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Damage Free White Goods Handling with BOLZONI AURAMO KS-C Series

Thursday, 13 June 2019 ( #927 )
Bolzoni Auramo carton clamp, both arms rigid
Bolzoni Auramo carton clamp, both arms rigid
White goods are one of the most demanding cargo commodities requiring specialized lift truck attachments. Washing machines, refrigerators, LCD displays and ovens are prone to handling damage. These are difficult to handle and have a considerable unit value. Furthermore the transport chain of white products is often very long and it is essential to use well-chosen, well-maintained dedicated equipment to handle them.


Logistic operators choose the most suitable attachment mainly taking into consideration these three aspects:
  • productivity (handling speed and procedures)
  • safety of operation
  • total load protection

In recent years load protection has become more and more a driving issue, due to the fact that goods packaging and thickness are registering a constant reduction, which might cause possible product drops.

Damage-free made possible
The KS-C Bolzoni Auramo home appliance and carton clamps range represent a state-of-the-art equipment for all white goods manufacturers, logistic operators and 3PLs who want to grant a totally damage free handling, with forklift truck, of all items packaged in cardboard boxes.

The Bolzoni Auramo carton clamps range is the result of a great commitment and investment in providing an extensive industry solution targeted to generate tangible savings and assets for the end user.

Each to his own
Each product or load schema requires an individually adjusted clamping force and pads configuration. This is the reason why Bolzoni Auramo designed a wide range of carton clamps customized for each specific end user's demand including:
  • Rigid arms version
  • Single and double oscillating version
  • Tilting version
  • Rotating version
  • Single oscillating version with Force Balance

The Force Tester to monitor the distribution of forces over the 4 pad corners.
The Force Tester to monitor the distribution of forces over the 4 pad corners.
Bolzoni Auramo patent pending Force-Balance Pad.
Bolzoni Auramo patent pending Force-Balance Pad.

The Force-Balance Pad
This patented Bolzoni Auramo system allows perfect distribution of the clamping force over the arms' surface thanks to the user friendly registration of four thread screws that impact on the arm camber. The toe in adjustment is also integrated in the option to make the clamp suitable to all possible load hardness and picking configuration.

The system has been designed and engineered by the Research & Development Center in Piacenza, Italy, with great attention to the very thin arm profile. This represents a key advantage when knifing in between very tight load stacks. This system has been tested and implemented for a long period in cooperation with one of the main distribution centers in Italy working 24/7. This pad configuration performed to be more resistant to mechanical deformations, in comparison to most of competitors' clamps after a long period of use.

Automated clamping pressure control
Bolzoni Auramo has also come up with an outstanding proposal of integrated Laser Sensors Solutions for the automatic clamping pressure control reducing to zero the responsibility of truck drivers for wrong handling and squeezing. ''The amazing fact is however that nowadays, thanks to the new technology, it's possible to do this granting the same ease of use of a conventional clamp'' says Vittorio Lucchini, Carton Clamps and White Goods Logistic Product Specialist of the Bolzoni Group.

Mr. Vittorio Lucchini, Bolzoni Group White Goods Handling Specialist.
Mr. Vittorio Lucchini, Bolzoni Group White Goods Handling Specialist.
More Bolzoni Auramo Home and Appliances clamps
More Bolzoni Auramo Home and Appliances clamps

The Easy-Move intelligent system uses laser sensors installed in a fully protected position on board of the clamp. The system is driven by the number and dimensions of the unit loads (boxes) between the arms. Through these inputs the correct clamping pressure is set by means of a proportional pressure relief valve.

The micro-control can be connected via USB to Bolzoni configuration tablet and through an easy procedure (touchscreen based) the operator can adjust the handling and load parameters, recalibrate the sensors if necessary, associate the opening ranges to the required pressure levels and possibly recalibrate them in case of introduction of new loading scheme. ''It is also possible to switch to single pressure manual mode'' adds Lucchini. ''Easy-move is the perfect attachment for 3PLs. In facts, this system does not require any additional competence and knowledge from the truck driver''.

Find out more on the Bolzoni Auramo clamping force control devices.

New opportunities, new solutions
New opportunities for the use of Bolzoni Auramo carton clamps are coming from the very big logistic platforms serving the ecommerce, to the so called "reverse logistic" (return and logistic reprocessing of faulty or wrong ordered material) and - difficult to believe - even from certain areas of the food and beverage industry (fruits in cardboard boxes, wine, whiskey).

For more information on White Goods Handling solutions, contact:

Mr. Vittorio Lucchini
, Export Manager at BOLZONI SpA, Carton Clamps and White Goods Logistic Product Specialist.
Send Mr. Vittorio Lucchini an email.
Ask him about our references on white and brown goods handling or to organize a demo unit at your premises.

For more information on Bolzoni Auramo products, please visit our website www.bolzonigroup.com, contact us by email, or contact the nearest Bolzoni Auramo representative.
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