Manipulator and Rail Based Roll Handling Systems
Rail based roll handling systems are custom designed to meet each specific application. Rolls can be handled via the core with expandable core probe tooling or gripped (squeezed) via an OD gripper. Rail based roll handling systems are used typically when handling large/bulky rolls or when operators need to lift, rotate and transport multiple rolls.
A rail based roll handling system can offer coverage areas over several thousand square feet and can be free standing (floor supported with columns) or ceiling suspended. Rolls in excess of 1,000 lbs. can be handled and manipulated and the traverse motion can be hand push or powered via multi-axis joy stick controllers.
Manipulator based roll handling systems are used when a smaller, circular coverage area is needed. These are also custom lifting device systems designed to meet the specific application(s). Rolls are handled either via the core or the outside diameter and large or multiple rolls in excess of 1,000 lbs. can be manipulated – lifted, rotated, pitched, etc.