Bushman Equipment “Enginuity” on Full Display with New Hydraulic Sheet Lifter

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Since 1950, Bushman Equipment has had a reputation for the custom design and manufacture of rugged, Heavy-Duty Overhead Crane Attachments and Below-the-Hook Lifting Equipment; as well as Floor-Based Material Handling Solutions.

At the company, the term “enginuity” is used to convey “the powerful convergence of engineering and ingenuity that produces superior solutions and proven products.”

That concept was applied recently in designing and manufacturing a Hydraulic Sheet Lifter for a major steel supplier and distributor in the Midwest.

The engineering challenge Bushman was faced with was designing an adjustable sheet lifter, as the specification called for the capability of lifting the sheets from multiple, different conveyor setups or configurations. This was a task Bushman figured could be accomplished by adjustable forks, so each carrying arm is equipped with nine adjustable forks.

The Bushman equipment will be used to lift steel bundles up to 38.5” in stack height, 96” in width and 20’ long. The sheet width is adjustable from 36” up to 96” and a maximum sheet length of 25’ can be accommodated.

Capacity is 25 tons/50,000 lbs.

Another feature is that the customer is able to connect the sheet lifter to a motorized crane and operate with little to no electrical modification—essentially creating a “Plug and Play” setup. Lifter mounted phase sensing controls operate directional valves to open and close the drop legs.

For a comprehensive Quote on a Hydraulic Sheet Lifter custom designed for your application, contact Bushman Equipment today.

About Bushman

Bushman Equipment Inc. designs, manufactures and services material handling solutions in 3 product segments:

  1. Below-the-Hook lifting attachments including C-Hooks, coil grabs, spreader beams, sheet & plate lifters, lifting tongs, rotating axis grabs
  2. Floor-Operated equipment includes upenders, inverters, lift tables, transfer cars and more.
  3. ReNEW inspection, repair and upgrade of all brands of material handling solutions.
Founded in 1950, Bushman is located in Menomonee Falls, WI, just outside Milwaukee. We are 100% employee owned.