Barpro Storage July 2018 Newsletter

Barpro Storage July 2018 Newsletter
 
 

Barpro Storage July 2018 Newsletter

 
     
 

Shreeprop in Durban opens their new cold store

 
 
 
 
Shreeprop in Durban opens their new cold store
 
   
 

When Shree Property Holdings, Durban’s largest property developers, finalized the upgrade plan for their existing cold storage premises, Shree Cold Storage, at 328 Sydney Road it was already November 2017. The plan was to install Storax mobiles with over 5000 hi-cube pallets capacity in time for the citrus season starting in April 2018. As Craiglen…

 
 
 
 
Local production of spares evolves into full systems manufacture
 
   
 

Pictured: Lwando, intern, and Nceba, technical assistant, checking the wiring of the control panels in our electrical workshop ready for installation on a local project. Article by Alan Moule In a recent article about the value (to our customers) of continuity, we mentioned the facilities established at our Cape Town head office for the local manufacture…

 
 
 
 
Essential spares to keep your Storax Mobiles going
 
   
 

Having your Storax Mobiles inspected and serviced regularly will ensure that you will get optimum use and performance out of them. Keeping essential spares for your mobile racking system on site is also important and holds a huge advantage in terms of reducing down time of the mobile rack system. In attending to breakdowns at…

 
 
 
 
It's the end of the road for Mechanical Trip Bars
 
   
 

Pictured: Old Mechanical Trip Bar IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT When we started installing Storax mobiles in South Africa in 1992 one of the primary safety devices to stop the mobile bases was the mechanical trip bar which ran full length on both sides of each base. Storax systems installed after 2006 were equipped with  retractable PE trip bars…

 
 
 
 
Material Handling Equipment and High Dense Storage Systems
 
   
 

He who is most efficient wins - Article by Robert Kershaw One of the key design values at Barpro when designing a high dense storage solution – be it Mobile racking or RANGER shuttle – is to maximise the space available and improve efficiencies in space, people and equipment. Through both the above systems and…

 
 
 
 
Cold Store Socks
 
   
 

Colours available: Denim, pine, sterling, fawn, olive In early 2017 we asked a cold store picker at a well known cold storage facility in Cape Town to assist us in choosing the best sock for the cold store working environment. The full story can be read here. He was given 5 different types of socks - Cape Mohair wool…

 
 
 
 
Cool Check - Cold Storage Water Consumption
 
   
 

I know the water crisis appears to have abated somewhat in the Western Cape, but the price of municipal water, vastly increased to curb consumption, isn’t likely to drop anytime soon. To those cold store operators in the more water blessed areas of Southern Africa, the chances of a personal drought experience should not be…

 
 
 
 
Labels – Some facts to keep in mind
 
   
 

When we are installing Storax mobiles in a freezer, I am amazed at how many times rack labeling is not included in the program. It normally becomes a last minute exercise before the room temperature dips below freezing, meaning that the label question is not properly researched beforehand. Here are some of the details that…

 
 
 
 
As seen on the internet - "Ice cold frame"
 
   
 

Above: "Roof bracing extends around the entire structure" (Source: NSC) In South Africa all cold stores consist of an outer steel supporting structure with a separate insulated box inside. This standard practice appears to be changing in the following example of a new UK freezer where the steel structure is inside the insulated panels. "The…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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