Carton Flow Racks and Product Slotting

Picking product is one of the most expensive and labor intensive aspects of fulfilling an order. Creating a streamlined and efficient process will help reduce those costs and increase employee productivity.  One option that should be considered is carton flow racks. These systems can dramatically improve the picking process. [...]

By |2019-01-08T10:31:36+00:00January 8th, 2019|Material Handling Equipment|Comments Off on Carton Flow Racks and Product Slotting

High Turnover, Low SKUs: Drive-In Pallet Rack Basics

So you need high density storage for a fast product turnaround and a small amount of product types. It sounds like the Drive-In pallet rack system could be a good option for your facility. I will be explaining this system in more detail for this post. General Characteristics The [...]

By |2018-11-09T16:30:23+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Material Handling Equipment|Comments Off on High Turnover, Low SKUs: Drive-In Pallet Rack Basics

Discover the Different Types of Pallet Racking

Building out or upgrading a warehouse space? There are many different types of pallet racking to choose to store product. Below we outline the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of pallet racks. Selective Pallet Racking Selective Pallet Racking is the most common type of warehouse racking; it has [...]

By |2018-12-15T11:57:49+00:00September 28th, 2018|Material Handling Equipment|Comments Off on Discover the Different Types of Pallet Racking

What is Wide Span Shelving?

Wide span shelving is used for medium to heavy loads that are hand-loaded. It is classified as being between conventional shelving and pallet rack. Wide span is great for storing a large variety of product types, and is ideal for storing high, wide, or bulky items as well. This shelving [...]

By |2018-12-15T11:57:41+00:00August 20th, 2018|Material Handling Equipment|Comments Off on What is Wide Span Shelving?

High Density Storage: Push Back Pallet Rack

Is your warehouse tight on space, high volume, and contains a lot of different product types? Push Back Pallet Racking is definitely a good option if that is the case. This system is a little more dynamic than other high-density systems because while other systems must have the same [...]

By |2018-12-15T11:57:43+00:00July 17th, 2018|Material Handling Equipment|Comments Off on High Density Storage: Push Back Pallet Rack

Heavy Duty Shelving: Keep Smaller Items in Their Place

Take a moment to think of all the things you have in your warehouse: products, tools, parts, specialized pieces of equipment, and so on. Maybe your collection of boxes, barrels, and pallets keeps growing, and you're not sure where to put it all at this point. Fortunately, buying heavy duty [...]

By |2018-12-15T11:57:40+00:00June 26th, 2018|Material Handling Equipment|Comments Off on Heavy Duty Shelving: Keep Smaller Items in Their Place

National Forklift Safety – June 12, 2018

The Fascinating History of Forklifts Classified as a type of industrial truck, early versions of these versatile machines reportedly first appeared in 1917. Some sources place the antecedents of forklifts even earlier, to battery powered baggage handling wagons used in U. S. railway stations during the early 1900s. These [...]

By |2018-12-15T11:59:42+00:00June 11th, 2018|Material Handling Equipment|Comments Off on National Forklift Safety – June 12, 2018

Pallet Flow Racks vs. Automated Shuttles

High-density pallet storage allows companies to maximize their warehouse space by fitting more pallets and a greater range of inventory into a smaller area. The concept is simple, but the considerations are complex. Static Warehouse Storage > Dynamic Warehouse Storage Double-deep selective pallet racks Very narrow aisle (VNA) pallet racks [...]

By |2018-12-15T11:57:40+00:00June 7th, 2018|Material Handling Equipment|Comments Off on Pallet Flow Racks vs. Automated Shuttles

Learn Common Terms Used for Components of a Pallet Rack System

We get a lot of calls from people inquiring about warehouse material handling equipment using very different terminology to ask about the same type of product. In the material handling industry, there are many words and terms used for one specific product. Let's go over a few common warehouse [...]

By |2018-12-15T11:57:40+00:00May 24th, 2018|Material Handling Equipment|Comments Off on Learn Common Terms Used for Components of a Pallet Rack System

Things to Consider When Buying Used Pallet Racks

When considering pallet racking for a shop or warehouse, you may find various secondhand or used pallet racks are available for purchase at a cheaper price than new racks provided by pallet rack installation companies. Like with any product that had already been put to use, secondhand pallet racks are likely [...]

By |2018-12-15T11:59:26+00:00February 27th, 2018|Material Handling Equipment|Comments Off on Things to Consider When Buying Used Pallet Racks