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Easy-MOVE: Damage Free White Goods Handling with BOLZONI AURAMO

Thursday, 7 May 2020 ( #973 )
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. Damage-Free Made Possible The Easy-MOVE Bolzoni Auramo home appliance and carton clamp system represents 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.
Oscillating (KS-C) and rigid arm (KS-CF) clamps equipped with Easy-MOVE System.
Oscillating (KS-C) and rigid arm (KS-CF) clamps equipped with Easy-MOVE System.
Automated Clamping Pressure Control Bolzoni Auramo has 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.
The Easy-MOVE System fitted on KS-09CNA carton clamp, at a leading appliances manufacturer.
The Easy-MOVE System fitted on KS-09CNA carton clamp, at a leading appliances manufacturer.
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 truck driver." Find out more on the Bolzoni Auramo clamping force control devices. New Option: Tablet As standard, all clamps are ex factory preset with load and pressure parameters agreed with the customer.
The clamping load configuration has changed? You can update load parameters with the tablet, available as option.
The clamping load configuration has changed? You can update load parameters with the tablet, available as option.
In case load parameters have to be updated, because of load dimension or configuation changes, the end user and the truck dealer have two possibilities:
  • to exploit expertise and capability of Bolzoni Auramo Meyer personnel to make final adjustments and/or future modifications on pressure parameters on site,
  • or to become completely independent and autonomous for clamp set up change with a dedicated Bolzoni Auramo tablet.
With a dedicated tablet, supplied by Bolzoni Auramo, the end user can adjust pressure parameters through an user friendly interface: adjust opening range, pressure values, to calibrate sensors and to set the clamp in manual mode. The Easy-MOVE USP
Check the 4 pad corner pressure distribution. Ask for the Force Tester available at customer premises.
Check the 4 pad corner pressure distribution. Ask for the Force Tester available at customer premises.
"It's easy to list the system USP," says Vittorio Lucchini. "First of all, opposite to other competitors' systems, no responsibility is left to the truck driver. For them it's like driving with a completely conventional clamp, with no need of additional knowledge. "Second, the clamp always works at maximum speed until 5 cm from the load. With Easy-MOVE you don't have the typical waiting time of intelligent clamps while reading the load configurations." As a third point Vittorio Lucchini mentions the minimum maintenance requirements, which are down to the bone: "To regularly clean the sensor lens, with a dry and soft rag. Sensors are placed in a protected area (not on the pads), therefore these are never prone to damage." Wide Range of Cartons: Wide Range of Clamps 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 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-Balance Pad
Bolzoni Auramo patent pending Force-Balance Pad.
Bolzoni Auramo patent pending Force-Balance Pad.
This patented Bolzoni Auramo system allows perfect distribution of the clamping force over the arm's surface thanks to the user friendly registration of four thread screws that impact on the arm camber. 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. Complete Set of Pressure Control Devices Bolzoni Auramo has a complete set of pressure control devices, such as the Four Point Clamping Force Tester. All carton clamps are tested as standard ex factory, and delivered with a defined set up of a single imposed pressure value.
Mr. Vittorio Lucchini, Bolzoni Group White Goods Handling Specialist.
Mr. Vittorio Lucchini, Bolzoni Group White Goods Handling Specialist.
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 and contact us at 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.