Integration of our Racking and Live Storage systems are engineered by our highly experienced design office ensuring peace of mind and lower costs to the Client (who only has to place an order with one company.)
One of Acrows decisions to manufacture Live Storage was based on problems within the market place that had caused many large Distribution Centres down time with their storage equipment, eg. Live Storage. Mainly this is due to not being able to replace damaged components for a period of up to 12 weeks because suppliers have to order their products from overseas. Acrow has a full manufacturing facility and all components are produced in South Africa and are in accordance with our ISO 9001:2008 manufacturing and quality control standards. The records are maintained to demonstrate conformance to specified requirements and the effective operation of the quality system, which are available for customer inspection.
Acrow Live Pallet Storage first-in first-out system (FIFO) has been designed to meet our Clients needs to operate their system more smoothly and efficiently. Any company that purchases our products will be able to get easy access to any parts needed for maintenance and upgrades as the majority of components are kept in stock.
The main advantages in comparison with static racking are the following.
greater use of available surfaces and volumes (approximately 44 to 88% more)
safe application of F.I.F.O system.
reduction in transportation to handle pallets (often a frontal lift truck for feed and one for picking are enough, but if the work load is relatively low just one may be sufficient).
handling frequency inside the warehouse is cut by 50 % since handling is executed on rollers:
there is no energy cost as pallets move automatically
unlimited functioning warranty with the simplest maintenance interventions.
Acrow Live Push Back last-in first-out (LIFO) system principle, goods that were put into store last are removed first. The advantages of LIFO principle is optimum space utilization. Storing and retrieval take place from the same location, the backs of the racking system can therefore be against the wall. Push back racks offer up to 7 pallet locations deep and the speed of the operation is controlled by the loading vehicle.
Additional brake or brake conveyor rollers are not necessary in this system as it has been proven in Europe, South Africa and an unnecessary cost to the Client. However if it is a requirement from the Client, we can offer our 2 way directional brake as apposed to a 1 way directional brake.
Safety and Life span of the pallet on Acrow LIFO system is much higher than conventional trolley or cart push back systems, these systems create high deflection on pallets and damaged pallets will deflect more and possibly collapse. With our Roller LIFO system; all types of pallets can be used as the pallet and load are uniformly distributed over several full width rollers at any given time within the depth of the lane.
Acrow Live Carton Storage first-in first-out system (FIFO) is very versatile and modular. This special design of Carton Live Storage is the first of its kind, we have done research in the market place and found that most problems we encountered are that there are too many different types of trays i.e.: straight type tray full roller 0 deg, 5 deg type tray, 15 deg type tray, 30 deg type tray, welded trays, none of them are the same or modular. Most of these trays come from all over the World, making replacement parts very difficult for Clients to purchase. Acrow have designed One type of tray that can be adjusted from 0 deg to 30 deg.
There are many advantages to our type of tray as we can offer lower costs, short delivery period, installer costs come down, project management fees and all manufactured in South Africa. Acrow wheel tracks and full length guides can be easily adjusted to suit any size carton, box or crates.
Further to our services we offer Project Management which includes managing installers on site from the date of installation to commissioning, we also offer onsite training to your forklift operators working with the system. This training is to ensure that the operator understands the loading and off-loading procedures as this prevents goods and equipment from being damaged.