Web printing is a tedious job and requires workforce to move large print rolls weighing 250 KG to 400 KG from one place to another. Most of the time Operators working in the press room, find it tough to move paper rolls due to their weight. Also, there is high risk of injury to the employees and damage to the material.
To address these issues, Vinsak, a supplier of printing and packaging solutions has developed the Roll Lifter series to ease the handling/movement of rolls at print factories. It enables hassle-free single-person reel changes at production locations. The new VRL series is equipped safety brake for loading, unloading and transporting the rolls safely which reduces or even eliminates some occupational injuries. The roll lifter can be rotated over 360º for precise alignment.
Sanjdip Kandhari, director-manufacturing, Vinsak, said: “In 2016, we have launched the VRL 350 capable of handling the weight of 350 KG with roll dimension of 500*900(w*h) mm. It got a tremendous response from Printers & Convertors. But a lot of our customers were enquiring about roll lifter which can handle roll width of 1000mm. So, we decided to upgrade the existing model to meet the industry requirement. We hope keeping a roll lifter in press room will become an industry norm, so that number of casualties and material damage reduce over time.”