LPI News and Events RSS Description http://en.lpi-inc.com Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:57:50 -0600 Sun, 19 Nov 2017 00:57:50 -0600 en Tech Days 2017 http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/trade-shows/Tech-Days-2017 Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Tech Days 2017</p> <p>Join us to learn about cutting edge liquid and powder finishing equipment, technology, and techniques. Our classroom discussions present information critical to the finishing operation. Investigate the newest technologies in our state of the art lab and discuss your finishing operation with industry experts. Breakfast and lunch are provided so you can spend the day focused on learning and interacting with others in the finishing world.</p> <p><a href="http://www.sprayequipment.com/tech-days/" target="_blank">http://www.sprayequipment.com/tech-days/</a></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/trade-shows/Tech-Days-2017 LPI will be at FABTECH 2016 http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/LPI-will-be-at-FABTECH-2016 Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 -0600 <p><strong>FABTECH</strong> is more than just a trade show andconference, it&rsquo;s a celebration of the strength ofmanufacturing. Attendees have theopportunity to see, touch and learn about thelatest innovations in the metal forming,fabricating, welding and finishing industries.Exhibitors can expand their market reach tomeet new prospects and buyers from aroundthe world. Everyone comes away from theevent with something they can take back totheir business and use immediately; a newtechnology, an idea, a solution, or a new contact.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>BOOTH #: C51037<br /></strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.fabtechexpo.com/" target="_blank">http://www.fabtechexpo.com/</a></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/LPI-will-be-at-FABTECH-2016 LPI to show At COATech Mexico 2016 http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/LPI-to-show-At-COATech-Mexico-2016 Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 <p><span style="color: #000000;">COATech Mexico 2016n</span>ow in its ninth edition is presented as the only exhibition and business forum nationwide specialized in paint & powder, coatings and corrosion control. The exhibitors represent the most important companies in the industry, including paint application systems, industrial coatings, cabinets for applying powdered paint, recovery equipment, curing ovens, dust collectors, technology for the handling of finishes, corrosion control and prevention, among others.</p> <p>The LPI staff will be on-hand to discuss all of your personnel lifting, moving, and material handling applications specific to the painting and coating industry.</p> <p><strong>BOOTH #: 212 </strong>Located in the COATech Pavilion.<strong></strong></p> <p></p> <p><img src="/images/uploads/6c8c6c1693b45dde0b02268a89b11914.png" alt="Image" /></p> <p></p> <p>Coatech Mexico 2016<br />Centro Banamex<br />Avenida del Conscripto No. 311<br />Mxico, D.F. CP 11200<br />May 4th - May 6th, 2016</p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/LPI-to-show-At-COATech-Mexico-2016 NEW 5000lb Portable Material LIft http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/NEW-5000lb-Portable-Material-LIft Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 -0500 <p><strong>Eau Claire, WI</strong> - August 14, 2015 &ndash; LPI, Inc., a leading manufacturer of material and personnel lift&rsquo;s to ergonomic work platforms announces the immediate availability of our new <strong>PML</strong> series material lift product.</p> <p></p> <p>This series of portable, high capacity, scissors lifts are designed for ergonomic positioning of parts and products that are in the extreme weight category. With platform deck sized to accommodate pallets (54&rdquo; x 48&rdquo;), a 5000# load capacity, which is powered by an electric / hydraulic power unit and based on heavy duty steel casters, this lift provides a flexible solution to high capacity lifting needs.</p> <p></p> <p>With the power unit and operator controls elevated on a pedestal the operator can effortlessly adjust the working height of the platform in order to concentrate on the work process, not the strain of lifting.</p> <p></p> <p>Applications are endless-- this unit can be used anywhere material or product needs to be positioned vertically so that the operator can ergonomically work on it. No more bending over to pick up material or having a second person in a fork truck lift the pallet vertically to handle the product.</p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/NEW-5000lb-Portable-Material-LIft Man Lift for Aircraft Painting | Press Release http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Man-Lift-for-Aircraft-Painting-|-Press-Release Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 <p>LPI, Inc. introduces a new 3-axis man lift system that enhances work safety and ergonomics while increasing productivity. Designed to carry multiple workers, the aluminum platform design incorporates a tip-down front rail that allows workers, while attached to a safety harness, to access irregularly shaped products for sanding, wash and paint processes. The platform is equipped with multiple connection points for process air to run paint systems, breathing air or auxiliary tools and a fluid connection for wash down equipment.</p> <p>The platform offers some unique features starting with the interlocking safety harness system where the operator must have his or her harness attached to the D-ring in the platform, for the lift to operate. There are also contact bumpers that shut down lift operation if contact is made with the product, to reduce the possibility of damage to the product. Other features include a pendant control box which can be moved about the platform allowing the operator easy control access while working, and movable side guard rails on the tip-down platform section.</p> <p>This type of lift system can travel sideways along a fixed rail system, extend in and out 14&rsquo; and elevate up to 28&rsquo; above the floor, allowing operators to position themselves along the entire product and extend out to reach the ends. Pneumatically powered lifts are ideal for industrial processes in sanding, washing, prepping and painting of products ranging from aircraft to steel tanks or any large product that requires workers to access multiple areas during their work cycle. Lift systems can be designed to fit specific product access challenges or to incorporate process equipment.