Logic suggests that distribution companies work with pallet loads, however the facility to handle part loads brings increased versatility and the ability to increase the utilisation of each vehicle load.
This was one of the factors behind the creation of a new building for logistic company Truckport Elvis. The design of the building required that trucks could drive in and out, unhindered by narrow doorways that normally limit flow.
The result of this is a 10,000 square metre hall with two entrance/exit doorways through which the lorries drive in and out. The entrances and exits were planned to be extra-large so that they do not become an obstruction in the hub. They are 15 metres wide and almost five metres high. No average door will do the job; enter the Teckentrup XXL roller door.
The middle post is 50 cm wide and is made from galvanised steel; it ensures that the doors remain stable and assists with guidance. It is connected with the guide rails at the top; using these it can also be shifted to the side. Safety is ensured at all times:
To shift the post, it must first be unlocked; in the same manner, the doors can only be moved when the middle post is locked in place. As the glazing is on eye level, it is easy to see what is happening on the other side.
700 to 800 tonnes of goods are moved every night from the truckport unimpeded by small doors!
For more details of Teckentrup’s XXL door call Jim Rodger at Teckentrup UK Limited on 01925 924050 or visit www.teckentrup.co.uk.
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