Custom Made Steel Fabrication for Product Handling
With well over 3 decades of experience, Pollards produces bespoke fabrications to suit a diverse range of customer requirements. Typical short lead time – fast turnaround products such as trolleys, stillages, pallets, trucks, steps, ramps, storage frames and lifting equipment. Custom material handling products are essential to accessing, storing and moving other materials and products within numerous business environments. Pollards has the capability to integrate its own fabricated structures utilizing RHS/Box section/tube, wire and sheet in order to produce high quality, durable, carefully finished mobile and static handling products.
Drum Storage Units
From static rack to hydraulic pallet lifting beds, Pollards regularly creates and distributes secure storage units for steel drums, compliant for the purposes of storing hazardous substances.
The storage system features sump draining capability and fluid tight welds.
Gas Bottle Storage Cages
Storing gas bottles where good ventilation and high security is paramount. Pollards Engineering Solutions has a history of experience in their production, whilst meeting strict health and safety guidelines, ensuring the end product is fit for purpose. These are primary attributes that contribute to the manufacture of superior grade storage products.
Featuring options that allow units to be stacked 4 tiers high, steel stillage storage products are ideal for heavy and bulky items. There are options for fork lift pockets and the addition of castors to enable easier movement and lifting.
A-Frame Glass Stillages
Popular demand for businesses needing to transport and store sheet glass products. A frames are inclined inwards to promote safe and secure upright stacking. Designs are carefully realised to support movement by fork lift as well as the integration of castors if required to aid in easy movement should the need arise.
Mobility, Transport and Surfacing Fittings
Hoisting lugs with load testing can be affixed (welded) to frames to suit transport requirements.
For mobility of product handling units there are a variety of load bearing, wheel or castor based systems. There are options for braking, fixed, swivel and the incorporation of truck stops.
Stillages and frames can be fitted with either 2 or 4 way fork guides to meet the customers requirements. With powered lifting equipment including fork lifts and fork trolleys, our fork guides will aid in smooth and safe movement of your product handling units. There is also the option for open or enclosed fork guides.
For certain applications where additional protection is required either for transport of the product handling unit or materials loaded onto stillages, frames and baskets Pollards can supply ‘made-to-fit’ dunnage strips and packing blocks.
Certain designs of frame units are suited to additional surfacing that protect sheet materials in storage and transit. The most popular material in use is plywood, there are further options for aluminium, plastic and sheet steel.
Surface treatments are available, these include:
Design and prototype services
Pollards has a highly skilled design team with a wealth of practical knowledge and experience, the company regularly assists in the re-design of customer stillage’s to fulfil specific requirements.
The benefits of our design service are:
Reduced lead time from concept to prototype.
Reduction in storage and transportation costs.
Improve overall productivity.