Ergonomic Solutions

Creating a safer, more productive workplace starts with strategically-designed workstations and quality ergonomic products that help reduce the physical burden on your staff. 

The experts at Wolter will partner with you to identify and implement the right ergonomic products for your workplace, including customized industrial lifting and positioning devices, lift and tilt tables, pallet positioners and more. Our goal is to help you provide a better working environment for your employees, decrease injuries and product damage and maximize your bottom line. 

Explore our ergonomic solutions below or shop ergonomic products in our warehouse products catalog.

End Effectors

End Effectors are generally devices hung from the air or electric hoists and are designed to accomplish transference or manipulation of raw materials, parts, or oddly shaped pieces. These tools can be simple mechanical, manually powered, air-powered, or electrically powered.

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Applications
  • ID/OD Gripping
  • Vacuum Handling
  • Magnetic Handling of Metal Parts
  • Large & Oddly Shaped Parts
  • Production Lines
Tasks
  • Straight Lift & Transfer
  • Reach-In or Under
  • Pitching
  • Rotating

Free-Standing Intelligent Lifting Devices

Free-Standing Intelligent Lifting Devices are an ergonomic, safer, and more productive option for lifting products and materials in your plant, warehouse, or distribution center. Learn about the variety of devices below, each offering safer, more controlled movements to increase your business’s productivity. 

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Hydraulic Manipulator
  • Capacities from 500 lbs to 2500 lbs
  • Vertical travel up to 64 in
  • A vertical lift is achieved with a motor-driven hydraulic system
  • Reach up to 136 in
  • 360 degrees of continuous rotation
  • Ability to rotate and/or pitch loads
  • Adjustable drag brakes at each vertical axis of rotation
  • Can be converted from floor-mounted to overhead mounted
  • Pilot-operated lock valve on lift and grip cylinders prevents loss of load due to power outage
  • Gripper Safety Circuitry senses the pressure in the cylinder and does not allow the part to be released from tooling unless it is fully supported
  • 5:1 safety design factor for all mechanical components
  • Easily accommodates tooling
Industrial Manipulator
  • Capacities from 180 lbs to 900 lbs
  • Vertical travel up to 100 in
  • Vertical lift is achieved with a motor-driven hydraulic system
  • Reach up to 144 in
  • 360 degrees of continuous rotation
  • Ability to rotate and/or pitch loads
  • Adjustable drag brakes on 3 axes
  • Mounting options: free-standing, portable base, overhead fixed or on trolleys
  • Works well in areas of low headroom
  • Pneumatic controls
  • Pilot-operated lock valve on lift and grip cylinders prevents loss of load due to power outage
  • Gripper Safety Circuitry senses the pressure in the cylinder and does not allow the part to be released from tooling unless it is fully supported
  • 5:1 safety design factor for all mechanical components
  • Easily accommodates tooling
Pneumatic Manipulator Arm
  • Capacities from 200 lbs to 660 lbs
  • Vertical travel up to 55 in
  • Reach up to 115 in
  • 360 degrees of continuous rotation
  • Ability to rotate and/or pitch loads
  • Adjustable drag brakes on 3 axes
  • Works well in areas of low headroom
  • Pneumatic controls
  • Pilot-operated lock valve on lift and grip cylinders prevents loss of load due to power outage
  • Gripper Safety Circuitry senses the pressure in the cylinder and does not allow the part to be released from tooling unless it is fully supported
  • 5:1 safety design factor for all mechanical components
  • Easily accommodates tooling
Torque Arm
  • Capacities from 40 lbs to 210 lbs
  • Vertical travel up to 60 in
  • Reach up to 60 in
  • Balance configuration for “zero-gravity” control
  • 360 degrees of continuous rotation
  • Ability to rotate and/or pitch loads
  • Vertical axis brakes available
  • Mounting options: free-standing, portable base, overhead fixed or on trolleys
  • Works well in areas of low headroom
  • Pneumatic controls
  • Pilot-operated lock valve on lift and grip cylinders prevents loss of load due to power outage
  • Gripper Safety Circuitry senses the pressure in the cylinder and does not allow the part to be released from tooling unless it is fully supported
  • 5:1 safety design factor for all mechanical components
  • Easily accommodates tooling
Transfer Arm (ATA)
  • Capacities from 300 lbs and 500 lbs
  • Positech Free-Standing intelligent Lift Device Transfer Arm
  • Vertical travel up to 24 in
  • Reach up to 72 in
  • 360 degrees of continuous rotation
  • Ability to rotate and/or pitch loads
  • Adjustable drag brakes on 3 axes
  • Mounting options: free-standing, portable base, overhead fixed or on trolleys
  • Fits into work areas where larger material handling equipment will not fit
  • Hydraulic or Pneumatic controls
  • Pilot-operated lock valve on lift and grip cylinders prevents loss of load due to power outage
  • Gripper Safety Circuitry senses the pressure in the cylinder and does not allow the part to be released from tooling unless it is fully supported
  • 5:1 safety design factor for all mechanical components
  • Easily accommodates tooling

