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Faster and more effective operations with BOLZONI fork positioners

Thursday, 16 September 2021 ( #1043 )
Shaft-guided Fork Positioner 6-26G, here in class ISO IV, is characterized by robustness as well as lowest operation cost (TCO).
Shaft-guided Fork Positioner 6-26G, here in class ISO IV, is characterized by robustness as well as lowest operation cost (TCO).
Fork positioners are becoming more and more important in many industry sectors and are especially recommended for pallet handling and wide load operations, in distribution centers, warehousing, forwarding companies, paper industry, industrial logistic operations and in many more demanding applications. The typical advantages of fork positioners are linked to faster and more effective operations and to a reduced load and pallet damage. Since on forklift trucks the side shifting function is by now considered as standard commodity, the fork positioning function is the next level to be added. In fact, the hydraulic fork positioning makes it possible to adjust the fork opening to varying pallet size, without leaving the driver's seat. The sideshifting function improves handling operations, with less fork lift truck maneuvers, reducing the potential damage to pallets. This apparently simple forklift truck attachment significantly increases efficiency and safety. Great benefits to the operator's safety Besides the faster and more effective operations and the reduced load and pallet damage, to fit the forklift truck with a fork positioner gives several great benefits to the operator safety:
  • easy fork spread adjustment directly from the lift truck driver seat
  • easier handling of pallets with varying dimensions
  • increased work safety, avoiding driver injuries caused by manual fork moving.
Fork positioners enhance productivity and ergonomics in all sectors.
Fork positioners enhance productivity and ergonomics in all sectors.
Wide Range of Loads: Wide Range of Fork Positioners Forklift attachments manufacturer BOLZONI offers a wide range of fork positioners, with lifting capacities from 1,400 kg to 14,000 kg (3000 Lbs. to 30,000 Lbs.), available in sideshifting and non-sideshifting versions. Over the past year, the range has been expanded with higher capacity models, and enriched with high-performance double shaft fork positioners equipped with telescopic or scale forks and electric models. Initially designed for AGV applications, the electrically actuated fork positioner model is also available for conventional counterbalanced forklifts. Let's have a glance at the latest range of extensions. BOLZONI AURAMO MZ Series Fork Positioners increase the range of capacity up to 5.500 kg and 6.500 kg in ISO Class IV (12,000 Lbs. and 14,300 Lbs. in Class ISO4). The fork carriers, fitting the standard lift truck forks, are actuated by two hydraulic cylinders and are sliding on a guide with surface treatment, ensuring fast, smooth and accurate fork positioning. The wide central window in the side shifter offers excellent visibility, very useful when handling a variety of pallets and loading/unloading vehicles. Furthermore, the installation of different fork types is possible by a simple adjustment, and the original forklift load backrest can be easily fitted on the fork positioner. This model has a clear design and a large visibility window. The high capacity models are equipped with rollers guided side shifting unit, to enable the use of the unit also in hard applications, such as yard operations in timber and construction material industries. The MEYER 6-26G Series Fork Positioners range with separate sideshift is now being extended to ISO Class IV with capacities ranging from 6 ton up to 14 ton @ 600 mm load center (equal to 8 ton @ 1.100 mm load center) and various chassis widths for all truck sizes (from 13,200 Lbs. up to 31,000 Lbs. @ 24'' load center). The heavy-duty design, with separate side shift, is fit to match arduous applications.
High Performance Shaft Guided Fork Positioners: 6-26GT with scale forks and 6-26GW equipped with telescopic forks.
High Performance Shaft Guided Fork Positioners: 6-26GT with scale forks and 6-26GW equipped with telescopic forks.
The new welded frame construction, with reduced weight and lost load, is designed for even the hardest applications; excellent visibility through the attachment ensures safe and easy handling operations. The separate side shifter provides a constant movement of up to 160 mm per side (6.3''). The valve in a central and protected frame position ensures precise fork synchronism and the easy installation to the truck hydraulics. The compact frame design with no elements protruding over the upper frame bar is also suited for container handling. An automatic lubrication system is available as an option, further exceeding the greasing intervals to more than 2.500 operating hours. Furthermore, any kind of standard and special forks with fork lengths even above 2.400 mm, hooked on or fitted with extra bolts, can be fitted to the robust and versatile pre-drilled fork carriers. The MEYER Fork Positioner with reach forks model 6-26GT provides an effective time saving solution to optimize space. Thanks to the well proven combination between the 6-26 fork positioner and the RS telescopic forks, it makes it possible to handle loads having different sizes, to stack goods in double deep shelves and to load and unload vehicles from one side only. This shaft guided fork positioner is mainly adopted in the automotive industry, in the airport logistic areas, at forwarders and during logistic processes in general. The cylinders have differentiated diameters to ensure perfect synchronization of the forks movement. Furthermore, the necessary maintenance is very reduced: greasers have an internal grease reservoir, bushings are protected by wipers and in general wear parts have the longest life. Thanks to the MEYER 6-26 GW Fork Positioner Model fitted with Scale Forks accurate load weighing becomes quick and easy. In wireless mode, it is possible to connect to tablet and smartphone, to remotely control the unit and to store weighing data. This fork positioner is fitted with RAVAS wireless fork scale iForks-32, with all scale components hidden below and behind the fork shoe. Electric Fork Positioner: fully connected with the AGV control system
Fully electric driven fork positioner for AGV and conventional counterbalanced lift trucks, to precisely position forks to handle different pallet sizes.
Fully electric driven fork positioner for AGV and conventional counterbalanced lift trucks, to precisely position forks to handle different pallet sizes.
The electric driven fork positioner, operated by electric actuators, is an energy efficient solution to control and to precisely adjust forks opening according to different pallet sizes The latest technology development in Bolzoni has been to design and manufacture fully electric driven attachments. The possibility to avoid any hydraulic has multiple benefits: cleaner environment for food and beverage applications, more precise, reliable and repetitive movement and correct positioning of the different attachment operations. Initially designed for AGV applications, the electric fork positioner model is also available for conventional counterbalanced forklifts.
Fork Positioner wide opening with Reach forks
Heavy-duty wide opening fork positioners work in all-weather outside operations.
Heavy-duty wide opening fork positioners work in all-weather outside operations.
BOLZONI AURAMO Wide Opening Fork Positioner, Models KB-KS and 6-01 are multipurpose and flexible attachments. Mainly adopted in logistics center narrow aisles, this wide opening fork positioner is particularly useful to handle very wide loads. The frame structure, with single piece double ''T'' profile, allows to position the forks beyond the forklift width, and to handle small, medium and extra-large loads. The range includes models with forks or with fork pockets to fit standard forklift forks. For this reason, this model represents the solution to the most various handling needs. For more information about Fork Positioner Solutions, get it touch with our Sales Engineers, to find out about our references and implemented solutions in the several industrial sectors, such as Automotive Industry, Logistics and Warehousing, or to organize a demo unit at your facilities. For more information on BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER products, please visit our website www.bolzonigroup.com and contact us by email, or contact the nearest BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER representative. _________________________________
Bolzoni Auramo and Meyer are Bolzoni Group brands. Bolzoni is a market leader in the production of forklift truck attachments, forks and lift tables. The company has manufacturing plants in Italy, Germany, Finland, America and China and through its network of direct branches and independent dealers, covering all continents it is able to satisfy all market requirements.
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