This year KAUP unveiled its first ever ‘Smart Load Control’ system aiming for damage free handling of goods. This patented, intelligent system regulates the clamping force for appliance clamps, specific to the load it is handling. The aim of the Smart Load Control is to ensure that the correct clamping force is applied on the load, removing all pressure selection from the forklift truck driver.
Appliance Clamps are used world-wide for palletless transportation of white and brown goods. The appliance clamp can be constructed to transport anything from one to sixteen units in one single lift.
The Smart Load Control system automatically adjusts its pressure according to the goods real weight detection. The lifting movement generates an automatic pressure adjustment until the load is lifted freely. This ensures damage free handling of goods, fast opening and closing speeds of the attachment and an energy saving of up to 30%.
Smart Load Control is the only system available on the market for large surface clamps that functions autonomously and without the intervention of the forklift hydraulic system.
The system also eliminates the forklift truck operator as another potential source of error. The structure of the system prevents operators from intervening during the clamping process and from clamping too little or too much, thereby ensuring goods are damage-free.
In addition, the Smart Load Control can automatically log the clamp pressure used for each transport operation and record the data for future lifts. A record of the clamping force used and all clamping and loading patterns can be referenced at any time.