R.R. Donnelley Installs Fully Automatic Woodward Pile Turner

R. R. Donnelley & Sons in Lancaster, PA has installed a fully automatic Woodward Pile Turner, model 4848LT. This unit not only turns loads 180 degrees automatically, it also clamps a skid in position, lifting and holding it in place above the load. After turning, this skid is used under the next load. Utilizing this technique, the operator never needs to handle a skid. This is Woodward’s first pile turner ever to include this completely automatic feature. R.R. Donnelley’s pile turner has a 48” x 48” capacity. The operator simply pushes one button, and in less than two minutes the load is turned and ready to go. The operator can then perform other duties as the machine operates independently.