When dealing with custom applications that customers bring from their projects, it is importance to know the different kinds of tooling that are offered in the material handling field. JRG has worked with several manufactures of this equipment, and can find the perfect solution to even the most complex parts that need to be handled. There are various types of tooling that can interface with a variety of products including vacuum lifters, pneumatic grippers, below the hook devices,  industrial manipulators, and magnet tools. When working with clients, our team at JRG will take the time to discuss and understand the product that needs to be handled, and the process it will be going through in production. Knowing these details will ensure the success of the installed equipment- which is one of the reasons JRG Industries has loyal customers who come back with all of their safety and ergonomic equipment projects. One of the most important parts of completing a crane system is to have the right tooling that will pick up the specific parts to meet customers needs.

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An industrial manipulator is an umbrella term that covers a whole array of machines that operators can use to orient parts to their intended destinations. In general, industrial manipulators are rigid lifting devices that have multiple degrees of freedom that allow the user to grab and manipulate product as needed within a work cell. Working with JRG to find the right manipulator for your application is crucial to the success of your material handling device. Whether its pneumatic, hydraulic, chain or cable driven, our experienced team can work with industry leading manufactures in order to accommodate the customers specific requests.

The end of arm tool (EOAT) is the last piece of the puzzle for a complete manipulator. This is what will interfae with the parts being picked, and can come in a variety of styles including grippers, vacuum cups, hooks, and magnets. Please use the link below to see our OEM for these devices.

Vacuum handling has become one of manufacturings biggest form of material handling as it can provide a versatile, fast, reliable means of transporting products efficiently. With JRG Industries, you get a team that has sold hundreds of vacuum units from the smallest single cup applications, up to large 100 cup devices across multiple cells.

The advantage to using vacuum lifters is the speed it gives the operator. With high flow pumps and tube lifters, boxes can be grabbed and moved with ease. Also, after normal wear, the cups can be removed and replaced easily which give maintenance  a faster turn around and less downtime on production. There are several different options when selecting a vacuum product, which is what makes having a company like JRG help you find the perfect product. Click the link below to browse through some of the vacuum material handling solutions we have to offer.

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Below the Hook

When a part can be picked up directly on center, then hoists can be used as a lifting device. Tools on the end of hoists are known as Below the Hook tools, and they come in a wide variety of types. Some of these can be simple hook tools, while others may be more complex involving pneumatics or vacuum. An advantage for this type of tooling is the speed that can be achieved versus a manipulator.

When a below the hook device is coupled with a hoist or air balancer, the operators have a quicker way to grab the parts they need to. This avoids using slings and chains, which are not only time consuming but unsafe if not done properly. The controls can be integrated into ergonomic handlebars which will keep workers healthy and allow for less fatigue during shifts. Please click the link below to see some of the different companies we have worked with in the past on these custom pieces of equipment.

When dealing with large rolls of material, it is best to have experts in the field to determine what the right solution is for the job. One of the most trusted names in roll handling, Schlumpf, has been JRG Industries go to integrator.

Roll handling can be done in multiple ways, and needs particular attention to avoid damaging it while it is being handled. Some of these tools offered by Schlumpf can be used on cranes or driven to a destination (as shown on the image to the left).

We know how valuable the payloads are, and we take the time to understand the complete process to ensure a high success rate. Investing in the proper equipment will ultimately save you money on production, and will help avoid short and long term injuries in the work place.

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