Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Roll Handling Made Easy

Roll Handling Made Easy
Posilift Australia Manipulators for Roll, Reel, Bobbin or Creel Handling

Multapex Pty Ltd, a leading Australian supplier of Plastic Films, Metal Foils and other products, is very focused on the health and safety of its employees.  So when the company increased its production capacities, it recognized it would need to address the manual handling issues associated with palletizing heavier rolls.

The task was to palletize rolls of film weighing up to 120kg. Not only was the weight an issue but turning the roll from a horizontal orientation (eye to the wall) to a vertical orientation (eye to the sky) for palletizing proved to be a major headache.  It needed a Lift Assist Device that was safe and easy to use and did not slow production in any way.

Multapex chose a Posilift Australia manipulator to solve their problem.  “Posilift Australia Australia has solved these roll handling issues many times before.”, said Andy Heard, National Sales Manager. “Our roll handling manipulators are pneumatically driven and eliminate all the weight of the product. The operator simply inserts the expanding mandrel into the core of the roll, push the grip buttons and the roll is held. He can then manoeuver it around the work station by using the up and down lever control.  They also have a toggle switch that allows the operator to incline the unit from horizontal to vertical or visa versa.”

“We can supply these units with various dimensions to suit multiple roll sizes and the specific work environments.  We have the capacity to lift and incline rolls weighing up to   600kg” said Mr Heard.

“It was a real pleasure working with Multapex on this project, it is great to see a smaller company taking safety seriously. They really are showing the bigger converters the way”

The installation of the first machine made such an improvement to safety, worker satisfaction and productivity that they now have Four (4) Posilift Australia manipulators in their plant.

For more information to solve your repetitive handling problem call:
Andy Heard. Posilift Australia Pty Ltd

sales@posilift.com.au  (02) 9415 1914  http://posilift.com.au/   

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