Gorbel Workstation crane cuts down operating time

Company Profile:

A manufacturer of Diesel Engines for Industrial Generators.


The engines enter the factory on skids and are then fitted with all of the external components and assemblies. Weighing between 40-100kgs; these components are taken from storage; which is kept along the edge of the workshop and walked over to the engine block. They are then positioned and bolted into place on the engine.

The Problem:

Gantires and manual force were the only forms of moving the parts around the workshop which was a very slow and cumbersome process for the operators; also a common cause of injury. Positioning these parts accurately on the engine proved to be a major challenge.

Product Chosen:

A free standing Gorbel Work Station Crane with 3 Bridges; 2 G-Forces™ and a hoist:

  • Bridge 1: has a 70kg G-Force™ with float mode and is used to install smaller components
  • Bridge 2: has a 170kg G-Force® with float mode and is used to install larger, heavier cooling packages to the engines
  • Bridge 3: has a hoist and is used for joining the transmissions together (where applicable)

Benefits of this product:

The G-Force™ system has drastically cut down time on the assembly of the engine. Previously, this process would take operators a total of one hour to install the cooling package; but now only takes them five minutes.

The ease of operation and the decrease risk of causing injury has created less stress for the employer and employees.