Video - Lifting and Tilting of Spools
Today we present solutions to assist in handling spools
specific to our customers' needs,
including a tilting option to enable
pick and drop operations without any effort.
The gripping tool is chosen according to the type of spool: chuck or suction cup,
and the solution is installed on a custom-designed jib crane or overhead crane!
An innovative tilting manipulator
In partnership with Palamy, Manut-LM has developed and implemented an innovative tool for lifting and handling plastic film spools for its production site in Le May-sur-Evre (49122): the MASTER Plus spool tilter, with the made-to-measure gripping tool option designed for lifting industrial spools.
Like the companies that have already trusted Manut-LM, Palamy was able to benefit from assistance throughout the project, from the identification of the most appropriate solution, to its installation and implementation, as well as tests in situ in the Manut-LM's own workshops. Manut-LM's proximity to its customers and the innovative capacity of its design office have made it possible to fully satisfy Palamy's requirements and needs.
With the new MASTER Plus spool tilter, Palamy now has a made-to-measure lifting tool capable of handling very specific loads up to 70 kg!
Facilitating the handling of palletizing spools to improve productivity
A French manufacturer of plastic films for industrial packaging for 50 years, Palamy manufactures spools of plastic films of different weights, sizes and diameters.
The growth in activity at Palamy has generated constraints in the production process: the weight of the spools to be lifted was an obstacle to improving productivity.
During the process, at the exit of the cutting device, the manufactured spools are positioned horizontally and must be tilted to be palletized. Until now, operators who manually tilted spools weighing up to 70 kg have carried out this operation This operation method required a significant physical effort on the part of the operators, particularly on the back and caused strain, pain, fatigue and MSDs. As the loads handled were heavy and the efforts were strenuous, it was impossible to ask the operators to increase the work-rate. Palamy therefore set out to find a suitable solution to improve workstation ergonomics, employee well-being and productivity .Not finding satisfaction with the distributors of traditional equipment, Palamy's Technical Manager, Mr Olivier Chauveau, focused his research on a manufacturer specialized in handling solutions.
Thus, and after consultations, Palamy called upon Manut-LM, a French manufacturer to design a made-to-measure solution to meet the need to increase the production by limiting the human risks associated with the repetitive handling of the spools.