Hublift has been operating in the construction world for many years, both new construction and renovation. We work together with various partners in the construction world and architects, but of course we are always looking for new partners with whom we can achieve a good result together. In this case, we received an application for a goods lift with bi-directional roller conveyors through an architectural firm. A large newspaper printer in Belgium, including owner of the daily newspaper De Telegraaf, wanted to automate their internal logistics so that after the newspapers had been printed, the pallets could be moved efficiently from the 1st floor to loading/unloading docks on the ground floor.
Hublift builds fit-for-purpose Goods Lifts, the design phase is essential to create a good understanding of the customer’s wishes. Once we have a good understanding of the needs, we advise our customers how best to use the lift and how the customer can work with the lift as efficiently as possible. These considerations are all taken into account in the design of the goods lift. In this project, the aim was to automatically move 45 pallets per lift from the first floor to the ground floor. In this case, the flow of goods goes both from a to b and from b to a, which is why a goods lift with bi-directional roller conveyors was chosen so that return flows run through the same routing. Tracking of the physical goods is possible via the supplied PLC system.
Two goods lift, with a capacity of 1000kg each, bridge a height difference of 4500mm between the ground floor and the first floor and several factory technicians have been busy for several weeks to build the lifts. In addition, during the same period, a number of engineers constructed tens of meters of supply and discharge lanes to connect the two floors via the goods lifts. In order to be able to work safely at heights, elevating work platforms are used.
After the installation is completed, the goods lift with roller conveyor system is extensively tested. If everything functions optimally, the system is explained to the persons who will work with the system and/or to the responsible person.