Reel Handling Equipment – Powered Drive

The Powered Drive ‘Compac’ Lifter has been designed to provide precision manoeuvrability of the Roll Lifting Machine with both forward and reverse drive. The powered drive capability enables the operator to easily transport and move the lifting truck without any effort required.

Reel Handling Equipment – Powered Drive

The Powered Drive Unit is interchangeable and can be fitted or removed from most models of the Move ‘Compac’ lifting machine, as required.

The powered drive ‘Compac’ is preferred over the manual propulsion model when the items being lifted need to be transported over greater distances or if there is a requirement is to completely remove any operator manual effort.

This lifting solution is suitable for clean-room and high care environments, such as pharmaceutical and food processing.

The powered drive ‘Compac’ can be fitted with any attachment from the Move range, or bespoke attachments if required.

The model shown is fitted with a Vertical Spindle attachment to suit the lifting and rotation of reels of film or foil which have a core diameter of 152mm (6”) or 76mm (3”).

Roll Handling

Barrel Lifting


  • Safety keyed E-Stop for the main ‘on and off’ switch control.
  • Easy and safe ergonomic handling by a single operator.
  • Full and precise manoeuvrability for ease of operation with minimal effort.
  • Suitable for high risk and hygienic applications.
  • Retro-fitting to existing AccessCo ‘Compac’ machines, subject to a survey.
  • Quick and easy removal and replacement for cleaning and servicing.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Lifting Capacity – 225kg (496lbs).
  • Reel core diameter – 152mm (6”) or 76mm (3”).
  • Option: Straddle Legs.
  • Construction – Stainless Steel 304.
  • Powered Drive and Electric Lift.

Reel Lift FAQs

What is a Reel Lift?

A Reel Lift is a type of lifting equipment designed specifically for lifting and transporting reels of various sizes and weights.

What types of reels can a reel lift handle?
Reel Lifts can handle a wide range of reel sizes and weights, depending on the specific model and capacity. Some models are designed for smaller reels, while others can handle larger and heavier reels.
Are Reel Lifts powered or manual?
Reel Lifts can be either powered or manual. Powered reel lifts are ideal for lifting and transporting larger and heavier reels, while manual lifts are suitable for smaller loads or when the lifting and transportation distance is limited.
What is the maximum weight a Reel Lift can handle?
The maximum weight a reel lift can handle depends on the specific model and capacity. It’s important to check the lift’s weight capacity before use to ensure it can safely handle the load.

How easy is it to operate a Reel Lift?

Reel lifts are designed to be easy to operate, with intuitive controls and simple operation. Minimal training is required to get started with most models.