VMI adds pallet lift to range

Tyre manufacturing equipment maker VMI has added a vertical pallet lift with high handling capacity to its product portfolio. The lift is for large batch-offs, mainly for the tyre industry.

In mixing rooms, master batch rubber compounds often need to be transported to the higher-level mixer. In some cases, loaded pallets of rubber must be moved to a higher floor. Classic solutions, such as using a hugger belt and a second stacking unit on the mixer floor or a freight elevator to lift the pallets, have proved to be either too complicated or too cumbersome and laborious, according to VMI. The company says a suitable industrial solution isn’t available either.

To solve the problem, VMI now offers a pallet lift that links to a conveyor system to transport a 2,000 kilogram pallet to the mixer level in less than a minute. The lift can simultaneously process pallets from multiple mixing lines.

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