The well-known WITECH reel turner represents one development focus. Briefly explained, the reel turner is used in reel-processing industries to turn reels or complete reel stacks (paper, foils or other material wound on reels) from an upright, vertical position (the usual storage position in the reel warehouse) into a horizontal position (down-ender) for machine loading – and vice versa (up-ender), of course!
The appropriate Witech equipment portfolio distinguishes itself from that of other suppliers by the broad range of turner types and sizes.
Reel turners basically differ with regard to
• reel dimensions (diameter, length/width, weight) and pallet dimensions
• how the equipment is loaded/unloaded, which widely depends on the surrounding transport logistics (pallet transport, trolley, roller conveyors, chain conveyors, etc.)
• the turning versions (left/right variant) in line with local conditions
No constructional conversions are required except for the ERW type. The system reel turners are fastened to the floor with anchor bolts. The equipment features all safety elements necessary for safe operation such as photocells, switch-off bars, etc.. Some reel turner types can be additionally equipped with lifting platforms for pallet centring or reel positioning, trough rollers for stack separation, integrated balance, radio control for fork-lift driver operation, etc..