SFS unimarket, Switzerland about the installed RECYFIX NC channels in 2013
RECYFIX composite channels for heavy goods traffic? Sure! RECYFIX NC Channels have passed the practical test in the building material storage successfully
Building material distributor SFS unimarket, Switzerland’s leading expert in building material, had a heavily used outdoor storage unit at its Altstätten location refurbished in August of 2013. As one of the renovation measures, the drainage system was set to be renewed.
Bruno Tollardo, head of logistics at SFS unimarket in Altstätten, now takes stock of the project, two years after wrapping up construction: “The outdoor storage unit is as high-frequented as ever and the channels are exposed to daily forklift traffic carrying multi-tonne loads in both lateral and alongside directions. Two years after mounting the channels, we can see no changes whatsoever. Despite the high stress levels, there are neither cracks, tears, subsidences nor other signs of wear that we can observe,” confirms Bruno Tallardo. “We certainly put the product to the test and can confidently further recommend it to our clients.”
Due to local circumstances and hydraulic requirements, the site’s drainage system was placed at the lower end of a ramp. This meant one thing for the utilized channel: it had to withstand large amounts of thrust and therefore high lateral stress levels. The additional challenge: The channel is exposed to daily weight bearing in the form of high-frequent and heavy-load traffic. The facility’s predominant traffic from forklifts not only brings with it heavy loads. The channel also has to bear high-frequent, small-radius steering maneuvers amounting for high levels of shear force. The combination of these requirements demanded a robust and heavy-duty drainage system that was built to last. The dimensioning was based on the results of the hydraulic calculation HAURATON offers as a complimentary service during projects.
Following products were chosen:
RECYFIX NC 200 channels type 010 with iron grating, loading class E 600
The composite channels were expertly mounted by local engineering contracting firm Dietsche.