Learn about the best stone storage and transport systems
The care of the pieces, their organisation, classification or final finishing must be a very important point to take into account. Both for workshops and warehouses or factories. A breakage or damage to the board can be devastating.
It can happen from the moment it is obtained from the block, right through the whole process. Right up to when the piece is finally installed at the customer’s site. Undoubtedly, this can mean significant losses for companies. At Maser we are clear that not just any work system will do. Small details can mean big competitive advantages. In addition to saving and avoiding large costs for companies.
At Maser, as a global supplier with almost half a century of experience in the sector, we want and seek to offer quality solutions that differentiate us. And at the same time that they are reflected in the final work. As well as during the whole process so that our customers perceive benefits from the use of a machine, equipment or tool. That is why we are going to talk about the storage and transport systems that best suit your needs.
Is a good product necessary for storing and transporting boards?
The daily work carried out in stone workshops and factories is very physical, often requiring the use of force to lift and transport large slabs and pieces. This activity can cause mishaps that have serious repercussions on the worker’s health, as well as possible risks of breakage or damage to the material. At Maser we are aware of the situation that companies in the sector face on a daily basis, which is why we have expanded and improved our range of transport and storage products.
But at Maser we go further, that is why in this post we will offer you different products that can be used for handling stone or agglomerates as well as glass or crystal.
How to store and transport marble or slabs correctly?
It is common to see in workshops and factories rudimentary systems for storing and transporting boards. These are not at all safe for the material, as they do not protect it in the right way. This is why we have compiled a list of the advantages and benefits of storage and transport systems for marble and other materials.
Why is a storage rack necessary?
The star product is the storage rack, used by numerous leading companies in the sector, such as the Cosentino Group in its warehouses in various countries, such as the U.S.A. Constructed from extruded aluminium to provide a strong and lightweight storage solution. They allow for easy and organised storage of boards, cuts, finished products, remnants and leftovers.
RACKS WITH HIGHER WEIGHT SUPPORT
Essential system for board warehouses and workshops that have a large stock of products. Among its advantages and benefits with respect to the systems that we find, is to reduce space and increase the safety of the pieces. It can be assembled one on top of the other to increase its capacity. It has a resistance of up to 2,700 kg per unit of 5 poles. The bars can be positioned with the spacing
according to the needs.
Among its strong points we find that it has a rail to insert slats to protect the load from damage, as well as rubber stoppers to avoid
damaging the supported material. It is finished with a highly resistant anti-rust paint coating. It can be anchored to the floor, as well as being assembled one to another to increase capacity and join in a straight line.
Like the previous two, it is designed for transporting and storing parts quickly and without damage. Its “A” shaped structure allows it to be stored on both sides. Its Teflon-coated vertical support bars and base provide extra protection.
As differentiating elements of this trolley with the two previous ones, we find the load capacity that rises up to 2,700 kg. The other feature is that it has a base with removable wheels.
RACKS WITH LOWER WEIGHT BEARING
Transport trolley for boards, worktops or waste up to 1,800 kg, which facilitates the work, as well as allowing the movement and reduction of space in a workshop or factory, thanks to its possibility of adjusting the working height.
Made of resistant, lightweight material that can be adapted to the needs of each client. Its bars and base have a rubber coating over the entire height and length to prevent damage when moving. Equipped, as can be seen in the photo, with rings on the sides for lifting with a wheelbarrow or forklift.
This tool is equipped with clamping straps to prevent the parts from slipping during transport. As an essential accessory, it has 4 quick release wheels with brakes, which make it a product with more advantages and benefits.
OTHER TABLE STORAGE SYSTEMS
Within the storage systems, this is a side-loading system, designed for the storage of boards in workshops or factories as well as for their placement on lorries. This makes it easier for the operator to transport them to the work areas.
It can support a load of 1,800 kg and has rubber protection on the bottom and sides. Its design for trucks has front and rear anchorages to bolt it to the truck floor. Galvanised steel finish.
Like the previous one, this transport rack is light and resistant and designed for the transport or storage of manufactured boards. Unlike the previous one, this one in advantage can support up to 1.600 Kg. Being different in the offer of storage systems.
Its A-frame structure allows storage from both sides. Teflon coated vertical support bars and Teflon coated base provide extra protection. It includes straps with webbing to secure the material to the trolley. The trolley can also be lifted by forklift truck or forklift truck. Finished with high quality rust-proof paint coating. Includes quick release wheels with brakes, transforming it from a mobile to a static tool.
Among those that stand out for their variety of sizes and technical characteristics are the transport trolleys, designed with comfortable wheels that have a simple mechanism that converts the transport tool into a board storage tool. They are made of galvanised steel, covered with rubber and grip straps to prevent damage. This way boards or worktops can be transported in the workshop and easily loaded onto the truck that will take them to the installation site, without being damaged.
WORK TABLE WITH CASTORS
Among the advantages and benefits of the workbench with castors we highlight these points. It is perfect for positioning and carrying out the latest work that supports up to 270Kg. Among its features we highlight the possibility of joining to another work table with wheels forming a 90º angle, for this purpose it has two integrated clamps at the ends. Covered with rubber on the upper part, it prevents the material from being damaged during the work.
In addition to its 4 wheels that facilitate transport, it has 4 brakes that raise the wheels to prevent movement.
Available in a tilting version, which allows easy unloading of the material without injury to the workpiece or operators.
But it doesn’t stop there, the work tables on castors are perfect for placing and working on worktops that need the final finishing touches. They can be joined together at 90-degree angles and have clamps that secure the workpieces to the castor worktop. Its legs allow it to remain fixed to the floor during processing and its castors allow it to be transported once it is finished. In addition, the tilting model reduces unnecessary stress and strain on the operator.
STONE TRANSPORT TROLLEY
Lightweight and manoeuvrable transport trolley, perfect for moving finished parts around the workshop or customer. It has a removable “A” shaped top frame for easy movement. Two rear pneumatic castors and two rigid 360° swivel castors at the ends. Rubber coated to prevent damage to the goods in the event of bumps.
As for the advantages and benefits of this manufacturing trolley.
It has 360º mobility thanks to its 6 wheels, making it the most accessible transport system for workshops or installers.
Its elevated support facilitates loading, as well as having a rubber coating on the top and sides, and fastening straps to ensure that the goods are not damaged.
CONTACTA CON MASER
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to find out more about which transport method would be best for your workshop. In Maser’s shop you will find all the products shown in this entry. As well as the best solutions and products for your stone-related needs.
The team of experts at Maser will answer any questions and guide you in the choice of your purchase.