Warehouse is often the first and the worst bottleneck in production.

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Steel plate storage systems

Improving our customers’ storage, saving space, and increasing safety at work is our passion. If you are looking for heavy duty or otherwise big steel sheet and plate racking systems or storage solutions you’re at the right place. With LIPU revolutionary vertical steel plate storage system, also called vertical sheet steel rack, one can save time and space while also increasing work safety. Our patented steel sheet storage racking system keeps the steel sheets in a vertical position and turns the desired steel plate into a horizontal position for easy access when needed. 

Revolutionary steel sheet and plate storage and racking system

Steel plate and sheet storage system by LIPU has been designed to solve the most common problems in industrial warehouses. Lack of space, low time- and cost-efficiency can make storages the worst bottleneck in production, even more so when it comes to bulk and large material, such as steel plates and sheets. Unsuitable or impractical storage systems can also be unsafe for warehouse workers, increasing risks of accidents. LIPU has created and patented own steel plate storage system, which is meant to solve the most common problems and tailored to your warehouse needs and capacities.

Interested? Our head office is located in Savonlinna Finland, but our expanding distributor network serves our customers locally in different parts of the world. So when you seek for a carefully engineered steel sheet storage system, contact us, so we can discuss more!

Vertical Sheet Steel Storage Systems

Vertical sheet metal storage systems improve work safety, increase storage capacity of the warehouse and facilitate loading and unloading of the inventory. Using vertical racks for sheet metal storing is one of the most convenient solutions, valued by many warehouses for its practicality and efficiency. Adding automation to the system can make it even easier and turn vertical sheet metal storage into an elegant solution for the problem of sheet metal storing and handling.

Why should LIPU be your steel sheet racking system?

  • LIPU saves precious floor space up to 80%
  • huge improvement in working safety
  • improved productivity due to faster storage handling
  • less wasted time when one can find the steel sheet they need instantly
  • you can access the steel sheet from many different angles
  • easy to operate either automatically or manually
  • LIPU can be integrated into a warehouse storage system, making LIPU part of a fully automated warehouse
  • modular structure which makes it possible to tailor the system for your needs
  • Long service life – calculated being as long as 25 years

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Cost savings with numerous benefits

Enjoy reduced costs: more floor space, save on the amount of employees needed to handle the material, storage effectiveness which leads to faster production, less damaged products, safer working environment which leads to less accidents. Our steel plate storage system leads to more savings and reduced costs for you and your business.

LIPU – storage system for heavy duty large steel plates and sheets

Safety for handling large steel sheets.

Based on patented technology, Lipu Oy has designed its LIPU product family for storing large metal sheet. Hydraulic-powered LIPU storage racks turn the desired sheet bundle into a horizontal position, making it easy to take either a single sheet or bundle of sheets from the storage and lift it with a bridge crane. Heavy steel sheet bundles can be browsed like books.

The range includes systems for 1.5 – 3.5 m wide and 3-16 m long sheets, with storage space up to 30 tons. One system can have up to 16 storage slots.


Significant space saver

Because of the LIPU storage system, even the largest sheet storage can be placed near the production machinery. The right sheet is instantly available and conveniently accessible, without any difficulties and downtime with transportation between production facilities.

The LIPU system can save up to 80% of the floor space required by the disk storage.

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Modular structure

Due to the modular design, the LIPU storage system can be easily customized to the right sheet size and capacity.

Typical metal sheet sizes to store:

  • 1.5 x 6 m
  • 2.0 x 6 m
  • 2.0 x 8 m
  • 2.0 x 12 m
  • 2.5 x 6 m
  • 3.0 x 6 m

LIPU systems have options for 6, 8, 10, 12 or 16 storage slots.

Steel plate storage system that will last

Our steel plate storage system is free from complicated and failure-prone structures. This means that our systems are easy to maintain, with their calculated service life being as long as 25 years. Furthermore, the Lipu system structures have a warranty period of five years.


Control options

The control of LIPU systems can be selected according to the degree of automation desired by the customer; both manual and automatic options are available and customizable.

The manual control is a fully controlled option, where a user keeps pressing the control button until the desired storage slot is available.

on a semi-automatic control device, the desired storage slot is selected from the touch screen.

It is also possible to control LIPU storage equipment through a factory system, where LIPU is a part of a fully automated warehouse.


Extra accessories

Storing thin steel plates and need extra support? We have got you covered as we supply supply extra supports for thin plates.

Other extra accessories include storage containers for plate pieces, and special coating material to prevent contact between ferrous arms and storable materials. 

Have more questions? Our professionals are ready to help you!