Bolzoni Auramo partner in AGV applications

Thursday, 12 December 2019 ( #953 )
Automation solutions applied to the material handling world are continuously evolving. Automated Guided Vehicles are included in this change and represent the new challenge for forklift truck and attachment manufacturers today.

As a strategic choice to support facilities implementing the Industry 4.0 philosophy, AGV solutions integrally fit in this project mainframe and can become a key tool to develop innovative processes.

In strict cooperation with main AGVs producers, Bolzoni Auramo has developed a range of attachments equipped with specific sensors controlled and managed directly by the AGV control unit.

Innovation and flexibility.
Innovation and flexibility.

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, better and more efficient connection with the AGV control system, more precise, reliable and repetitive movement and correct positioning of the different attachment operations. When the AGV needs to position the forks for different pallet sizes, it can use a Bolzoni Auramo electric driven fork positioners, operated by electric actuators, easy to control and more precise in positioning. Same if the need is to rotate a bin. The electric driven rotating device can do the work in a much better, clean and easy way.

Fully electric driven 360-degree rotating box clamp.
Fully electric driven 360-degree rotating box clamp.

So when an important AGV producer had to face the mission for a worldwide tobacco producer to clamp, stack and empty by rotating bins of tobacco, they decided to cooperate with Bolzoni Auramo and to co-design fully electric driven 360-degree rotating box clamps.

Bolzoni Auramo trilateral head for narrow aisle AGV.
Bolzoni Auramo trilateral head for narrow aisle AGV.

Same concept for one of the leading producers in the food and beverage industry operating worldwide using narrow aisle AGVs equipped with electric driven Bolzoni Auramo trilateral head. Beyond the possibility to avoid hydraulic fluid in the handling equipment, the AGV manufacturer has been able to better control the unit, allowing complete 180-degree rotation of the head inside the aisle, great advantage to increase the speed of the operation, therefore the productivity of the warehousing system.

Fully electric fork positioner designed for the automotive industry.
Fully electric fork positioner designed for the automotive industry.

As well, in collaboration with another world leader in AGV and automatic solution provider, Bolzoni Auramo developed fully electric fork positioners for the automotive industry. The units, thanks to electric actuator, are able to precisely position the forks depending on the load to carry. A full set of sensors installed on the attachments help the AGV to exploit the different missions and to fulfil all handling needs in the manufacturing and warehousing processes.

Engineered for the Tissue paper industry, the Bolzoni Auramo roll clamp.
Engineered for the Tissue paper industry, the Bolzoni Auramo roll clamp.
In the paper world, specifically in tissue paper production facilities, significant heavy machines and important clamping force, necessary to handle big rolls, steer the technical decision to more traditional hydraulic solutions. A worldwide leader in tissue production and distribution for one of the biggest plant in North America, decided to manage transportation and warehousing of parent rolls (more than 5 tons/11,000 Lbs. of weight and 3 meter/118" of diameter) with heavy LGVs equipped with Bolzoni Auramo dedicated clamps. The hydraulic system and the sensors set have been co-designed with the LGV manufacturer and specifically adjusted to marry the control system of the automatic machine.

To offer the best tools for improving customer processes, AGV solution providers can rely on the cooperation with Bolzoni Auramo.

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

Bolzoni Auramo is a Bolzoni Group brand.
Bolzoni Auramo 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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