As materials handling experts, Cascade Corporationoffers solutions for every phase of the pulp and paper supply chain, including the shipping, receiving, and warehousing of raw materials and finished paper rolls.
"Ports, harbors and warehousing operations are a critical link in the pulp and paper industry supply chain," says Mike Elmore, Global Product Manager at Cascade. "Customers and businesses around the world rely on an ongoing circulation of pulp and paper products, so shipping operations are faced with very high demand. They need to move fast and handle product with damage-free precision, which is where Cascade comes in."
Throughput is one of the most important metrics in pulp and paper handling at ports, harbors and warehouses. In order to move product effectively, operators have three key drivers: speed, equipment reliability, and the prevention of product damage. When operations are able to optimize for all three of these strategies, it's possible to maximize productivity and deliver goods on time and intact. Cascade has a wide range of high-performance products to help you do just that. Here's how:
In order to satisfy high demand, forklift operators need the tools to move the maximum amount of product as quickly as possible. Cascade offers a range of products that enable multi-load and high capacity handling, making it possible for trucks to carry more product in less time.
Mills, shippers, ports, stevedores and warehouses that require high-capacity attachments for moving large volumes can turn to Cascade Tower Paper Roll Clampsand heavy duty Pulp Bale Clamps. These attachments are designed for large loads and improve the productivity of your operation by ensuring you get the most out of every trip your forklift makes. For example, Cascade's high capacity Pulp Bale Clamps are perfect for handling large volumes of pulp with capacities up to 16,000kg/35,250lb, helping achieve a high throughput. These clamps are built to withstand extreme conditions, providing excellent reliability while reducing maintenance needs.
When Cascade customers need to adapt to unique workflows, Cascade develops specialized solutions to help them overcome complicated workarounds and maintain high productivity. For example, the Cascade High-Capacity Boom Arm is a paper roll boom arm meant for operations that handle large and heavy reels and rolls of paper. The High-Capacity Boom Arm is ideally suited for use when paper reels and rolls will not fit into a shipping container in the vertical and/or traditional bilge configurations. In these situations, lengthwise horizontal loading of the reels and rolls, or end loading, with every second roll stacked higher, is the only option to maximize the diagonal space of the container. To achieve maximum efficiency when loading in this manner, the reels or rolls must be picked up from the end through the core so that they can be placed as close to the container walls as possible. The High-Capacity Boom Arm is a durable and flexible solution that helps operators maintain efficiency under special constraints.
When precision handling is key to maintaining efficiency, Cascade offers a variety of attachments with sideshifting or fork positioning functionality, allowing operators to place a load exactly where it needs to be without additional movement of the truck. Customers can also equip their lift trucks with swingshifting capabilities, enabling control of the vertical or horizontal angle of their loads by up to 20 degrees. These options allow for precision handling and placement of product, a critical component for quickly and efficiently loading containers or trailers without wasting space.