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Stora Enso chooses Kalmar trucks
for paper roll handling

Paper rolls represent such major financial values that it is vital they are handled with precision and exactly the right amount of pressure. For six months Stora Enso newsprint paper mill in Hylte has been testing Kalmar new 8-tonne truck, complete with integrated paper clamp. The evaluation has shown that the machine entirely satisfied Stora Enso requirements.

"The new Kalmar DCE 80-9 HE paper trucks ordered by Stora Enso for its Hylte paper mill feature precision-adjusted clamp pressure for maximum handling safety and efficiency."

As such, Stora Enso is now ordering a further five DCE80-9 HE trucks with hydrostatic operations for its Hylte facility. Two Kalmar ECE80-6 electric trucks have also been delivered to Stora Enso's cardboardmill in Skoghall, equipped for the same type of handling.

At Hylte the new trucks will collect paper rolls that have travelled on conveyor belts from the paper machines and take them to storage locations in the paper warehouses. The trucks will also be used in onward movements from the warehouses. Handling is intensive, involving both long and short cycles.

During the six month evaluation period, an 8-tonne machine was used for daily operations. The results of the trial demonstrated the truck high level of accessibility, which was crucial to the deal. Kalmar has subsequently adapted the machine to Hylte ergonomic and safety requirements.

Automatic precision

The trucks are equipped with integrated functions. Clamp pressure is precision-adjusted so that the paper roll can neither slide nor suffer any damage. The rolls are deposited at exactly the right angle and the lowering speed is automatically controlled so that setting down takes place gently.

New pedal set

The trucks for Hylte will be equipped with newly developed twin pedals. The pedal not activated acts as a foot support when in resting position, thus reducing strain on the feet and legs. The new pedal set represents a significant ergonomic improvement.

Revolving driving compartment

The trucks are equipped with Kalmar's Spirit Delta Space, a modified and amply proportioned cabin for optimum vision and comfort. The driving compartment can be rotated through 180° and turning of the driver seat involves a distinct yet gentle movement. The entire driving compartment, including pedals, steering wheel, controls and computer equipment, follows the movement of the seat.

Notes to editor

Kalmar is a global provider of heavy duty materials handling equipment and services to ports, intermodal traffic, terminals and demanding industrial customers. Kalmar focuses on supplying handling solutions that enable customers to operate with a high level of efficiency and reliability. Every fourth container or trailer transfer at terminals around the world is handled by a Kalmar machine.

Kalmar provides a large range of value added services such as maintenance contracts and fleet management. Manufacturing plants are situated in Sweden (as is the head office), in Finland, the Netherlands, Estonia, Malaysia, China and the USA.

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