Handling plastic film reels in tyre industry
13 January 2021
A well-known manufacturer of tyres for the automotive industry had to work with several operators to handle heavy reels of plastic film, weighing around 90kg.
Scaglia INDEVA studied the customer’s situation and developed a solution that best suited their needs. The result was a linear manipulator that supports the operator in picking up and positioning offset heavy reels in a simple and ergonomic way.
The linear manipulator was then mounted on an electric transpallet, allowing the operators to easily move the manipulator to any work area where reel handling is required.
All this while maintaining a high level of safety thanks to a series of integrated sensors that prevent the trolley from moving, if the manipulator arm is not locked in its compartment, and prevent the manipulator from working, if the transpallet has not placed the manipulator base on the ground.
Scaglia INDEVA has been able to improve not only the ergonomics and safety of the operators, but also the productivity, as a single operator can carry out reel picking and positioning operations quickly and easily.