Paper used for printing newspapers and magazines or as raw material for the carton industry comes on large, heavy rolls. The bulk transport of heavy and large paper rolls is banned by law, as this can cause life-threatening situations in the event of an emergency stop. Therefore, securing the load and safety precautions play a vital role in the transport of paper rolls.
During the past years, Van Eck developed various vehicles for the transport of paper rolls. In 2004, Van Eck developed a trailer for the transport of paper rolls of 3,300 mm in height, weighing 5,000 kg each. Van Eck developed a vehicle with a fully automatic loading and unloading system for shuttle traffic of paper rolls involving multiple loading and unloading per day. This load secure system does not involve fastening straps.
IEcksclusive transport of 3,300-mm high paper rolls
Van Eck developed a semi-trailer for a German manufacturer of carton packaging material and its carriers, which trailer can transport 6 paper rolls. Each paper roll weighs 4,200 kg, has a diameter of 1,450 mm and a height of 3,300 mm. The vehicle can also be deployed for the transport of 5 paper rolls, weighing 5,000 kg each. The external height of the vehicle remains within the statutory height of 4,000 mm.
Innovative floor construction
The vehicle consists of a gooseneck semi-trailer chassis. The 5 or 6 paper rolls are transported on the semi-trailer in an upright position. Van Eck has fully eliminated the danger of the rolls tilting or shifting by means of an innovative system in the floor. The floor centre, behind the gooseneck, has been fitted with a special ‘deep bed construction’ measuring 8,800 mm in length and 1,600 mm in width, creating an internal height of 3,300 mm. As a result, 5 paper rolls can be transported in an upright position behind the gooseneck. Lashing rings have been fitted in the deck that can carry the weight of the load. This makes it possible to secure the paper rolls by means of fastening straps and 2 lashing rings per roll, per side. This floor construction fully secures the load and safety is maintained. One paper roll of 3,300 mm high can be loaded in horizontal position on the gooseneck. This roll is secured via a special coil duct and fastening straps.
The floor is fitted with aluminium floor sections that fold upwards, as a result of which the ‘deep bed construction’ in the floor can be fully levelled out. This creates an internal loading height of 3,200 mm. By using the level floor, the vehicle can also be used for alternative types of transport. The level floor behind the gooseneck is forklift-resistant.
Fast and safe loading and unloading
The vehicle is fitted with a curtain canvas body produced by means of a strong bisonyl canvas with anti-theft security. The bulkhead and the roof can be raised 40 cm by means of three sets of dampers at the front and sides, considerably reducing the loading and unloading times, ensuring a swift handling of the 3,000 mm high load without the risk of damage. The 3,300 mm high paper rolls are loaded and unloaded from the sides. With the canvas slid back and raised roof, the lateral loading height is 3,340 mm. By doing this, the carrier creates maximum accessibility when loading and unloading and offers its clients a prompt service while minimising the risk of damage.
Eckstra strong and durable chassis
A vehicle for transporting paper rolls has to endure a lot, including high load concentrations due to the use of a forklift and the heavy weight of the rolls. In view of the heavy weight of the total load, the chassis of this vehicle consists of a light-weight construction suited to carry the heavy load of the paper rolls. The development of this vehicle is further characterised by a strong focus on creating a proper distribution of the weight on the axles and coupling of the truck. The coupling and axle loads are not exceeded.
Due to the extreme internal height of the bodyworks, the clearance underneath the vehicles is less compared to that under standard vehicles. Hence the vehicle sits low to the road surface. To prevent accelerated corrosion, the chassis has undergone a special treatment. The chassis are blasted, metal-sprayed and finished with a two-component paint in a colour of personal preference. The customer can also opt for the chassis to undergo a hot-dip galvanizing treatment. Both treatments prolong the life cycle of the vehicle, as a result of which the transport company can keep the vehicle in operation for longer and thus reducing is operational costs.
IIEcksclusive trailer for paper transport without fastening straps
The loading and unloading of large and heavy paper rolls is a time-consuming process, as is securing the load with fastening straps. That is why in 2004, Van Eck received a customer-specific instruction to think of a transport solution that strongly reduces the loading and unloading times of large paper rolls. Van Eck developed a vehicle with a curtain canvas body fitted with an automatic loading and unloading system that does not require the use of fastening straps. The safety system has also been extensively tested and approved by the German testing body Dekra.
Automatic loading and unloading system
In the event of multiple loading and unloading cycles per day, an automatic loading and unloading system can make considerable time-savings. Van Eck installed an automatic conveyor belt in the floor of the vehicle which links up with the fixed loading and unloading system on the loading side as well as the unloading side. This conveyor belt makes it possible to fully load and unload the paper rolls in the vehicles in less than 3 minutes. This system does not require the use of a forklift, strongly reducing damage to the paper rolls and thus generating less paper waste.
Approved load security, without the use of fastening straps
An antiskid coating has been applied on the conveyer belt, so that the paper rolls cannot slide while in transit. Special guidance profiles have been fitted in the roof that can fix the rolls without the need for fastening straps to secure the load. This eliminates the danger of the rolls tilting in the event of an emergency stop. Since the use of fastening straps has become superfluous, time savings of more than 30 minutes can be made per trip. In addition, rolls that are transported without packaging (less waste) are easily damaged, when tightening the fastening straps. This system strongly reduces damage to the load.
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