Fully-tapered forks are always used in applications involving transport carriers with a low entry height or special transport carriers or when no transport carrier is used (for example in the wood, furniture, panel and paper industries). Characteristic for these forks are a long taper, a very thin fork blade and a fork tip that is just a few millimetres thick. Hence, their load-bearing capacity is lower than that of forks with a standard taper. For this reason, these forks are often much wider. Alternatively, the use of the high-performance steel VQ1300 lends itself to this application.
Fully-tapered forks are available with and without OptimaForkHeel. We would be happy to calculate the version that best suits your application!