Each type of material can and must be handled differently to perform operations more efficiently and not damage what is lifted or transported. For this reason, it is necessary to have specific industrial material handling equipment for each process.
At Crosby Airpes, we are experts in the design of material handling and lifting systems, offering various solutions according to the specific needs of our customers.
In this article, we will analyze different solutions we offer according to the type of material to be handled.
What are the systems of material handling?
Material handling is the movement, protection, storage, and control of materials and products throughout manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, consumption, and disposal.
Material handling equipment typically falls into one of these categories:
- Storage and handling equipment.
- Industrial trucks.
- Engineered systems.
- Bulk material handling equipment.
These categories apply to various needs that one may encounter in a warehouse environment.
Mechanical handling systems refer to the equipment that manages product storage and movement. They are essential to provide an efficient and consistent product distribution service.
Crosby Airpes’ industrial material handling systems provide custom functions adapted to warehousing or transportation needs.
Two particular situations that need unique industrial material handling solutions
1. Handling metallic materials and intermediate metallic products
In this case, the most logical option is a lifting electromagnet, especially for unfinished products.
This Crosby Airpes lifting system can be adapted to any crane already installed and makes it possible to lift and handle metallic materials such as:
- Steel plates
- Wiring coils
- Metallic beams
Lifting electromagnets are a piece of equipment very present in the iron, steel, and metal industries. Lifting electromagnets make it possible to handle materials easily and quickly.
In some cases, and even in the case of metallic materials, some companies prefer to opt for other solutions. In the case of wire coils, the coil lifting tongs or the C-Hook are an excellent alternative to electromagnets, as these lifting systems offer ease of installation and lower cost advantages.
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2. Reorientating pieces in different positions
Sometimes, companies ask us about a lifting system that allows them to lift and move large blocks of material or large pieces while changing the position or orientation of those pieces. For these cases, we have two solutions:
Using load rotors
Load rotors by pulleys allow turning and putting any object upside down, no matter how big. We have successfully developed, designed, and installed load rotators in several companies, including the rotor installed for a multinational company with the capacity to turn generators for turbines weighing 175 tons.
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Using crane blocks with integrated rotation
Rotating crane blocks allow any crane’s hook to rotate 360º on itself on the vertical axis. With this solution, we can orientate the load in any direction on itself. Rotating crane blocks are functional in logistics and transportation operations or working with large rectangular parts that need to be reoriented, for example, for loading them onto the truck when leaving the warehouse.
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Crosby Airpes offers you industrial handling solutions with additional functions
We can upgrade all the above systems to perform additional functions, for example, by adding to the crane integrated weighing systems, industrial radio control systems, or load limiters to not damage the crane or the supporting structures.