Konecranes has developed lift trucks for pulp and paper handling that range in capacity from 10 to 20 tons. A wide range of special lifting appliances are also available, including single and double paper roll clamps, expandable paper roll and paper bale clamps, multi-bale clamps and various fork/carriage combinations, based on a quick-change system.
The Konecranes system for handling paper rolls is designed to reduce damage by computerizing and automatically regulating key operating information. An auto-tilt function keeps rolls in the vertical position, and the truck is prevented from moving until the roll is off the ground.
The paper clamp attachment opens automatically when the roll touches the ground. The lowering motion stops simultaneously, preventing friction of the clamp on the roll. Clamp pressure can be adjusted across three different levels, which is monitored and maintained to close tolerances for the type of paper being handled.
For the lifting appliance, automatic pressure sensing and reduction technology allows operators to use off-the-shelf paper clamps. Different brands and makes can be used with the same truck due to a quick-change connection system, which works for both single and double clamp handling.
The Konecranes TRUCONNECT Remote Monitoring system enables management to remotely track use of its lift trucks and optimize maintenance schedules.