Gorbel App Helps With a Solution for Battery Supplier


A southern Atlantic area vocational center provides job training and working opportunities to the disabled, and more than that, is a highly efficient supplier of batteries to the federal government and serves as the largest single supplier of batteries to the Department of Defense. 

The Problem

The battery packing area of the plant is a 10' x 10' work cell where employees sitting beside a custom made conveyor with 16 workstations package and label batteries into cartons. The cartons are then packed into larger boxes then lifted manually onto pallets. While the weight of the boxes is not heavy, the cumulative toll it takes on the worker throughout the day results in fatigue, aches, and pains.

The Solution

The final solution was a Gorbel TSJ-100A, a freestanding, lightweight aluminum jib crane with a 100 pound capacity and 10 foot span. Attached to the jib was a Schmalz JumboFlex 35 vacuum lifter with adjustable suction pads to handle any size battery box that the company had.