UPENDER WITH MULTI-DIRECTIONAL V-BLOCKS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
BUSHMAN® UPENDER WITH MANUALLY ADJUSTABLE, MULTI-DIRECTIONAL V-BLOCKS PROVIDES FLEXIBILITY AND EFFICIENCY
Butler, WI (April 17, 2014)—Bushman Equipment, Inc, a manufacturer of custom-engineered material handling solutions, recently delivered a mechanical upender specially equipped with manually adjustable, hand crank V-blocks to a manufacturer that serves the nuclear power industry. The primary use for the floor-based unit is to upend to 90 degrees, large cylindrical weldments weighing up to 80,000 pounds.
Bushman engineers designed the upender platforms to accommodate as many as six different-shaped pieces. The engineering challenge was to provide easily adjustable V-blocks that could accommodate different diameters and lengths of product for upending.
The customer had previously used rigging, cranes, and different material handling procedures requiring nearly one full day to upend a work piece. Now, with the Bushman® upender, the same task will be performed safely and efficiently in 15 minutes.
Bushman Equipment Inc. designs and manufactures material handling solutions in two product segments: 1) Below-the-Hook lifting attachments including C-Hooks, coil grabs, spreader beams, sheet & plate lifters, lifting tongs, rotating axis grabs and more; 2) Floor-Operated equipment includes upenders, inverters, lift tables, transfer cars and more. In January, the company purchased the intellectual property assets of ITNAC Corp. of Birdsboro, PA—including product brands Flip-Rite™ and Level-Rite™, as well as the business name, “ITNAC”. Founded in 1950, Bushman is located in Menomonee Falls, WI, just outside Milwaukee and has 45 employees, including 21 skilled craftsmen and 11 engineers.