Remote control Rotoline manufactures a wide range of rotomolding machines, from its Lab models to its Rock and Roll models that can handle molds nearly 23 feet long by 9.8 feet in diameter. Its machines have a central podium with controls to operate all machine functions, with a range of incorporated safety features.
What’s new? Rotoline’s new RC – Arm/Plate remote control, which allows the operator to use the “move plate” and “move arm” functions for the arm located at the designated load/unload station. The company introduced it in July.
Benefits Improved operator safety and ergonomics. The RC – Arm/Plate lets the operator position the arm/plate in the most comfortable and efficient position for feeding the mold and removing the product and cuts down on required back-and-forth travel between the central controls and the station. The RC – Arm/Plate is compatible with Rotoline’s five-station Carrossel and two-station Shuttle machines, and can be retrofitted to existing machines — although a software upgrade might be necessary, and in the case of the Shuttle machines, each cart would need its own controller. As an added safety measure, the RC – Arm/Plate’s “move plate” and “move arm” functions can be securely locked and controlled at the central podium of operation to prevent operators from inadvertently employing these functions at the same time from different locations.Rotoline USA, Kent, Ohio, 330-677-3223, www.rotoline.com