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Pile Loader HPL-100
Note: This is a non-released option. Its availability is subject
The Hovmand pile handler HPL-100 is a lifting trolley system which
can pick up a large sheet pile (up to 380mm pile height), move it
to the IBIS Smart-binder and place the pile on the lift table of the
sheet feeder SB-095, SB-096 or SB-097. This reduces the Smart-binder
stop-time by reducing the pile reload time.
The HPL-100 is an alternative to the PLT-100 loading trolley system.
The HPL-100 is mounted on wheels so it can be easily moved
around the factory. An integral battery-powered electric motor
is used to raise and lower the forks.
A separate 'pile-support tray' allows the forks to be lowered
and withdrawn when the pile is placed on the feeder lift table.
Sequence of operation:
- Sheets are built up into a pile (up to 380mm height) on
the 'pile support tray'.
Note: an optional stacking table ST-100 may be supplied
to assist creation of this pile
- The HPL-100 forks engage with the support tray and lift
the pile. The 'hold -own' bar may be used to prevent the pile
being disturbed while being moved
- The pile is transported to the Smart-binder sheet feeder
and placed on the feeder lift table. The HPL-100 is then removed
and the pile is slid into the feed position
- When all the sheets have been fed into the Smart-binder
the support tray is removed and the HPL-100 loads the next
Note: multiple support trays may be provided
View a video of the Hovmand Pile Handler in operation HERE