Factors to be considered when implementing warehouse shelving
When storage requirements change, existing pallet racking loses its efficiency. New storage solutions must be implemented so that there will be an alternative to pallet racking. In larger facilities the most common solution made is to expand pallet raking upwards so that vertical space can be efficiently used. Sometimes a different type of pallet racking system is used to complement the existing warehouse racks. Another option is warehouse shelving so that the distance that goods have to travel from the loading bay is minimized. This is particularly beneficial when the business has to store heavy bulky items with fast turnaround. They should ideally be located close to the loading bay to enhance the productivity of the forklift as well as the warehouse personnel.
However, the implementation of warehouse shelving and pallet racking needs proper measurements on the exact dimensions of the warehouse including obstructions like doorways, windows, power sockets, drains, pipes and ductwork. The height of the rooms must also be considered before planning for industrial shelving and pallet racking. Another important consideration is the expected volume of inventory whether it can be efficiently stored with easy access when required. While there is plenty of vertical space that can be utilized, accessibility must always be considered since standard forklifts may lack the capability to access goods at a certain height. In most cases, the implementation of mobile warehouse shelves makes the goods more accessible. With proper planning, the warehouse can be better organized to expedite shipping with no time wasted for warehouse personnel and handling equipment.
Importance of durability in warehouse shelving
Most of the industrial shelves offered in the market are durable without the risks of breaking down at any time. However, for warehouse storage, heavy duty shelves are required with maximum weight capacity. The cost of heavy duty industrial shelves is substantially more than the standard shelves used for offices and retail stores but it ensures maximum versatility. Always take into account that warehouse needs vary but a tough and sturdy industrial shelve will always match your storage needs. A good choice will be an industrial shelve constructed from steel and powder coated with quality electrostatic paint to resist corrosion and impact from forklifts. With proper care the industrial shelves can have a longer service life although it is important to consider regular inspection to minimize any potential safety issues in the future.
Another important factor that has to be considered in the implementation of storage solutions is the installation process of pallet racking and industrial shelves. In most instances, these storage solutions have to be mounted on walls to save on space. Installation should not be attempted by unskilled warehouse staff so that shelving and racking systems will function properly and safely.