Do Deltarack products comply with the European directive (CE)?
According to the European Commission, racks such as Deltarack do not fall within the scope of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. A CE mark is therefore not possible. The formal answer of the European Commission can be seen here. However, Deltarack products do comply with the requirements of the relevant harmonised standards. Aside from the formal aspects, such as CE marking and a declaration of conformity, this means that design and production conform to the provisions of the Machinery Directive and that Deltarack products conform to the technical requirements for tools and equipment. Furthermore, Deltarack products comply with the Belgian General Act of 9 February 1994 regarding the safety of products and services (see this link).
What certificates do Deltarack products have?
As far as we know today, there are no standards that a wooden rack must comply with. Standardised test programs are not available. As wood (unlike metal) is not a homogeneous material, it is not possible to simulate tests in software. For this reason, we have developed a specific test programme in cooperation with the Belgian Packaging Institute (BVI).This programme consists of various static and dynamic tests. Based on these tests, we can provide a certificate of shape stability for most Deltarack products (Test Report of the Acceleration Test based on RD of April 27th 2007, EN12195:2010, VCAT-40509:2010).
What materials are Deltarack products made from?
Deltaracks are made from birch plywood, a board material composed of thin birch veneers laminated with crosswise grain orientation. The production standards for the birch plywood used for Deltaracks are defined in the GOST standard. Deltaracks are made from water-resistant plywood (water boiled plywood WBP or FSF) and water-resistant multiplex (water-resistant plywood MR or FK) depending on the model and the application.
The appearance of the face veneers is not important for Deltaracks because it has very little effect on the strength. We use grade C/C NS for our products, when means that the face veneers are not sanded and may have knots and cracks as well as holes up to 4 cm in diameter. Sufficient quantities of this grade to meet the demand for Deltaracks are not always available, so we are sometimes compelled to choose a higher grade. The individual parts of Deltaracks may differ considerably in appearance because they are mixed.
Can Deltarack provide tailored solutions?
The Deltarack concept is based on practical experience in the natural stone industry. The basic idea arose from the need for a convenient, lightweight and low-cost means for transporting marble and granite slabs. We strive to keep in touch with the market and respond to the specific needs of various sectors and industries. The current range of products was developed in response to this feedback. We would be pleased to help you with product selection and offer you the most suitable solution based on our expertise. Deltaracks with different lengths, rib counts and rib spacings can be made to order in small batches. In the past we have provided various customers with made-to-measure Deltaracks perfectly aligned to their specific needs. If you are interested in a tailored product, we will be pleased to prepare a comprehensive quotation for everything from the drawing to the prototype.
How can I customize my Deltaracks?
Thanks to their elegant appearance and convenience, Deltaracks act as real image-boosters for your company and your products or services. You can also have your Deltaracks customized to serve as effective advertising. Specifically, we can put your logo and/or text on all Deltaracks within an area measuring 8x25 cm. Even small runs are possible at a fixed start-up cost. To allow us to deliver the best possible quality, we prefer camera-ready copy supplied as a vector file.
Can I disassemble my Deltaracks and reassemble them later?
Many customers ask us whether Deltaracks can be disassembled. Based on experience, the standard Deltarack range, consisting of only two or - at a maximum - three different parts, is well suited to disassembly and can be disassembled up to 4 or 5 times. The Deltarack Premium is more complex and assembly and disassembly is not recommended.
In actual practice, customers are often able to reassemble and reuse these products two or three times. When reassembling a Deltarack, always check the parts to ensure that they are still intact. Old parts can be mixed with new ones if necessary. The NB6 model can easily be disassembled for compact transport.
How should I secure the load on the Deltarack?
Many different types of load can be placed on a Deltarack. The key consideration is that the load must be properly secured to the Deltarack. This can be done in various ways. The most suitable methods are strapping and wrapping film. There are many different ways to carry out strapping. We have illustrated the most common situations with coloured drawings. To secure slippery loads, we recommend placing anti-slip foam on the support members. Please do not hesitate to contact us for advice on securing loads.