Reel & Roll Lifters

Roll (reel) handling poses many ergonomic problems for process operatives. Roll lifting is necessary where they are removed from printing or converting machines to be stacked on pallets. At the other end of the production line this process is reversed. This process can also involve roll manipulation/rotation through 90 degrees. Reels can 'telescope' when picked from the core using mechanical grippers and, in many cases the reel has to be re-wound. Occasionally this can mean a totally wasted reel.

Damage to the edge of the reel is widespread when badly handled. As with all manual handling of heavy loads the operator cannot always protect the product if dropped or knocked against a work surface. The Palamatic reel manipulating systems solve both problems with specially designed suction pads to cope with varying diameters.

Grip is achieved across all the windings which, when lifted, prevents any spiralling occurring. Because the reel is now weightless the operator can exercise more care when manoeuvring it. With the addition of manual or pneumatically powered turning systems, the reel can safely and easily be turned through 90°.

Solutions include:-

  • Reel and roll lifting
  • Reel and roll side lifting and turning
  • Core gripping
  • Core gripping and turning


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