Narrow slit handling can be labor-intense and unsafe. Increases in winder speeds and the demand for more narrow slits means more slits than ever. Older mills have space constraints, and they want to keep things moving. Automatic Handling engineers have developed this narrow slit roll handling overhead. This system fulfills the operational needs of a specific customer as part of larger roll sorting and packaging system. Much more efficient than any "below-the-hook" solution, this C-hook helps operators safely and efficiently load and unload rolls for end board packaging and roll sorting.
Problem: Historic North American paper mill with limited space for sorting narrow slits.
Solution: Automatic Handling worked with the mill to design this manually controlled pick and place as a component of a more extensive multi-level roll packaging system.