Many printers and converters automatically consider roll handling, turning or lifting systems when it comes to material handling, but they often overlook the actual unwind or rewind shaft itself.
Many wide web applications require larger, heavier shafts of sizes upwards of 3”. The core size in board applications is often 6” or 12”, while 5” is more popular in the envelope industry. Some of these shafts can weigh up to 40-50kg or even more.
Aldus Engineering recently supplied its first ESH-300-PEC shaft handling system to Huhtamaki in Windsor for handling their 6” and 12” diameter unwind shafts.
Key features of Schlumpf ESH-300-PEC portable electric shaft extraction system:
- Designed for ease of use and flexibility
- 24V powered shaft handling machines simplify lifting, inserting, extracting and transporting heavy shafts, reel spools and tissue core plugs
- Custom designed to handle almost any reel shaft
- Comes with its own battery charger and can be plugged into any 240V power point