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Turn your forklift into a crane

Need to move a mold but you don't have an overhead crane? XYMotion would ask; do you have a forklift? The Longmont, CO based company is now marketing the Forkrane MT1200, a "Precision Mold & Tool Placement Unit" that it says can be attached to your existing forklift in seconds and be easily removed and stored.

PlasticsToday Staff

November 30, 2012

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Turn your forklift into a crane

The Forkrane has the same X, Y and Z axis motion control found in overhead cranes, but XYMotion says its faster and more precise. The system comes with a wireless remote control that can be operated with a single hand. The standard unit has a 1200-lb load capacity, but XYMotion says the Forkane can be easily customized for heavier loads. The company says the technology can be used in any location inside or 
outside your plant and is battery operated with a built-in charger for all-day use.

XYMotion backs the Forkrane MT1200 with a two-year manufacturer's warranty. The standard model is available for $15,975 and comes with a 30-day money back trial period.

WP Manufacturing, also in Longmont (and toured by IMM), originally designed the Forkrane. WP President Steve McClean said the technology suits a shop of his size. "This technology is great for molders, like us, who need crane functionality but don't have the budget to spend $100,000 on an overhead factory crane," McLean said.

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