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://en.lpi-inc.com/products/Multi-Axis-Lift-Systems/Man-Lift-for-Aircraft-Painting">http://en.lpi-inc.com/products/Multi-Axis-Lift-Systems/Man-Lift-for-Aircraft-Painting</a></p> <p></p> <p>YouTube: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIH3O440eNg">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIH3O440eNg</a></p> <p></p> <p>Contact LPI to see how we can help you increase safety and productivity:</p> <p>800-657-6956 or email <a href="mailto:sales@lpi-inc.com">sales@lpi-inc.com</a>. The company&rsquo;s website is <a href="http://www.lpi-inc.com">www.lpi-inc.com</a></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Man-Lift-for-Aircraft-Painting-|-Press-Release Custom Dual Mast Work Platform http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Custom-Dual-Mast-Work-Platform Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0600 <p>LPI, Inc. has designed a flexible manufacturing system for the aerospace and aircraft assembly, and MRO industries.</p> <p>This unique lift system features two separate vertical masts and a platform with roll-out sections for use in variable manufacturing cells. The lift system, based on industrial casters, can be easily and quickly positioned along and around products. The mast structures incorporate screw jacks for securing the system in position once it has been moved to a work location. PLC controlled, electrically powered screw drives provide a smooth operating, stable work platform for a variety of work operations.</p> <p>The platform design incorporates a removable guardrail system and individually removable roll-out segments, for maximum flexibility, on the product side. Safety harness attachment points are designed into the back railing along with electrical utilities and lighting for work processes. These features create a versatile platform capable of adapting to different products and configurations. Platform weight capacity, lift vertical travel, size of roll-outs, and other specifications can be customized.</p> <p>LPI&rsquo;s commitment to providing the right product for the application starts with understanding the needs of their customers, and is backed by over 30 years of experience in designing and manufacturing lifts for applications from fabrication and assembly to inspection and paint process. Challenge us with your application, visit our website at <a href="http://www.lpi-inc.com">www.lpi-inc.com</a> or call LPI Sales at 800-657-6956.</p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Custom-Dual-Mast-Work-Platform NEW! Custom Dual Mast Work Platform http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/NEW-Custom-Dual-Mast-Work-Platform Tue, 21 Aug 2012 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Designed as a flexible manufacturing system for the aerospace industry, this platform is one of a pair used in a manufacturing cell. Each of the two platform systems can be manually positioned for use along the length of the product and then moved to another location in the manufacturing cell. The lift system consists of two separate vertical masts and a platform which all utilize industrial casters for easy movement. The mast structures incorporate screw jacks for stabilizing the system once it is has been moved into a work position. PLC controlled, electrically powered screw drives on each mast are synchronized with encoders for smooth stable operation. The work platform can be wheeled into position between the two masts, locked into place and then raised. The platform design incorporates a removable guardrail system and removable roll-out segments on the product side. Safety harness attachment points are designed into the back railing along with electrical utilities and lighting for work processes. These features create a flexible platform capable of adapting to different products and configurations.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://en.lpi-inc.com/products/Custom-Lift-Systems/Dual-Mast-Work-Platform">http://en.lpi-inc.com/products/Custom-Lift-Systems/Dual-Mast-Work-Platform</a></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/NEW-Custom-Dual-Mast-Work-Platform LPI Introduces Two New Personnel Lifts http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/LPI-Introduces-Two-New-Personnel-Lifts Tue, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0500 <h3><a href="http://en.lpi-inc.com/products/Multi-Axis-Lift-Systems/VAL-10-Single-Axis-Vertical-Lift">VAL-10 Single Axis Vertical Lift</a></h3> <div class="shortDesc"> <p>Single operator maintenance lift</p> </div> <p>The VAL-10 is a single axis maintenance lift that is easily moved around and positioned by a single operator.</p> <p>Weighing in at 500 lbs this compact single man lift eliminates the need for ladders, reduces fatigue, and improves safety and efficiency.</p> <p></p> <p><strong>COMPACT:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Lowered platform height 24&rdquo;</li> <li>Raised platform height 120&rdquo;</li> <li>Platform size 24&rdquo;W x 28&rdquo;L</li> <li>Weight Capacity 300 lbs. (1 person/tools)</li> <li>Weight: 500 lbs.</li> <li>Overall dimensions: 28&rdquo;W x 40&rdquo; L x 67&rdquo;H</li> </ul> <ul> </ul> <p><strong>POWER OPTIONS:</strong></p> <ul> <li>120V AC</li> <li>12V DC</li> </ul> <p><a href="http://en.lpi-inc.com/products/Multi-Axis-Lift-Systems/VAL-10-Single-Axis-Vertical-Lift">VAL-10 Single Axis product page<br /></a></p> <p></p> <hr /> <h3><a href="http://en.lpi-inc.com/products/Multi-Axis-Lift-Systems/Single-Axis-Powder-Booth-Mast-Lift">Single Axis Powder Booth Mast Lift</a></h3> <div class="shortDesc"> <p>Single axis personnel lift designed to be used inside a powder booth.</p> <p>The basket is inside the booth while the mechanics are protected behind a flexible barrier seal.</p> <p>The lift travels up and down so powder is contained inside the booth by use of a flexible gasket.</p> <p>The gasket allows the arm and platform to move up and down but closes off the movement preventing the introduction of contamination into the booth or escape of the powder paint from the booth.</p> <p>A remote air/hydraulic power unit provides power for the lift movement with operator controls and an Emergency Stop located on the platform.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://en.lpi-inc.com/products/Multi-Axis-Lift-Systems/Single-Axis-Powder-Booth-Mast-Lift">Single Axis Powder Booth Mast Lift product page<br /></a></p> </div> <ul> </ul> <ul> </ul> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/LPI-Introduces-Two-New-Personnel-Lifts LPI, Inc. to Display at FabTech 2012 http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/LPI-Inc-to-Display-at-FabTech-2012 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0500 <p>North America's largest <strong>metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event</strong> will be held <br /> at the <strong><a href="http://www.vegasmeansbusiness.com/meeting-facilities/convention-centers/las-vegas/" target="_blank">Las Vegas Convention Center</a></strong>, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 12-14, 2012. <br /> The upcoming event is expected to cover more than 400,000 net square feet and anticipates <br /> over 25,000 attendees and 1,100 exhibiting companies.