07/08/2020 – Cantilever racks for the storage of fabric rolls — auf Deutsch lesen
Getzner Textil AG: Rapid access to fabric rolls
Getzner’s textile weaving mill in Gera, Germany, has changed its fabric roll warehouse storage concept to a cantilever rack storage system from Ohra.
Up until a year ago, Getzner’s textile weaving mill in Gera stored fabric rolls required to produce high-quality clothing on the floor. However, this repeatedly resulted in damage to the fabric rolls and made access to the required fabric rolls difficult. Since the end of 2018, the company’s storage warehouse has been equipped with cantilever racks from Ohra. The three racks, which are up to 25.2m long, offer space for a total of 124 fabric rolls, each weighing up to 800kg. Now any fabric roll can be accessed directly, and the company always has an excellent overview of the stored goods. Damage to the fabric rolls is also a thing of the past with the new racks.
A state-of-the-art jacquard weaving mill
Getzner’s textile weaving mill, a subsidiary of Getzner Textil AG, is a state-of-the-art jacquard weaving mill and produces clothing damasks for the West African region. The company’s 233 employees manufacture several million running meters of raw material on 240 air jet weaving machines. The fabric rolls required for this are wound up on a roller. Originally, Getzner simply stored these fabric rolls on the floor in the basement of the production area. However, this made direct access to individual fabric rolls difficult, and damage often occurred during storage and retrieval. In addition, the company had little overview of the exact storage location.
European market leader for cantilever racks
For this reason Getzner decided to revise its warehouse concept. Instead of floor storage, the fabric rolls are now stored in a rack system from Ohra. The company is the European market leader for cantilever racks and uses only hot rolled, solid-walled steel profiles for all load-bearing elements on its racks. In this way, they achieve both high load capacity and stability. All cantilever racks are manufactured individually according to customer specifications, and versatile accessories allow a wide range of goods to be stored. For Getzner, Ohra equipped the 800-millimeter-long cantilever arms, each of which can carry up to 800kg, with front tubes. These serve to gently prevent the materials over 2.5m long from rolling off the arms.
So far, Ohra has supplied and installed three cantilever racks on which fabric rolls can be stored over three levels. The columns – between 2.3m and 2.9m high – have been adapted to the roof level in the basement so that the space is optimally utilised. Further expansion of the warehouse with additional cantilever racks from Ohra is already being planned.
The success story of Ohra Regalanlagen GmbH officially begins in 1979: Ottokar Hölscher founded a company for the production and sale of racking systems. Thanks to the innovative cantilever racks, the German company was able to quickly establish itself on the market: In contrast to the competition, the arms of the cantilever racks are simply clipped in the punched upright profiles – thanks to this patented solution, the cantilever arms can be adjusted at any time without tools. Just like the cantilever racks, the pallet racks are made of solid-walled, hot-rolled steel profiles and are therefore characterised by a particularly high load-bearing capacity, robustness and longevity. In 2019, the European market leader for cantilever racks celebrates its 40th anniversary. Ohra has established itself in a wide variety of industries and now has its own sales offices in 13 countries.