Safe keg lifting — brewery

Operators at this boutique brewery were required to lift, check, weigh and return kegs.

It was identified that this could cause major injury to operators when lifting 63kg kegs. Materials Handling P/L provided a solution with a GForce Intelligent Lift Device suspended from a Gorbel workstation jib. The system also required mechanical means of attaching to kegs to lift them safely and quickly without the need to disengage any levers. Materials Handling P/L designed a special end tool that lifts via the handles and engages/disengages automatically.

The system was so well received it has been further implemented across five locations nationally in the warehouse environment for order picking.