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Mobile Racking

Yes. Barpro has a workshop in Cape Town and either has stock of, or can manufacture any base component within 48 hours of order.
Unique Storax rails are laid in the warehouse floor, either when the warehouse is built or as a retrofit. Electrically powered bases are fitted onto the rails which support the back to back fixed racking. The mobile bases move either at the touch of a button, or via remote control. Each base can carry a maximum of 360 tons.
Storax Mobile Racking requires fewer access aisles, therefore substantially increasing the number of pallets that can be stored in an existing warehouse. Mobile racking also allows immediate access to each pallet, which is critical where there are many product lines and/or batches. Back to Top
We’ve been asked this question by prospective clients when their current storage capacity has reached a maximum and they are faced with the prospect of either relocating or storing more in their current premises.  Yes, mobiles can be retrofitted into existing cold stores/warehouses.  The existing subfloor would need to be checked to make sure it can take the increase in the loading of the main slab.  Then a new floor screed has to be laid to support the rails.  Mobile bases are installed on top of the rails. This reinforced screed tends to be around 150mms thick. At this height it is a relatively simple matter to design ramps which allow materials handling equipment to move into and out of the mobile area.
There is no limitation as to what can be stored efficiently on mobile bases. Each system is custom designed to your specific need.  We have installed systems throughout the country where clients have stored chicken, fish, meat, paper, drums of juice, and wait for it, motor vehicles. The first Storax system, for example, was designed to carry lengths of steel.
Yes we have successfully relocated systems around South Africa.  Unfortunately you cannot take the rails as they are embedded into the floor, but all other components can be dismantled and reused so long as they are in good working order.
Barpro can source racking superstructure as part of a mobile project if requested to do so by a customer. However Barpro itself does not manufacture racking. Barpro’s speciality is in supplying the rails that are embedded into the floor and the mobile bases.
No, we supply Storax mobile racking to warehouses who store things.
The maximum permissible length of a mobile base is determined by the width of the base, measured between wheel centres.  However, it is possible to run 2 or more Storax bases one behind each other. The minimum Storax base length is around 7500mms. Longer mobile bases are generally cheaper per pallet position than shorter ones.
A Service Level Agreement (SLA) is where Barpro Storage agrees to inspect a client's mobile racking system, normally twice a year. A report is issued after both visits. We will supply graphic illustrations documenting the damage found on each mobile, thus you will have a complete service history record at your fingertips. A quote for any repairs that may be necessary will also be sent to the client. While the inspection will concentrate on the mobile bases, any obvious racking damage will also be noted. Other checks can include floor surveys and overloading checks using a sample of pallet weights. Clients can also get telephonic after hours support to resolve problems.



Storax Ranger

The number of shuttles required in a given facility is a function of speed and volume of throughputs. We analyse specific operational needs with each customer and make recommendations accordingly. Generally, each shuttle can be expected to perform 25 to 30 pallet movements per hour, depending on variables such as lift height, travel, distances, etc. In very busy environments it is good practice to keep a spare shuttle on stand-by in the event of a failure.
Very little. Simple routine checks are explained in the Ranger handbook, and include things like keeping the rails, rail-cleaning brushes and sensor lenses clean. The drive-chain may need tensioning and the hydraulic system checked after approximately 4 months in use. Barpro technicians are available on request to undertake these actions.
Yes. The system is purpose-configured to meet the customer’s individual needs in terms of product throughput and flow requirements.
Customers can choose between acid-gel or lithium batteries, each of which has its own pros, cons and specifications. In general, the battery set can be expected to last a full 8-hour shift at ambient temperatures, and half that time in freezer conditions. Recharging is done at a remote station at ambient temperatures, and should take a similar amount of time. For easy charging, the batteries are housed in a lift-out cassette.
We normally suggest two battery sets per shuttle for ambient storage facilities. That way, one set can be charging while the other is in use. In cold or freezer conditions, we recommend three battery sets per shuttle due to the shorter cycle times. In relatively quiet operations with low throughputs, however, you might get away with a single set.
In the event that remote operation fails, most major functions can be controlled by push-buttons on the Ranger shuttle itself, enabling loading/retrieval to continue under manual control. Your Ranger also comes with on-board diagnostics for quick and easy problem solving.
A single RF transmitter can control up to 6 Rangers. With a WiFi system, any number of shuttles can be controlled from single source – even your smart-phone!
The number of shuttles required in a given facility is a function of speed and volume of throughputs. We analyse specific operational needs with each customer and make recommendations accordingly. Generally, each shuttle can be expected to perform 25 to 30 pallet movements per hour, depending on variables such as lift height, travel, distances, etc. In very busy environments it is good practice to keep a spare shuttle on stand-by in the event of a failure.
Very little. Simple routine checks are explained in the Ranger handbook, and include things like keeping the rails, rail-cleaning brushes and sensor lenses clean. The drive-chain may need tensioning and the hydraulic system checked after approximately 4 months in use. Barpro technicians are available on request to undertake these actions.

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