A leading food and drinks business has transformed the storage of IBCs in a fraction of the floor space thanks to Thistle Systems' dynamic IBC storage solution, which allows 105 IBCs to be stored in just 61 square metres.
A leading food and drinks business has transformed the storage of IBCs in a fraction of the floor space thanks to Thistle Systems’ dynamic IBC storage solution, which allows 105 IBCs to be stored in just 61 square metres.
The business was keen to avoid stacking IBCs on top of each other to minimise the risk of incidents or damage to the IBCs and was looking to maximise capacity in the available space.
Thistle Systems have designed, supplied and installed a solution that creates additional capacity whilst protecting the integrity of the IBCs and their contents.
The system uses a custom-designed gravity-fed cart solution which enables IBCs to be stored five deep and three high with a roller system that allows the IBCs to be safely moved back into the racking by the forklift truck driver.
Every aspect of the IBC storage solution has been designed to minimise the height whilst being engineered to provide a robust and durable storage solution capable of storing the IBCs safely and securely.
Thistle Systems’ Sales Director, Alan Scott, explained, “One of the biggest challenges with storing IBCs is that they are all just that little different in size, shape and dimension, which presents a real risk which you try block-stacking them.”
He continued, “Our system eliminates all of that risk, with carts which are designed to accommodate and provide additional support to the IBCs, without the need for a slave pallet – and as the profile of the carts is ultra-slim, we can store even more in a given cubic space.”
As an additional safety feature, Thistle Systems also installed stainless steel bunds below the IBC racking, which were specified to take 110% of the IBC’s contents.
For more information on our specialist IBC storage solutions, visit https://thistlesystems.co.uk/solutions/maxi-cube-ibc-racking/
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