Featured Project: Stacker Crane System


"Polycarbonate Vertical Wall"

A market leader in end-to-end warehouse solutions, Interlake Mecalux, Inc. specializes in the design, manufacture, sales and service, and integration of warehouse management software, advanced automation, and industrial shelving. In operation since the early 1960’s, Interlake Mecalux is an International company with seven manufacturing plants around the world, three here in the U.S.

ocated at their Melrose Park, IL facility, the Stacker Crane System is a demo unit designed to show Interlake Mecalux customers the product’s general capabilities. This automated crane system is basically a long, tall, storage system with a crane in the middle that moves material. The unit is also used as a storage archive for all of their company’s files and records. Recently, a 50’ addition was added to the system. With this addition, was a request to find a material to “cover” and enclose the Stacker Crane. stacker crane systemThe objective of the cover was to prevent dust from their plant from blowing into the racking and ruining their important documents.

Already purchasing LEXAN™ polycarbonate panels from AmeriLux International for the carousels that they manufacture, Interlake Mecalux turned to the AmeriLux A-team for advice on the right polycarbonate product to cover their Stacker Crane System.

The product solution: LEXAN™ THERMOCLEAR™ Plus 8mm clear polycarbonate panels installed with an Aluminum Base & Cap System. Choosing the unique combination of this lightweight yet high strength polycarbonate panel allowed for a “cover design” that required less structural support, saving both time and labor costs. The white aluminum of the Base & Cap Install System provided an aesthetically pleasing contrast to the blue crane.

stacker crane systemTo ensure the success of this unique project, Interlake Mecalux’s project manager, Joe Yassine, was assisted by AmeriLux’s Customer Service Manager, Betty Reed, and Staff Architect, Tim Fikkert. “The installation was very easy to do,” said Joe. “Betty and Tim were there every step of the way, from the project planning stages through final installation. They used my project drawings to show how the panels would fit against the machine, provided installation instructions, and gave me the knowledge I needed to get the job done right. That is what you want as a customer when you are trying to make something different work for your product or project.”

To learn more about how our polycarbonate panels can be used to create a cost effective, yet custom built structure for you or your customer, please call 888-602-4441. Our highly qualified architectural team would be happy to assist you in turning your project ideas into a reality.


LEXAN™ THERMOCLEAR™ is a trademark of SABIC Innovative Plastics IP B.V.

If you would like to know more about Interlake Mecalux, Inc., please visit their website at www.interlakemecalux.com.

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