Recently Morello delivered a heavy duty platform cart designed specially for an automotive customer. This cart can move dies up to 40 tons within the production facility, and, thanks to its electric motor and battery power, it is possible to easily move very heavy dies around the warehouse, from one bay to another and even from one warehouse to another, traveling even in both open and asphalted areas. Specifically on account of the need to travel on asphalt roads with a load as low to the ground as possible, this heavy duty platform cart is designed with 16 wheels and 4 axle lines, in order to best distribute the load over each axle and over each wheel.
The cart is designed to transport dies of various weights and dimensions, and is actually equipped with a load-bearing frame that permits loads that are highly concentrated and of decidedly reduced dimensions. At the center of the loading bed has also been added a layer of polyethylene to avoid damage to the surface of the die transported. The wheels of this heavy duty platform cart are anti-marking and guarantee leaving no unsightly marks on floors that must always remain clean. All of the axle lines steer up to 45°, both front and rear, and are all connected by an elaborate lever mechanism. And because of this type of steering the steering radius of this heavy duty platform cart is extremely small, making it extremely maneuverable and ideal for moving dies even in relatively tight spaces.
The safety features of this cart are manifold. The cart is equipped with 4 emergency buttons, 2 laser scanners and anti-crush guards on all external wheels. A notebook is also furnished, which is suitable for quick and efficient remote maintenance, if needed. On request this heavy duty platform cart can also be provided in an AGV version, with completely automatic guidance, acting to thereby optimize the customer’s handling processes. Morello makes battery powered transporters with different designs and each electric cart can be customized on the customer’s request in each and every detail. Check out some examples here: Battery powered transports
40 t – 4,800 x 2,200 mm
Capacity: 40 t (up to over 500 tons)
Steering: all axle steering
Power: lead-acid battery (gel, lithium and others on request)
Traction motors: AC
Steering motors: AC
Size: 4,800 x 2,200 mm (other dimensions on request)
Speed: 20 m/min
Battery range: 5 km
Control: radio control + pendant push button station
AGV: on request
On request: Ex conformance (Class 1 and 2, Division 1 and 2, Zone 1 and 2, dust and gas)