Workstation Crane Brings Efficiency to Injection Molding Application


Ames Industries, Inc. Precision Plastic Molding, in their original application, used a 2 ton gantry to change out and move molds which had to be replaced depending on the part being produced. 

The Problem

The gantry was very heavy and the casters made it difficult to move in and position over the lift area which is a very tight space.

The Solution

The company installed two Gorbel work station cranes in parallel assembly areas with cantilevered supports and two 1000 pound aluminum bridges per system. Not only did the work station crane allow effortless movement of materials within the work cell throughout assembly, but by supporting the system’s runways without a header beam, it made material flow in and out of the work cell easier.