The Upender, Improving Worker Safety

The Uni-Craft Corp. team presents the Upender, an ergonomic “lifting aid” that helps prevent worker injuries, lowering the cost of claims and downtime, that repositions large, round, and odd shaped products such as dies, rolls, or coils.

The Uni-Craft Upender is an ergonomic solution with applications in manufacturing and assembly to the end of the line during palletizing and shipping. The Upender offers many benefits and can tilt loads up to 95 degrees to change the vertical or horizontal orientation of heavy, awkward products.

The Uni-Craft Upender is reportedly capable of capacities of more than 8,000 pounds and features a range of speed, powering, and control options, including integrated switches to meet the specific needs of each application.

The Upender makes repositioning large or awkward products simple and efficient while protecting workers and helping to avoid workplace accidents.

One great solution example was a furniture manufacturer with extreme space constraints. The customer struggled to efficiently flip awkward, bulky pieces of furniture 90 degrees in order to palletize in preparation for shipping. The solution for this customer was a Pass-Through Upender capable of flipping the furniture safely onto a pallet for shipping. The Upender for this customer was equipped with control features that ensured the furniture was oriented and precisely placed on the pallet.

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