G-Force Lifting Device The most sophisticated and intelligent lifting device in the world What is the G-Force? The G-Forc.. Product #: G-Force Lifting Device

G-Force Lifting Device

The most sophisticated and intelligent lifting device in the world

What is the G-Force?

The G-Force™ is part of a new family of Material Handling equipment known as Intelligent Assist Devices (IAD's). The G-Force™ uses patented technology and an industrial processor controlled drive system to deliver unmatched lifting precision and speed. The units enable operators to lift and manoeuvre naturally, as if the device were an extension of their own arm. The G-Force™ will help improve productivity, reduce the cost of product damage, and minimise work-related injuries.

The G-Force™ uses exclusive patented technology and an industrial servo drive system to deliver unmatched lifting precision and speed. Its fusion of advanced technology and basic human guidance maximises productivity while minimising the risk of injury to the operator.

For high value products that require rapid, repetitive movement the G Force™ is the safest and most productive lifting device available.

Features

  • Pinpoint precision - speeds from 0.3 mpm up to 83 mpm
  • Blazing speed - travels up to 4 times faster than traditional high end lifting devices
  • Infinite speed control - ideal for applications that require high speed at some points in the cycle and slow, precisemovements at other points
  • No switches, no push buttons, no valves, no throttle

Just Grab and Go

The G-Force™ gives the responsiveness and flexibility of a human operator plus the power of a machine. It incorporates a range of speeds so it is perfect for quick, repetitive motions and slow, precise placements.

Instant response to load fluctuations.

The G-Force™ senses and responds instantly to load changes.
This response is crucial with:

  • Loads that stick together e.g. sheets
  • Gradual load change e.g. pouring and dumping
  • Sudden Load change
  • Load added during assembly operations

Easy Tooling Integration

G-Force™ is easily integrated with end effectors such as:

  • Vacuum tooling
  • Fixtured/mechanical tooling
  • Electrical, magnetic or pneumatic tooling

G-Force™ BX Series

This streamlined BX Series is a lower cost alternative for those applications that require the speed and precision of the BXi, but not the added intelligence and flexibility. Available in 70 kg and 140 kg capacities. Higher capacities are available on request.

Features

  • Float mode capable
  • Speed range adjustment
  • Inertia management
  • Easy tooling integration
  • Mimics human motion
  • Operator indicator lights
  • Precision capability
  • Instant load fluctuation response system
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G-Force™ BXi Series

The BXi model comes loaded with standard intelligence features and programmability to customise it to your application. This series comes in capacities of 70 kg and 140 kg. Higher capacities are available on request.

Added Intelligence Capabilities:

  • Teachable virtual limits and speed reduction points - unit can be taught to stop or reduce speed when it reaches specific points in its lifting range.
  • External inputs/outputs - endless possibilities exist for the I/O on the BXi model. Contact Safetech for customised programming to maximise your BXi flexibility.
  • E-stop output - the E-stop can trigger or stop the external system that it is tied to (conveyor, CNC machine).
  • Option to interface with data systems via DeviceNet - external systems that use DeviceNet protocol can read or control the data points and parameters of the G-Force™
  • Easily accessible external communications port - any computer equipped with specialsoftware can be used to upgrade or monitor performance.
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G-Force™: the Safe Alternative

Operators want to use the G-Force™ because it's easy to learn, easy to use and dramatically reduces the risk of injury. Enhanced user safety provides substantial reward for both the operator and the employer.

Safety features include:

  • Anti-recoil. Does not move when there is a sudden change of load
  • Capacity overload protection
  • Power loss protection
  • E-Stop button
  • Operator Indicator lights

SPECIFICATIONS

G-Force BX model G-Force BXi model
Our G-Force BX model has virtually identical performance characteristics to the BXi model in terms of speed, pinpoint precision and intuitive control, but without the added inteligence capabilities Our highest performance G-force, the BXi model, comes loaded with smart intelligence features and is programmable to customise for your application.
Model
BX
BXi
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Capacity
70kg
140kg
70kg
140kg
Lift Speed at no load (Meters per minute-MPM)
84MPM
42MPM
73MPM
36.5MPM
Lift Speed at full load (Meters per minute - MPM)
61MPM
30.5MPM
61MPM
30.5MPM
Duty Cycle
H5 (Continuous)
H5 (Continuous)
Maximum Stroke Range
3 meters
3 meters
Float Mode Capable
Yes, Full Lifting Range (optional)
Yes, Full Lifting Range (optional)
Inertia management
Yes
Yes
Mimics Human Motion
Yes
Yes
Precision capability
Yes
Yes
Speed range adjustment capability
Yes
Yes
Primary Voltage
240 (single phase)
240 (single phase)
Capacity Overload Protection
Yes
Yes
Easy Tooling Integration
Yes
Yes
Operator Indicator Lights
Yes
Yes
Instant Load Fluctuation Response System
Yes
Yes
Power Loss Protection
Yes
Yes
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BX
BXi
Teachable Virtual Limits
No
Yes
Teachable Speed Points
No
Yes
E-stop Relay Outputs
None
One
Relay Outputs
None
Four
Digital Inputs (24 VDC)
None
Four
Weight Readout as Input or Output
No
Yes (optional)
Cycle Counting
No
Yes (optional)
DeviceNet Interface
No
Yes (optional)
External Communications Port
No
Yes (optional)
Power available for Tooling
None
24VDC, 0.5 Amps
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BX
BXi
Approx. Ship Wt
40kg
43kg
41kg
44kg
Shipping Cubic Feet
6CF
6CF
6CF
6CF
Cubic Meters
0.16CM
0.16CM
0.16CM
0.16CM