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Health and Safety Drives Change to Pipe Storage Solution

Thistle Systems

7

Levels of Cantilever Racking

Installed to dramatically increase capacity

Thistle Systems

6m

Designed to accommodate pipe lengths

of up to 6 metres via Cantilever Racking

Thistle Systems

1.8m

Individual Pipes Stored

at maximum of 1.8 metres high for safe handling by hand

Cantilever Racking to Optimise Capacity

Whilst the core focus of the Max the Cube approach is to maximize capacity and dramatically reduce operating costs, health and safety is at the very foundation of every part of the process.

So, when one of the UK’s leading distributors of building materials asked us to supply stillages to increase the capacity of pipe storage racking at their Scottish distribution centre, Thistle recognized a potential health and safety issue.

After discussing the full range of products being stored, a solution was proposed which used cantilever racking to store pipes up to 6 metres long. Capacity was maximised by optimizing the aisle widths to suit the side loader and 7 levels of cantilever arms were installed to accommodate the SKUs.Thistle also helped to design the flow of the product with individual pipes stored on the lower cantilever arms and packed bundles stored higher up.

A bespoke racking solution was designed to store shorter lengths and individual pipes and at only 1.8metres in height, the Maxi Cube Pipe Rack ensured all products could be easily accessed by hand.

As a result of the successful project, Thistle were subsequently contracted to install a two tier storage solution and a full office fit out.

Bespoke Pipe Racking

What we did

  • Cantilever racking was used to store pipes up to 6 metres longCantilever racking was used to store pipes up to 6 metres long
  • Capacity maximised by optimising aisle widths Capacity maximised by optimising aisle widths
  • Individual pipes stored on the lower cantilever arms and packed bundles stored higher up to help with the flow of product.Individual pipes stored on the lower cantilever arms and packed bundles stored higher up to help with the flow of product.
  • A bespoke Maxi Cube Pipe Rack solution also installed to store shorter lengths and individual pipes. A bespoke Maxi Cube Pipe Rack solution also installed to store shorter lengths and individual pipes.

Solutions Used

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