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Efficient storage and transportation for bulk bags

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World Cement,


Cabka-IPS has expanded its portfolio of innovative logistics solution to include a BigBag Divider. This loading equipment is easy to stack; during handling it protects the filled bags from the fork arms of industrial trucks to reduce downtimes and costs.

Bulk bags are a popular solution for transporting and storing bulk goods. However, the proper handling of the bags presents logistics experts with a number of challenges. For example, bulk bags filled with powder and granules tend to shift, causing the bags to sag. And if wooden pallets are used, nails, splinters, or sharp edges often come into play. The consequence: The bags are damaged quickly and bulk goods spill out. Forklift arms can also be problematic. They often tear bulk bags when pallets are unstacked quickly.

Cabka-IPS has recognised this challenge and developed the BigBag Divider-a solution tailored to real-world applications. Its main element is four-sided fork shafts enabling safe and easy stacking and unstacking by industrial truck. The tunnel design protects the bags from contact with the fork arms, which can easily move in and out of the robust guidings. Cabka-IPS' innovation is free from splinters and sharp edges to protect the bags stacked in this manner against abrasion and tearing.

Transporting damaged bags costs time and money. Torn bags need to be repaired, spilled bulk goods have to be disposed of. Thanks to its smart product design, the BigBag Divider creates the reliability necessary for transport and storage while minimising downtimes. Available dimensions are 1016 × 1016 × 137mm and 1092 × 1092 × 137mm. Its flat and stable contact surface is ideal for automated conveying systems. Specially raised edges prevent bags from slipping or overlapping, further reducing the risk of damage.

This loading equipment opens up huge savings potentials because Cabka-IPS custom-designed it for block stacking. In addition, the BigBag Divider is very flexible. As a disposable low-cost option, it is made from recycled PO plastic while the polyethylene HDPE version is ideal for reusable bags, logistics cycles, and long-term use in warehouses. The divider is robust and yet lightweight: Depending on dimensions and model, it weighs between 6.5 and 8.5kg when empty. It is particularly powerful: Its static bearing capacity is up to 2.5t, and up to 1.2t in transport. Thanks to its wide contact surface it can transport even tall loads safely and steadily on conveying systems.

Empty BigBag Dividers are nestable so even a larger number of loading equipment can be stacked without taking up a lot of space. When not in use or transported empty on trucks or in sea freight containers it has a very small footprint for optimised use of space. Its small empty weight further contributes to reducing carbon emissions.


Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/product-news/25012016/efficient-storage-transportation-bulk-bags-372/


 

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