Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Storage solution takes Euro pallets

To provide the most cost-effective storage solution for the customer, Linpac designed three-pallet wide bays for both the automated and wide aisle racking. The bays accommodate product on Euro pallets which are 200mm narrower than conventional pallets.

The automated facility is used to store fast moving products. There are four levels of double deep racking rising up to 10m high which are accessed using a Swisslog automated crane. To facilitate entry into the racking for the crane, the beams for the back pallet location are located 150mm higher than those at the front. Anti-collapse mesh fencing positioned at each end of the automated run of racking restricts personnel entry into the area.

Slower moving products are located in the wide aisle racking system built to store 3,600 pallets on five levels. There are 240 bays in total of stock which is retrieved by reach trucks. To prevent accidental damage by the trucks, Linpac has installed aisle protectors at each run end.

Steve Madden, of Swisslog, states: “The development of the layout took some time to achieve but through the process Linpac remained flexible and key to a successful installation. Within a tight time scale the project targets were accomplished through hard work and dedication of all concerned and Linpac was considered a valued team player in achieving these goals.”