BITO Storage Systems has unveiled a new testing service for companies looking for dynamic storage systems.
The companys new UK headquarters in Hemdale Business Park in Nuneaton houses a comprehensive demonstration area featuring BITOs class leading pallet racking, with examples of the different shelf types available, as well as picking tunnels demonstrating dynamic storage and order picking systems in a variety of configurations.
The area also houses a new pallet test rig comprising of an adjustable roller bed pallet conveyor. The incline (increments of 0.5%), structure support beams, break rollers and roller pitch of the test lane can be adjusted to ensure it can match the conditions required by the customer. The rig allows BITO and the customer to examine how the pallet behaves when it travels on the rollers and to determine the optimum type and number of rollers required.
One of the biggest issues when it comes to gaining full efficiency from a dynamic storage system is: will the pallet roll? When you are investing up to a six figure sum into materials handling equipment you want to be sure that it meets your requirements and will work with your pallets, says Ed Hutchison, managing director of BITO Storage Systems. In the days of standard pallets, quality was more consistent than it is today when pallets can be made of virtually anything.
BITO, which is the only company in the UK that manufactures its own racking and pallet dynamic systems, is also now the only company to offer such a test facility in the country. The facility also provides a training venue for the clients staff to use the equipment.
BITOs showroom also has a mezzanine floor to show how a multi-level structure using flooring can be achieve significant space saving advantages. Beneath the mezzanine a variety of different small parts shelving and accessories can be found. Theres also an array of incline shelving, which is ideal for small parts storage solutions such as Kanban manufacturing.
Both carton live and pallet live dynamic storage systems are on show, including a pallet live system designed to suit archive storage that allows up to 5 archive containers to be held in a lane. Theres also tool storage and a workshop where modifications to equipment can be made.
We invite customers to visit and use the new facilities to try out their prototypes, says Ed. In our showroom, visitors can also see the quality, appreciate the design and gauge how well engineered our products are. This is important because where forklift trucks interface with racking, it needs to be well engineered.