Intelligent and Ergonomic Cranes

Intelligent and Ergonomic Cranes are a proven way to improve productivity, increase quality, and provide a safer work environment. Providing an ergonomic lifting solution fitted for all, these operator-friendly cranes offer ease of movement and positioning to continue creating quality products and material.

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Gorbel Easy Arm
  • Capacities of 165 lbs & 660 lbs
  • Lift speeds as high as 180 FPM; low speeds less than 1 FPM
  • Capacity Overload: will not lift if the load exceeds the capacity of the rate
  • Operator Present Function: the handle grip uses a built-in photo sensor that doesn’t allow the unit to move unless the operator initiates the movement
  • Float Mode Option: with only a 1/2 lb of force, the operator can precisely orient loads throughout the full stroke range by manipulating the load with their hands
  • Easy Installation: unit ships assembled and ready to be installed
  • Free-Standing vs. Under-Hung
    • Free-Standing: Choose for easy relocation, no foundation necessary
    • Under-Hung: Choose for hook heights over 11 ft & covering multiple work cells 
Gorbel Pivot Pro
  • Capacities up to 150 lbs
  • Up to 3 times easier to start and stop than a workstation jib crane 
  • No festooning necessary
  • Easier movement of loads to close to the mast

Tilt and Lift Tables

Our selection of lift and tilt tables provides the ergonomic support your workforce needs. By limiting unnecessary bending, stretching and lifting, you can increase productivity, minimize employee fatigue, injury and product damage. 

