Gorbel G-Force
Intelligent Assist Devices


The Gorbel G-Force and Gorbel Easy Arm are part of a new family of Material Handling equipment known as Intelligent Assist Devices (IAD's).

The G-Force™ Intelligent Lifting Device uses patented technology and an industrial processor controlled drive system to deliver unmatched lifting precision and speed.

The Easy Arm™ Intelligent Lfiting Arm uses Gorbel's patented G-ForceT technology and an industrial processor controlled drive system, integrated them into an ergonomic articulating jib design. 


How G-Force Works

The G-Force enables operators to lift and maneuver naturally, as if the device were an extension of their own arm.  The G-Force will help improve productivity, reduce the cost of product damage, and minimize work related injuries. 

The G-Force is available in the iQ Series.  The iQ Series are available in 165, 330, 660 and 1320 pound capacities.  The G-Force is also available integrated with our Easy Arm articulating jib crane.


  • Pinpoint precision - speeds from 1 foot per minute (0.3 mpm) up to 275 fpm (83mpm)
  • Blazing speed - travels up to 4 times faster than traditional high end lifting devices
  • Infinite speed control - ideal for applications that require high speed at some points in the cycle and slow, precise movements at other points

The G-Force Intelligent Lifting Device gives the responsiveness and flexibility of a human operator plus the power of a machine. It incorporates a range of speeds so it is perfect for quick, repetitive motions and slow, precise placements.

G-ForceTM iQ SeriesG-Force® Intelligent Lifting Device - Q Series
  • Speeds up to 200 ft. per minute
  • Can cover multiple work cells
  • Rapid return on investment through increased productivity and reduced product damage
  • Decreases risk of operator injury creating a safer work environment
  • Higher environmental ratings (more tolerant to dust and liquid)
  • Enhances job performance

Also Available: G-Force® iQ Series, with additional intelligence features

G-Force® vs. chain hoist

Features and Benefits:

  • Patented G360™ collector and swivel assembly prevents damage to coil and/or optional air coil
  • Remote mount auxiliary I/O block mounted below the handle
  • Handle configurations are easily changeable in the field
  • Intuitive servo-controlled lift
  • Standard float mode capability
  • Standard coil cords with in-field add-on air hose
  • LCD on hand controller communicates more information like system status and diagnostics
  • Seamless operator present function by means of a photo sensor
  • Ergonomic Slide handle design
  • Ease of installation for reduced installation time & costs

Options and Accessories:

  • Slide or pendant handle options
  • Teachable virtual limits
  • Speed reduction points
  • Shock absorbing end stop
  • Latch hook
  • Extended wire rope drop
  • Slide on Air Hose
  • Transformer
  • Universal trolley adapter

G-ForceTM Easy ArmTM
The Brains of a G-ForceTM , The Body of a Jib

The G-ForceTM Easy ArmTM is the newest addition to our family of Material Handling equipment known as Intelligent Assist Devices (IAD's).

  • Capacities: 165 & 330 lbs.
  • Spans from 6' to 14'
  • Height under hook of 6'-11' 
  • Speeds up to 150 ft. per minute
  • Cost effective turnkey solution

Underhung Easy Arm

  • Capacity: 165 lbs.
  • Spans to 10'
  • Speeds up to 150 ft. per minute
  • Mount to a ceiling or manipulator platform
  • Adequate overhead structure required to resist the forces imposed by the system
  • Cost effective turnkey solution

This versatile design is ideal for lifting applications that involve:

  • Reaching under obstructions / low headroom applications-wire goes over a pulley on the beam so you don't lose the headroom taken by the G-ForceTM actuator
  • Reach around obstructions
  • Reach into work cells/doorways
  • Rapid change in direction - you don't have to move the weight of the actuator

Please contact Met-Con today for a quotation on your overhead handling and crane service requirements.


Met-Con, Inc.
P.O. Box 236129
Cocoa, FL 32923-6129 USA
Shipping Address:
465 Canaveral Groves Boulevard
Cocoa, Florida 32926
Phone: (321) 632-4880
Fax: (321) 639-0158
email: hwc@metconinc.com

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