Facilitate the handling of coils to be palletized to improve production rates
French manufacturer of plastic films for industrial packaging for 50 years, PALAMY produces plastic film reels of different weights, sizes and diameters.
The growth of PALAMY’s activity generated constraints in the production process: the weight of the coils to be lifted was a brake on the improvement of productivity.
During the process, the manufactured coils arrive horizontally from the slitter and must be tilted to be palletized. Until now, this operation was performed by operators who manually tipped coils weighing up to 70 kg. This operating mode required a significant physical effort for the operators, particularly at the level of the back, and generated tediousness, pain, fatigue and MSD. The loads handled were heavy and the efforts were strenuous, so it was impossible to ask the operators to increase the rate. PALAMY therefore set out to find an appropriate solution to improve workstation ergonomics, employee well-being and productivity. Not finding satisfaction with traditional equipment distributors, PALAMY’s Technical Manager, Mr. Olivier Chauveau, focused his research on a manufacturer specializing in handling solutions.
Thus, and after consultations, PALAMY called on MANUT-LM, a French manufacturer able to design a custom solution to meet the need to increase production by limiting the human risks associated with repetitive handling of the coils.