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Individualized Lift Unit

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046897D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Flood, JM Schrafel, RL [+details]

Abstract

The individualized lift unit 10 (Figs. 1 and 2) has a castored base to facilitate maneuverability of the unit. A motor-driven platform 20 is movable in a vertical direction and is adapted to mount a boom-lifting arm 25 (Fig. 1) or a tool fixture 30 (Fig. 2), depending upon the material-handling application. In Fig. 1, lifting arms 50 are attached to boom 25 for engaging a load. After a load has been elevated into position, the lift unit 10 can be manually moved using handle 35 for pushing. The lifting boom 25 (Fig. 1) is usable for general lifting applications and can easily be removed and replaced, for example, by any tool fixture 30 (Fig. 2). Thus, the lift unit 10 is useful across a wide range of applications. It generally finds application for lifting loads between 1 and 100 pounds.