The short frame lifter with a vertical spindle attachment was designed in response to a customer requirement in the pharmaceutical industry to access processing machinery enclosed within low height safety doors.

The low frame height enables the operator to access the roll side feed mandrel on the processing machinery through the Perspex enclosure safety doors. The shorter height of the lifter ensures that the roll handling equipment can easily pass under the safety doors. This bespoke solution has been tailored to suit the specific height of the safety doors.

The Perspex enclosure safety doors are a common feature in the pharmaceutical industry to protect the processing machinery from contaminants entering, as well as contamination from the machinery entering the production area. In addition, the safety doors protect the operator from injury.

The vertical spindle attachment features electric lift and lower with manual rotation to and from the vertical to horizontal orientations. A handwheel provides the roll 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 in the core. This enables the operator to lift the rolls with complete confidence and safety.

The attachment has been designed to provide a high load capacity with great strength and durability as well as improved wear resistance providing an enhanced ease of use with a simple and safe action.

This attachment is manufactured from stainless steel and anodised aluminium 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.


  • Lift capacity: 125kg (275lbs)
  • Electric Lift
  • Manual rotation (geared and powered rotation available)
  • Frame height: 1500mm (59 inches)