Power Pushers at TeleFonika Kable

Super Power Pusher pushing Steel Flanged Cable Drum

Dual Motor Super Power Pusher at El Sewedy Cable pushing a 40,000kg Cable Drum

Power Pushers at St Regis Paper pushing paper reels

Power Pusher at Prysmian Cables

Cable Drum Pushers for pushing cable drums, rolling steel wire drums, pushing tissue rolls and moving paper reels

Safe cable drum handling is at the forefront of most shopfloor managers minds to increase workplace Health and Safety measures and minimise risk of injury to employees.

Cable drums and metal wire spools are frequently moved through the production process in the Cable Industry from pushing cable drums into and out of winding stations, rolling cable drums from test chambers and safely moving them into storage areas ready for despatch. In the Paper industry, paper reels are moved out of slitters and pushed into wrapping and re-wrap stations on the production line.

Typically, in both of these industries, cable drums, wire reels and paper rolls are being pushed manually which poses a risk of back injury and is also resource heavy, requiring a number of staff to push the heavy loads. By introducing an easy-to-use Nu-Star Power Pusher as a Drumpusher it enables one pedestrian operator to effortlessly push Cable Drums up to 60 tonnes through the production line increasing safety and efficiency.

Alternatively, overhead cranes are used to move cable drums and paper reels, this is an expensive option and often cannot be implemented in many factories due to limited space. Some companies also use forklift trucks in an attempt to try and manoeuvre the cable drums, which is not a fit-for-purpose solution. ‘Flicking’ the cable drum with a forklift or clamp truck to move reels can be extremely dangerous, as it is not a controlled process. Subsequently, the tines frequently damage the product, which is an unnecessary expense to the business.

Both of these options to move cable drums and paper rolls are subject to Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER), which have costs associated for operating licenses per employee and ongoing equipment maintenance. Nu-Star pushers are not subject to LOLER as they push cable drums and roll paper reels, they do not lift.

The Cable Drum Pusher is a compact and agile piece of drum handling equipment, ideal for storage where there is limited shopfloor space. Cable Drum rollers are electric-powered with zero emissions and no noise, perfect for indoor use. A significantly more cost-effective and safer solution to cable drum lifting via crane or forklift.

Nu-Star offer five powered pushers with a unique roller attachment that can be quickly adjusted to suit different drum diameters.

Model Application Capability Push force*
Power Pusher (High Torque) Pushing paper reels/tissue rolls and steel flanged drums 8-10
Super Power Pusher Pushing steel flanged cable drums 10-25 tonnes 7,750N
Super Power Pusher (High Torque)
Pushing steel flanged cable drums 15-40 tonnes 9,000N
Dual Motor Super Power Pusher Pushing steel flanged cable drums 30-50 tonnes 14,400N
Dual Motor Super Power Pusher (High Torque) Pushing steel flanged cable drums 40-60 tonnes 16,700N

*Nu-Star Power Pusher range of electric tugs are for pushing drums and reels, they do not pull or steer.

The above indications are based on steel flanged drums, as wooden flanged drums can become distorted in shape over time, making them more difficult to push.

Do you need advice on choosing the right Drum Pusher for your business? Get in touch to discuss your requirements, we’re always happy to help.

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