RonI has seen an increase in Spool Lifting. Depending on how tightly the spools are spun, and how firm the core material is, our team will recommend varying solutions. We will suggest a Squeeze-O-Turn when the core material is strong and can support the squeeze arm force. When it cannot, we will suggest a variation of the Squeeze-O-Turn that grips the inner core while pressing outwards against the core.
In the example project below, the customer wanted to lift their spool via the second method outlined above. In this scenario, our team proposed our 19000 series lifter model, along with a Custom ID Gripper with tip up capabilities.
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 custom ID gripper with the remote control, so it is directly over the next available spool (being stored in core horizontal position). The gripper will be lowered until it is all the way into the inner core of the spool roll. The operator would then expand the gripper pads until fully secured with the rubber grips. Once the spool is secured the operator would lift the gripper with the lifter remote control.
The operator would then wheel the lifter to the offloading location. Here, with the help of the Spool Lifting device, the operator would drive the tooling to be aligned with the offloading height and push the lifter so it’s resting next to the offloading location. Finally, the operator can release the gripper arms so the spool can be deposited 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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