An advanced automatic handling system guarantees the optimization and safety of the operations throughout the supply chain by fully integrating intralogistics flows in smart tissue factories. Elettric 80 has launched Unicorn on the international market. This new LGV model is especially suited to the automatic handling of parent reels in the tissue paper sector and is designed to reduce waste and to safeguard the quality of the finished product.
Patented by Elettric 80, the Unicorn automatic system enables to attain three main goals:
1. zero damage to the parent reel;
2. 6-7% optimization of warehouse storage and drastic reduction in the so-called “chimney effect” in case of fire;
3. automatic handling of the reel core.
The system can lift reels weighing up to 3 - 5 tons, with a diameter of 3 meters, and stack them vertically up to three levels, reaching a final height of 9 meters. Unicorn can therefore work with all kinds of reel.
The new handling system is equipped with two pins that act inside the reel core and with which the reel can be picked up and deposited with both vertical and horizontal axis. Since there is no longer any contact with the outside of the paper reels, they can be moved and stored automatically without further interventions, and without any damage whatsoever. Such efficiency means an almost total reduction in waste caused by reel the product deterioration and a 6-7% optimization of warehouse space, since reels can be stored in direct contact with each other, thus maximizing safety in case of fire. (Source: Elettric 80)