No Challenge Too Steep (or Deep) For Easy Arm®


Facing an uphill challenge doesn’t make many people sweat at an environmental sewage pump manufacturer in the northeast. In fact, it’s what they deal with every day. As a manufacturer of sewage grinding pumps and septic systems, many residential and light commercial customers seek the aid of these specialty systems when a simple gravity septic system won’t work. That’s because the pumps they build actually push waste uphill.

The Problem

When assembly of the grinder pumps is complete, they are moved by conveyor to the final inspection station. At this work cell, an operator moves the core from the conveyor to a water tank where it is fully submerged in water and connected to a diagnostic machine. Full functionality of the core is tested here in about three minutes, after which they are removed from the tank, drained, and either approved for shipment or rejected for failing one of the critical tests.

The Solution

With the release of a new series of the grinding pumps, the company needed to create an additional inspection station to increase the number of pumps it could inspect in a day. What they found in their search for a better solution was Gorbel’s Easy Arm®, which exceeded their strict requirements. The Freestanding Easy Arm® is tucked in the corner between work cells, and with a 10-foot articulating arm, the crane easily covers the entire work cell without taking up valuable floor space. The unit also features a remote mount pendant handle, which allows the tanks to be lowered into the water tanks without the risk of splashing the controls.