Product Review: Movexx Electric Tug
Posted on July 12, 2022 | in Ergonomics
VelocityEHS looks at the Movexx Electric Tug’s design and features.
Hi, I’m Jenny Gober, a certified professional ergonomist here at Humantech (now VelocityEHS Ergonomics). Today, we’re in our manufacturing corner, and joining us is Kurt from Lean Factory America. Kurt’s going to talk to us a little bit about some of the products that Lean Factory America provides.
Hi Kurt, how are you today?
Great, thanks, Jenny. I appreciate the opportunity. My name is Kurt Greissinger with Lean Factory America, and today we’re here to discuss the Movexx product line.
The Movexx product line is a line of compact push-pull assists that range from anywhere from a thousand kilograms or 2,200 pounds to over six thousand kilograms in different form factors, whether it’s a pedestrian unit or a tugging unit or a platform or sit-down type unit. All of these are designed for moving anything, carts, anything with wheels.
So, lots of different ranges and sizes for lots of different applications. Ok, great. And so today, we’re specifically looking at one. Can you tell me a little bit about this particular product?
Sure, this is the T-1000 compact push-pull assist. This unit will handle a thousand kilograms or 2,200 pounds. With it are some inherent safety features. We have a height-adjustable tiller handle here for different-sized operators.
And we know we always love height adjustability. Great.
We’ve got a low speed and a high speed that are field-programmable. They can be set with different acceleration ramps, decelerations, a built-in electric brake, and a removable battery pack. So, in this case, we can remove the battery, put that onto a wall charger, take another one and put it back on here, and you’re up and running.
And I really like the fact that it has a handle, which makes it very easy for the operator to remove. Great. Are there any other customizable features that are particular to this unit?
Yes, the hook itself is easily changeable for any type of cart, dolly, anything that you have. Different hook sizes, we have different hook types. It could be a pin hook; it might be a suction cup hook for grabbing onto a tank that doesn’t have any handles. And these can also be made by the customer, so very simple to customize a hook for the particular application.
Perfect. So, a lot of different customizable options for many different applications in many different industries. Kurt, thank you very much for your time. I appreciate it. Again, my name is Jenny. I’m in Humantech’s (now VelocityEHS Ergonomics) manufacturing corner, joined by Kurt from Lean Factory America. Thanks for joining.