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Ergonomic Lift Assists


Built from the Start with the End User in Mind


• Higher productivity
• Fewer injuries

• Elevated product quality

• Increase operator health
• Reduce loss of time

• Ease of operation


The entire line of Henshaw’s ergonomic lift assist systems, including manipulating and articulating arms, vertical balancers, and system components, are built from the start with the end user in mind. Offering near effortless movement, a Henshaw Ergonomic Lift Assist reduces fatigue, back strain and other common accidents that cause work place injuries and loss of work. As a result, manufacturing costs are reduced and production volume is more consistent.


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Turnkey Solutions 

Henshaw offers a whole product solution for advanced manufacturing and material handling environments. The entire line of Henshaw’s ergonomic lift assist systems is based on over 30 years of experience and a solid understanding of what it takes to increase the productivity and safety of operators. Henshaw Ergonomic Lift Assist Systems provide operators with the ability to lift, move, balance, rotate, and position most tools or materials, from less than 10 pounds up to 500 pounds, with a minimum of effort. In addition to the “standard” lift assist systems, Henshaw can solve your material handling requirements by designing and manufacturing a custom lift assist system for your “non-standard” application.

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Henshaw Torque Tube

Henshaw Torque Tubes are designed and manufactured to be a cost effective method for absorbing the torque reaction and balancing the weight of fastening tools. Henshaw Torque Tubes can be suspended from a variety of overhead rails or table top mounted.

Our engineered ergonomic solutions leverage a component-based strategy to best meet our customers’ specific needs and feature technologies that provide near effortless travel. The Henshaw line includes:


Henshaw Manipulating and Articulating Arms are used to suspend fastening tools and for material handling applications (up to 500 pounds), and feature parallelogram tubes and a pneumatic balance cylinder. The base of these arms is attached to a 360 degree swivel bearing that allows the operator to reach the entire work area. Henshaw Manipulating Arms feature exclusive double telescoping torque shafts, that absorb torque reaction from fastening tools in all axes and extend the operator’s reach with fluid movement. Henshaw Articulating Arms feature a second vertical axis pivot at the end of the parallelogram tubes along with an extension that allows the operator to reach the entire work area.

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End of Arm Tooling

To complete our lift assist systems, we offer custom designed end of arm tooling or “grabs” – mechanical devices that grasp or secure the material or tool to be moved or repositioned. Henshaw works with 3D part data to ensure a proper interface between part and tooling. We have knowledge and experience with handling a variety of part surfaces including delicate class-a surfaces that cannot be damaged by tooling. 

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