Philippe Wuylens / wuBump
Did you ever attend INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA?
pictured above: Philippe Wuylens
We did not participate at the exhibition INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA 2018, but we have participated at several CEMAT-Hannover.
Can you give us some details about the solutions that you will present at the second edition of INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA in 2018?
We will present two new products:
- A resilient shock absorber to be mounted on the vertical fork back of a lifttruck (photo 2,3). This shock absorber has a soft fiber front side that avoids a heavy contact with the load, thus avoids damage to a fragile load while being handled. The shock absorber wuBumpÆ is easily clicked with magnets integrated in the back side of the shock absober.
- A fork spreader that reduces the usefull length of the fork of a lifttruck (photo 4,5,6). When a europallet (1200x800mm) is loaded on the short side (800mm) with standard fork of 1200mm, the tip of the fork comes out of the pallet and may cause damage to material and/or personnel. The wuBumpÆ fork spreader is clicked on the fork with magnets and reduces the useful length of the fork with i.e. 400mm.
INTRALOGISTICA ITALIA is positioned within The Innovation Alliance platform co-located with shows such as PLAST, IPACK-IMA,MEAT-TECH,PRINT4ALL. What are the advantages of this for your company?
Our new products wuBump avoid damage to a fragile load such as cardboard boxes, bottles, cans, wood material, etc… Our new products wuBump are very interesting for the packaging industries, thus the synergy between the intralogistics industries and the packaging industries is enriching and targets new customers.
In your opinion, what will intralogistics look like in the future? Looking at the market figures for the sector and future forecasts, what are your expectations?
As every industry, the intralogistic industry needs to reduce the CO2 footprint. Avoiding damage to a load, thus avoiding extra handling to replace and recover the damaged load, has a positive effect on the C02 footprint.
In the future, the intralogistic industry will become more automated but even then damage control remains important.
Wuylens Engineering / wuBump has over 25 years of experience in the technical reconstruction of low and high energy collisions. Wuylens Engineering – wuBump was founded as an engineering & consulting firm but has changed over the years into a manufacturer of safety products for industry and logistics.
Wuylens Engineering has developped, produced and patented several resilient shock absorbers under the brand name wuBump.
Wuylens Engineering is dedicated to innovate new products to help the industry to avoid costly collision damage and downtime of machines and operators.