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.fabtechexpo.com" target="_blank">www.fabtechexpo.com</a></p> <p></p> <p>Las Vegas, NV. USA<br />The Las Vegas Convention Center</p> <p><strong>Visit us at booth: C2424</strong></p> <p><span class="bodytext"><span class="style1">We will have a demonstration personnel lift on site.</span></span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/LPI-Inc-to-Display-at-FabTech-2012 Multi Axis Lift for Welding Applications http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/Multi-Axis-Lift-for-Welding-Applications Wed, 31 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0500 <p><strong>LPI, Inc. Ships 3-Axis Lift System for Welding Applications</strong></p> <p></p> <p>LPI has been supplying lift systems to a major electrical components manufacturer for many years, and as their business grows, they continue to call upon LPI to provide specialty lifts for their fabrication process area. The pictured lift was designed for an application that involves positioning a worker to perform heavy welding. To assist them in their task, LPI has designed the operator platform to accommodate both a <a title="Man Lifts for Welding, Operator Platforms" name="Man Lifts for Welding, Operator Platforms" href="http://en.lpi-inc.com/applications/Welding-Assembly">welding system</a> -- complete with wire feed spool rack -- and room for them to mount their smoke exhaust system. Because the welding system requires an electrical source, it was requested that the lift also be powered from a 480 volt supply.</p> <p>Guided by a rail system, the three directions of platform movement allow the operator to travel left and right along the entire length of the product, adjust the elevation of the operator platform up and down to work on various sized products, and also the ability to adjust the platform in and out from a home position to work on narrow or wide products. A safety harness attachment point in the platform, in conjunction with special front rail system, allows positioning close enough to the product to inspect welds and remove slag during the welding process.</p> <p>LPI&rsquo;s commitment to providing the right product for the application starts with understanding the needs of their customers, and is backed by over 30 years of experience in designing and fabricating lifts for applications from painting and blasting to fabrication and assembly. Visit our website at <a href="../../">www.lpi-inc.com</a> and challenge us with your application!</p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/Multi-Axis-Lift-for-Welding-Applications LPI, Inc. to Display at 2011 Fabtech http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/LPI-Inc-to-Display-at-2011-Fabtech Tue, 30 Aug 2011 00:00:00 -0500 <h4>LPI, Inc. to display LP5 lift at 2011 Fabtech</h4> <p><strong></strong></p> <p>North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding event returns to <strong>McCormick Place, November 14-17, 2011</strong>!<br />This annual event anticipates 30,000 visitors and over 1,200 exhibiting companies covering more than 410,000 net square feet of floor space.</p> <p><a href="http://www.fabtechexpo.com/" target="_blank">http://www.fabtechexpo.com/</a></p> <p></p> <p><strong>Eau Claire, WI &ndash; </strong>LPI, Inc. will be displaying a version of our LP5 lift that is a versatile <a title="Multi-Axis Lift Systems, 3-Axis" href="http://en.lpi-inc.com/products/Multi-Axis-Lift-Systems/LP5-3-Axis-Mast-Lift">3-axis lift system</a> suitable for use in paint, powder, <a title="Blast Booth / Room Lift" href="http://en.lpi-inc.com/applications/Blast-Booth-Room">blast </a>and <a title="Lift for Wash Application" href="http://en.lpi-inc.com/applications/Wash">wash</a> applications.</p> <p>LPI&rsquo;s lifts are designed to safety position workers by providing fall protection which eliminates the use of ladders, helping to decrease fatigue and increase productivity. Lift models are available with raised platform heights ranging from 7 to 16 ft. and options to fit your application. Both standard and custom models are available, all designed and fabricated in the USA.</p> <p></p> <p>For over 30 years LPI Lift Systems has manufactured personnel lifts and aerial work platforms designed for safety and worker efficiency in a variety of environments. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the company at 4404 Anderson Drive, Eau Claire, Wis. 54703. Toll Free Phone: (800) 657-6956; Fax: (715) 839-8647; E-Mail: <a href="mailto:sales@lpi-inc.com">sales@lpi-inc.com</a>; Web: <a href="../../">www.lpi-inc.com</a>.</p> <p></p> <p><a href="http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/trade-shows/FABTECH-Show-14-17th-November-2011">FABTECH Show: 14 - 17th November 2011</a></p> <p><span class="bodytext"><span class="style1">We will have a demonstration personnel lift on site.</span></span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/LPI-Inc-to-Display-at-2011-Fabtech In-House Certified Welding Inspector http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/In-House-Certified-Welding-Inspector6 Tue, 14 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0500 <p>LPI, Inc. announces the addition of an in-house Certified Welding Inspector.</p> <p>CWI certification is a nationally recognized credential for inspection of welding related manufacturing process documentation and visual inspection of welds for compliance with manufacturing process documentation and applicable welding codes.</p> <p>Benefits include improved control of our welding processes, the ability to more quickly respond to customer needs when a job requires special welding processes and certifications, as well as the ability to comply with contract requirements for inspection of finished product by a "qualified" inspector without hiring the service from an outside entity.</p> <p></p> <p><img title="welder" src="http://en.lpi-inc.com/images/photos/welderH.jpg" alt="welder" width="580" height="176" /></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/In-House-Certified-Welding-Inspector6 From Portugal: To expedite Lift Tasks - Painting Large Cabins http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/From-Portugal-To-expedite-Lift-Tasks-Painting-Large-Cabins Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0600 <p>From Portugal: To expedite Lift Tasks - Painting Large Cabins</p> <p>In order to improve the efficiency of processes Gttert is offering lifts and installing tires with efficiency and safety are suitable for painting processes.</p> <p>These lifts are excellent additions to the large booths manufactured by our company.