ERGONOMIC AND SAFE DEVICE FOR LIFTING AND TILTING REELS

A large Spanish company that produces non-woven fabrics, has been using INDEVA industrial manipulators of the Liftronic Series at 30 work stations for about 25 years. The manipulators supplied 25 years ago are all still in operation, and the company has decided to renew some of them, replacing the gripping tool and the balancer with the L 6 version of the Liftronic Series.

Handling loads with an INDEVA is as intuitive and natural as if the manipulator were an extension of the operator’s arm.

The manipulators are equipped with a load gripper for handling reels of various weights and sizes. The length of the reels, in fact, varies from 200 to 290 mm and their weight from 44 to 63 kg. For this reason the feature of the INDEVA manipulators concerning the automatic detection and balancing in real time of the lifted load is very necessary and appreciated.
With the Liftronic INDEVA, in fact, it is possible to manipulate reels of different weights without having to adjust or pre-set the system for each different weight lifted. The manipulator adapts automatically and in real time, thus allowing smooth and precise movements, without jerks or delays in response to the operator’s intention.  Reel tilting is easy and effortless, and, thanks to an automatic device for adjusting the reel center of gravity, the weight remains perfectly balanced when the reel is turned from vertical to horizontal.

A really user-friendly lifting aid

The company’s operators have never stopped using Liftronic manipulators to handle reels, as often happens when the material handling aids are not the INDEVA ones, but, for example, hoists or traditional pneumatic manipulators; in fact, the fixed speed and the need to keep the up and down buttons pressed for hoists and the slow response, as well as the bulky size of pneumatic manipulators, discourage the operator from constantly using such aids, bringing him back to handling loads by hand.

ERGONOMIC AND SAFE DEVICE FOR LIFTING AND TILTING REELS
ERGONOMIC AND SAFE DEVICE FOR LIFTING AND TILTING REELS
ERGONOMIC AND SAFE DEVICE FOR LIFTING AND TILTING REELS
ERGONOMIC AND SAFE DEVICE FOR LIFTING AND TILTING REELS