article courtesy of Modernize
We at Modernize know that workers who are tasked with installing solar panels on homes and businesses face several dangers inherent to the job. While they do their best to be careful and get the job done well, sometimes hazardous conditions can cause accidents or, at the very least, decrease efficiency. Ladders, scaffolds, and sharply-pitched roofs mean potential for damage to both people and property.
As solar technology advances, so should the products that solar companies use for installation. Wood's Powr-Grip® manufactures unique products that will make your tasks safer and easier, lowering the risk of injury or damage. They realize the importance of the role their products play in both big and small jobs, and therefore produce them with the quality and care that the situation calls for. Here are a few tools that will help you get the job done right.
Vacuum Lifting Cups
Solar panels are very durable, but that doesn't mean you should take risks with them. If they are damaged at all, their efficiency decreases. Vacuum lifting cups allow you to safely lift solar panels and other equipment, without causing any damage to the surface. Easily move hard-to-handle production materials with just a touch of a finger; the finger-operated vacuum pump uses atmospheric pressure to grip any flat non-porous material. With vacuum cups, you can handle even the most sensitive, awkward, or expensive equipment with confidence.
One of the major issues of installing solar panels is the heavy lifting the laborers must do. A below-the-hook lifter requires just one person to handle a load, which brings down labor costs and reduces the likelihood of injuries. Since solar systems take several steps to install, from the site survey to the permits to the actual installation, making the process more efficient and safe is advantageous for workers, companies, and homeowners.
On the Jobsite
While installing solar panels, workers should use lifting equipment whenever possible to reduce hazards. They should not be encouraged to climb a ladder while carrying solar panels. Thankfully, there are tools like the Wood Powr-Grip Channel Lifter 300, which provides the operator with full control of the materials during lift. This tool is DC powered and boasts 180-degree rotation and 90-degree tilt for extreme efficiency.
If your company needs a versatile and intelligent tool to run the show in the warehouse, a Wood's Powr-Grip Quadra-Tilt should be your next investment. Its various configurations allow you to lift a wide range of heavy or light materials up to 200 lbs. [90 kg]. But its greatest feature is its multi-position vacuum pad arms that accommodate a variety of load sizes and shapes. Holes or defects in the load surface are easily avoided because vacuum pads can attach to virtually any location on the load.
Having the right tools for the job increases worker safety, boosts productivity and reduces loss from accidental damage. Contact Us for more details.