Terex Material Handling has been awarded a contract by the South African Mpact Operations Ltd. Company for the delivery of two fully automated process cranes and a warehouse management system. The cranes will be used in the customer’s paper-roll shipping store in the modernised and extended paper factory in Felixton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, as the company says in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
In the town located to the west of Richards Bay, Mpact produces recycled based papers such as Liner and Fluting for use in corrugated containers.
Mpact is modernising its paper factory in Felixton to produce lighter weight papers and meet increasing demand whilst improving energy efficiency. Production capacity will increase to 215,000 tons per year. The automated shipping store with the two cranes accommodates the entire output of the paper machine. The storage capacity amounts to 14,200 t with a fill capacity of 80%.
The two identical Demag cranes in the roll store are equipped with vacuum lifting devices to provide for fast and, above all, gentle storage and retrieval of the unwrapped paper rolls.
Material can be stacked up to a maximum height of 15.10 metres. The cranes are designed to transport up to 63 rolls per hour. Installation of the cranes is due to start in August 2017.
Mpact Limited, formerly Mondi Packaging South Africa, is one of the largest producers of paper and plastic packaging in the south of Africa.