GFF • Eloorac reusable racks
GFF 01|2016 • Technical report about Eloorac
Use reusable racks with four euros return costsUse reusable racks with four euros return costs
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Eloorac has developed a transport system made of wood materials that users can quickly assemble depending on the goods to be transported and their size: Narrow frames accommodate the same windows and glasses. Small racks are suitable for small quantities. Larger and wider elements fit on frames that the user connects longitudinally on two Euro pallets.
For different sizes Eloorac offers suitable cheeks (so-called A-parts), which the processor assembles to a frame. For assembly, the user only needs PET tape, no further tools. The widely used Euroo pallets serve as a basis. The company stores 70 standard racks on an area of 1.2 square metres. With a product height of 1.3 meters, each of the 70 racks carries a load of 1,000 kilograms according to the supplier. “The data refer to the weight that Eloorac holds when cornering. On the other hand, the maximum load that a load-bearing squared timber can support on the floor is usually indicated for single-use frames,” says Managing Director Carsten Böttcher.
So much users save
Böttcher sees potential savings in the space-saving return transport of the dismantled racks by general cargo. By adapting the systems to the dimensions of the transported goods, the user saves costs during delivery because less space is wasted on the truck. The entrepreneur calculates the savings potential in relation to metal frames. The return transport of a metal frame costs about 35 euros. A dismantled Eloorac frame costs about four euros in return, depending on the quantity. The price varies depending on the quantity collected from one place. “If a customer buys an Eloorac frame for 76 Euro and uses it three times for approx. 88 Euro including three return costs, he pays less for the purchase and return than for the three return of a metal frame for which there is already approx. 105 Euro without the purchase price”, says Böttcher. This bill is also valid for one-way racks: A one-way rack costs 35 euros and is only used once. If the entrepreneur delivers three times, he puts 105 euros on the table for three racks. The smallest Eloorac racks cost about 59 Euro.
These products fit on it
According to Böttcher, it makes no sense to transport seven-metre-long sliding systems on the system. Products with a height of 2.3 meters, e.g. front doors, are shipped with Eloorac systems. “Especially in the case of front doors, it makes sense to use freight forwarders without any wooden crates,” explains the managing director. The user reaches a width of 2.4 metres with two connected Eloorac frames. According to Böttcher, windows up to three metres long can be transported without problems. “The system has been tested by a well-known testing institute according to extracts of VDI 2700 and other standards,” emphasizes the entrepreneur.