The result was a heavy-duty powered conveyor system
c/w hydraulic "grabber" and pallet stacker. Heavy rolls
of plastic sheet (5,000 lb.) were loaded by fork truck
onto an accumulating powered roller conveyor. When required
by the press, rolls were transferred using a shuttle
and suspended with the grabber. The shuttle would then
return to its original position, and the grabber would
release the rolls onto twin tilt tables running in tandem
with the shuttle. The tilt tables could then be precisely
aligned with the press to release the required roll.
In addition, empty pallets were transferred to a "stacker"
to await removal by fork truck.