NewsThu Nov 17 16:55:44 PST 2016 - Reducing Product Damage, One Carton Clamp at a Time


Reducing Product Damage, One Carton Clamp at a Time
Cascade Announces New, Industry-Leading J-Series Carton Clamps

PORTLAND, Ore. - (November 10, 2016) – Cascade Corporation is pleased to introduce the latest in product damage prevention - the new J-Series Carton and White Goods (WG) Clamp models. Unlike other carton clamps in the market, these next generation carton clamps will make a dramatic difference in your bottom line. They ensure loads are handled securely while minimizing downtime and maintenance hassles, ultimately saving time and money.

As the packaging industry has evolved, cost reduction methods have resulted in less dense and more lightweight packaging for products. This development has posed a challenge for the warehouse and distribution industries when handling box products as packaging is now more flexible and easily collapsible. Over or under clamping these lighter corrugated containers, cartons and boxes can result in unwanted product damage, increased operating costs and a decrease in productivity.

With a clear need to address this problem, customers know they can count on Cascade to provide the industry’s most reliable, cost-effective solution in damage reduction. As the global market leader in lift truck attachments, Cascade understands that reducing product damage is critical to the bottom line - it decreases downtime in the warehouse and improves productivity.

Leading the way in carton clamp enhancements, the durable J Series patented design offers optimal strength and reliability for the toughest applications. Whether handling consumer paper products, appliances, white goods, electronics, beverages, packaged food (canned or boxed), chemicals or plastics, the new clamps excel in handling a wide variety of loads. Articulating pads reduce product damage and can be adjusted to provide optimum contact with the load and distribute clamp force more evenly and accurately.

“Cascade recognizes that product damage is a major pain point in the industry worldwide”, says Doug Pierce, Global Product Manager. “Our new J-Series carton clamps allow for more precise handling and optimal clamp force distribution along the pads, so you get that perfect clamp every time”.

Users will see an increase in their productivity time as the industry-leading, energy efficient hydraulic system minimizes energy consumption and reduces excess heat, making it more reliable. Enhanced visibility through the attachment ensures lift truck drivers can operate quickly while eliminating damage. Additional benefits include a thin arm profile for easier knifing in between tightly stacked loads and a true centering key that assures precise mounting and hassle-free installation on any lift truck.

The J-Series Carton Clamp and WG models are now available to order in the Americas and will soon be available in Europe.

About Cascade Corporation:
Cascade Corporation was established in Portland, Ore. in 1943 and is the global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of material handling and construction equipment and related technologies. Cascade's unmatched service, support and expertise, combined with their advanced damage reduction technologies, flexible manufacturing, short lead times and quality products, strengthen the company's position as the premier supplier to the material handling industry. For more information visit