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Heavy and Awkward

L.B. Foster's Heavy and Awkward Handling solutions are designed to improve efficiency, reduce errors, and optimise operations in challenging and rugged environments.


We provide tailored designs for heavy and awkward handling requirements across a diverse range of business applications. Our experienced engineers work collaboratively to identify the most appropriate solution for the environment and to achieve the desired outcomes for our customers.

Our designs help to improve safety and precision in product handling, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries.   

We also deliver enhanced operational flow via solutions designed to improve efficiency and productivity. 

Heavy and Awkward solutions include

·       Lifters and Manipulators  

Precisely designed to handle a diverse range of items safely and effectively.

·       Product Movers

Precision engineering to revolutionise product handling and deliver safe and efficient transfer throughout your production line. 

·       Towlines

Providing efficient and smooth operations for seamless transportation enhances and bolsters your production capabilities.  

·       Slat Conveyors

Designed for longevity and exceptional performance, streamlining production across diverse industrial environments.

·       Specialist Barrel Handling

L.B. Foster has successfully delivered heavy barrel handling projects for a number of internationally acclaimed distilleries. Our barrel handling solutions can also be produced to ATEX compliant standards specially designed to meet the specific demands of the distillery and ordinance sectors, ensuring compliance with all safety regulations.

Case Studies

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