According to the British Plastics Federation’s annual accident survey for 2013, it showed that 16.2% of accidents in the plastics recycling sector resulted from injuries whilst handling, lifting or carrying. (https://www.bpf.co.uk/Health_and_Safety/Accident_Survey.aspx)
Handling of heavy plant and injection moulding tools can easily result in damages to the tools and injuries to the operator. Failure to use the correct equipment not only endangers the operator but can end up costing the business due to damaged tools.
The RUD Tool-Mover is an innovative handling device that offers safety in handling of heavy plant and injection moulding tools. The Tool-Mover provides a range of safety factors both to the operator and the tools being handled. It is equipped with a frequency controlled drive, which ensures an even and smooth drive from start to finish, and it can be stopped in any position securely even if power to the unit is cut.
The Tool-Mover does not need to be bolted to the floor; it can be moved to the appropriate location in the facility by a crane or forklift / pallet truck. It offers a handling weight range starting from 6.3 tonnes, to 10t, 16t, 20t to our largest 32tonnes.
Improve efficiency and safety when handling your plant and moulding tools with the RUD Tool-Mover. The safety of your operator is vital; whilst reducing costs to potentially damaged tools when handling heavy goods from 6.3 – 32 tonnes.
As a leading manufacturer of over 500 lifting and lashing applications, RUD Chain’s lifting applications are also well known across the plastics industry for handling. The PowerPoint Star in particular, is an extremely robust lifting point which has the ability to pivot in any direction, allowing the lifting and turning of goods to run smoothly, a must for safety in handling.
RUD offer standard and bespoke solutions to meet a wide range of project aims and working environments. Safety is paramount to RUD; ensure safety in handling with the appropriate equipment.