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Panels, Sheets and Slabs – From pallet to placement

May 7th, 2014

The methods we adopt for any situation when it comes to moving sheets of materials and panels, window casements and glass panels are vast. Trolley Selector, based in the UK has a range of options available for moving everything from a sheet of plywood to ready-to-install industrial doors and windows.

At the lightweight and cheap end of the range, Trolley Selector has a range of DIY and Panel Trolleys suitable for most situations. Small Panel Trolleys can easily accommodate upto ten sheets of plasterboard or plywood, with the optional addition of a basket which can hold additional sundry items such as tools, fixings and supplies. Large Panel Trolleys are designed to support upto twenty five sheets of material. The advantage of these smaller types of panel trolleys is that they are ideal for the small to medium sized installations where the movement of small quantities of sheet or board are required. For larger installations, multiple journeys with a full trolley may be required or even the use of multiple trolleys to achieve the same result. Each Panel Trolley can be moved with just one operator, however, with the combined weight of  more than ten sheets of material, we would advise having two operators for a more safe load and transportation. The end result is that users are still required to carry out heavy lifting of sheet materials at the beginning and end of each trolley journey.

Taking the human element of lifting out of the installation process requires advanced technology, which in this case comes in the form of a panel robot, specifically designed and manufactured to allow the movement of air proof panelled items. This robot can comfortably lift upto 200kg and with its unique arm and motion, can move items from laying flat on the floor into position with its unique easy to use control panel. The Medium Duty Panel Robot is particularly useful for manouvering sealed window units, steel plates and doors, fire doors and other airproof items. This trolley / robot / lifter is capable of moving over rough terrain external, particularly useful if the items have been delivered on a pallet and the site is still during the construction phase where the majority of infrastructure is not in place that would normally be required for the use of regular equipment. Additional wheels and outriggers can be added to the Medium Duty Panel Robot to provide a more stable platform.

When it comes to the health and safety of your employees during the location of heavy panelled items, this panel robot is the most efficient solution. A good working environment is provided with less damage to materials, your employees get greater satisfaction from a job well done, and they are less prone to sick days due to lack of heavy lifting, and the installation time is reduced drastically. A product well worth looking at!!



Panel Trolleys

September 8th, 2009

As the name suggests, panel trolleys are designed for moving panels. Panels can be fence panels, sheets of material or even signage and worktops. Whatever the requirement may be, there is a panel trolley designed for the job.

Panel Trolleys in general are manufactured using a combination of steel frame and plywood deck. Mesh baskets complement some products. Four to six wheels are fitted to provide an even weight distribution on the platform to the floor. Wheels are rubber tyred with steel centres. All swivel castors may be fitted throughout for versatility.

The very basic panel trolley is also known as an ‘A-Frame’ trolley which is designed to carry sheets of material with an operator at each end. As such, the trolley has a long dual end operators handle, a wide non slip shoe for the placement of materials and two rubber tyred wheels. The next trolley up is a variant to the platform truck with tubular sides and no ends. The tubular sides act as operator handles to assist with manoeuvrability. The platform is normally plywood so as not to damage any softwoods or chipboard but to provide a sturdy platform for the movement of the heavier items. Trolleys are also available with move-able sides which allow the user to keep panels upright whilst being moved. Baskets may also be added to certain trolleys to provide additional storage. The largest panel trolley available from trolley selector has the ability to carry larger loads such as worktops which can be as long as 3600mm. This large panel trolley also has a basket for additional items. These trolleys are mainly used in DIY stores where large quantities and multiple products are required to be moved over distances.