Westfalia Technologies presents its latest shuttle car design for fully automated paper roll handling. Ideal for the printing and publishing industries, the Roll Handling Shuttle Car is designed to smoothly transfer rolls automatically to the line of presses, while avoiding friction and damage to unwrapped paper rolls. It has a maximum load capacity of 4,122 pounds and maximum speed of 262 feet per minute.
The Roll Handling Shuttle Car handles rolls of various widths placed on highly polished stainless steel plates via a telescopic fork. The steel plate rotates slightly to handle rolls of various widths. The use of an adapter fitting over the steel plates allows even small-sized rolls to be handled, further reducing waste.
The shuttle cars runs along crane rails from the storage out-feed to the presses. To counter any tipping action as the fork reaches out to lift a roll, a third rail is placed in the middle of the traditional two rail design, and an anti-tipping grabber device is used to balance the load.
Company: Westfalia Technologies
Company URL: www.westfaliausa.com