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RonI specializes in mobile roll handling solutions equipment that can lift and manipulate heavy rolls. Common applications involve moving, lifting, inverting, and rotating. We can lift and rotate rolls, spools, reels, as well as other products of similiar size and shape. In many cases, roll handling must be transferred to and from pallets which commonly requires rotation between core vertical and core horizontal positions. We accomplish this by using a manual rotation handle or our optional electric rotate kit. Our end effectors, or attachments as they are commonly called, are interchangeable which means you can switch them easily to accommodate multiple applications with one piece of equipment.

Electric Roll Manipulators


Core Grip Technology

RonI utilizes a core expander that does not involve teeth biting into the core. Our core expander does not damage the core of the roll handling solutions and can be used with both plastic and cardboard cores. We pair this technology with 90-degree rotation and the end product is our Expand-O-Turn™ (EOT) end effector. With this tooling, you can manipulate roll handling solutions from core vertical to core horizontal or core horizontal to core vertical. The core expander also incorporates wheels to aid in the removal of the roll from the core expander. The EOT comes in two standard sizes to work with 3-inch and 6-inch cores. It can also be customized for your application requirements up to a maximum 10-inch core dimension.

External Grip Technology

For applications that require external gripping of the product, we use our Squeeze-O-Turn™ (SOT) attachment. The SOT incorporates stainless steel arms with "V-Blocks" to grip the outside of the roll with a gentle, controllable force. Once gripped, we can lift and rotate the roll with our Lift-O-Turn™ 360-degree variable speed rotation unit. The Lift-O-Turn™ will rotate the roll to enable the operator to insert a shaft for placement onto a machine or pallet for shipment of the roll. This is great as a film roll lift.

Manual Roll Manipulators


Core Probe Attachment

Our Core Probe attachment comes in a variety of styles that include a standard probe as well as a wheeled version to assist the operator when offloading a heavy roll handling solutions.

V-Block Attachment

Use a V-Block to handle lightweight reels and rolls with manual rotation for spindle loading such as film roll lift needs.

Fixed Forks

Fixed Forks can be used for reel handling solutions and are the ideal solution for cross roll handling applications.

Expand-O-Turn Light

For lighter applications, our Expand-O-Turn Light™ is the perfect complement to our Lift-N-Go II™ lifter. The Expand-O-Turn Light™ is strictly a mechanical operation and does not require any power to operate. The unit has a maximum weight capacity of 80 pounds and can handle rolls with a maximum width of 12 inches.

19000 Series telescopic lifter using Squeeze-O-Turn to externally grip a large paper roll
Mechlift on overhead rail using Double Ju mechanical core grip technology to manipulate large roll
20500 Series with Expand-O-Turn core grip to manipulate film roll
Mechanical core grip technology to lift 350 pound film roll
Manual core grip for light rolls using the Expand-O-Turn Light on the Lift-N-Go II
Mechline on overhead rail using pneumatic core grip to lift roll of material
Manual core probe attachment for handling rolls with a Lift-O-Flex lifter
Using a vacuum tube lifter to externally grip and manipulate rolls or parts
Vaccum attachment on a Lift-O-Flex lifter to grip and manipulate long heavy rolls of film