<br /> The first machines were installed in a large branch of industry harvesters.<br /> The systems are used in various industries, such as:<br /> paint booths, assembly areas, welding, blasting and inspection.</p> <p>The models offered for paint booths are applicable in various manufacturing industries of:<br /> construction equipment, agricultural machinery, aircraft, buses, among others.</p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/From-Portugal-To-expedite-Lift-Tasks-Painting-Large-Cabins LPI, Inc. Launches New Website http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/LPI-Inc-Launches-New-Website Thu, 06 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0600 <p>LPI, Inc., a custom personnel lift manufacturer located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, recently launched a new multi-lingual website showcasing its products and growing international presence in the industry.</p> <p>LPI, Inc. is reaching into European, Chinese, and South American markets so a multi-lingual website made a lot of sense for LPI's executive team.</p> <p>"We are in a global economy, and many of our new customers are coming from non-English speaking countries," says Michael Ottum, President of Plank Enterprises, parent company of LPI, Inc. "It was important for our customers to be able to find helpful information through our website - a key marketing tool for our company."</p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/LPI-Inc-Launches-New-Website LPI, Inc. Launches New Web Site http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/LPI-Inc-Launches-New-Web-Site Thu, 06 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0600 <p>LPI, Inc., a custom personnel lift manufacturer located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, recently launched a new multi-lingual website showcasing its products and growing international presence in the industry.</p> <p>LPI, Inc. is reaching into European, Chinese, and South American markets so a multi-lingual website made a lot of sense for LPI's executive team.</p> <p>"We are in a global economy, and many of our new customers are coming from non-English speaking countries," says Michael Ottum, President of Plank Enterprises, parent company of LPI, Inc. "It was important for our customers to be able to find helpful information through our website - a key marketing tool for our company."</p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/LPI-Inc-Launches-New-Web-Site Custom Lift Makes Widebody Aircraft Access a Snap http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/Custom-Lift-Makes-Widebody-Aircraft-Access-a-Snap Sat, 24 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 <p>This unit was designed and built for one of our clients to reach the center beam area of widebody aircraft to perform routine maintenance tasks. Prior to their purchase of the lifts, the customer would set up a scaffold system to access the landing gear bay, perform about 20 minutes of work and disassemble the scaffolding. The incorporation of the lift reduced the overall process time from 50 minutes to 25 minutes. The roll out extension of the basket allows the operator to move close to their work, but have the lift far enough away from the landing bay doors to avoid damaging them. The lift is a pneumatic/hydraulic powered unit, which makes it inherently safe in the hangar area. The addition of the hose reel trailer allows them to connect to air supply connections in the floor of the hangar, but also use it throughout the entire hangar.<br /><br />LPI, Inc. Lift Systems has been providing personnel lifting solutions for finishing, fabricating and maintenance for over 30 years and is looking forward to more challenges in the future. View additional lifts at the company website, www.lpi-inc.com or call LPI, Inc. at 800-657-6956 to discuss your application.</p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/Custom-Lift-Makes-Widebody-Aircraft-Access-a-Snap LPI, Inc. Scissor Lift Does the Limbo http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/LPI-Inc-Scissor-Lift-Does-the-Limbo Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0600 <p>How low can your lift go? The newly designed guard rail system from LPI, Inc. Lift Systems can collapse to an overall lowered height of 39 inches, allowing for machinery to pass overhead. This feature gives your workers increased access, where height restrictions due to moving equipment make standard work platforms impractical. This feature also allows for compact storage in areas where overhead space is at a premium. Let LPI, Inc. provide you with a versatile scissor lift system that saves time, money and space.<br /> <br /> LPI, Inc. Lift Systems has been providing personnel lifting solutions for finishing, fabricating and maintenance for over 25+ years and is looking forward to more challenges in the future.<br /> View additional lifts at the company website, www.lpi-inc.com or call LPI, Inc. at 800-657-6956 to discuss your application.</p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/LPI-Inc-Scissor-Lift-Does-the-Limbo Corporate Move http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Corporate-Move Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0500 <p>PLANK ENTERPRISES ANNOUNCES MOVE TO AN EXPANDED HQ<br />Eau Claire, Wis. &ndash; A move to expanded headquarters has been announced by Plank Enterprises, the holding company for LDPI Lighting, a manufacturer of lighting products for industrial and commercial applications; LPI Lift Systems, a manufacturer of personnel lifts and aerial work platforms; Badger Industrial Supply & Equipment, an industrial distributor, and Pro-Cise Machine & Tool, designers and builders of precision manufacturing components.<br />The move to the 125,000 sq. ft. building at 4404 Anderson Dr., Eau Claire, will expand company&rsquo;s space for manufacturing, shipping and administration by over 75 percent. Plank Enterprises currently occupies approximately 70,000 sq. ft. in the Banbury Place complex where they have been headquartered since 1993.<br />&ldquo;Each of the operating companies has been growing rapidly, and our new facility offers us a flexible work space which allows us to react quickly to changing markets and improve on manufacturing processes,&rdquo; said Michael Ottum, President of Plank Enterprises.<br /><br />He added the company is also expanding its marketing, entering new markets and intensifying its international sales efforts. Ottum explained the company will complete its move before the end of the year. The company will remain fully operational throughout the moving process.<br />LDPI&rsquo;s broad line of lighting products includes fluorescent, incandescent and HID lighting fixtures for applications where special circumstances exist, such as explosive, hazardous, corrosive, or wet/damp environments.