Dexion storage solves slippery problem for Kawneer
There has been a surge in demand for its products over recent years and this helped them to make the decision to commission a new facility in Harderwijk to cope with demand.
The team at Dexion know from experience that aluminium profiles require a bespoke storage solution due to their very specific qualities. They slip and slide around very easily. In addition, they cannot be stored vertically because the length and breadth of the strips makes them bend, whilst their finish means they can be easily damaged if not handled correctly.
The natural solution for the new Kawneer facility was Dexion Cantilever racking – with a twist: each of the arms of the cantilever racks would be covered with soft foam and the ends of the arms would have a terminal pin. These extra measures would prevent the strips moving around and getting damaged, ensuring waste would be kept to a minimum.
Cantilever racking is ideal for handling long goods because it doesn’t have front uprights which get in the way of placing and retrieving loads. There are two options available, Heavy Duty and Light Duty.
The Light Duty option was ideal for Kawneer but whichever is chosen cantilever racking saves time, space and costs in virtually every situation.
Benefit of Dexion solution:
▪ Easy to assemble with a quality galvanised finish
▪ Arms adjustable on 50 mm pitch
▪ Ideal storage for long lengths of light duty metal or plastic
▪ Can take loads up to 250 Kg per arm
▪ Available in both single sided and double sided configurations
To complete the project, Dexion also supplied and installed additional pallet racking and accessories to create the most appropriate storage for each product.