C & S Steels Ltd

WHAT THE CLIENT SAID

“We were looking for a trusted and experienced supplier used to dealing with the challenges that our sector presents. Although dated, our existing system operates efficiently and we needed to ensure that we retained similar functionality whilst benefiting from advances in technology. Teepee’s in-depth knowledge proved invaluable in designing a system that perfectly met our needs”
– Managing Director

 

CHALLENGES

Teepee needed to replicate the company’s existing 25 year old cantilever racking system and modernise it by incorporating the latest design standards, as well as current operational and maintenance features.

The location of the new cantilever racking system had an overhead crane operating above it.  Consideration therefore needed to be given to maximising the height within the building whilst avoiding any potential collisions between crane and mechanical handling equipment (MHE)

HOW WE SUCCEEDED

After carrying out an onsite survey, Teepee provided C & S Steels with a cantilever racking system, designed to store steel bar ranging from 2900 – 4000mm in length. The new system would replicate that of the existing arrangement with regards to arm length and pitch but bolted adjustable arms were used instead of a fully welded system. This allowed damaged components to be replaced at a fraction of the cost to those incurred with the old system.

Teepee also installed a bolted guiderail system which was attached to the base of the cantilever upright. This again provided a cost effective component replacement solution, in the event of any damage.

Finally, our proposal allowed for the installation of the new cantilever racking system to be constructed in two stages. This allowed C & S Steels to clear an area for the new racks to be fitted, back fill with stock, then complete the final construction phase.

 

OUR SOLUTION PROVIDED

  • 477,400 Kgs of steel bar stored within an area of 3,475 sq ft (323m2)
  • 217 No. Individual product ranges fully accessible.
  • Fully compatible with existing mechanical handling equipment.
  • Racks manufactured to allow damaged components to be easily replaced.

 

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