Air Technical Industries (ATI; Mentor, OH) announces the development of a unique and versatile material transport platform with built-in hydraulic lift up to 10,000 pounds capacity. The unit is completely self-sufficient and battery powered (24 or 48 volts) with a built in charger that charges itself automatically at a docking station. This newly developed feature allows the unit to be used 16 hours a day, increasing efficiency and saving time. Other benefits include:
- Infinitely variable speed travel control from zero up to 3 mph.
- An automated braking system with gradual acceleration and deceleration. No jolting and jerky starts or stops.
- Wireless remote controls, available for convenience of the operator with up to 100 feet of range. Similar to a TV remote, the transmitter controls the travel as well as lifting and lowering functions.
- A platform deck with a variety of options: plain flat surface, “V” shape top for transporting cylindrical rolls, and can be equipped with gravity or powered roller conveyor for loading and unloading. A powered rotating platform can change the orientation of the load, or an upender function can pick-up the load in a horizontal position and deliver it in vertical position or vice versa.
The unit travels on a subsurface mounted track or can travel on a surface mounted flat bar track attached to the floor. The wheels are steel double flanged to travel a straight line for dedicated application. It can also run on crane rail or inverted angle track if equipped with V-groove wheels.
Check out this video to see the product in action.