When approached by a leading confectionery manufacturer to solve one of their lifting problems. Packline needed to reach new heights.
The customer required a piece of equipment that could lift sacks of ingredients weighing up to 100kg from floor level to a height of approximately 4 metres up to a mezzanine floor.
Because of the confined space the equipment needed to have the smallest footprint and be highly manoeuvrable.
Packline set about and produced a bespoke lifting solution based on their recently launched Mk 5 Compac stainless steel lifter.
The lift height was achieved by developing a twin column arrangement where the second column was independently powered.
This enabled a purpose designed tray attachment to be attached to the base of the second column allowing it to be at floor level when in the lowered position.
Once the second column was raised to its full height the attachment could then be powered independently up the column to its maximum height of 4 meters.
To enable accurate positioning of the lift height and perfect alignment with the mezzanine floor a series of adjustable micro switch assemblies where incorporated into the design.