Custom Motorized Roll Lifter
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
BUSHMAN EQUIPMENT ROLL LIFTER LOOKS GOOD ON PAPER; WORKS GREAT IN PLANT
Butler, WI (April 17, 2014)—Bushman Equipment, Inc, a manufacturer of custom-engineered material handling solutions, recently delivered a motorized roll lifter to Clearwater Paper Corporation’s papermaking and tissue converting mill in Lewiston, ID. The company is the United States’ largest provider of private label tissue to retail grocery chains.
The Below-the-Hook crane attachment is used to lift paper rolls on and off a stretch wrapper. Each roll lifter Bushman manufactures is designed specifically to customer needs and requirements. This unit had a challenging weight restriction. Bushman’s solution was to provide lighter weight aluminum gripping pads.
The lifter is equipped to handle a roll up to 5,000 pounds, gripping around the OD rather than engaging the core. It picks rolls measuring from 36” to 72” in diameter and 60” to 102” in length. It is the third piece of equipment Bushman has made for Clearwater; lifting tongs and a spreader beam having been delivered the past.
Bushman Equipment Inc. designs and manufactures material handling solutions in two product segments: 1) Below-the-Hook lifting attachments including C-Hooks, coil grabs, spreader beams, sheet & plate lifters, lifting tongs, rotating axis grabs and more; 2) Floor-Operated equipment includes upenders, inverters, lift tables, transfer cars and more. In January, the company purchased the intellectual property assets of ITNAC Corp. of Birdsboro, PA—including product brands Flip-Rite™ and Level-Rite™, as well as the business name, “ITNAC”. Founded in 1950, Bushman is located in Menomonee Falls, WI, just outside Milwaukee and has 45 employees, including 21 skilled craftsmen and 11 engineers.