RonI offers Custom Roll Handling Ergonomics. Although one of our most common solutions is Roll handling, we have a variety of ways we handle this type of application. The majority of time we grip a roll from the inner core, and advance to gripping the outer core based on the roll weight and if the roll will be placed on a shaft or spindle.
In the example project below, the customer wanted to lift their roll via a cradle end-effector. In this scenario, our team proposed our 19000 series lifter model, along with the cradle roll holder that was 29″ long and 20″ wide.
Regarding this particular lifter, when the operator is in need of product, they take the lifter handle bars and manually push it to the storage rack of product located in the staging queue. The operator would position the lifter, while lowering the cradle with the remote control, so it is beside the next available roll (being stored in the horizontal position). While having the cradle lower than the horizontal roll, the operator would direct the roll onto the cradle. Once the roll is secured the operator would lift the cradle with the lifter remote control.
The operator would then wheel the lifter to the offloading location. Here, with the help of the custom roll handling ergonomics solution, the operator would drive the tooling to be slightly higher than the offloading height and push the lifter so it’s resting next to the offloading location. Here the roll can be pushed off the cradle to it’s final location.
Once complete, the operator would pull the lifter back and wheel it to the staging queue for the next load.
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