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Intelligent Lifting Devices - G-Force / Easy Arm

Intelligent Lifting Devices by Gorbel are the Easy Arm / G-Force, and are part of a family of material handling equipment known as Intelligent Assist Devices (IADs). Intelligent Lifting Devices use exclusive patented technology and an industrial processor-controlled servo drive system that delivers 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.  There are two models of Gorbel Intelligent Lifting Devices to choose from: the Q and the iQ. The Q model is the feature-packed base model. It offers the same speed and precision as the higher-end iQ model, but without the added Input/ Output features that the iQ offers. The iQ model offers a wealth of additional intelligence features.


G-Force     165 Lbs     330 Lbs     660 Lbs     1320 Lbs

Easy Arm     165 Lbs     330 Lbs     660 Lbs

Easy Arm Boom Spans 6′ to 14′

Intelligent Lifting Devices
Intelligent Lifting Devices
Intelligent Lifting Devices
Intelligent Lifting Devices

Gorbel’s G-Force® and Easy Arm®Intelligent Lifting Devices enable operators to lift and maneuver naturally, as if the device were an extension of their arm.  The Q and iQ model Intelligent Lifting Devices will help improve productivity, reduce the cost of product damage, and minimize work-related injuries. G-Force® technology fills the void between traditional lifting devices and completely automated robotic solutions.  These devices use the human’s intelligence and adaptability for guidance but the work is done by the device. These are available in both Bridge Crane Mounted and Jib Crane Mounted Solutions. Gorbel’s  G-force and Easy Arm Lift Assist Devices give you infinite speed control, blazing speeds and pinpoint precision.  The base units have anti-recoil technology, capacity overload, power loss protection, float-mode and an operator present function. There is a wide selection of options with weight read out, virtual limits, speed reduction programmable inputs and outputs, the ability to control one unit with two handles or two units with one handle.

Intelligent Lifting Devices

Handle and Controller Options

G-360 Swivel Assembly:  The Intelligent Lift Device has a combined air/electric swivel that allows the handle to continuously rotate without damaging the electrical conductors in the coil cord or optional air coil.  This is ideal for applications where the operator is continually rotating the handle.

Emergency Stop:  The emergency stop is conveniently located within the operators reach.

Menu Button:  Allows for the setting of virtual limits, programmable input/output, control one unit with two handles or two units with one handle.

LCD Display Backlit: Display on the handle allows for menu style set up of features like Virtual Limits and Speed Reduction Points. It also communicates valuable information like operational modes, weight readout, diagnostic information and fault codes.

Operator Present Function:  The handle grip of the unit uses a built-in photo sensor, making it safe and intuitive.  This method senses the presence of the operator’s hand without a physical lever to depress. The result is a safe smooth operation because the operator is not tempted to use the Operator Present Sensor safety feature as a start / stop control.

Ergonomic Handle Design:  The long-lasting handle was designed with the operator’s comfort in mind.  Its shape, size, and material were carefully planned to fit comfortably in the curve of the hand, while it’s rubber, textured coating give you a positive grip.

In-Line Slide Handle:  The in-line slide handle allows the operator to get close to the load for more control and precision.  With this handle, the load moves with the motion of the operator’s hand. 


Intelligent Lifting Devices

The new Force Sensing Handles senses force applied without handle motion. It creates a versatile option for tooling or elongated handles that perfectly serve applications with a wide range of motion.

  • 24″ and 36″ standard lengths
  • Custom lengths available
  • Eliminates the need to bend or reach in very low or very high pick points
  • Available for G-Force and Easy Arm
Gorbel G-force - Easy Arm Remote Mounted Inline Controller

The remote mount slide handle offers the same smooth control as the slide handle but accommodates set-ups where the operators can’t be close to the load.  It provides more control and precision over the load, moves with the motion of the operator’s hand, and allows smooth control.


Intelligent Lifting Devices

This handle is a two-button infinitely variable control handle for use with the G-Force and the Easy Arm. It is an optional alternative to the standard G-Force® slide handle.  It can be remote mounted for integration into an end tooling or used from a pendant cable like a hoist.  The pendant cable is used when the inline controller is above the operators range of motion.

Intelligent Lifting Devices

The Soft Touch Handle is used to control air or electric powered devices or to control end effector tooling for the G-Force and Easy Arm.  A common handle base for air or electric applications gives you design commonality and flexibility, whether your application requires air valves for direct control of end tooling, or electric switches to activate your G-Force and Easy Arm iQ inputs.


ERGONOMIC CONCEPTS is a full line ERGONOMIC material handling dealer providing a wide selection of products to solve most industrial lifting and positioning problems. Our goal is to provide the most cost effective ergonomic solutions for our clients.

Ergonomic Concepts
Houston TX
Phone: 713-880-3605
Fax: 281-754-4733