When printing giant St Ives Roche had concerns recently about aspects of their paper handling operations, trusted handling equipment supplier Briggs Equipment turned to Stanley Handling for a specialist solution.
St Ives felt there was an issue with employees moving heavy paper reels by hand pallet truck. The1270mm diameter reels weighed in at a substantial 2000kg and the company wanted to implement changes that would prevent the possibility of back strain or even injury.
Working closely with Briggs, Stanley supplied a paper reel handler based on the ROBUR K9/ SBM22 powered pallet truck. Fitted with special reel handling forks, the truck’s specification includes electromagnetic braking, electronic speed control, a digital weighing system, automatic parking brake, an operator safety button, hour meter and a battery discharge indicator. Ergonomic controls, power steering and a stand-on platform further enhance ease of operation.
The introduction of the reel handler has alleviated concerns over health and safety and has been warmly welcomed by personnel as has the accompanying increase in productivity.
Stanley Handling Limited
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