Eloorac develops flexible transport racks
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On wood – Eloorac in the trade magazine “BM”

Link to the original report: BM-online about Eloorac
Initially, Carsten Boettcher wanted to sell glass doors. For this, he was looking for suitable transport racks on which he could safely deliver the doors and which he got back at a reasonable price. Since he couldn’t find a suitable transport rack, the trained carpenter developed one himself, the Eloorac.

Matthias Fischer

Today, Carsten Böttcher sells these flexible transport racks all over the world – the sale of glass doors has long been a thing of the past.

The Euro pallet with its base area of 0.96 m² can also be used to safely transport doors in elevators without any problems. Photo: Eloorac

LEFT: The castors are quickly fixed under the pallet in a few simple steps. RIGHT: Such supports – simply clamped between the battens – prevent the glass from breaking. Photo: Ellorac

The starting point for his idea is the simple Europool pallet. Almost every industry uses these pallets for transporting goods. It is no exaggeration to say that the entire transport system has shot itself into the Euro pallet with its base area of 0.96 m². On these pallets, Böttcher fastens wooden transport racks with strapping. The racks can be put together as flexible as the customer requires for the transport of his goods in just a few simple steps. Whether on edge or lying – doors, glass panes, windows or other bulky goods can be securely fastened according to individual requirements. In the case of particularly large and heavy goods, two pallets can also be connected together in just a few simple steps. The racks can carry 2000 kg and more. The transport racks also have all the relevant load securing certificates. “These certificates are often the prerequisite for potential customers to contact us in the first place because this offers security to a window or door manufacturer as an example,” explains Carsten Böttcher.

With the pull-out tool, one employee manages to move heavy doors or panes from the rack. Photo: Eloorac

To move the frame with the crane, lifting bars with hooks are used. Photo: Eloorac

Cost-effective return transport

The transport racks have been offered for almost two years – with increasing success. After the goods have been transported, the Eloorac is simply removed in a few simple steps. This allows it to be stored in a space-saving way and then transported. Disassembled Elooracs require very little loading space – for 70 sets it is just 1.2 m² floor space. Packed on a Euro pallet, the racks can be transported back to the manufacturer at low cost. This is the advantage compared to metal racks. The costs of the reusable wooden racks are overall lower than those of all disposable variants. In the long run, a lot of money can be saved due to the lower return transport costs.

The wood components are manufactured at a joinery near Rietberg. The warehouse is also located there. Böttcher’s goal is to have the desired transport racks ready for collection or transport for its customers within one to two days after receipt of the order – regardless of whether there are 50 or 100 racks.

In the past few years since its market launch, Böttcher has continually expanded its range and thus upgraded its transport racks. Normally, pallets are moved with lift trucks or stackers. In addition, it is also possible to place rollers under the pallet – this makes them particularly flexible. The rollers are fixed in a few simple steps. A connecting strut between the rollers provides additional stability. In addition, various supports and brackets are available to hold doors or panes, for example, which are not secured with belts. There are also special brackets for transport with cranes. And the resourceful carpenter has even more ideas in his quiver, which he does not want to reveal yet.

Eloorac GmbH & Co. KG
33397 Rietberg / Germany


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