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Storage system for manufacturer

07 June 2019

Efficold SA, manufacturer of refrigerated cabinets for the beverage and catering sectors, has relied on AR Racking and MAC Intralogística to design and implement the storage system of its new warehouse in Spain.

The Adjustable Pallet Racking System is designed to mechanically store pallets with forklifts. The system was installed on an area of 2,300 m2 out of the 14,000 m2 that covers the Efficold warehouse in Lucena. The installation of this storage system gave the company 3,370 charging positions.

It is a versatile system that allows Efficold to quickly adapt to changing customer needs adapting the shelving to any type of load, regardless of weight or volume. Similarly, the conventional palletising system allows maximum use of available space.

In this case, the system implemented at Efficold has two unique characteristics: the shelving has less depth than conventional ones and the whole installation is completed with grilled shelving.

As the company manufactures refrigeration equipment for the beverage and catering sectors, there are no standardised pallets and each one fits a different product. These are loads of very variable dimensions, very wide (from 1,000 to 3,000 mm) and shallow (the majority of 900 mm or less). Most rows in the warehouse are therefore shallower than those of a standard pallet rack.

The wide variety of dimensions, as well as the impossibility to ensure that all pallets are well supported by the beams, have resulted in the design of a grilling shelving that supports all of pallets, regardless of shape.