At JS Burgess Engineering Ltd, we produce thousands of stillages every year and specialise in producing large numbers of stillages within each production run.
We’re aware that despite the fact stillages are commonly used throughout a huge range of industries, many people within the manufacturing and wider business world are unaware of what stillages are – this makes it particularly difficult for them to make an informed decision when it comes to providing us with detailed specifications, or in comparing different products against each other.
As such, we’ve decided to produce a brief article outlining the key types of stillages utilising the knowledge and experience our team have garnered over the years. It should be noted that this is just a very brief introduction – there are hundreds of variations and we actually produce bespoke stillages for each of our clients, these are just some of the most common broad types!
Profile stillages are most commonly used for handling extruded profile – for instance aluminium extrusion or extruded plastic. We provide a wide range of profile stillages.
A-Frame stillages are used to bear weight in an economical manner. Most A-frames will have a cross beam between the two legs, which stops the legs from slipping apart and collapsing the structure. Find out about our A-frame style stillages on our dedicated web page.
Post-pallets are similar to more traditional pallets, apart from the fact that they have posts attached – often at each corner with a square or rectangular pallet. The use of posts on the pallets allows for them to be stacked, utilising space better than a traditional wooden pallet, which may collapse if the product is too heavy for it to bear.
Trolleys and bogeys are movable frames which can be used to safely move or manoeuvre products around a warehouse or factory. When designing our trolleys and bogeys, we take the situation in to account – ensuring for instance that the wheels are made from material which will be able to stand up to the conditions of use. It is considerations like this which make our products highly durable and long-lasting.
We produce a wide range of automotive stillages – including specialist tyre stillages for instance. Automotive stillages vary in their design and application, but they are generally specialised to be used within a specific element in the manufacturing process – for instance transporting wind-screen glass, or moving large numbers of car bumpers around a factory.
If you have any questions about any of the products we offer, please feel free to get in touch and we will be able to talk through our own specific requirements in detail.