<br />LPI Lift Systems products are designed for safety and worker convenience in a variety of work environments.<br />Badger Industrial Supply & Equipment distributes a broad variety of material handling products, offering high quality, economical alternatives for industrial equipment and safety needs.<br />Pro-Cise Machine & Tool&rsquo;s precision components are designed for manufacturing processes including modern CNC turning and machining centers. For additional information, contact the company&rsquo;s worldwide headquarters, toll free: 1-800-854-0021; or visit the company&rsquo;s website, www.plankenterprises.com.</p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Corporate-Move Plank Enterprises Announces Move to an Expanded HQ http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/Plank-Enterprises-Announces-Move-to-an-Expanded-HQ Sat, 23 Aug 2008 00:00:00 -0500 <p>Eau Claire, Wis. &ndash; A move to expanded headquarters has been announced by Plank Enterprises, the holding company for LDPI Lighting, a manufacturer of lighting products for industrial and commercial applications; LPI Lift Systems, a manufacturer of personnel lifts and aerial work platforms; Badger Industrial Supply & Equipment, an industrial distributor, and Pro-Cise Machine & Tool, designers and builders of precision manufacturing components.</p> <p>The move to the 125,000 sq. ft. building at 4404 Anderson Dr., Eau Claire, will expand company&rsquo;s space for manufacturing, shipping and administration by over 75 percent. Plank Enterprises currently occupies approximately 70,000 sq. ft. in the Banbury Place complex where they have been headquartered since 1993.</p> <p>&ldquo;Each of the operating companies has been growing rapidly, and our new facility offers us a flexible work space which allows us to react quickly to changing markets and improve on manufacturing processes,&rdquo; said Michael Ottum, President of Plank Enterprises.</p> <p>He added the company is also expanding its marketing, entering new markets and intensifying its international sales efforts. Plank Enterprises recently hired John Konkel to serve as director of international sales and marketing, a newly created position. Mr. Konkel has extensive international marketing and management experience having served Fortune 500 companies and joint ventures in Japan, Europe and South America.</p> <p>Ottum explained the company will complete its move before the end of the year. The company will remain fully operational throughout the moving process.</p> <p>LDPI&rsquo;s broad line of lighting products includes fluorescent, incandescent and HID lighting fixtures for applications where special circumstances exist, such as explosive, hazardous, corrosive, or wet/damp environments.</p> <p>LPI Lift Systems products are designed for safety and worker convenience in a variety of work environments.</p> <p>Badger Industrial Supply & Equipment distributes a broad variety of material handling products, offering high quality, economical alternatives for industrial equipment and safety needs.</p> <p>Pro-Cise Machine & Tool&rsquo;s precision components are designed for manufacturing processes including modern CNC turning and machining centers. For additional information, contact the company&rsquo;s worldwide headquarters, toll free: 1-800-854-0021; or visit the company&rsquo;s website, www.plankenterprises.com.</p> <p><br />-###-</p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-news/Plank-Enterprises-Announces-Move-to-an-Expanded-HQ Customer Upgrades (14) 20 Year Old Lifts http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Customer-Upgrades-14-20-Year-Old-Lifts Sun, 07 Oct 2007 00:00:00 -0500 <p>The lifts have been used on a daily basis to maintain the appearance of their fleet of transit vehicles.<br /> The current condition of the lifts purchased in 1986 is a tribute to the maintenance department and their primary reason for replacement is a modernization project including the upgrade of equipment that now offers features that were not available when the original lifts were manufactured and purchased.</p> <p></p> <p><span class="bodytext">The new lifts will be a direct replacement onto the existing lift rails.<br /> NO structural modifications needed to incorporate the new lifts.</span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Customer-Upgrades-14-20-Year-Old-Lifts Work-Catch Platforms From LPI Lift Systems http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Work-Catch-Platforms-From-LPI-Lift-Systems Sun, 15 Jan 2006 00:00:00 -0600 <p class="blueheadtext"><strong>Eau Claire Wis.</strong></p> <p class="bodytext style11">The LPI Lift Systems line of Work-Catch Platforms is designed to provide safe, adjustable fall protection in manufacturing, maintenance and materials handling applications. The stable platform can be easily adjusted in length and height to facilitate your specific work needs. It is large enough to accommodate both workers and materials, helping to minimize excessive movement associated with manual lifting in a working environment and reducing the need for workers to retrieve needed supplies. The Work-Catch Platform is 36" wide and 10' long in its retracted position. When fully extended, the platform ends can add an additional 78" to the overall length of the platform bringing its entire length to 16'-6&rdquo;. The collapsed platform height of 53" can be adjusted to a maximum raised position of 129" allowing a worker to comfortably work on products up to 16' in height. Platform weight capacity is 1,500 lbs. with a maximum of 300 lbs. weight capacity on the rollout sections.</p> <p><span class="bodytext style11">The LPI Work-Catch Platform system utilizes a standard shop compressed air source (requires 50 SCFM at 90 psi) to operate the air/hydraulic power unit, while standard platform controls allow the operator to move the platform up, down or make emergency stops. The control panel also contains an auxiliary air supply connection that can be used for easy operation of worker tools while on the platform. Added safety features of the LPI Work-Catch Platform include four steel swivel casters, with swivel locks and wheel brakes for maximum stability. A self-closing gate and 43"- high guardrails provide for safer containment when worker occupied. For over 25 years LPI Lift Systems has manufactured personnel lifts, custom lifts and aerial work platforms designed for safety and worker convenience in a variety of work environments. