseases such as MSDs (Musculoskeletal Disorders), but also accidents. Their autonomy is also ensured by the handling equipment that allows 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 machines, designed to maximize assistance in the manual handling of loads, are designed for every need.
It then becomes possible to lift complex, fragile loads, such as panels at the end of the production line: doors, window swings, worktops…
Manut-LM handling and lifting solutions respect the load 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 suction cup manipulator solutions are able, for example, to lift even filmed panels without damaging the packaging or load.
Call us to find out the answer we can provide to your problem.

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    Manut-LM is proud to be the #1 French Manufacturer of Vacuum Tube Lifting Solutions!

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