Telescopic Forks are lately become essential in any branch of handling and movement of goods; it appeared on the markets at the beginning of the ‘80s, being only used in the automotive sector at the time. Those forerunners were quite rudimentary forks; they were handcrafted devices, affected with short strokes and remarkable bending.
As years went by, thanks to the development of new projects and technologies the telescopic forks has been growing into a device of fine mechanics: a safe, reliable and adaptable machine. Subbstantially, the telescopic fork consist of a fixed body and sliding parts (up to 4), the movement of the latters being provided either through racks and pinions transimission or through chains; in many cases the fork is provided with both systems operating jointly. Rollers, sliding side skids, dampers, engine(s), transmission group and positioning sensors are other basic parts of the telescopic fork.
Telescopic Forks single version
Single-fork versions provide for moving the load on one motorised fork, with a larger plate installed on top in order to ensure the load stability. This version is more suitable for smaller miniloads plants, with restrained weights and quick cycles and also for special projects like coils.
Telecopic Forks double version
A Pair of forks consists of two forks that operate together in parallel, being connected through a transmission group – the distance between the forks can be adjustable. A pair of forks can be used for countless purposes, but the automated warehouses for pallets represent their main application.
Arrays of Telescopic Forks
Arrays of forks consist of a certain number of forks that operate all tighter (or alternately) in parallel, being connected through a transmission group and activated by one or more engines.
Arrays of forks are mostly used in the steel industry sector.