Stacking Cradle System Offers Immediate Access and Inventory Control of Long Goods, Coils, and Flat Stock

The HF Stacking Cradle System from Schmidt Structural Products is a modular system that easily stores long goods, coils, and flat stock. The system is transportable and adaptable. Designed to easily store long material lengths in capacities from 2 to 5 tons and up to 10 units high, it can help to increase usable facility floor space and avoid material loss or damage due to excessive handling. The HF System can also be used to stack coils in capacities from 5 to 30 tons and coil diameters up to 72", providing an economical alternative to typical floor storage of coil or rolled materials. Flat goods can be stacked up to 10 units high in capacities from 2 to 5 tons for fast, easy access.

The HF System consists of a Spreader Beam Unit and Stacking Cradles. The Spreader Beam Unit attaches to an existing facility crane. Designed with built-in hooks for simple engagement of the cradles, this unit provides easy access to stack and sort inventory stored in the HF System Cradles. A single Spreader Beam Unit can be used to handle three different lengths of material or it can be used to handle multiple cradle rows. HF Stacking Cradles feature a rugged versatile interlocking design which provides a modular system that allows rapid stock retrieval. The unique interlocking design compensates for imperfect operator placement while ensuring safe, secure nesting. Engineered cradle units are manufactured of hot-rolled ASTM A36 structural steel to provide years of service. Standard cradle colors are gray or blue. Other color selections are available to provide a material identification system using color coded cradles. A new 6-page catalog is available.

For a new catalog call 800-523-6719, Fax: 215-721-5890, visit, or write Schmidt Structural Products, Inc., PO Box 378, Oaks, PA 19456-0378.

DATE: JANUARY 21, 2008

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