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Benefits of Overhead Rail Lifting Systems

Companies of all shapes and sizes can benefit from the use of an overhead rail lifting system. As the name suggests, these systems are designed to lift heavy and/or awkwardly shaped items from above, taking the physical burden off the shoulders of workers. There are both obvious and not-so-obvious benefits associated with the use of an overhead rail lifting system, which we’re going to discuss further in this post.

Tips on Handling Large Rolls in the Workplace

At first glance, a large roll of plastic film, paper, aluminum, plastic or other material may appear easy enough to handle, but if you’ve ever attempted to lift or move a commercial-grade roll such as this before, you probably know just difficult it can be. Moving it just a couple feet can be a back-breaking task. And if you need to move if farther, chances are you’ll need an extra pair of hands. The good news is that you can move large rolls safely and efficiently with manipulation machines.

Don’t Break Your Back Lifting a Drum

Does your job require you to move or otherwise handle heavy drums on a regular basis? A standard 200-litre (55-gallon) drum can easily hold 500-600 pounds, and that’s not taking into account the actual weight of the drum itself. Workers who are forced to lift and handle drums such as these are naturally at risk of developing a wide range of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), including back pain.