Kasto wins handling safety award
17 April 2013
At this year's IMHX KASTO won the BITA sponsored IMHX Design 4 Safety Award 2013 in the category of Specialist Winner, Racking & Storage.
The accolade was presented to MD, Ernst Wagner, for the company's Unitower automated storage and retrieval system for long stock.
Supporting the entry was a report on a double Unitower system at the Rotherham factory of mechanical seal manufacturer, AESSEAL, for storing stainless steel and superalloy bar, tube and billet in a compact footprint. Presentation of material at an ergonomic height in front of the towers reduces risk of injury to operators in addition to speeding delivery to machine tools for maximum productivity.
For handling stock that is too heavy to lift out by hand, KASTO supplied special slings so that items could be picked using either an electric hand pallet truck or a counterbalance handling trolley.