Manchester Tank Quincy Team Wins Second Prize in 2013 McWane Ergo Cup Competition
October 22, 2013
The Ergo Cup Team from Manchester Tank Quincy (MTQ) won second prize in the 2013 McWane Ergo Cup Competition for their entry of a pneumatic manipulator and end-effector. The MTQ team designed and installed a special pneumatic lift mechanism to eliminate the need to manually lift a 56 pound head and place it onto a roller conveyor. The installation of this pneumatic lift significantly reduced the required manual handling process.
The average daily production of this line is 150 tanks per 8 hour shift. With two lifts per punched head the total pounds manually handled each day by the operator was 16,800 pounds.
Congratulations to the MTQ team for a very innovative entry!