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Vertical Center Lifts

Vertical Center Lift
Vertical Center Lifts


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Tilt-Lock center lifts provide a simple, safe and effective method of handling rolls with cores that are in the vertical position. Center lifts utilize gravity-activated teeth that grip the core to lift the roll and cannot be disengaged until the roll is placed on a stationary surface. We offer vertical center lifts that can accommodate rolls with cores ranging from 3 to 14 inches. A variety of optional features are also available, including an electric solenoid release device.

How does it work

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Center lifts feature gravity-activated mechanical teeth that firmly grasp and secure the roll of material during lifting. For handling rolls where direct operator assistance is required, we recommend the “A” Model manual center lift. A remote solenoid release mechanism enables the operator to retract the teeth with a simple twist of a knob. Because Tilt-Lock center lifts are gravity-activated, the operator cannot disengage the teeth until lowering the roll onto a stable surface, which is a valuable safety feature.

An remote-controlled “AR” model center lift is also available for use with an overhead chain lift.

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Capabilities & Benefits

Tilt-Lock vertical center lifts employ the most advanced design on the market, delivering a reliable method of chucking. Companies across a wide variety of industries are realizing major savings in production by incorporating vertical center lifts in their workflow.

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Cost Reduction

Tilt-Lock vertical center lifts are virtually maintenance-free, offering fast, simple operation while effectively eliminating high maintenance costs.

Injury Reduction

Vertical center lifts eliminate the need for employees to perform dangerous manual lifting maneuvers, greatly reducing the risk of injury, employee downtime, and costly workers’ compensation claims.

Damage Reduction

The “dig-in” safe grip and gravity-activated mechanical lock and release built into the design of our center lifts reduces the likelihood of dropped rolls, which will have a positive impact on your profitability.

Product Specs

Our vertical center lifts can be customized to suit your unique needs with a variety of available options, including electric solenoid tooth release, dual-diameter center lifts for 3″ and 6″ cores, and anti-telescoping devices. Contact us to learn more about customized center lifts for your application!

Uses & Applications

Tilt-Lock’s vertical center lifts are ideal for a broad assortment of industrial and manufacturing applications handling products that are too sensitive or heavy for traditional lifting processes, such as foil, paper, and film. Industries that can benefit from integrating vertical lifters into their material handling processes include printing and paper production, packing and shrink wrap manufacturing and distribution.

Specifications & Dimensions

Specifications and dimensions for the Manual “A” Vertical Model Center Lift are as follows:

A3M-1T 3” 10 lbs. 11.5”
A4M-1T 4” 12 lbs. 11.5”
A5M-1T 5” 16 lbs. 11.5”
A6M-1T 6” 19 lbs. 11.5”
A8M-1T 8” 22 lbs. 11.5”
A10M-1T 10” 30 lbs. 11.5”
A12M-1T 12” 38 lbs. 11.5”
  • 1 Ton capacity
  • Heavier capacity vertical center lifts available upon request.

Request a Quote

Ready to upgrade your work processes with a vertical center lift solution from the experts at Tilt-Lock? Contact us today to request a quote for your facility’s needs.

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