Application – Automated Distribution Food & Beveridge Fulfilment Centre: Key Problems

Material handling system solutions require planned and reactive maintenance programs, often in elevated and awkward to access areas. Maintenance is key to an efficient process; many areas are awkward and therefore difficult to reach; each task often being different from the last.

The complexity of maintenance tasks can range from simple light bulb replacement to highly technical adjustments and calibrations. Creating a safe work platform is a huge part of making the repair procedure easier and safer.

Working at height must be accomplished safely and traditionally, outsourced scaffolding companies and fixed aluminium tower systems have been deployed. Outsourced scaffolding labour is expensive and not available 24/7, aluminium frame systems are cumbersome, inflexible, difficult to transport and will not adjust to fit into awkward areas.

The Solution

Using a LOBO Systems solution can dramatically improve logistics system operation by reducing scaffolding labour costs, which in turn improves service levels and increases operator productivity.

The LOBO System can be assembled quickly, easily and safely around, through or above conveyors and restricted access areas – by your own in-house maintenance crew.

This means out-sourced scaffolding labour costs can be reduced without compromising safety. Areas, previously considered difficult to get to can now be accessed with ease for maintenance and cleaning purposes. In addition, it is available 24/7 and therefore puts you in control of what and when you schedule your maintenance tasks.


Product Benefits

  1. a) LOBO is scalable, adaptable and adjustable to meet your on-going and changing requirements. Simply add more components or alter your existing configuration to satisfy the demands of the next task. Protect your initial investment with a product that will meet all your access needs safely!
  2. b) LOBO is a rigid and stable product, which meets or exceeds current safety regulations. Handrails can be fitted in seconds, at any point in the erection process and at any point on the system.
  3. c) LOBO’s steel structure ensures many years of product life cycle and a system that will not shake or rattle. The system can also include a slider lifting beam kit, toe boards and a Towerstore storage unit.
  4. d) LOBO’s modular approach means components fully integrate and can be hand carried. Fully constructed systems can also be made mobile by the addition of wheels.


Cost Benefits

Experience shows that deploying the LOBO system reduces the costs associated with hiring scaffolding and constructing bespoke access systems. By reducing your reliance on out-sourced scaffolding and engineering companies cost savings will be achieved – easily in a 12-month period.

With this quantifiable reduction in costs comes the added savings associated with reduced down-time and greater productivity from your maintenance department

Available 24/7, quick to erect – and above all safe – it is immediately adjustable for your next job with no staff waiting time while new fixed-frame structures are built.

Re-configurable, again and again, this product comes with no disposal costs and minimal replacement and on-going training costs.