flatness in VNA is very important; irregularities at floor level are magnified
in direct proportion to the height of the racking, meaning just a small floor
variance could cause the VNA forklift truck to strike the racking.
Grinder® removes these
irregularities from the concrete, allowing VNA forklift trucks to be operated safely
Diamond tipped grinding blades are
fitted to the Laser Grinder® and adjusted to suit the wheel footprint of the VNA forklift
truck. Flat and level tracks are then ground into the floor for the forklift
truck wheels to run in. Alternatively, the whole width of the aisle can be
ground to accommodate trucks of any wheel configuration.
A laser levelling system is used to control the Laser Grinder®, making
it accurate to fractions of a millimetre.
This ensures compliance with all international defined movement floor flatness
be carried out during the construction process of new buildings, or
retrospectively in existing buildings. The Laser Grinder® has
an on-board water tank to keep the grinding blades cool and eliminate airborne
dust. This allows normal warehouse operations to continue around the grinding
process, even next to sensitive stock such as food or pharmaceuticals without
any risk of contamination.
The Laser Grinder® was invented by Concrete Grinding Ltd in the
early 1990’s and they remain the owner/operator of the system.