Which Industrial Shelving is Right for Your Business?
Industrial shelving is quite popular for their durability and at the same time, flexible storage options. Almost every business seeks for ways on how they can reduce expenses while improving efficiency through the better and optimal use of their space. By incorporating industrial shelving, it creates multiple vertical levels of storage and at the same time, simplifies storage as well as retrieval processes. So long as it is made in a way that it intentionally meets business requirements, the right system can help businesses save money by improving the employee ergonomics and space utilization and reduce time and steps in the key workflow processes.
We are going to talk about the different shelving system in this article, so keep on reading.
Number 1. Pallet racking system – this is actually one of the affordable storage systems among big warehouses, which makes it the most common as well. Pallet racking system is made to store large quantities of skids or pallets while maximizing the vertical space available.
Some typical types of selective pallet racking are pallet flow system, drive-through, drive-in and push-back.
Number 2. Roll out shelving system – in this one, it creates a great storage solution for hard or heavy to handle items even in tight spaces. When it is used in an area that has overhead crane or a built-in gantry, the main benefit it can provide is the ability of accessing several levels of items without forklift truck. This allows the user to keep twice as much items using half the space and significantly improve employee ergonomics.
When used for storing tooling like injection molds, roll out industrial shelving systems is capable of reducing the time to tool changeover by around 50 percent. Different manufacturing companies provide standard sizes. In addition to that, roll out shelving systems are customizable as cabinets w/ locking doors, made to order shelves with blocking, cradling or special decking and it can be made as a mobile cart too.
Number 3. Automated retrieval and storage system – this is providing great option both for storing and accessing items by making use of different computer controlled systems that are placing and retrieving items automatically from specific location. Not just that it speeds up the picking operations but also, it improves inventory rotation when it is properly organized.
Vertical carousels/vertical lift modules as well as fixed aisle are just some of the types of systems available. Both of these systems can bring the stored item to the person in comparison to the conventional hunt and gather approach.
Then again, you have other options like cantilever racking for longer items, odd shapes or material bundles, heavy duty shelving and mobile material transfer system.