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A step up for cylinder handling

12 December 2012

An old catalogue kept in the offices of manufacturing systems integrators Comau Estil, led the company to approach Stanley Handling for help on the assembly line of a prestigious motor manufacturer. Bodies for a luxur

An old catalogue kept in the offices of manufacturing systems integrators Comau Estil, led the company to approach Stanley Handling for help on the assembly line of a prestigious motor manufacturer.

Bodies for a luxurious new model are assembled in the company's 'body in white' (BIW) factory. The layout of this section of the production facility requires heavy gas cylinders used in the manufacturing process, to be moved over a raised step and this presented a degree of manual handling that risked accident and injury.

After an on-site demonstration and full training from Stanley Handling, a Sprinter 140 Fold powered stairclimber is now enabling technicians to move the required equipment quickly, easily and safely.

The Sprinter has a rugged aluminium alloy frame yet weighs only 16kg. Fitted with pneumatic tyres, a folding toe plate and 'snap on' battery, it can handle loads up to 140kg across uneven ground, up and down stairs and along narrow and winding corridors.
 
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