Intelligent Paper Roll Handling in Ports with Bolzoni Auramo

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- 22 Jul 2021 ( #1035 )
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To unload a ship as fast as possible involves handling multiple reels (up to 8 at a time) as they are offloaded from the ship to the warehouse.
To unload a ship as fast as possible involves handling multiple reels (up to 8 at a time) as they are offloaded from the ship to the warehouse.
Millions of tons of goods of all types transit in ports annually, and as soon as a ship docks, it is paramount for the stevedores to carry out the loading and unloading operations at the maximum speed. These material handling processes often involve paper rolls having a considerable unit cost and having different dimensions and weights. This typically involves handling multiple reels (up to 8 at a time) as they are offloaded from the ship to the warehouse. As paper rolls are prone to damage, it is important to equip the forklift truck with a state-of-the-art paper roll clamp ready to handle several paper roll types. Generally, the transport chain of paper rolls is often quite long (from the production site to the printer can require up to approx. 15 handling stages) and forklifts need to be equipped with dedicated and effective attachments, for the handling of paper rolls during the various stages, limiting damage and deformations. BOLZONI AURAMO is the specialist in the forest products handling and is able to offer the right forklift truck attachment for this handling situation.
According to the paper type, which can be Tissue, board, Kraft liner, newsprint, high quality magazine product and more, reels weight and diameter can have huge differences.
According to the paper type, which can be Tissue, board, Kraft liner, newsprint, high quality magazine product and more, reels weight and diameter can have huge differences.
BOLZONI AURAMO CTX INTELLIGENT CLAMPS Bolzoni Auramo, globally recognized as specialist in the forest product handling, has combined 20 years of intelligent clamp experience with the latest paper handling technology in redesigning the new generation of CTX intelligent clamps featuring a fully automatic clamp force control system. In fact, excessive clamping force is the most common cause of paper roll out-of-roundness. Controlling clamping force can become challenging for the driver to manage, in particular when handling different rolls, having various paper quality, size, weight and diameter of the rolls.
Typical attachments used for paper handling in ports include single- and double-tower clamps, rotating and tilting paper roll clamps, to suit the specific application.
Typical attachments used for paper handling in ports include single- and double-tower clamps, rotating and tilting paper roll clamps, to suit the specific application.
THE DRIVER NO LONGER HAS TO WORRY ABOUT THE CLAMPING FORCE The CTX G3 automatic clamp force control system for paper roll clamps uses tested technical solutions in combination with state-of-the-art electronics. Suitable for all handling situations and all types of paper: using the lowest possible clamping force minimizes the possibility of paper roll out-of-roundness. "The forklift operator, therefore, does not need to pre-select any operating parameter or to change the clamping force settings: it is in fact the clamp itself that decides the pressure to be applied to the roll thanks to a digital system," says Lars Petersson, Forest Products Specialist for the Bolzoni Group. Initially, the clamp uses a preset pressure. Then, several times a second, the computer checks the pressure with which the roll is being squeezed and adjusts the pressure accordingly. The clamps take into account handling factors such as paper quality, roll weight and diameter, contact pad friction, roll packing friction and environmental factors: they are, in fact, the perfect solution for wet and windy environments such as ports. They also allow easy entry into narrow stowed stacks, thanks to the slim design of the contact pads. Often, in fact, the stowage on board can be very close and so that in the warehouses. All Bolzoni Auramo CTX G3 intelligent clamps offer:
  • Total clamping force control
  • Minimum clamping force required for all types of handling operations
  • Rapid increase of clamping force in dynamic loading situation
  • Full control of handling, regardless of roll position
  • Fully computerized system
  • Functional check integrated in the clamp
  • Modular design
Bolzoni Auramo - Forest Product Handling Division
Lars Petersson, Auramo OY (Finland) President and Forest Products Specialist for the Bolzoni Group.
Lars Petersson, Auramo OY (Finland) President and Forest Products Specialist for the Bolzoni Group.
For more information on Paper Handling Solutions, get in touch with Lars Petersson, Bolzoni Group Paper Products Specialist inside the Bolzoni Group. Send him an email. Ask him about our references on Forest Products Handling Solutions, or to organize a demo unit at your facilities. Visit the dedicated Paper Products section on our web site 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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