Equipping your facility with ergonomic lifting solutions can be a huge benefit to your staff in terms of safety and efficiency. Two popular ergonomic lifting solutions come in the form of drum handling equipment and roll handling equipment.
Both are great methods for lifting items such as drums, barrels, paper rolls, and plastic rolls. These items, regardless of their size, can put a strain on employees who try lifting incorrectly. They can either cause damage to the items if dropped or worse, injuries to your facility staff members.
However, with both of these available options comes the question: How do I know which lifting solution would best support my facility?
Roll Handling Equipment
Roll handling equipment is designed to lift and manipulate heavy rolls such as paper, plastic, and other rolled materials. Common applications for roll handling lifts often involve moving, lifting, inverting, and rotating.
Often the main application is to specifically move rolls from a rack to a pallet or vise-versa. This action requires the roll to be changed between horizontal and vertical positions. A roll handling lift accomplishes this with ease by using a rotating attachment to change the position of the roll after it has been lifted.
It is important to find the right lifter for the job; more specifically one that does not damage the roll while being lifted and can also meet multiple needs at once making it more cost-effective for the user. This is where RonI, Inc. comes in!
RonI roll handling solutions can be equipped with interchangeable attachments to fit different roll sizes, styles, and application needs. This makes them very cost-effective and versatile in their overall use at each facility. RonI also manufactures both electric and manual lifters allowing you to pick the best option for both your budget and application requirements.
Drum Handling Equipment
Much like roll handling equipment, drum handling equipment is also designed to lift and manipulate loads. However, in this case the load would consist of heavy drums and barrels.
Often the applications that require a drum handling lift are ones involving the dumping of materials inside the drum or barrel, or applications that simply require transport from one area to another. Luckily, drum handling solutions can easily assist in both of these areas!
When it comes to the dumping of contents inside the drum or barrel these drum handlers will tilt the drum (either straight forward or to the side) to pour contents out in a controlled fashion. This eliminates the need for staff to pick up drums and dump them in non-ergonomically friendly ways such as above their head or below their feet depending on the location of the receptacle.
Much like roll handling solutions, RonI, Inc. provides excellent drum handling lifts that can be fit with different attachments in order to provide the right fit for the application at hand.
Providing the Best Choice with RonI
The answer is clear cut and simple. Roll handling lifters are your best bet if you need to lift rolls, and drum handling lifters are the correct option if you need a solution to empty and transport your drums/barrels.
However, there are many times when facilities need to get even more specific with their choice, such as “do I need a mobile unit” or “do I want a lifter that can operate in 360 degree radius around my workstation”.
Whatever the question or need may be RonI has you covered with a large variety of both roll handling and drum handling solutions! The modular nature of RonI’s lifters allow them to evolve as your needs change making them not just solutions for one work area or one type of item, but a multi-tool solution to many different workspaces and materials in your facility!