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CASE STUDY

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Background

 

Natural History Museum approached Metalprogetti UK looking for a system that could store and manage visitor coats.

 

The system needed to be quick and simple to operate and, in particular, could store a high volume of garments for their regular functions and conferences.

 

Solution

 

Given that the Natural History Museum is a Grade 1 listed building is considered to be one of the great Victorian museums of the 19th century, Metalprogetti UK had to treat the installation with great respect, care and precision.

 

The installation took place over the course of 3 days, whereby 2 separate systems were implemented and linked by one central motor, so that loading and unloading was very efficient.

 

Using a tag system, a coat is handed in, assigned a barcoded hanger, and placed on the conveyor. Visitors are then given a tab for reference.

 

Upon collection, visitors hand in their tab and the conveyor rotates until the coat reaches the collection point, by which point the operative is able to retrieve the garment and hand back to the visitor.

 

The process is incredibly quick and significantly reduces queuing times in the cloakroom.

 

Outcome

 

Total capacity for storage on the conveyor is 840 coats. Natural History Museum opted for the best solution on the market, and they’re delighted.