What is an Overhead Heavy Duty Lift System? This particular customer came to us in hopes of making his 1,300lb roll lifting more efficient. He was previously using an overhead rail system with a hoist to pick up their 15’x15′ rolls from the floor using a simple A-frame tool. Their A-frame tool consisted of two round bars that straddled the outside of each roll. Their overhead hoist then lifted the roll with the bars. The operator would then maneuver the loaded frame to the machine spindle and insert the roll core onto the spindle.
For the upgraded application below, we incorporated our Mechstack 650 suspended from our unique overhead rail system. The Mechstack is a rigid mount frame with a hoist carriage on a rigid column for up/down movement. RonI mounted our own A-frame tool to a carriage in order for the roll to be picked up and reach the machine spindle with no overhead interference. The roll is now carried completely outside the plane of the Mechstack. Additionally, we added a roll retainer to keep the roll from dislodging from the frame.
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