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Palletising in a Spinning Mill

Company Profile:

Rocklea Spinning Mill is one of Australia's biggest cotton processors

Application:

Cotton cheeses were off loaded at the end of the spinning lines and loaded onto pallets. The area was not accessible to forklifts so they required a palletising solution suitable for use with hand pallet trucks.

The Problem:

Palletising of the cheeses had long been a manual process but recurrent injuries had rendered this activity inappropriate and an ergonomically acceptable solution was needed.

Product Chosen:

A Safetech scissor lift table with a built in Paldisc turntable. This provided elevation and lowering of the load as well as easy rotation.

Benefits of this Product:

  • Following the installation of the lift table the productivity on the line increased and the process was easily performed by more of the mill operators.
  • Operators were no longer exposed to a high risk of back injury.

Alternatives:

  • Palift. This would have been an ideal solution if the area had been accessible to forklift trucks.
  • An automated conveyor system was also considered but was too expensive.