Anyone in the industry knows the dangers of handling and turning heavy and awkward plant and injection moulding tools. Without the correct equipment, expensive tools can be damaged, resulting in tools having to be written off and the cost of damages to the business.
At Interplas 2014, RUD Chains will be on hand to explain to visitors how its innovative ‘Tool – Mover’, a manipulation device for the safe turning and tilting of heavy and awkward plant items and injection moulding tools, offers both reduced risk of tool damage as well as operator safety.
The Tool-Mover has the ability to turn the load at the centre of gravity, meaning that the load is turned smoothly and securely. It is also equipped with a frequency-controlled drive, which ensures an even and smooth drive from start to finish, and it can be stopped in any position securely even if power to the unit is cut.
RUD says the Tool-Mover is easy to use and position, it does not need to be bolted to the floor and can be moved to locations in a facility by a crane or fork lift/pallet truck. It is able to turn tools with a weight starting from 6.3 tonnes, to 10, 16, 20 and its largest, 32 tonnes.
RUD Chains – Stand G58