Door lifting for Kings Mill Hospital

03 March 2012

Client: TDSL Mansfield
Product: Lifting equipment for Fire doors

The Problem »

Palamatic have supplied up to twenty vacuum tube lifting systems for their manufacturing process at local woodworking company Timbmet Door Solutions at their Mansfield site.  . TDSL create bespoke doors and 90 Kg fire doors in a CNC operation and the handling processes include Build Tables, Edgebanders and Sanders.

TDSL had won a prestigious order to supply all the doors at the new Kings Mill Hospital so robust and reliable lifting equipment with low maintenance were the key requirements for this important production process. Manual handling in industries such as woodworking can cause major headaches for managers with potential back/limb injuries as well as damage that can occur to the product when the operators are having to manipulate large, heavy loads. 

The Solution »

At TDSL the process involved handling heavy fire doors with window cut-outs as well as solid doors. The 90 Kg doors have to be loaded or unloaded throughout the different stages of production. One process involves turning the doors through 180 degrees so a pneumatic powered rotation unit was included at the request of Timbmet.

Matthew Newbury, one of TDSL’s engineers, described the lifters as robust and reliable as well as being easy to maintain. He was pleased with the response time from Palamatic on sales, service or upgrade requests and feels that all their manual handling issues have been solved where the lifters are in operation and that they have been well received by all at the factory.

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