Standish, MI -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/05/2016 -- Technology innovator Magline, best known for two-wheel hand trucks used in the beverage industry, has solved the heavy lifting problem in manufacturing facilities. Magline's LiftPlus provides an all-in-one lift, transporter, and positioner which creates a perfect fit for flexible automation. Flexible automation is the ability for a robot or system to be quickly and easily re-tasked to change product design for both low and high mix manufacturing. When properly utilized, a flexible automation cell can evolve with a manufacturer's process and demand, reduce, and fix production costs, improve quality, and eliminate health and safety issues. The feature was recently in Robotics Tomorrow, titled, "Innovative Flexible Automation Drives Rapid Growth," authored by manufacturing journalist, Thomas R. Cutler.
The LiftPlus is a workforce multiplier that kicks in productivity with no need for special training or licensing. The LiftPlus was designed for ease of use, higher productivity, and to keep workers on the job and free from injuries; lifting 350 pounds easily with an all-metal frame platform and a screw-driven lift that delivers smooth precision that hydraulics or chains just cannot match. This is a level of robotics and automation frequently ignored, yet establishes immediate ROI and lean efficiencies.
Waiting for forklifts to move product in a manufacturing cell is eliminated. Andrea Horner, Magline's vice president of marketing stated, "This powered product demonstrates a commitment to the manufacturing sector and those customers who requested durable, ergonomic, and quality equipment allowing safe use and transport without wasting time waiting for forklifts. The improved throughput and productivity is a direct result of time efficiencies achieved with the LiftPlus within the manufacturing cell."
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As a leader in the material handling industry, Magline, Inc. (http://www.magliner.com) is committed to creating innovative solutions that help people transport materials more safely and efficiently. For nearly seven decades, this commitment translates to creating exceptional products and service experience earning long-term customer loyalty. Magline, the manufacturer of the innovative CooLift® Delivery System and the new LiftPlus™ technology, designs solutions to help companies move more product in less time, safely.
Magline understands the unique material handling requirements of product movement and remains at the forefront of designing aluminum equipment worldwide. With a strong dealer base in North America, as well as global presence, Magline offers implementation consulting and solutions for reducing service times and lean time-saving delivery solutions. Dynamic leadership ensures the Michigan-based manufacturer is consistently introducing innovative products and services, driven by customer needs and industry insights. Magline's industry knowledge and expertise has evolved into a compelling customer value proposition.
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