The company that asked us to transform this Volkswagen Transporter constructs, installs and maintains robotic systems for industrial plants. The van is an L1H1 model, so it is far from large. But with a custom-made racking system by Syncro System, the cargo compartment has become a well-equipped warehouse on wheels.
Protecting the bodywork is the first step in any Syncro racking project, though customers do not always ask us to protect every part of the interior as did the owners of this VW Transporter.
The original floor is protected by a plywood floor liner with a marble-look surface. The bulkhead is covered by panels of the same material. The walls, doors and roof, on the other hand are lined with painted steel panels.
These photos show how even a medium size commercial vehicle can be converted into a great workshop on wheels. The left of this van is equipped with a wide range of containers and compartments for equipment, power and hand tools, spare parts and other items. Everything the operators need finds place in:
There is more storage on the right of the van in the form of an enclosed floor-level compartment, another four drawers, another eight pull-out transparent plastic containers and a top shelf. The rearward side panel of this racking is equipped with a fold-away vice bench complete with metal vice.
The most important feature of this Volkswagen Transporter for installing robotic systems is the aluminium ramp located at the rear door. This particular ramp has a load capacity of 400 kg. It is equipped with a gas spring for easy closing and a lateral pivot that allows the folded ramp to rotate for easy access to the van. Syncro System ramps are specially designed to facilitate the movement of even large, heavy items of machinery. They not only reduce the effort needed to load and unload equipment but, just as importantly, reduce the risk of operator injury too.
The solution illustrated on this page is just one example of the almost infinite range of racking solutions that Syncro System can install in your Transporter. Every Syncro racking project is unique!
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