Roll Around Shaft
for Printing and Converting Roll Materials
Cynergy Ergonomics Case Study
The printing, converting and roll-handling industries
utilize 70 lb. – 100 lb. shafts to suspend rolls of labels
during the unwind and rewind phases of the label printing
process. The shafts are typically 4’ – 5’ long and operators
are required to insert and remove them from the printing
machines as well as insert and remove them from the fiber
roll cores. A mobile roll around device designed to assist
the operator in these functions was required.
A mobile shaft handling cart was provided, designed to raise
and lower the shaft to the necessary installation and
removal heights and allow the operator to transport the
shaft as required. The V-groove shaft receiver utilizes
Delrin® rollers to allow the
shaft to be slid in and out of the cores. A turntable is
provided so as to allow the cart to orient either parallel
or perpendicular to the printing machine or rolls as needed.
Lift shaft assembly.