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Never tire of safety

25 January 2013

To help reduce manual handling and improve safety, the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has taken delivery of ROBUR PV80 Microlifters from Stanley Handling at its European HQ and manufacturing site in Wiltshire. During m

To help reduce manual handling and improve safety, the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has taken delivery of ROBUR PV80 Microlifters from Stanley Handling at its European HQ and manufacturing site in Wiltshire.

During manufacturing full rolls of cord and rubber weighing up to 160kg are loaded into a 'servicer' that feeds the production line.

Each roll has a liner which is peeled off as the roll is unwound. The empty liner, weighing up to 35kg, is then discarded.

The robust PV80 microlifters, fitted with an upward tilt to avoid roll-off, can be positioned flush to the servicer, removing the need for manual unloading.
 
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