Custom-made vertical storage lifts are handling parts for the new XC90 and V90


When the world-leader, Plastal, needed new vertical storage lifts for handling plastic parts for Volvo’s new XC90 and V90, they chose Weland Solutions as their supplier. The machines are custom-made to the size of the parts and this will mean a large saving in space for Plastal.

The custom-made vertical storage lifts were installed during Q1, 2016, and are expected to be in full operation at Plastal, Simrishamn, soon. Apart from the space saved, the vertical storage lifts also handle heavy weights.

“We have custom-made the machines based precisely on the parts that will be lifted in, which means Plastal can maximise its load capacity,” Bj√∂rn Karlsson, CEO at Weland Solutions, says. Plastal’s new vertical storage lifts are driven by four gear racks, one in each corner of the machine’s tray. As a result, Plastal’s staff do not have to think about where in the vertical storage lift they should place the parts for Volvo’s new models of car.