This Vertical Spindle attachment was designed for the lifting and rotation of heavy rolls with a large core diameter (6 inches / 152mm) in a pharmaceutical high care environment. The roll handling equipment is equipped with geared rotation and a roll pushing or ejector facility, so ensuring limited operator effort.

The attachment has a gearbox with manual handwheel for the rotation of the rolls to and from the vertical to horizontal orientations and a further handwheel provides the roll gripping and release actions. The rolls are securely gripped by the core. This mechanism has a torque limiter fitted so that the clamping fingers do not over or under tighten.

A third handwheel is used to push the rolls from the attachment and transfer them smoothly onto the shaft of the packaging machine.

These features combine to make quick, easy and simple transfers with minimal operator effort which means that the rolls can be handled surely and safely with minimum effort and complete confidence.

The attachment has been designed to provide a high load capacity (225kg / 496lbs) with great strength and durability as well as enhanced wear resistance. This attachment is also available with a powered roll rotation.


This roll handling solution is easy to use and provides a simple and safe action. It is entirely suitable for the pharmaceutical and food industries and similar hygienic applications.

Suitable for rolls of film, foil, paper and various packaging materials, this attachment is backed up by a full bespoke design service so ensuring that the right solution can be made to suit most requirements.

All Packline attachments are fully interchangeable and can be easily fitted or removed from any model of ‘Compac’ lifting machine that is fitted with the quick release system.