This Vertical Spindle Attachment with sideways rotation facility was designed in response to a customer requirement in the food industry to handle a range of rolls in narrow confined spaces, with height restrictions and narrow aisles.

The rolls are loaded from the lifter onto the packaging machinery along narrow aisles of 1 metre width. To allow transfer of the rolls from the vertical spindle attachment to the load point on the packaging machine, the rolls are transferred by means of ‘side feed’ facility.

The sideways rotation of the vertical spindle attachment allows the rolls to be loaded to the left- or right-hand side without the need to turn the lifting machine itself. The lifting machine feeds the rolls sideways onto the mandrel at a low load point.

This bespoke design is achieved by changing the orientation of the vertical spindle from the standard ‘vertical to horizontal’ mechanism to a ‘vertical to sideways’ rotation device. In addition, the attachment is designed with a unique powered fabricated L-shaped arm and motor allowing the rolls to rotate sideways.

The lifter incorporates fully powered lift and sideways rotation facilities.

Serrated fingers on the vertical spindle attachment engage with the roll. 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 in the core. This enables the operator to lift the rolls with complete confidence and safety.

This handling solution is suitable for the food industry and other hygienic applications.

Furthermore, it is backed up by a full bespoke design service so ensuring that the right solution can be made to suit most rolls.

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.


  • Lifting Capacity: 160kg
  • Reel Core Width: 3” or 6”