Cargo Automated Storage have completed the installation of a 6m high Cargo-Lift at LB Bentley in Stroud, manufacturers of valves for the oil and gas industry.
LB Bentley have a rapidly growing business, and were struggling for storage space for both raw materials, and finished goods. Installation of the Cargo-Lift unit has provided the company with 100 square meters of storage capacity, on a footprint of just 10.5 square meters.
The Cargo-Lift is a computer controlled vertical lift, storage and retrieval system, ideal for storing and retrieving items with different dimensions. On command the lift transports selected items to and from the operator, improving productivity, increasing picking speeds and reducing costs. Product image display on a touch screen monitor improves picking speed and reduces errors, and trays can hold up to 750kg of stock, able move vertically up to an incredible 2.3 metres per second.
With the ability to store heavy and bulky goods, the Cargo Lift reduces the physical efforts and risks associated with manual systems, innovations which are applauded by the HSE. The unit is fitted with a light curtain located at the access point, which measures the height of the items, storing them accordingly optimising maximum storage space. Security is addressed by a biometric login system, providing irrefutable verification, and reducing opportunity and incidence of fraud and theft. The built-to-order Lifts are available in heights of 4 to 20m, and shelf widths of 2 to 4.0 meters.
Established in 1972 L B Bentley has a wealth of experience in the design and manufacture Small Bore Subsea Gate Valves for the oil and gas industry as well as the design and manufacture of Medium & High pressure compressed air and gas filters and desiccant dryers.