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.