The Rolled Goods Manipulator (RGM and RGM-HD), Patent Pending, is a forklift assistance tool capable of handling, lifting, and manipulating heavy rolled materials such as commercial sheet vinyl, and other similar products from a horizontal to a vertical position and vice-versa. With a 750 or 900 lb capacity, this device eliminates the risk of injury to an employee who would otherwise lift the material up by hand.
Originally designed for the flooring industry, this vinyl pole forklift attachment tool will benefit many other industries such as paper, roofing, electrical, and any industry that moves and stores heavy rolled items.
Storing and transporting heavy rolled items such as a commercial sheet vinyl can be difficult. The rolled item is usually moved around the warehouse manually with dollies or by a carpet pole which can only move the item while in a horizontal position. This process is not an efficient or cost effective way to move such items.
The Rolled Goods Manipulator (RGM) is a mountable system used for storing and transporting rolled materials such as commercial sheet vinyl. The device includes a mounting sleeve configured to slide over the forklift forks. An elongated rod extends parallel from the mounting sleeve and can be positioned adjacent to the forks.
The rod includes a locking mechanism used to lock the rod in a horizontal orientation. A locking pin can be used to hold the rod in position. Operators can move the forklift forward so the elongated rod is inserted into a roll of material. The forks can be raised to lift the roll and transport it to a desired location. The locking pin can be removed and causes the rod to pivot to a vertical position. The roll can now be stored with ease and convenience.
Exact specifications of the Rolled Goods Manipulator may vary upon further development and manufacturing.
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