What exactly is Roll Handling with Core Probes? The customer below needed to grip a roll 90 degrees from how our traditional core probes are mounted to our lifters.
Due to this angle requirement, the lifter was provided with a right angle core probe. By utilizing the core probe on the lifter, the operator was able to use the lifter to transport rolls throughout the manufacturing process. Roll size was as follows:
Diameter: 16” Width: 16” Weight: 100 lbs.
Operationally, the core probe has a lowered height of 4.7” and a raised height of 60”. The operator, when in need of a roll, obtains the lifter and moves it to a pallet of rolls located in the staging queue. Once in place, the operator directs the right angle core probe into the side of the rolls sitting on the pallet. Lifting and lowing the end-effector is accomplished by using the remote controller provided to electrically raise and lower the platform. Once the roll is on the core probe, the operator raises the probe to a transport height and manually moves the lifter to a transfer position. Once in position, the operator sets the brake, raises or lowers the core probe to the proper height and then off loads the roll. After off loading, the operator then releases the brake and moves the lifter back to its waiting position to await the next transport.
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