Stainless Band invests £45k in racking system
08 February 2018
Following a recent expansion to its facility, Stainless Band has invested £45,000 in a new high strength racking system for both goods inwards and goods outwards bays.
These consist of both metal base racking and timber deck racking to maximise efficiency, productivity and use of space.
In 2017, Stainless Band supplied more than 4,500 tonnes of coil processed products to the global market, and following a series of upgrades totalling more than £350,000, this number is set to increase.
A major focus of the recent upgrades was to increase the efficiency of material flow throughout the facility – further improving quality control and shortening lead times.
With a forecasted production output of 5,000 tonnes for 2018, it makes the storage and racking at Stainless Band vitally important to achieve these targets.
As a manufacturer of stainless steel coil and stainless processed products, the company has significant load-bearing requirements on its racking in order to ensure safety remains at a high standard as turnover and production output increases.
For its goods inwards bay, which stores all of Stainless Band’s raw material during the multistage testing prior to entering production, Stainless Band has installed metal base racking and timber deck racking to facilitate the increase in material moving through its facility.
The metal base racking, supplied by Racks Industries, uses a heavy-duty steel construction and is rated to 5,000 kgs per shelf, which measure 2,700mm in width and 4,400mm in height.
With this new racking, the storage capacity of the goods inwards bay has increased significantly to 70 tonnes, all of which can be accessed quickly. Steel framed timber deck racking systems supplied by Warehouse Systems were installed in both the goods inwards and goods outwards bays.
This racking is capable of storing up to 4,500 kgs per beam level, or 13,500 kgs per 2,400mm bay. In total, this racking system can store up to 158 full pallets, with quick access to material being the essential part.
The goods outwards bay is an area dedicated to pre shipment testing, quality control and preparing orders for dispatch, and is instrumental in enabling Stainless Band to continue increasing its quality assurance and short lead times to customers whilst increasing production output to 5,000 tonnes for 2018.
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