Bag Lifter for Fast, Easy and Safe Lifting

24 January 2018

Effortless bag lifter.

Using a bag lifter is a basic part of many manufacturing processes. However, moving from point A to point B is both physically stressful and time consuming when manually lifting.

Fortunately, there are many ergonomic solutions with TAWI's vacuum bag lifter, so that the hazards of manual lifting can be avoided. Our VacuMove bag lifter can be used to lift, place, split and empty the contents of a bag into large processing containers.

vacuum bag lifter

A bag lifter for various materials.

Most bag materials are air tight so that a vacuum bag lifter can be used to lift and move the bags.

A bag with porous materials can be lifted with a vacuum bag lifter containing a rubber skirt attached to the suction foot to compensate for the air leakage.

vacuum bag lifter

The food industry commonly handles bags of frozen food products. In order to reach far down into a container, a flexed and extended handle is designed with a VacuMove. The uneven surface of a frozen bag is compensated with a rubber gasket on the suction foot.

vacuum bag lifter

Tools for vacuum bag lifter. 

Special tools can be designed with a TAWI vacuum bag lifter to lift materials that are not air tight, such as plastic and jute material bags.

A clam cleat gripping tool to lift plastic bags is a mechanical lifter that uses the weight of the goods to secure the grip. By pressing the hook upwards the operator opens the gripping pads. When the tool is moved upwards, the two pads are pulled together by the weight of the bag pulling downwards, thus creating a secure grip.

For jute bags, a special twin hook tool is used. This custom tool is designed with wheels that when reaching the bag, it moves forward revealing a sharp hook which is used to grip into the fabric of the bag.

bag lifter

TAWI provides a large number of ergonomic lifting solutions. We are aware of our customers needs and develop standardized and customized products that solve specific problems. Fast, easy and safe lifting! Contact us today to find your solution.

Ergonomic Lifting Equipment in the Workplace

17 January 2018

Benefits of ergonomic lifting equipment

Ergonomics is the science of work. Ergonomics removes barriers to quality, productivity, and human performance by fitting products, tasks and environments to people.

So what is the purpose of ergonomic lifting equipment in the workplace? Well first, it decreases the risk of injuries and illnesses. It also enhances worker productivity. And last but certainly not least, it improves the quality of work life.

safety in the workplace

Ergonomic lifting equipment decreases injuries

Injuries are mostly due to overexertion in lifting, pushing or pulling objects and holding, carrying or turning objects. These injuries occurred as a result of repetitive motion. This includes repetitive placing, grasping and moving objects from place to place.

According to the National Safety Council, the recommend weight that men should lift is no more than 55 lbs and women no more than 35 lbs. Lifting and forceful movements along with bending and twisting in awkward postures are all key factures to the cause of MSD (musculoskeletal disorders).

The direct cost of these injuries in the workplace include fees from workers comp premiums, case management, medical costs for surgery, medicine and rehab. In addition, the injuries indirectly cost businesses overtime pay, OSHA penalties, attorney fees, damages to equipment, materials & the facility, higher worker’s comp premiums as well as managerial costs due to the accident including inspections, investigations, meetings and administration

safety in the workplace

Ergonomic lifting equipment enhances productivity

Workplace efficiency can be improved dramatically with solid ergonomic lifting equipment that offers ways to keep employees safe, stay effective, speed production process, and save companies time and money.

Injuries in the workplace cost businesses a loss in productivity, production down time, the time in replacing and training a new hire, delays in shipments and filling orders and a loss of production and services.

The quality of the workplace is improved with ergonomic lifting equipment

Warehouse workers, performing long hours of repetitive, heavy manual lifting had a rate of workers’ compensation claims for back injuries of 16 per 100 workers.

