Converting component and machinery supplier, Jarshire Limited offers one of the widest ranges of roll, reel and shaft handling equipment and complete systems in the UK. With over 25 years of experience in this field, the company has installed systems for reels of 25 kg up to reels weighing 3000-plus kg. Anyone with air shafts too heavy to handle safely can be supplied with powered systems to eliminate all manual handling.
According to Converting Division Director David Jobson, one of Jarshire’s important developments this year has been the company’s collaboration with Dotec of the Netherlands.
Marketed under the name LiftAssist®, Dotec’s range includes rotary action roll handlers (horizontal to vertical and reverse) and single action (horizontal or vertical), both types having a capacity of 50 – 250 kg. Additionally, the range includes anti-telescoping solutions for label rolls and mobile rotary action units - the latter designed for use in areas where there is no room for rail or jib cranes.
The central feature of the Dotec LiftAssist is the ergonomic handle that is used to operate it. This handle can move freely up and down sliding through the hands, allowing the operator to keep his eye on the load, while a mere finger touch determines both direction and speed. There is no need for bending and stretching when lifting and storing in high places.
Each LiftAssist has specific characteristics that are based on ease of operating, speed and good posture of the operator. The learning curve is short and it allows operators to work at their own speed according to circumstances.
Jobson, added: “A Dotec reacts immediately and is part of the process, and, for good reason is known as the Friendly LiftAssist.”