The pictured machine stages rolls with a flush to the floor conveyor, kicks the rolls into a v-bed where the roll lift takes the rolls up to a second level. At the high position the roll will get a shaft automatically inserted and then J-hooks will remove the shafted-roll from the v-bed. The machine is servo controlled and has safety locks for the vertical Z travel.
Sage has successfully automated many roll handling jobs. The projects have varied from complex slit sorting projects to roll lifts to simple projects. Sage supplies the conveyors, header placers, upenders, roll transfer units, shaft extractors, and other equipment needed to complete these projects.