Warehouse is often the first and the worst bottleneck in production.

The correct plate is found immediately.

Load it and pack it up!

Steel plate storage systems

Improving our customers’ storage, saving space, and increasing safety at work is our passion.

LIPU – storage system for large steel plates and sheets


Safety for handling large steel sheets.

Based on patented technology, Lipu Oy has designed its LIPU product family for storing large metal sheet. Hydraulic-powered LIPU storage racks turn the desired sheet bundle into a horizontal position, making it easy to take either a single sheet or bundle of sheets from the storage and lift it with a bridge crane. Heavy steel sheet bundles can be browsed like books.

The range includes systems for 1.5 – 3.5 m wide and 3-16 m long sheets, with storage space up to 30 tons. One system can have up to 16 storage slots.


Significant space saver


Because of the LIPU storage system, even the largest sheet storage can be placed near the production machinery. The right sheet is instantly available and conveniently accessible, without any difficulties and downtime with transportation between production facilities.

The LIPU system can save up to 80% of the floor space required by the disk storage.


Modular structure


Due to the modular design, the LIPU storage system can be easily customized to the right sheet size and capacity.

Typical metal sheet sizes to store:

  • 1.5 x 6 m
  • 2.0 x 6 m
  • 2.0 x 8 m
  • 2.0 x 12 m
  • 2.5 x 6 m
  • 3.0 x 6 m

LIPU systems have options for 6, 8, 10, 12 or 16 storage slots.


Control options


The control of LIPU systems can be selected according to the degree of automation desired by the customer; both manual and automatic options are available and customizable.

The manual control is a fully controlled option, where a user keeps pressing the control button until the desired storage slot is available.

on a semi-automatic control device, the desired storage slot is selected from the touch screen.

It is also possible to control LIPU storag equipment through a factory system, where LIPU is a part of a fully automated warehouse.

Check out also our aluminium sheet storage systems.