The 150mm (5.9”) vertical spindle attachment was designed in response to a customer enquiry in the food industry to handle large diameter, narrow width rolls of film from the pallet to the processing machinery.

The vertical spindle tube has been shortened to allow accurate gripping of the narrow rolls (280mm). This is achieved by shortening the vertical spindle black end cap.

In addition, the vertical spindle tube expanding, gripping fingers have been redesigned to cater for the wider core size and narrower rolls. The expanding gripping fingers have been shortened from the standard 150-154mm to 148-152mm to accommodate the new core size.

The narrow, large diameter (980mm) rolls lie on pallets with the roll’s core in the vertical orientation. The vertical spindle attachment grips and lifts the rolls from the pallets in the vertical position.

This lifting solution offers geared rotation and manual gripping mechanism with electric lift and lower functions.

The vertical spindle attachment has a gearbox with manual handwheel for the rotation to and from the vertical to horizontal orientations. A further handwheel provides the reel gripping and release action.

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.

This attachment is manufactured from stainless steel which makes it entirely suitable for the food and pharmaceutical industries 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 reels.

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.

This attachment is also available with powered roll rotation.

The lift capacity is 200kg, however, larger capacities and to suit greater roll widths, are available on request.


  • Lift Capacity: 200kg (440 lbs)
Roll Core Size: 150mm (5.9 inches)

  • Roll Width: 280mm (11 inches)

  • Roll Diameter: 980mm (38.58 inches)