Cradle lifting attachment with reel transfer stand
16 May 2019
Packline Materials Handling has introduced a cradle lifting attachment with reel transfer stand.
This attachment is designed to provide easy handling of large and heavy reels of film or paper, for example, to and from storage and production machinery.
The versatile and rugged reel handling equipment allows the cradle attachment to be raised and lowered precisely, providing easy transfer of items, either electronically or manually.
The reels are supported by a bar through the core. The bar has removable ‘reel retaining bosses’ fitted at each end. These are provided to ensure that the reel cannot slide from the support bar whilst being handled or unwound. However, they can be swiftly removed when in use, as they are secured by quick release locking pins.
The lifting equipment raises and lowers the attachment by a battery powered mechanism and this is operated by simple up and down buttons which are located ergonomically on the machines handle bars. Alternatively, it can be raised or lowered manually via the pump action of the tiller handle.
Reel Lifters can be supplied with a Reel Transfer Stand for interim reel storage and handling. The stand is supplied with four braked, swivel castors. When these are locked the stand becomes a static platform from which it can be used to support the reel whilst it is being unwound.
Together these features combine to provide strength, durability and ease of operating. The attachment is backed by a full bespoke design service ensuring a solution can be made to suit any style or size of reel.
Lifting capacity of this lifter is to 225kg, depending on model.