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Manut-LM is France's leading manufacturer of lifting-tube handling solutions!
The lifting of heavy or bulky loads, and the repetitive handling of products or packaging, is the main cause of occupational diseases such as musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), or back or joint pain. To overcome these risks, Manut-LM designs solutions to provide ergonomic handling and thus take the strain away from the operators.
Our ranges of products are intended to facilitate daily handling operations, helping to maximise employee productivity while improving well-being at work.
Discover our different families of lifting appliances: Manipulators with lifting tube, suction-cup yokes, hoists, handling trucks etc
For any specific need, contact us and tell us your problem: our technical and commercial teams and our study office are at your disposal to provide you with a reactive solution!
The Manut-LM lifting-tube solutions, manufactured in Ancenis, France, are load manipulators designed to assist operators in arduous or repetitive handling operations.
These lifting devices relieve the weight of loads through a control handle combined with a tube which retracts because of a vacuum generated by suction. Specifically, this technology is ideal for all suction-cup handling operations.
Manut-LM manipulators allow fast, precise and effortless lifting and manual movement of loads up to 300 kg.
Manual handling of loads by suction and lifting tubes is a faster and more ergonomic technology than other solutions on the market.
It maximises operator productivity while reducing the arduous nature of the work and the risk of sick leave related to musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). Manut-LM products are fitted with safety devices which ensure continuation of the permanent load and thus eliminate the risk of unintentional release.
A hoist is a handling tool essential in all areas of activity where heavy loads may be lifted from time to time. Very flexible in its installation and in use, it can serve as a handling assistance solution for all types of users and loads.
It complements other lifting solutions because it is slower and is not parametrised to measure in relation to the load and activity desired, but is very useful for a variety of occasional needs. The Manut-LM range includes many types of hoists, depending on the type of power supply desired, the command mode and the maximum load weight.
The hoists offered by Manut-LM can lift up to 2 tonnes. A gripping tool is attached, holding the load while the hoist bears it. These products are therefore complementary to the range of suction-cup yokes offered by Manut-LM.
In this context, the commonest type of hoist is the electric hoist. It works in the field and does not require any infrastructure other than the support to which it is attached: gallows or crane.
Discover our selection of Manut-LM hoists!
Manut-LM offers exclusively on the French market a range of high-quality suction-cup yokes. These vacuum lifting devices can be ordered standard or made-to-measure according to your needs.
These lifting devices allow you to lift all types of materials up to 50 tonnes! Their lifting capacity is greater than that of lifting-tube manipulators, but they are less rapid and reactive.
Whether wood (beams or panels), glass or metal involved, suction-cup yokes will adapt perfectly to the needs of lifting devices in all sectors. The role of the yoke is to stabilize the load while a vacuum is created through the suction cups, everything being raised by a hoist.
The variety of the range proposed by Manut-LM allows to adaptation of the dimension of the compensator and the weight of maximum lift both at once, but also allows choice of power supply according to the environment of use.
Manut-LM offers hire of suction-cup yokes for selective building works in order to best meet your requirements!
Discover our range of manual load-handling assistance solutions.
Manut-LM designs gallows, mobile cranes or monorails to support the manipulators designed to lift and move heavy loads. According to the work environment, the surface to be covered and the load to be lifted, the solution adopted may change.
The gallows manufactured by Manut-LM can cover a perimeter limited to the radius of the arm (max 6m) up to 280°. They are nevertheless very practical for confined spaces or in buildings with frames that cannot support a crane. A lifting gallows can take several forms: Kit gallows, simple triangulated gallows, inverted gallows (attached to the ceiling), satellite gallows (with an elbow in the middle of the arm) or double gallows (with two arms to install two manipulators).
The cranes adapt to your building and the existing structure of your frame. They are therefore made to measure for your applications. The cranes are more restrictive in terms of infrastructure of installation but can cover very large areas such as warehouses, production sites or workshops.
Discover our range of supports on which lifting-tube manipulators, suction-cup yokes and hoists can be installed simply to maximise your productivity.
The ergonomic lifting suction cups are manual handling assistance devices for effortlessly gripping heavy or bulky loads.
It is now possible to lift any load with a smooth surface thanks to a battery-powered, autonomous electric suction cup. Attached to a hoist, it is a gripping tool that provides total autonomy on difficult workstations.
They can be used without installation, without any constraints because they run on batteries and can therefore be transported from one work site to another without difficulty.
The battery-powered suction cups can lift up to 140 kg depending on the model and type of handling. Whether for horizontal handling, vertical lifting or tilting of panels, our suction cups can eliminate physical strain, reduce the risk of MSDs and improve productivity.
The Manut-LM handling suction cups guarantee operator safety and load security thanks to an air vacuum maintained by an electric pump and audio and visual alarms that indicate when the load is properly gripped.
These suction cups can be installed under hoists or on stackers and forklifts in order to combine solutions and offer additional ergonomics and flexibility to these tools.
The industrial handling stackers are mobile handling solutions that enable operators to handle heavy loads effortlessly.
MSDs (musculoskeletal disorders) result from the repetition of inappropriate gestures and postures when handling loads. Moving these loads can also lead to injuries, pain or accidents, causing work stoppages and work-related accidents.
The materials handling trolleys from Manut-LM are an alternative to the manual handling of loads: they enable the operator to move around freely in a workshop, warehouse or outdoors. The load is picked up by the gripping tools that are fitted to all the trolleys in our range.
Discover the Manut-LM range of lifting trolleys to lift the loads you need for your business: panel stacker, trolley for Trays, for drums, for glazing.....
All your handling issues can be solved, without the installation of additional structures, with great flexibility.
Contact us to find out the handling solution best suited to your activity and create together the gripping tool needed to handle your loads.
Manut-LM is proud to be the #1 French Manufacturer of Vacuum Tube Lifting Solutions!
Since its creation in 1987, Manut-LM offers top-quality innovative solutions
All Manut-LM products are made to measure to fit our clients needs
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Many companies today are faced with the problems of manual handling of loads. Whether the load is heavy or light, repetition of movement with a non-ergonomic posture may cause operators to develop occupational diseases such as the famous MSD (musculoskeletal disorders), back pain or muscle and joint pain. The costs of these diseases for the companies are increasing steadily each year.
In order to meet these challenges, it is necessary to find the best lifting device according to the operator's activity.
To do this, many parameters are taken into account, including:
- The weight, shape and nature of the load: the constraints are different for lifting a 25-kg plastic bag, a 250-kg wooden plank or a one-tonne steel hull.
- Expected sequence: depending on the anticipated productivity level, certain solutions are to be preferred. For a rapid and repetitive sequence, lifting-tube handling solutions are the most suitable.
- Frequency of use: If the need is for ad hoc handling, it is preferable to use economic but slower and less manoeuvrable technologies such as hoists or suction-cup yokes. In contrast, for frequent use it is preferable to maximise productivity and take the sweat out of handling with a lifting-tube handling solution.
- Type of operation performed: Palletising, placing on shelf, insertion in production line etc
- Environment: inside, outside, in confined spaces or in huge work areas… the place where the lifting device is to be installed will influence the proposed solution.
To find out the optimal solutions according to your needs and budget, contact a Manut-LM expert who can advise you for free on the best solution to your problem. All our projects are made-to-measure and manufactured in Ancenis (44), France.