Lifting rubber bales in the automotive and pharmaceutical industry
One of the activities that go on in a tire factory is the mixing of rubber compound. The rubber compound formulation consists of rubber and fillers.
The mixer is a sophisticated piece of heavy equipment. Its main function is to break down the rubber bale, fillers, and chemicals and mix them with other ingredients. The blocks of rubber are swiftly moved to the mixer using a VacuMove bale lifter. Rubber bales are lifted with two flexible suction cups adjusted to the surface. The rubber bales used to produce tires are delivered in pieces of approximately 88 lbs which becomes a very heavy lifting operation if carried out manually.
In the pharmaceutical industry rubber bales are lifted with VacuMove in stainless steel due to cleanroom requirements.