Assembly tips of the month - loading capacity series

We have gathered ­­8 assembly tips for material handling modular structures regarding the loading capacity. Relevant tips that will save you time and money to ensure your pipe and joint structures can support its entended load.

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  1. Flow Racks Loading Capacity - #14 (November 2018)

    Flow Racks Loading Capacity Assembly tip

    Increasing the loading capacity of your flow racks using the following assembly options:

    1. Add numerous conveyor tracks to increase the load.
    2. Double the front and rear tube support using HJ-1 joint set.

    Download the PDF version of the assembly tip #14

     

     

  2. Loading Capacity Chart - #16 (January 2019)

    Loading Capacity Chart

    How you design your structure and assemble your Flexpipe structure will affect its loading capacity. The longer the pipe, the less weight it can hold.

    Download the PDF version of the assembly tip #16

     

  3. How to Calculate the Loading Capacity - #17 (February 2019)

    How

    To calculate the loading capacity of your modular structures, follow these 3 steps:
    1. Take the longest pipe span dimension of your structure.
    2. Refer to the Flexpipe loading capacity chart provided.
    3. Multiply the weight capacity of each pipe by the number of pipes in the structure.

    Download the PDF version of the assembly tip #17

     

  4. Increase the Loading Capacity - Add Columns - #18 (March 2019)

    Exra

    Use the HJ-1 joint set to add column to your modular structure. This option will help increase the loading capacity and reinforce your structure.

    Download the PDF version of the assembly tip #18

     

  5. Increase the Loading Capacity - Add Angle Braces - #19 (April 2019)

    Exra

    Add angle braces using the HJ-6 pivot angle joint set and HJ-17 fix angle joint set to reinforce your structure’s loading capacity.

    Download the PDF version of the assembly tip #19

     

  6. Increase the Loading Capacity - Double Stack Pipe - #20 (May 2019)

    Double

    Double stack your pipe using the HJ-13 parallel joint set to reinforce your structure’s loading capacity.

    Download the PDF version of the assembly tip #20

     

  7. Increase the Loading Capacity - Using the Thicke Pipe - #21 (June 2019)

    Use

    To reinforce your structure’s loading capacity use the thicker 2 mm pipe SP-96-BL.

    Download the PDF version of the assembly tip #21

     

  8. Increase the Loading Capacity - Use HJ-7 Joint Set - #22 (July 2019)

    Add

    Reinforce your structure’s loading capacity by adding pipes using the HJ-7 joint sets. It also allows to create pipe shelves instead of using a top surface that would cost you hundreds of dollars. Pipe shelving allows a lot of flexibility as you can determine the distance between each tube according to the load and the volume of the equipment handled.

    Download the PDF version of the assembly tip #22

     

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Julien Depelteau - Chief Executive Officer

Julien is Flexpipe’s president and co-founder. He came upon lean manufacturing in 2006 and launched Flexpipe in 2010. His mission since then has been to introduce the modular system to new markets by making it affordable and accessible.