In the paper industry, effective material handling is crucial to ensure process efficiency and productivity. Handling presents unique challenges that require special attention when developing tailored solutions. Firstly, paper is a fragile and moisture-sensitive material, which means that its handling requires precision and care to prevent any type of damage. Furthermore, production facilities are often characterized by tight spaces and narrow corridors, making it essential to use vehicles that can move smoothly even in limited maneuvering areas.
Optimal solutions both for standard applications and special handling needs
The challenge is further exacerbated by the storage of paper material in rolls. These rolls, typically weighing around 4 tons on average, measure approximately 1600 mm in diameter and 2500 mm in height. Additionally, a forklift capable of successfully handling them must be engineered with consideration for the clamps used to grip the rolls, potentially causing the overall dimensions to exceed the available maneuvering space. Autonomy and compactness are thus the first elements of the ideal profile for material handling in the paper industry, but we cannot overlook a third factor: emissions. A forklift operating in confined spaces and emitting large quantities of exhaust gases significantly affects the air quality in storage facilities, with the additional disadvantage of creating significant noise pollution. A fully electric-powered solution completely eliminates these hindrances, also earning favor among operators. Carer’s extensive range of vehicles is capable of meeting the diverse needs of the paper industry with various solutions.