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Astrolift offer New Zealand's most extensive range of warehouse equipment and are dedicated to consistently enhancing the quality and variety of our product offerings.

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Quality Roll Handling Machines

The Electric Clamp Roll Lifter can take a roll up to 150kg weight capacity and securely clamps the roll so it can be transported safely without being damaged.  Once clamped the roll can be safely turned on the roll lifter with the electric clamp function and can be raised or lowered as required.


The Electric Core Grip Roll Lifter is an excellent tool or piece of machinery as  the steel rod can be inserted into the core of the roll and clamped on to be held tight, so the roll can be lifted and rotated at the push of a button and taken to the reel fed print equipment or wheeled to shelving areas.  The heavy duty castors easily take the weight of the roll being lifted and the roll lifter has a small foot print making it ideal for working in confined areas.


The Fixed Pole Roll Lifter is manually propelled with heavy duty braked castors and a simple push button operation.  This fixed pole roll lifter has a lift height of 1570mm and a capacity of 150kg.  Rolls of card or corrugated cardboard are just one type of roll that is conveniently lifted horizontally with this stainless steel roll lifter.


A Roll Prong Forklift Attachment can be slipped on to the forks of a forklift so the forklift can be driven up to the roll with the forklift attachment and the prong of the attachment is inserted into the core of the roll and then lifted and driven away by the forklift.  There is a safety chain for connecting the roll prong forklift attachment to the forklift making it safe to load and unload.


Roll Rotator Forklift Attachment has the ability to rotate the roll 360 degrees so the forklift can be driven up to the roll, the roll secures with a ratchet strap to hold it securely, then the roll can be lifted and rotated sideways via the manually-turned crank wheel.  This roll rotator attachment can pick up rolls from a vertical or horizontal position.


More Roll Lifter Information

Many industries will benefit from one of these roll lifting devices as many items come in a cylindrical shape with a centre core or opening.  Not only the paper and print industries but also the packaging industries, even automotive industries or tyre shops are required to lift and rotate wheels or tyres on the day to day operation of their business.  The roll lifter can lift and rotate rolls or round items with any size core or centre hole such as  a tyre or other round item can be slotted into the roll lifter and carted around, saving the operator all the lifting, physical rolling and rotating of rolls so they are transported to their destination without damage or soiling.


Care of your Roll Lifter

Full instructions should be given and training undertaken even on these simply built roll lifters as workers must always be aware of any dangers that could be encountered along the way.  As with any mechanical or hydraulically operated piece of equipment or machinery, regular oiling and maintenance must take place to ensure uninterrupted use of the roll lifters.  These roll lifters are often used in areas where cleanliness needs to be adhered to, like in food, cosmetic or pharmaceutical  operations,  and moisture should be kept away from the rolls, especially if they are being used in the paper and print industries.

What is Roll Handling?

Roll handling is the process of moving rolls of paper, tissue, film, or foil in a manufacturing environment. Roll handling can involve conveying, lifting, or changing the orientation of a roll on a production line to support a receiving, manufacturing, or shipping process. Because roll handling can occur before or after a manufacturing process, rolls of raw material may need to be wound, unwound, or sliced from their cores to ensure that all available material is used.. Roll handling as a process can apply to rolls with varied diameters ranging in size from 6″ inches up to 160″ inches. Roll handling typically applies to the business of manufacturing.

Why Is Proper Roll Handling Important?

You want to keep your warehouse safe, but with a variety of roll sizes used in many industries, you may not have the equipment on hand for your employees to safely move those rolls. With the ability to safely and quickly move rolls, your workers will experience less fatigue on the job, fewer accidents and more efficiency. Additionally, careful lifting of rolls with the right equipment will reduce damage and product loss.

What are some guidelines for Lifting Heavy Rolls

Training your workers in proper lifting procedures will go a long way toward preventing job injuries. OSHA recommends several workplace changes that can help prevent back injury. Determine safe lifting levels: OSHA recommends using the NIOSH Lifting Analysis Worksheet to calculate safe lifting amounts for a given job. The worksheet factors in duration, the amount lifted, the angle of lift and several other parameters to calculate the recommended weight limit, or RWL, for a project. The RWL is how much 75 percent of female workers and 99 percent of male workers can lift safely in an eight hour period. Carefully select storage: Storing heavy items at waist level prevents workers from bending too far over to pick them up or lifting the objects over their heads. Push rather than pull: Pushing is more natural than pulling. To accommodate either, have sturdy handles that allow a worker to grasp the object while upright and without bending. Provide lift assistance: Even OSHA suggests having lift assistance equipment on hand to help your workers. For rolls anywhere from three to 70 inches wide, we have customized roll handling solutions to reduce your workers’ injuries on the job. Train and strengthen: Training your workers’ minds and bodies can reduce lifting injuries. Teach them to promptly report any injuries and to follow your workplace’s procedures for such events. Strengthening your employees’ bodies better prepares them for regular lifting without injury. Reduce lifting situations: Where possible, reduce the number of times your workers would have to manually lift things in your facility. Roll handling equipment takes much of the effort out of moving these materials, which helps cut down on injuries.

How do Roll Lifters work?

Roll handling equipment moves the rolls without risking the worker’s health. There are several types, and each one operates differently. Understanding the types of roll handling equipment you have available will help you make the best selection for your facility.