The new Levitator height adjustable platform offers a range of benefits for system integrators working with design and layout of advanced distribution and logistics centres. The platform allows for completely new ways of designing world-class pick and pack stations, whilst also providing opportunities for cost and energy savings.

Levitator working platform

Unlocking New Possibilities: Innovative and Cost-Saving Design

One of the key advantages of the Levitator is its design flexibility, as well as its unique oil-free design. “The project started initially with one of the global providers of warehouse automation who were designing a fully automated solution for a distribution centre, however, since the DC was to handle fresh food and other sensitive products, they needed an all oil-free solution in the pick and pack area. That is how the Levitator originated and the rest is history,” says Daniel Andersson, Strategic Key Account Manager at VPG, and the leader for the new Levitator.

Working together Daniel Andersson and Daniel Fehrman, VPG

The Levitator allows for new designs that were not previously possible. Its oil-free design means it can be placed in areas where oil is prohibited, but it also offers more flexibility than traditional scissor lifts. “Scissor lifts are great for working platforms, but their geometric construction is fixed and inflexible. Here the Levitator enables unique values, only the imagination sets the limits,” says Daniel. The Levitator’s innovative platform structure enables new designs, U- or V-shape, or with a minimal width. This means that every pick and pack station can be equipped with the ideal and perfectly fitting ergonomic Levitator.

The Levitator’s Low Ownership Costs

The Levitator also offers significant cost savings. “A very important matter that is often overseen is the total costs to run a working platform over time. The Levitator enables significant economic values. Firstly, it has a low energy consumption. With today’s rising energy costs every kW saved, is money saved, and over the lifetime of a working platform we are talking a substantial amount of money,” says Daniel. Its electric drive allows for lower energy consumption, and also minimizes costs for service and maintenance, a quicker and easier installation. This, combined with its oil-free design, means that the number of service and repair occasions and requirement for spare parts is much lower. Additionally, the Levitator is a convenient plug and play solution that can be easily installed, eliminating the need for a certified hydraulic engineer therefore saving more valuable time, and in effect money.

Levitator ready to be shipped to the US

A Global Solution for Time and Money Savings: Impact on Engineers and Purchasers

The Levitator is a global concept, which means that all features and designs are developed to work globally. This eliminates the need to adapt the Levitator between regions, countries, and cultures,” says Daniel. As a result, this means customers can initiate this design globally saving time and money that would normally be required for engineering and purchasing.

Daniel Andersson, VPG

In summary, the new Levitator offers increased possibilities for creating innovative warehouse automation solutions, whilst being cost effective. Overall, the New Levitator will provide long term cost savings alongside environmental benefits. It can be designed freely to fit in any space, and its oil-free, electric drive allows for lower energy consumption and minimal maintenance costs. This makes it an ideal solution for anyone looking to grow their sales and create world-class pick and pack stations.

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