Established around 35 years ago, O’Brien Group is a large manufacturer of quality bench tops and surfaces for domestic and commercial applications.
The application area is used to feed panels of chipboard and acrylic onto a nesting machine which is used for routing, shaping and cutting boards into finished basic shapes ready for further assembly.
The panels are large, long and heavy to handle manually making it difficult for operators to manage. This method was also causing injury to operator’s backs.
O’Brien Group chose the Gorbel freestanding bridge crane from Safetech with a 500kg capacity.
This solution has improved productivity by making boards more manageable to move around by a single operator and reducing injury to their backs.
This crane system has allowed O’Brien Group to become more flexible with what they can offer their clients.