Custom Lifting System Lifts & Repositions 5 Different Airplane Fuselage Sections

Company Name: 
Cynergy Ergomics

Cynergy Ergomics has recently installed a custom lifting system to lift, rotate and reposition 5 separate commercial aircraft fuselage panels of differing sizes, weights and geometries. The panels – which weigh up to 2500 pounds each - are lifted and then rotated either 90-degrees or 180-degrees before being placed into dunnage, a storage pogo or the final assembly fixture. This PLC controlled system is easy to operate, as a push-button activates individual vacuum circuits which have been optimized for individual panel geometry. Redundant safety features ensure that operators and panels remain safe in the event of power or component failure.

This below-the-hook vacuum lifter is supported from the existing overhead crane system. Using the radio control, a single operator can attach to each different panel, lift it from the transportation vehicle, rotate either 90 or 180 degrees and place it appropriately. A video showing the process is available at http://www.cynergyergonomics.com/case-studies/aircraft-fuselage-panels.h....
Cynergy Ergonomics specializes in ergonomic workstations and material handling equipment such as lifts, articulating arm manipulators, sheet, panel and roll lifters, vacuum tube lifting, roll manipulators and material handling equipment. They specialize in lifting device design, lift assist system designs, material handling vertical lifts, manual ergonomic pick and place systems and workstation improvements for manufacturing, assembly, production and distribution centers that currently use human power for material handling as well as providing automated material handling solutions.