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Gorbel G-Force

Gorbel's G-ForceTM and Easy ArmTM devices are part of an exciting new family of Material Handling equipment known as Intelligent Assist Devices (IAD's). They use patented technology and an industrial processor controlled servo drive system to deliver unmatched lifting precision and speed. Their fusion of advanced technology and basic human guidance maximizes productivity while minimizing the risk of injury to the operator.


  • Infinite speed control - Gorbel's Intelligent Lifting Devices move with the operator.  They are ideal for applications that require high speeds at some points in the cycle and slow, precise movements at other points.
  • Blazing Speeds - With G-ForceTM speeds reaching 200 fpm (61 mpm) and Easy ArmTM speeds reaching 180 fpm (55mpm), these devices travel up to 4 times faster than traditional high-end lifting devices currently on the market,making them the fastest, most precise lifting devices on the planet. 
  • Pinpoint Precision - Gorbel's Intelligent Lifting Devices deliver unparalleled precision with speeds of less than 1 fpm (0.3 mpm).  This gives the operator the control necessary to finesse expensive or fragile parts.
  • The Sage Alternative - Operators want to use the G-ForceTM technology because it's easy to learn and easy to use.  Gorbel's Intelligent Lifting Devices are safer than manual lifting and dramatically reduce worker injury cost.
  • Anti-Recoil Technology - This prevents the G-ForceTM and Easy-ArmTM units from moving or recoiling when there is a sudden change in load, reducing the risk of potentially serious injury.
  • Capacity Overload - The units will NOT lift if the load exceeds their rated capacity.
  • Power Loss Protection - A fail safe load braking system locks the unit in place in the event of a power loss.
  • Operator Present Function - The handle grip of the Gorbel's Intelligent Lifting Devices uses a built-in photo sensor that doesn't allow the unit to move unless the operator initiates the movement.
  • Float Mode Option - With a mere 1/2 lb force on the load itself, operators can precisely orient loads throughout the full stroke range by manipulating the loads with their hands.


Gorbel G-ForceTM Easy ArmTM

The Brains of a G-Force, The Body of a Jib.     



The G-ForceTM Easy ArmTM is the newest addition to the family of Material Handling equipment known as Intelligent Assist Devices (IAD's).  Patented G-ForceTM technology and an industrial processor controlled drive system are integrated into an ergonomic articulating jib design.  

Available in 150 pound capacity with standard spans of 6, 8, and 10 feet.

This versatile design is ideal for lifting applications that involve:

  • Reaching under obstructions and for low headroom applications - the wire rope goes over a pulley on the beam so you don't lose the headroom taken by the G-Force TM actuator
  • Reach around vertical obstructions
  • Reach into work cells/doorways and under overhead obstructions
  • Rapid change in direction - you don't have to move the weight of the actuator

Intelligent Crane Device

Gorbel's Intelligent Crane Device is the latest in a new line of Intelligent Assist Devices. The Intelligent Crane Device is a servo-powered system controlled by the "directional intent" of the operator. Adding intelligence to the crane enables the operator to start, direct, and stop the load with minimal effort. It effectively increases safety and productivity by reducing operator injuries and the resulting cost of workers' compensation claims.

Ideal Applications:

  • Applications that require precise positioning by the operator
  • High cycle applications
  • Applications where fast, safe direction changes are needed

For applications assistance or to see a G-Force demonstration in your facility contact Shannahan Ergonomics & Technology today.

11695 Lakeside Crossing Court - St. Louis, MO 63146 USA - Phone: 314-965-2800 - Fax: 314-965-2839  

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