The Austrian company Heinzel Paper Laakirchen Papier AG has awarded a contract for a fully automated paper roll store with two Demag process cranes. The cranes will be operated in the roll shipping store at the modernised paper factory located in Laakirchen, Upper Austria, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
As part of the Heinzel Group, Laakirchen Papier AG will produce corrugated medium, liner and testliner papers at the location in Laakirchen. Paper machine PM10 is currently being converted and modernised for the production of light-weight corrugated base paper made from waste paper. This will provide a not inconsiderable increase in its production capacity.
At the same time, production capacity for SC paper used for magazines, catalogues and printed advertising material will be extended to paper machine PM11. The resulting investment in a new paper-roll shipping store is an important part of the growth strategy pursued by Heinzel Group, which has set itself the goal of becoming the most competitive and eco-friendly paper factory in Europe.
The automated Demag shipping store with the two process cranes accommodates the entire output of the PM10 paper machine. The two Demag cranes, which are each equipped with two crabs that can travel independently of each other, also provide for high load handling rates during peak periods. The open winch units are fitted with vacuum lifting devices, which can be used to store and retrieve the unpacked rolls of paper quickly and, above all, gently.
Each crane is designed in such a way that it can store or retrieve single or pairs of rolls measuring up to 1,500 mm in diameter, 3,300 mm in width and weighing up to 4.5 t. This innovative technology enables the system to perform up to 104 roll movements per hour. The store is planned to enter service in autumn 2017.