Paper Manufacturer Benefits from Easy Arm® Solution


A manufacturer of paper products was using air balancers to change out roll cores in their plant. Multiple times each day, workers were required to remove the 50 lb. cores from one roll and transfer them to another.

The Problem

Not only was the process difficult because of the weight and handling of the cores, but the constant paper dust in the air added to their problems. The dust in the air was clogging the valve assemblies on the air balancers and causing them to become unstable. The repeated break downs of the air balancers resulted in increasingly slow productivity.

The Solution

The company decided on a 165lb Capacity Easy Arm Intelligent Lifting Device from Gorbel. Switching to the Easy Arm instead of the overhead bridge and air balancers has enabled the production process to run smoother and increased productivity. The system provides workers with superior control during the core changing process, and they really like the ease of use when in float mode.