To come up with the best solutions, Bolzoni Auramo is closely cooperating with the paper industry worldwide in order to find innovative solutions for the forest products handling.
The Paper Handling Specialist
Bolzoni Auramo is well known for its expertise in paper handling equipment and the company holds the market leader´s position in sales of paper handling tools in Europe. Worldwide, Bolzoni Auramo has a special program for the paper industry to develop roll and bale handling into an efficient damage free operation. “Damage free handling has always been our goal when developing new paper roll clamps” – says Lars Petersson, Bolzoni Auramo’s Forest Products Handling Division Manager. “We have implemented an internal education program to give our sales force all around the world very high competence in paper handling. This action allows us to help and advice our customers in a professional way. How to select the right clamp for dedicated handling? What’s the correct clamping force? What kind of contact pad is most suitable? These are the questions daily given to our sales force. We have the answers!”.
“Bolzoni Auramo offers well-designed and strong paper roll clamps’’ – says Lars Petersson. ‘’These are equipped with built-in damage reduction characteristics as standard, such as: wide capacity and opening range, good visibility, thin and smooth arms, fast and accurate rotation system, total clamping force control, wide range of contact pads to suit all load features”, he continues: “When it comes to Tissue paper handling, special focus has to go on the design of the contact pads”.
Tissue Paper Roll Clamps: engineered to perform
Tissue paper rolls often have larger diameter than the common other paper grades. Sometimes the roll diameters can be very extensive, even larger than 3000 mm (120”) diameters do exist. The rolls are often very soft and loosely wound. This is why Tissue clamps have higher and wider contact pads to reduce surface pressure on the soft paper. For larger diameters and softer paper grades the contact pads have a special form which is designed to reduce point loads under the pad edges. It is very common that large diameter and soft Tissue rolls deform somewhat under their own weight when lowered down to the floor in horizontal position. This deformation causes a flat area on the roll which can in some cases be several hundred millimeters wide. The flat area may cause horizontal roll handling problems unless it is compensated in the clamp design.