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the company at 4404 Anderson Drive, Eau Claire, Wis. 54703. Toll Free Phone: (800) 657-6956; Fax: (715) 839-8647; E-Mail: <a title="mailto:sales@lpi-inc.com" href="mailto:sales@lpi-inc.com">sales@lpi-inc.com</a>; Web: <a title="http://www.lpi-inc.com/" href="http://lpi-inc.com/index.htm">www.lpi-inc.com</a></span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Work-Catch-Platforms-From-LPI-Lift-Systems LPI, Inc. Introduces the LP5 and LP5B Pneumatic Lift Series http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/LPI-Inc-Introduces-the-LP5-and-LP5B-Pneumatic-Lift-Series Sat, 15 Oct 2005 00:00:00 -0500 <p class="bodytext">3 Axis LP5 Pneumatic Lift Added to LPI line</p> <p class="bodytext">Eau Claire, WI &ndash; A versatile pneumatic lift designed for use in harsh duty environments such as chemical wash applications or for blasting media has been added to LPI&rsquo;s line of lift systems.</p> <p class="bodytext">The compact unit, called the LP5, occupies minimum floor space and provides a sturdy platform with a lift capacity of 350 lbs. Height of the platform measures 6 inches in the lowered position and reaches between 10 and 15 feet in the raised position. The standard operation platform size is 36&rdquo; by 32&rdquo;.</p> <p class="bodytext">The LP5 is equipped with self-closing gates and convenient controls within easy reach of the operator. The lift positioning hand controls of the Z-axis control up and down movement, while the Y-axis controls extension and retraction of the platform. The X-axis lift positioning foot control governs left and right movement.</p> <p class="bodytext">The inline filter, regulator and lubricator help condition the supply air providing long, durable power component life. The drive system is equipped with protective covers and devices to limit the amount of blast media entering the mechanical drive components. Emergency stop and auxiliary connections are on the control box, within easy reach of the operator.</p> <p class="bodytext">Additional optional equipment and sizes are available to accommodate limited working areas.</p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/LPI-Inc-Introduces-the-LP5-and-LP5B-Pneumatic-Lift-Series LPI, Inc. Introduces a new Worktable and Work Platform http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/LPI-Inc-Introduces-a-new-Worktable-and-Work-Platform Fri, 15 Apr 2005 00:00:00 -0500 <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span class="bodytext">Eau Claire</span></strong><span class="bodytext"><strong> , WI &ndash;</strong> LPI, Inc. Lift Systems has developed a new elevating work table along with an adjustable work platform for economical and versatile use to help facilitate maintenance, material handling and worker positioning. </span></span></p> <p class="bodytext"><span style="font-size: small;">The platform itself measures only 20&rdquo; wide while the scissors-type lift can be raised vertically from its lowest height of 10&rdquo; to as much as 46&rdquo;, providing for a working height of approximately 10 ft. The unit is available without the optional guardrails, allowing it to be used as a worktable for a variety of tasks. The tabletop surface measures 20&rdquo; x 66&rdquo; and can hold up to 1,000 lbs.</span></p> <p class="bodytext"><span style="font-size: small;">The compact size and lightweight design of both LPI&rsquo;s worktable and work platform enable easy maneuvering in tight places, such as hazardous paint booths or various industrial areas, where space is an issue, eliminating the need for unsafe ladders and scaffolding. The units operate off of a compressed air source (not included), requiring 8 SCFM at 100 psi.</span></p> <p class="bodytext"><span style="font-size: small;">The standard units come stationary, but can be made into portable units with the addition of optional casters and T-bar handle. Other options such as rail-guided systems are also available.</span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/LPI-Inc-Introduces-a-new-Worktable-and-Work-Platform LPI, Inc. Introduces Badger Industrial Equipment http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/LPI-Inc-Introduces-Badger-Industrial-Equipment Sun, 04 Apr 2004 00:00:00 -0600 <p><span class="bodytext" style="font-size: small;">Eau Claire, WI </span></p> <p class="style4"><span class="bodytext" style="font-weight: normal; color: #000000; font-size: small;">Badger Industrial Equipment, a division of LPI, Inc. Eau Claire, WI, has introduced The Equipment Catalog, a comprehensive manual with specific information and descriptions on its complete lines of material handling products, industrial equipment and safety supplies. From A-frame trucks, to zip-lock bags, the 387-page catalog contains a wide variety of products for plant, manufacturing and distributing operations. Full-color photos, product descriptions, price, weight and size specifications accompany listings for cabinets, dock equipment, lifting, storage and retrieval and shop equipment. The entire catalog is also available in searchable form online at:</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><a class="bodytext style9" href="http://www.badgerie.com/">www.badgerie.com</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Also featured on the website are JLG Vertical Personnel Lifts product lines with both manual and drivable functions for easy access to maintenance and repair jobs. The website also includes the full product lines of Advance Lifts, which provide affordable solutions for material handling, work positioners, maintenance and loading dock equipment.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">For more information or to obtain a copy of &ldquo;The Equipment Catalog&rdquo;</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> call 1-715-831-7046; toll-free at 1-800-748-9646 or email:</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><a class="style10" href="mailto:%20sales@badgerie.com">sales@badgerie.com</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The company address is: 4404 Anderson Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54703.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Badger Industrial Equipment is an industrial distribution company specializing in material handling products. The company offers high quality, economical alternatives for industrial equipment and safety needs. Lines include the personnel platforms produced by their sister company, LPI, Inc., as well as JLG vertical personnel lifts and Advance Lift equipment.</span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/LPI-Inc-Introduces-Badger-Industrial-Equipment LPI, Inc. Lift Does the Limbo http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/LPI-Inc-Lift-Does-the-Limbo Tue, 25 Jun 2002 00:00:00 -0500 <p class="bodytext"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">How low can your lift go? The newly designed guard rail system from LPI, Inc. Lift Systems can collapse to an overall lowered height of 39 inches, allowing for machinery to pass overhead. This feature gives your workers increased access, where height restrictions due to moving equipment make standard work platforms impractical. This feature also allows for compact storage in areas where overhead space is at a premium. Let LPI, Inc. provide you with a versatile scissor lift system that saves time, money and space.