The cradle attachment has been designed for the lifting and loading of reels of film or foil.
The attachment securely supports the reels mandrel or shaft at each end which enables precise loading of the reel into the machine from above.
The mandrel/shaft supporting hooks can be rotated and cleared from the reel once it is in position, this is controlled by using the handwheel. The hooks can be adjusted to accommodate various reel widths.
The length of the supporting hooks can be designed to suit the application and to avoid obstacles such as guarding.
The attachment is not designed for rotation whilst loaded. Any reel rotation of the hooks only takes place once the reel is in position and supported in its location blocks.
Together these features enable the operator to lift and position reels with complete confidence and safety.
Used in conjunction with a dual column ‘Compac’ lifting machine, this attachment can safely unload reels into the side of a production machine at height and with great stability.
This lifting solution is suitable for the food industry, pharmaceuticals and other hygienic applications.
Lifting capacity of up to 100kg depending upon model.
The attachment is backed up by a full bespoke design service so ensuring that the right solution can be made to suit most applications.