Brampton Engineering Inc. has added new options for roll size and more efficient handling on its film winders.
The company in Brampton, Ontario, developed a simple shaft-handling system for nonpivoting air shafts. A hoist lifts the roll and air shaft to a shaft holder stand, which clamps onto one end of the air shaft. A roll handler removes the roll and a new core is inserted. The shaft then is unclamped and the hoist returns the shaft to the winder.
On winders with pivoting shafts, the hoist supports the free end of the shaft until the handler takes the weight of the roll and pulls the roll of the shaft.
“Our customers like this inexpensive alternative to an automated roll-handling system,” said President Bill Wybenga.
Tel. (905) 793-3000, fax (905) 793-1753, e-mail [email protected] be-ca.com.