Bespoke Push Back Solution Transforms IBC Storage

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Bespoke Pushback Racking for IBC Storage

Thistle Systems has combined its Max the Cube approach with some ‘out the box’ thinking to provide an effective IBC storage solution for a major drinks manufacturer.

Thistle Systems

3

Pallets Stored

Bespoke push back solution

Thistle Systems

1

Picking Face

Single picking face via a forklift truck

Thistle Systems

200%

Improvement

Additional 2 pallets stored on carts

Push Back Racking

The challenge was to store three IBCs in an external plant room which offered the available floor space but could not be accessed by a hand pallet truck due to the raised flooring. The height of the building also prevented a forklift truck from entering.

The client had previously installed their own conveyor system however, it could not cope with the weight of the IBCs and were therefore looking for an alternative.

Thistle’s innovative design team developed a bespoke storage solution using the cart system of their Maxi Cube push back racking solution which they fixed to Z profile beams – this enabled them to create the required gradient.

The smooth movement of the cart system throughout pallet delivery and retrieval, together with its ability to keep the IBCs horizontal throughout storage, makes it the perfect solution.

Thistle Systems’ Project Manager, Alan Scott, commented, “Our ability to design, manufacture and install bespoke solutions such as this IBC Storage project is what makes us truly unique in the industry.”

He continued, “We appreciate that every inch counts in a production or warehouse environment so even small installations such as this system can make a big difference to operations.”

Pushback for IBCs

What we did

  • Bespoke solution to safely store 3 IBCs in existing outbuilding inaccessible by hand truck or forkliftBespoke solution to safely store 3 IBCs in existing outbuilding inaccessible by hand truck or forklift
  • Cart system to allow IBCs to be pushed back into the systemCart system to allow IBCs to be pushed back into the system

Solutions Used

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