This fully powered extended vertical spindle attachment was designed in response to a customer requirement in the packaging industry to handle very long rolls (1400mm) of labels, with no manual handling.

The vertical spindle attachment has been extended from its standard length to securely grip, lift, and rotate the longer rolls. The vertical spindle tube length has been lengthened by 155mm to 485mm. In addition, the lift height of the lifter has been increased by 300mm from 1512mm to 1912mm.

The tall frame lifter enables the long rolls to be loaded onto a high feed position on the packaging machine.

This lifting solution encompasses a fully powered vertical spindle lifting and rotating attachment. Powered rotation enables the very long rolls to be handled without the need for manual handling. This attachment is fully motorised and provides powered drives for both the roll gripping and release as well as the roll rotation to and from the vertical to horizontal orientations. These drives are operated via a hand-held ‘pendant’ control which provides precise and easy operation.

The rolls are securely gripped by the core. This mechanism is fitted with a torque limiter so that the clamping rollers do not over or under tighten onto the reel. This feature enables the operator to lift and transport rolls with complete confidence.

The Vertical Spindle attachment has been designed to suit the lifting and rotation of reels of film and foil with a safe working load of 180kg (396lbs), although higher capacities may be available on request.

The attachments enhanced design features include a greater load capacity, improved strength and durability which provides an easy and safe operation. It is entirely suitable for the food industry and other hygienic applications.

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.


  • Lift capacity: 180kg (396lbs).
  • Roll length: 1400mm (55”).
  • Vertical Spindle Attachment length: 485mm (19”).
  • Lifter frame height: 1912mm (75”).