Customized Hänel Lean-Lift® for storing fabric rolls in commercial laundry application

When it comes to cleaning cloths and various types of workwear, MEWA has been offering full-service textile management for more than 100 years. The Deutsche Standards publishing organization listed MEWA among the “Brands of the Century” in the category for textile services in 2016. The storage of fabric rolls was modernized with a space-saving and custom-built Hänel Lean-Lift® at the MEWA site in Lauenburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

The automated Hänel system requires 85% less floor space than the old manual storage solution for fabric rolls – the space savings are enormous! The convenient and systematic article pool management in the Hänel Lean-Lift® means that searching for requisite fabric rolls is a thing of the past.

Rolf Lausmann, Managing Director at MEWA, says: “The modern Hänel Lean-Lift® with vertical technology utilizes the entire height of the building – from floor to ceiling – to provide maximum height-optimized storage capacity. This enabled us to remove the steel racks holding fabric rolls and thus reduce the storage footprint from 40 m² to just 6 m²!”

The Hänel Lean-Lift® as a modern storage solution for fabric rolls

There are 19 containers inside the Hänel Lean-Lift® and each container is equipped with special fixtures for holding four fabric rolls – one behind the other. Nine containers are designed to accommodate three rolls when the fabrics are thicker. One container is fitted with a frame for storing loosely rolled bundles of special fabrics and remnants up to a length of five meters.

The integrated storage position management function of the Hänel lift controller is used to systematically record the location of the recessed compartment for each fabric roll in the system. “In the old manual storage warehouse, employees had to walk around and search for specific fabric rolls for every repair job.

But now – with more than one hundred different fabric rolls – this is no longer necessary because the Hänel Lean-Lift® gives us full transparency,” says the MEWA Managing Director with satisfaction. "

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