Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 15 2017 - Page 47

ving the state-of-the-art of ramps and cation and quality marks. The ramps that are tailored to meet all its custo- can rise to individual challenges with are made with a 100% safety factor, so one-off designs for special projects. there is no need to choose oversized mer’s needs. Specialist sectors include Jeremy Albin of sara Ramps gives some examples of how custom solutions have been developed. “For instance, over recent years combination ramps have become increasingly popular for loading machinery with low clearances or long wheelbases. These consist of two pairs of VFR ramps, most com- monly 2 x 2000mm or 2 x 2400mm with a separate, central support pe- destal. The second tier ramps can also be used independently for standard loading.” Demonstrating the company’s willing- ness to rise to the most challenging of requests, Jeremy recalls that sara Ramps recently developed a bespoke solution for the Bloodhound land speed record project: “We designed and built models to ensure safe operation. sara Ramps also offers a wide range of related products, such as pedestrian ramps, wheelchair ramps, van ramps, sack truck ramps, event ramps and tail lift ramps. ABOUT SARA LBS sara Loading Bay Specialists supplies, installs and maintains loading bay food and beverage, pharmaceutical, automotive, manufacturing, logistics and distribution. MAINTENANCE & REPAIR Sara LBS provides nationwide 24/7 service cover and rapid response times for all loading bay systems, dock shel- ters, high speed doors and industrial systems, high speed doors and indus- doors using its specialist engineers trial doors.It has provided high quality based across the country. It works with product solutions and outstanding end users to extend the safe working customer service since it was founded lifetime of their doors and equipment 30 years ago and this remains its sole focus. by providing both preventative main- tenance packages and standard and PRODUCT SOLUTIONS emergency repairs. sara LBS’s range of high quality pro- COMPANY CONTACT ducts includes its complete loading a special set of three tier ramps for bay packages (including scissor lifts, loading the 7.5 tonnes Bloodhound - sara Loading Bay Specialists Ltd : ramps and dock levellers), ‘Sprint’ it’s a car, but at 13.5m long loading it range of rapid roll, high speed doors Louise Nurse onto a transporter takes some care for internal and external use, insulated and consideration. sectional overhead doors and roller “We supplied these ramps to Euro Axles of Newcastle under Lyme for use with their purpose built trailer and take great pride in knowing we are helping push the excellence of British enginee- ring to world beating levels.” Tel: +44 (0)1442 245577 Fax: +44 (0)1442 217117 shutter doors. It has extensive sector Web: expertise and provides total packages Email: Photo: All sara Ramp products are manufactured to the relevant British and European standards, and all carry certification and quality marks. Not all jobs are this high profile, but sara Ramp’s design experts are always on hand to advise and help with selec- tion of standard ramps or development of a bespoke solution. When a ramp is well matched to its duties, it will be easy to use and give safe service over many years. All sara Ramp products are manufactu- red to the relevant British and Euro- pean standards, and all carry certifi- FDPP - 47