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LS & Backsaver Lift, Lift-n-Tilt & Turn Tables
  • Capacities 2,000 lbs and 4,000 lbs
  • 85 degree tilt angle
  • Fixed and Portable & Side Reach Options
  • Push-button or foot switch controls available
  • 2-Year Warranty
Backsaver Lite
  • Capacities: 550 lbs to 1,500 lbs
  • Platform dimensions from 20 in x 36 in or 24 in x 48 in
  • Contoured legs add strength and lower collapsed height
  • Bushings are lubricated for life
  • Built-in safety chock for maintenance
  • Adjustable flow control
  • Hydraulic control & 110/1/60 power
  • 2-Year Warranty
Backsaver Lite Compact
  • Capacities: 500 lbs or 1,000 lbs
  • Platform dimensions from 12 in x 24 in
  • 36 in raised height; 6 in lowered height
  • Contoured legs add strength and lower collapsed height
  • Bushings are lubricated for life
  • Built-in safety chock for maintenance
  • Adjustable flow control
  • Hydraulic control & 110/1/60 power
  • 2-Year Warranty
High Rise Lifts
  • Capacities 1,000 lbs to 12,000 lbs
  • Dimensions from 24 in x 32 in to 48 in x 108 in
  • Vertical travel up to 12 ft
  • Can be used as work platforms
  • Contoured legs add strength and lower collapsed height
  • Bushings are lubricated for life
  • Oversized cylinders add to the life of the cylinder
  • Built-in safety chock for maintenance
  • Adjustable flow control
  • Wear indicator rollers
  • Power voltage depends upon the capacity
  • 2-Year Warranty
Tandem Lifts
  • Capacities up to 12,000 lbs
  • Dimensions from 24 in x 36 in to 84 in x 204 in
  • Vertical travel up to 5 ft
  • Great for long loads such as lumber, pipes, sheets and bar stock
  • Contoured legs add strength and lower collapsed height
  • Bushings are lubricated for life
  • Oversized cylinders add to the life of the cylinder
  • Built-in safety chock for maintenance
  • Adjustable flow control
  • Wear indicator rollers
  • Voltage-dependent upon capacity
  • 2-Year Warranty
Heavy Duty Lifts
  • Capacities up to 25,000 lbs
  • Dimensions from 47 in x 76 in to 108 in x 180 in
  • Vertical travel up to 7 ft
  • Contoured legs add strength and lower collapsed height
  • Bushings are lubricated for life
  • Oversized cylinders add to the life of the cylinder 
  • Built-in safety chock for maintenance
  • Adjustable flow control
  • Wear indicator rollers
  • Standard 3 phase voltage
  • 2-Year Warranty
Floor Height Lifts
  • Capacities up to 6,000 lbs
  • Dimensions 50 in x 48 in
  • Allows loading from a pallet jack
  • Contoured legs add strength
  • Bushings are lubricated for life
  • Oversized cylinders add to the life of the cylinder
  • Built-in safety chock for maintenance
  • Adjustable flow control
  • Wear indicator rollers
  • Hydraulic control & 110/1/60 power
  • 2-Year Warranty
Mobile Lift Tables
  • Capacities up to 1,750 lbs (Standard)
  • Dimensions: up to 24 in x 50 in
  • Allows users to manipulate and transport loads around a warehouse/plant.
  • Operation: Foot Pedal, Spring Assist or Powered Options
  • 2-Year Warranty
Lift-Tool Workbench Lift
  • 300 lb Capacity
  • Only need a drill with a hex bit for power
  • Great for maintenance shops
  • Platform dimensions 22 in x 23 in
  • Portable
  • Aluminum construction
  • Custom units available
Tilt Tables
  • Capacities 2,000 lbs and 4,000 lbs (Standard)
  • Dimensions from 24 in x 48 in to 66 in x 56 in
  • 30 Degree or 45 Degree tilt angles
  • Power in hydraulic or pneumatic
  • 2-Year Warranty
EZ Reach Container Tilters
  • Capacities 2,000 lbs and 4,000 lbs
  • 85 Degree tilt angle
  • Fixed and Portable & Side Reach Options
  • 12 V DC power with rechargeable battery or 115/1/60
  • Push-button or foot switch controls available
  • 2-Year Warranty
Container Dumpers
  • Ergonomically dumps boxes, containers, and drums at variable heights
  • Up to 6,000 lb Capacities
  • Chute dimensions up to 54 in (w) x 50 in (d) x 74 in (h)
  • Dump Heights up to 120 in
  • Hydraulic actuation
  • Pushbutton controls

Pallet Positioners

Pallet positioners enable your employees to ergonomically replace broken pallets, transfer product from pallets to slip sheets and replace damaged goods at the bottom of the load.

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  • 4,400 lbs Capacity
  • Handles pallets up to 48 in(l) x 48 in(w) x 60 in(h)

Allows workers to:

  • Replace broken pallets
  • Transfer from pallets to slip sheets
  • Replace damaged goods at the bottom of the load
  • Hydraulic control & 110/1/60 power


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Introducing automation in your workplace is an effective strategy that can help improve workplace safety and overall productivity. From design to installation and long-term support, Wolter can help you implement smart automation solutions tailored to your workforce.

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Like other ergonomic solutions, material handling automation must consider all aspects of the work being performed and be adaptable for any employee. Our automation solutions and other ergonomic products are designed to: 

  • Maintain natural posture and reach
  • Enable movement and stretching
  • Reduce fatigue by reducing excessive force
  • Minimize excessive motions
  • Decrease contact stress
  • Lessen vibration

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