In the video embedded below Maverick Equipment General Manager Greig Maver demonstrates a work positioner the company has adapted to suit the unique needs of the automotive industry.
Maverick Equipment is a specialist materials handling equipment manufacturer with extensive experience in adapting existing equipment to handle specific problems and suit particular applications.
In the video, Greig looks at a lightweight and manoeuvrable work positioner that lifts from ankle to shoulder at the push of a button. In response to repeated enquiries from the automotive sector, Maverick Equipment has offset the mast on this positioner and adapted it specifically to load wheels onto luxury cars.
As these wheels get heavier, there is a greater risk of operators injuring their backs or fingers while trying to elevate the wheel, line it up with the various studs and position it for attachment. This custom positioner allows users to raise wheels at two speeds with no effort at all.
Because the mast is offset, users can see all the stud holes on the wheel and can also rotate the wheel on the rollers so that it lines up perfectly with the bolts. Height can then be varied up or down as required. An included tool tray ensures a rattle gun is always at hand to apply the bolts and bolt the wheel onto the vehicle.