The new Crate Wizard from Simpro is an innovative solution for bakeries and distribution hubs handling stacks of bread-crates. Featuring electrically-operated arms known as 'BearPaws', the Crate Wizard clamps onto the sides of crate stacks, holds them firmly while they are lifted, moved and stacked, then releases them with the press of a button. This allows bread crates to be handled with unprecedented speed and safety.
Powered by two 12V/20Ah gel batteries, the Crate Wizard's electro-hydraulic system does all the lifting, allowing one person to effortlessly handle stacks of crates weighing up to 200kg. Operators can use simple visual indicators to to collect the desired number of crates, or engage the auto-height mode to instantly move the arms to the precise height needed for a given task. This allows skilled Crate Wizard operators to achieve productivity many times higher than manual handling methods.
Like all Simpro products, Crate Wizard was designed for safety from the ground up. The clamp arms feature an intrinsic fail-safe design in the event of hydraulic system failure, reducing the risk of unintentionally dropping crates. Other safety features include a limit bar for maximum stack height, a prominent Emergency Stop button and a safety sounder.
The Crate Wizard is lightweight and easy to use, but very rugged and able to withstand years of rough handling. It is backed by a two-year factory warranty.
- 1600mm lift travel
- 200kg capacity
- Adjustable clamp arms to suit a range of different bread crates
- Battery powerpack, 24V/40Ah sealed gel, 6-hour charge (input 100-264VAC 1-ph 50/60Hz ≤3A)
- Duty cycle ~18 tonnes/charge
- Dimensions 1112mm long x 875mm wide x 2315mm high (lowered)
- Service weight ~250kg
- Two 200mm steered wheels and two 100mm load wheels
- 24-month back-to-base factory warranty