</span></p> <p class="bodytext"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">LPI, Inc. Lift Systems has been providing personnel lifting solutions for finishing, fabricating and maintenance for over 25+ years and is looking forward to more challenges in the future. <br /> View additional lifts at the company website, www.lpi-inc.com or call LPI, Inc. at 800-657-6956 to discuss your application.</span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/LPI-Inc-Lift-Does-the-Limbo New Curved Rail Scissors Platform Provides Total Product Access http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/New-Curved-Rail-Scissors-Platform-Provides-Total-Product-Access Wed, 01 Aug 2001 00:00:00 -0500 <p class="bodytext"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">For low volume paint operations where justification of multiple lifts is not a reality, the curved rail guided scissors lift platform is a viable option. This pneumatic / hydraulic powered personnel lift can be used to access both sides and ends of a product as it travels on the floor guide rail. In addition the unit can be rolled off the guide rail and used as a stationary scissors platform for maintenance and fabrication. Operator platform travel ranges from a lowered platform height of 31" to a maximum raised operator platform height of 144". The 31" x 66" operator platform has a 500 lb. capacity with a powered side shift of 16". Designed for flexibility, this unit increases productivity and safety by eliminating the need for ladders. </span></span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/New-Curved-Rail-Scissors-Platform-Provides-Total-Product-Access Large Product Access Platforms Make LARGE JOBS small http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Large-Product-Access-Platforms-Make-LARGE-JOBS-small Thu, 15 Feb 2001 00:00:00 -0600 <p class="bodytext"><span class="header"><strong><em></em></strong></span><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Fabrication of large products presents challenges in a manufacturing process. By providing an adjustable work platform that surrounds the product, workers can safely position themselves at levels that allow them to comfortably and efficiently perform their work tasks. The 20' x 20' work platform, with a lowered height of 13" can be raised to a platform height of 20'. The center of the platform has removable deck sections designed to accommodate varying sized products. The large open platform deck allows overhead light to reach the work surface and provides room for parts and tools in addition to the workers.</span></p> <p class="bodytext"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">LPI, Inc. Lift Systems has been providing personnel lifting solutions for finishing, fabricating and maintenance for nearly 25+ years and is looking forward to more challenges in the future. View additional lifts at the company website, www.lpi-inc.com or call LPI, Inc. at 800-657-6956 to discuss your application.</span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Large-Product-Access-Platforms-Make-LARGE-JOBS-small Tow Behind: Tow Work Platform Assists Engine Maintenance http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Tow-Behind-Tow-Work-Platform-Assists-Engine-Maintenance Thu, 25 Jan 2001 00:00:00 -0600 <p class="bodytext"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">This lift platform was designed and built for a client to do engine maintenance work on DC9 aircraft. The tow behind unit was designed to be towed behind a standard tug and incorporates locking casters to fix it in place for work. The guardrails were designed to be folded down at the midrail, which allows the platform to roll under the engine housing from any direction. The pneumatic/hydraulic power unit makes the lift platform suitable for use throughout the entire hangar area. </span></p> <p class="bodytext"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">LPI, Inc. Lift Systems has been providing personnel lifting solutions for finishing, fabricating and maintenance for nearly 25+ years and is looking forward to more challenges in the future. View additional lifts at the company website, www.lpi-inc.com or call LPI, Inc. at 800-657-6956 to discuss your application.</span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Tow-Behind-Tow-Work-Platform-Assists-Engine-Maintenance Lateral Drive Capability Allows Precise, Safe Access http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Lateral-Drive-Capability-Allows-Precise-Safe-Access Tue, 16 Jan 2001 00:00:00 -0600 <p class="bodytext"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">The lateral drive personnel lift improves productivity by providing quick, precise and safe access to large equipment, confined spaces and work areas. <br /> The operator can maneuver into places that standard scissor lifts can't reach.</span></p> <p class="bodytext"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">The standard drive system uses front wheels to drive and steer for minimum turning radius. The optional lateral drive mode, when selected, turns all four wheels 90 degrees, enabling entire unit to drive sideways. Power source is 24V DC with eight six-volt batteries and automatic 50A charger. Operator platform is welded steel construction with 42" guardrails and lanyard tie off points in safety plate floor for operator safety. Lift travels 60 F.P.M. fully lowered, 30 F.P.M. in any raised position in standard drive, and 15 F.P.M. in lateral drive mode. LPI, Inc. Lift Systems can custom design and manufacture scissor lifts, boom lifts, or work platforms to meet the needs of any application. LPI, Inc. Sales and Engineering/CAD staff will analyze the application, looking to satisfy the primary need and address any special concerns that the lift must adapt to. Then, through the use of designed-to-application baskets and platforms, LPI, Inc. will manufacture a lift that fully satisfies the customer's needs. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">LPI, Inc. Lift Systems has been providing portable personnel lifting solutions for finishing, fabricating and maintenance for nearly 25+ years and is looking forward to more challenges in the future. <br /> View additional portable lifts at the company website, www.lpi-inc.com or call LPI, Inc. at 800-657-6956 to discuss your application.