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Print Cylinder Carousel


printcylinder carousel

Vidir’s Print Cylinder Carousel is an automated vertical carousel that effortlessly stores and retrieves print cylinders vertically which increases storage capacity and accessibility. This print cylinder storage system integrates into busy production environments, facilitating printing press changeovers with quick and efficient storage. The unique ‘carrier bar loop hanger’ allows a single operator to safely load and unload print cylinders to and from the carousel.

Increases Available Storage:

The Print Cylinder Carousel increases useable storage capacity by automating storage, creating productive print cylinder storage out of otherwise inefficient overhead space. The product to operator principle ensures that print cylinders will always be easily accessible regardless of whether they are 10’ in the air or 30’ in the air. The print cylinder carousel features built to specification flexibility which will guarantee highly productive storage.

Increase Health and Safety

Automated storage systems eliminate wasteful and potentially harmful steps for stocking and retrieving heavy print cylinder. Vidir carousels accomplish this by automating retrieval and presenting print sleeves at an ergonomically optimum height which reduces unnecessary bending, walking, lifting, and pushing which will reduce work related injuries.

Technical Specifications

  • Controls: Forward/Reverse push buttons w/security keypad and e-stop
  • Overall Capacity:
    • Standard - 13,000 lbs. |   5,896 kg chain rating
    • Heavy Duty – 27,000 |   12,247 kg chain rating
  • Carrier Capacity:
    • Standard – 1,000 |   454 kg
    • Heavy Duty – 3,000 |   1,361 kg
  • Off-Balance: 15% off-balance load capacity
  • Retrieval Speed: 21’ |   6400mm per minute
  • Electrical: 208/230V, 15 Amp, 60 Hz, 3 Phase or 460V, 10 Amp, 60 Hz, 3 Phase (other electrical available upon request)
  • 2” | 51mm mesh guarding front and back
  • Variable Frequency Drive
  • Standard Colors: (Other Colors Available Upon Request)
    • Panels, Structure: White
    • Carriers, Mesh: Grey
  • cCSAus Mark
  • Seismic Certification available upon request
  • 1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Model Specifications

Every Print Cylinder Carousel manufactured at Vidir is custom built to ensure a perfect fit in every application regardless of how unique it may be. This guarantees the highest possible storage density regardless of whether your cylinders are 3’ wide or 15’ wide, 3” in diameter or 36” in diameter, 250 lbs. or 2,500 lbs. Please contact Vidir for additional information.

Options & Accessories

  • Print Cylinder Dollies: Built to spec dollies that aid in loading and unloading printing cylinders from the carousel.
  • Automatic Retrieval: Automates print cylinder storage resulting in decreased retrieval times and increased inventory management capabilities.
  • Vidir Inventory Software: Inventory management software for tracking and calling out product within the carousel, requires Automatic Retrieval.
  • Preventative Maintenance Packages: An annual inspection program designed to extend the life of the Print Cylinder Carousel.


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