FLT handling is a term used to denote ‘Fork Lift Truck’ handing of materials, usually rolls. In many circumstances the use of a fork lift truck to load rolls of material onto the unwind of a slitter / winder is undesirable due to the potential damage to the materials and the winding machine.

FLT Handling during roll loading can be minimised (and sometimes eliminated) by the use of facilities like shaftless unwinds, or for smaller slitters roll handling trolleys can be used. For roll unloading off-load pushers and hydraulic roll handlers can be used to protect the product and minimise risk to the operator and machine.