In collaboration with Gebhardt Fördertechnik and TU Kaiserslautern, DELO has developed a storage and retrieval machine made of steel, aluminum and fiber composite – called “Cheetah”. It shows how structural bonding puts future technologies, such as light-weight construction, into practice in mechanical engineering and plant construction.
Special adhesives allow the use of standard profiles made of fiber composite completely bonded within the framework. This approach reduces weight and increases the moving dynamics in connection with high stiffness. In addition, less energy is consumed and wear-prone components get less stressed. This reduces operating expenses and increases availability.