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Order Picking Technologies, Storage and Equipment

Order picking, also known as order fulfillment, is the process of collecting, packaging and preparing items for shipment to the customer. Anything that moves out of the door of a warehouse or distribution center has to be picked – whether the order is for 20 pallets loaded onto a truck or 2,000 individual items (SKUs) […]

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Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor (VRC) Installation

“Our freight elevator is dangerous and out of code. Is there an alternate solution for moving materials to another level in our building?” A freight elevator must be kept in safe working condition, which includes being compliant with national elevator codes and budgeting for expensive maintenance and repairs. Production and material changes may also result […]

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Designing Your Warehouse for Optimal Material Flow & Storage

Have you been tasked to find more available storage in your warehouse? When forklifts, materials and employees occupy a cramped warehouse, it may seem impossible to make room for additional storage. Use our tips to give your warehouse a fresh look, designing it with today’s production and obstacles in mind. Warehouse Design and Storage Forklift […]

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Pallet Rack Capacities

The primary purpose of warehouse pallet racking is to keep product off the ground, secure and easily accessible. However, we also rely on it to be durable because of its close proximity to warehouse employees and pedestrians. The pallet racking must be strategically selected and properly installed so that it isn’t vulnerable to collapse. When […]

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Pallet Rack Protection

When a company needs to maximize warehouse space, it often makes an investment in pallet racking. However, many forget to factor in pallet rack protection within their budget. A strong impact to a rack system’s uprights may cause them to buckle. Repeated impacts compromise the properties and capacity and make it vulnerable to a collapse […]

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Pallet Flow Racking and Types of Rollers

At most warehouses using pallet flow racking systems, you will find one of these rollers in use – full width, skate wheels or poly wheel. Full Width Full width rollers are the width of the pallet, which offers points of contact for the traveling pallet. Your pallet structure or load capacity may dictate the need […]

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Warehouse Storage Solutions Using Pallet Racking

Many companies are finding themselves working in the confines of space and money constraints. Choosing the right pallet racking for your warehouse storage needs will increase space utilization, accessibility to individual loads, handling time and order fulfillment speed. Product is also protected from possible damage by removing it from floor-level. Understanding the various types of […]

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Seasonal Benefits to Installing HVLS Industrial Fans

Many people dread working in warehouse conditions that can be intolerable at times. Still today, many warehouses are operating with standard industrial fans that seem to be no match for Mother Nature’s extreme climate. An energy efficient High Velocity Low Speed (HVLS) industrial fan offers a change in your warehouse. Summer Cooling The days of […]

Designing a warehouse

Pallet Racking: How to Select Pallet Racking For Your Warehouse

If your company has determined a need for pallet racking, perhaps to replace damaged upright frames or to create additional storage, doing an internet search for “warehouse pallet racking” will produce a high number of results. Pallet racking selection for your application can be overwhelming. Before meeting a storage & handling specialist, it is beneficial […]

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Industrial Mezzanines

Industrial mezzanines add capacity for space and storage within a building. The free-standing, semi-permanent floor system works well with facilities having high ceilings, making it ideal for warehousing, distribution or manufacturing. 5 Common Uses of Industrial Mezzanines Entry to a second floor modular office or observation deck utilizes unused vertical space while providing storage or […]

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3 Ways to Increase Warehouse Storage

Having a productive warehouse isn’t just about the equipment. It’s important that your warehouse is utilizing its space to allow for efficient and safe work processes. Consider these 3 ways to increase warehouse storage. Increase Warehouse Storage Pallet Racking Pallet racking comes in a variety of styles and configurations. The correct pallet rack selection will […]