ATI Tool Changer Enables Quick and Automatic Exchange of Material Handling Tooling

Bohl Crane Utilizing QC-40 Tool Changers

Bohl Crane has been in the lifting business for over 80 years, offering turnkey systems to include complete design, fabrication, installation, and service for all manner of material handling. Providing quality, rated, below-the-hook lifting devices for nearly 25 years, Bohl Crane focuses on safety, as well as ASME and OSHA compliance. Bohl Crane serves a wide variety of customers from automotive and foundry sectors to medical and food industries.


In a recent project, Bohl Crane designed custom lifting devices in which a model change requirement created a unique challenge. Due to an alternating pattern in the model run for a specific assembly line, the end user needed to change out lifting devices under the same crane to handle multiple model types. The solution: ATI's QC-40 Automatic Tool Changer. Troy Willett, product manager for engineered lifting devices at Bohl Crane, had this to say about the enhanced capabilities of the lifting device that utilizes ATI's Tool Changer: "In the past, we would have offered the end user at least two separate lifting devices that would have taken a fair amount of time to change between. Now we can offer a total solution that costs less and changes between various models in under ten seconds."

ATI offers a wide selection of Tool Changer models to cover a variety of applications. All ATI Tool Changers feature their patented Fail-Safe Locking Mechanism and No-Touch Locking™ technology. Key features include excellent repeatability, high rigidity, and a lightweight and compact design.

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