London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/23/2015 -- UK materials handling manufacturer, Advanced Handling recently exhibited at the Health and Safety Event to meet with visitors, listen to their materials handling challenges and demonstrate a range of solutions including height adjustable scissor lift tables, overhead vacuum lifting and their mobile lightweight lifting trolleys.
A popular materials handling theme at the exhibition, as experienced by Advanced Handling, was around handling reels and rolls more effectively and handling drums or cylindrical loads. These tasks are extremely prevalent in manufacturing operations where rolls of material, protective film, packaging or drums are involved for example in healthcare supplies, food and drink manufacturing to commercial printing.
"One of the challenging aspects of reel handling is often picking up the reel from the pallet when they are stood vertically as there are few standard tools that can access the reel from this position," explained PRONOMIC Product Manager, Rebecca Dilloway-Jones.
Ergonomic pieces of lifting equipment offer a solution for the lifting and handling of the reels and drums and also benefit the operator in the process. The PRONOMIC P Model which is a highly configurable and adaptable unit was on display at the exhibition demonstrating handling drums using Squeeze&Turn technology.
For visitors the unit offered inspiration to solve their handling issues as Rebecca continued to explain; "We [Advanced Handling] have experienced at previous exhibitions and during on site customer demonstrations that visitors and customers are drawn to the PRONOMIC unit and they want to test the lightweight frame and the range of manipulation and lifting tools available inspires solutions for other handling issues."
Whilst not on display, however using the same technology, the PRONOMIC Expand&Turn offers a solution for reel handling that grips reels from within the core. The lifting device operates with a pneumatic expander which intelligently senses when the reel is secure. The reel can then be manoeuvred and rotated using a joystick control and lifted and lowered using a push button hand controller. Both the Squeeze&Turn and Expand&Turn work together with the PRONOMIC P Model and have a maximum load capacity of 110kg.
About The Health and Safety Event
The Health and Safety Event at Birmingham's NEC in March brought a wealth of industry professionals and workplace managers together; providing both networking and educational opportunities for people to build upon the safety and efficiency within their workplaces.
09 April 2015
Advanced Handling Ltd designs, manufactures, supplies, installs and services materials handling solutions for organisations across the UK including automotive, aerospace, food and drink, healthcare and engineering. Located in Market Deeping, Peterborough, Advanced Handling specialises in standard and bespoke materials handling and lifting equipment, reducing health and safety risks and improving manual handling and operational efficiencies.
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Emma Canham, Marketing, Advanced Handling Ltd
T: +44 (0) 1778 345365