TAWI Ergonomic Lifting Equipment

Our vacuum lifting equipment, the VacuMove, has the capacity to lift up to 600 lbs with ease and efficiency without causing any strain to your back. We handle goods of all shapes, sizes and weights.

ergonomic lifting equipment

Our battery operated lifting equipment, Protema, offers mobility and ease of lifting a versatile assortment of products including; rolls, drums, and boxes with capacities up to 440 lbs. You can lifting, tilt and rotate easily and quickly.

ergonomic lifting equipment

Want to implement ergonomic lifting equipment in your workplace? Contact us today!

Lift System for Frozen Food

09 January 2018

A lift system solution for frozen food products

Finding a lift system that meets the standards in the food industry can be challenging. And finding a solution for lifting frozen food products with rugged surfaces is an additional obstacle. A thoroughly proven lift system solution is TAWI's VacuMove that meets the highest standards of functionality and safety.

Lift System for Frozen Food

One of the most popular obstacles in the food industry is finding equipment that is usable in a cleanroom environment. Our lift systems in stainless steel configuration are suitable in controlled environments while the actual vacuum pump can be placed in another room, excluded from cleanroom grading.

Lift System for Frozen Food

The VacuMove lift system also has the ability to reach right down into the bottom of a box to lift frozen blocks of meat. This is accomplished by using an extended and flexible handle and release valve for quick release.

Gripping a bag of frozen food can be challenging as well. The suction foot with rubber skirt tool can be designed with the VacuMove lift system to hold the uneven surface of frozen food products securely in place.

Lift System for gripping uneven frozen food

The manual lifting of frozen food products is just as much of a challenge faced in the food industry. A VacuMove lift system has the capacity to lift up to 600 lbs with ease and efficiency without causing any strain on the body. Operators reduce neck, shoulder and back injuries when lifting frozen food products that are awkward and heavy and workplace efficiency is then improved dramatically.

A VacuMove provides a way to keep employees safe, stay effective, speed production process, and save companies time and money.  The lift system is also easy to install and adjust to suit cleanroom requirements for the food industry. That's what we call Smart Lifting!

Contact us today to find your lift system solution.

Electric lifter guaranteed to lift your business

03 January 2018

Electric lifter increases efficiency, safety and ergonomics

TAWI's Protema electric lifter increases the efficiency, safety and ergonomics of your business. It is so versatile that customers of all industries use it for handling rolls, crates, drums, boxes and so much more. The Protema is also available in stainless steel, making it ideal for use in sensitive environments such as the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Electric Lifter Roll Handling

Our electric lifter contains a user-friendly control panel and is equipped with a wide selection of tools for various applications. It is easy for anyone to lift and handle most types of goods, ensuring smooth and efficient operations.

Electric lifter will boost efficiency and lower costs 

Using a TAWI electric lifter means that large and heavy goods can be handled by one single person, saving valuable time and resources for your business. The challenge of increasing productivity and ergonomics at the same time is increasingly important for more and more companies. Our focus is to help you achieve this.

Electric Lifter Crate Handling

An electric lifter can help protect your employees 

The Protema electric lifter is easy to maneuver and push forward making it almost effortless to transport goods to the intended location. You can pick up goods from a vertical or horizontal position, rotate, transport, turn and release with minimum effort. It is also equipped with a safety mechanism ensuring that if a tool hits an object during lowering, it will stop immediately. The Protema is belt driven too, resulting in safe, quiet and smooth oil free drive.

Ergonomic Electric Lifter

Electric lifter that is ergonomically designed

Ergonomics is about adjusting work and work environments to the needs of the employees. It’s about planning and organizing work in a way that contributes to healthy employees and minimizes the risk of injuries and long-term health challenges. Good ergonomics is an effective way of making your business more productive and profitable. A Protema minimizes the strain on backs, knees and shoulders. The electric lifter is designed with an ergonomic handle for easy and comfortable operation as well as high quality and robust wheels for smooth and simple transportation.

Electric Lifter

By customizing the TAWI Protema electric lifter to your specific needs, we can guarantee that it will help lift your business. Your contact person at TAWI is only a click away!