</span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Lateral-Drive-Capability-Allows-Precise-Safe-Access Parts Picking Made Easy http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Parts-Picking-Made-Easy Mon, 01 Jan 2001 00:00:00 -0600 <p><span class="bodytext"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">LPI, Inc., manufacturer of standard and custom personnel lifts, material handling equipment and work platforms in Eau Claire, WI, has an electrically powered material handling parts picking lift which greatly minimizes the time required to get the product from the rack to the shipping dock. The parts picker travels the lengths of the aisleway between racks which are 25 ft. high, raising and lowering the platform to a desired picking location. The 10 ft. x 16 ft. platform, which features easy one-person operation, is designed for a large product load of 2,500 lbs. with shelving on the platform. Two motors are synchronized to keep the platform level at all times. Several safety features are built in. Controls provide smooth speed adjustment for acceleration and deceleration. The lift travels at 170 FPM horizontally and 40 FPM vertically. </span></span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Parts-Picking-Made-Easy New LP3 personnel lift features sealed drive system http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/New-LP3-personnel-lift-features-sealed-drive-system Thu, 23 Nov 2000 00:00:00 -0600 <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span class="bodytext"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">LPI</span></span><span class="style2"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">, Inc. </span></span><span class="bodytext"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"> personnel lifts and work platforms are designed to eliminate the need for ladders and scaffolding, thereby reducing worker fatigue and the possibility of injuries. The pneumatically powered units provide three-axis travel (X, Y, Z) for total product access, allowing flexibility for future product design changes. The lifts are well-suited to large-product finishing operations, and are designed to give many service years in the harshest environments. The LP3 lift line was designed specifically for the abrasive atmosphere of blast systems. It features a sealed drive system which prevents the penetrating blast media from harming the working components. Some additional attributes of the new lift include: </span></span></span></p> <ul> <li class="bodytext"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Fast, precise positioning </span></p> </li> <li class="bodytext"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">User friendly controls </span></p> </li> <li class="bodytext"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Easy installation </span></p> </li> <li class="bodytext"> <p><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">Built in long-life features </span></p> </li> </ul> <p class="bodytext"><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;">These ergonomically designed steel shot blasting lifts increase productivity and work quality. Order standard or custom designed lifts to meet your application needs. Call toll free 1-800-657-6956 for more information or free product guide. </span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/New-LP3-personnel-lift-features-sealed-drive-system Do You Finish LARGE Products?? http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Do-You-Finish-LARGE-Products Wed, 11 Oct 2000 00:00:00 -0500 <p><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Eliminate ladders, scaffolding, fatigue and injuries in your finishing operation by implementing an LPI, Inc. personnel lift or work platform. LPI, Inc. fully pneumatic personnel lifts are designed to give many years of service in the harshest of environments. The ergonomically-designed lifts increase productivity and quality of work by allowing the painter to safely and efficiently reposition themselves while eliminating the hazards and stresses of ladders or scaffolding. Employee productivity and morale can be increased by reducing worker fatigue on the job. Big cost savings in labor, time, and worker compensation claims will justify the initial cost of the lifts. All lifts can be modified to meet the needs of the application. <br /> Call LPI, Inc. at 1-800-657-6956 today for more information.</span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Do-You-Finish-LARGE-Products Mobile Lifts offer superior fall protection with increased productivity http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Mobile-Lifts-offer-superior-fall-protection-with-increased-productivity Wed, 30 Aug 2000 00:00:00 -0500 <p><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">A personnel lift or work platform from LPI, Inc. of Eau Claire, Wisconsin can be individually designed to fit the requirements of your application and provide superior fall protection to personnel working in conditions where the chance of injury from falling is high. Adding a mobile personnel lift or work platform to your current railcar maintenance, fabricating, or finishing system not only provides fall protection, but increases the productivity and quality of the work being done by providing a means of easily and safely accessing all sections of the railcar. Tools and equipment needed for the operation being performed can be located on the basket or platform as dictated by the application. If you are looking for a lifting system that lowers the risk of injury to workers, reduces potential liability claims, increases worker productivity and morale.</span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Mobile-Lifts-offer-superior-fall-protection-with-increased-productivity Access Problems? http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Access-Problems Mon, 07 Aug 2000 00:00:00 -0500 <p><span style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: small;"><span class="bodytext">LPI Inc. specializes in pneumatic personnel lift systems that allow for total product access in a quick, <br />efficient manner while always providing the operator with superior fall protection. <br /> <br /> Our engineering staff will analyze the application and custom-design a system of three-axis, scissor, <br />or boom lifts that meet the access needs of your finishing or painting application. <br /> <br /> LPI</span>, Inc. <span class="bodytext"> lifts are currently used to assist in the prep and painting of military aircraft and equipment. <br />Information on custom engineered lifts can be obtained </span> <span class="bodytext">by calling 1-800-657-6956.</span></span></p> <p class="bodytext"><span style="font-size: small;">LPI, Inc. promotes a safe and ergonomic work environment which increases worker productivity.</span></p> <p class="bodytext"><span style="font-size: small;">LPI, Inc. equipment meets applicable <span class="style5">OSHA/ANSI</span> standards</span></p> http://en.lpi-inc.com/about/lpi-press/Access-Problems