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Tips to Consider Before Buying Warehouse Shelves

Storing large quantities of goods or raw materials can be a challenge within any warehouse as you need to ensure that your goods are protected and organized and that the shelves can withstand the goods you are storing. You also need to ensure that the shelves make effective use of your warehouse space.

Purchasing warehouse shelves can be a complicated process with so many factors to consider. However, the following tips can help you to find the right shelving for your warehouse space:

Don’t Assume That Used Shelves Are The Right Choice.

New shelves can often be just as cost effective as purchasing used shelves, especially when considering the costs of disassembly, assembly, and delivery. With new shelves, you can also maximize the use of your space, and you can rest assured that you are getting a reliable product that will stand the test of time.

Consider The Floor Space Layout In Your Warehouse.

This should be a relevant factor in deciding what types and amounts of shelving you need. Warehouse space is not unlimited and it is not free. You do not want to waste space by having inefficient shelving solutions that don’t allow you to effectively store all of your goods.

Understand The Different Shelving Options Available To You.

Not all warehouse shelving is created equal. There are different types and styles of shelving, including galvanized steel shelving, rivet shelving, mezzanine shelving, pallet racking, and mobile shelving. If you need some specific type of shelving designed that will work best with your warehouse layout or the goods that you need to store, you can also consider custom and specialized shelving solutions.

Determine The Weight Of The Items To Be Stored.

You must ensure that every shelf is strong enough to withstand the weight of whatever you might put onto it both now and in the future. You should always err on the side of caution and opt for shelves that can hold larger volumes and weights of items than you expect to need so that your shelves can always safely accommodate your storage needs.

Consider Whether The Shelves Will Hold Up In A Potential Disaster Situation.

You will want to ensure that the warehouse shelves could stand up to a serious adverse weather event, such as an earthquake. Your shelves need to be strong enough to withstand the weather events that are likely to occur in your area.

Explore Options For Installation.

Do you want to obtain your shelves from a company that will also arrange delivery and installation? This can streamline the process and allow you to work only with one company from start to finish, but it may not be the right solution for everyone.

These are just a few of the many tips when it comes to making the purchase of industrial shelving or warehouse racking. If you turn to a professional who specializes in warehousing shelving, you will get the invaluable advice that you need to ensure that you have the right shelves for your space.

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Modular Cabinets

Cabinets come in many shapes and sizes but all can essentially be categorized as either enclosures or drawer cabinets. Enclosure cabinets typically have doors on the front face and shelves of one sort or another internally. The doors or door, may be hinged, roll-up, see through, or fireproof for high valued items, files or documentation.

Because the cabinet market is so vast, it naturally follows that cabinet manufacturers must specialize on different market sectors and/or applications when introducing their product to market. Parts rooms, or stores rooms, although quite varied in appearance and function, share a number of characteristics that many cabinet manufacturers focus in on to better enhance these work environments and better position themselves in the market. The most common or essential characteristics are security, ergonomics, space savings and productivity.

Traditional stores rooms commonly use totes stored on shelves to store the majority of their small parts. Parts are catalogued by either commonality or family grouping and the totes are located by a sequenced code to aid in the storage and retrieval process.

In most stores rooms these totes vary in size but to only a limited degree. This is where modular cabinets have increasingly been recognized as not only a storage medium but also a productivity enhancing work tool. These modular cabinets can provide drawer heights that are perfectly suited to the inventory, and when sub-divided, allow storage of a multitude of SKU’s within the same drawer. This improved space utilization can lead to space savings of as much as 70 percent over conventional tote storage. With the reduced travel between pick hits productivity is sure to increase.

It is simply bonus that security is also enhanced seeing as most such cabinets are also lockable. Metalia Cabinets with their European styling and heavy gauge welded steel construction provide one of the industry’s best modular cabinets with approximately 400 lbs. capacity per drawer on full ball bearing sliders. These units come with a lifetime warranty and are also available as a retrofit to your existing shelving system. These cabinets are available in numerous shapes, configurations and colours to meet virtually any stores room requirement.

Prestige Racking & Storage specializes in warehouse, material handling, and storage solutions for businesses. Contact us or request a quote for your commercial shelving and industrial racking needs.


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Metalia Royal Workstations – Ideal For Automotive Dealers

Automotive dealers are increasingly recognizing that quality of service and craftsmanship doesn’t simply end with their own offerings. More and more of the car manufacturers have now recognized that their entire dealership is indeed a showroom, and of course, needs to presented as such. Metalia Cabinets has directly addressed these concerns by now offering shop cabinetry specifically designed for the automotive bay floor.

These all welded, powder coated workbenches will stand up to the most abusive conditions and yet still remain as beautiful as the day they were bought for many years to come. The Metalia Royal workstations are built completely modular so that the customer may pick and choose what components are most appropriate for his space and budget requirements. Whether it be tool storage, hoist pneumatics, or simply coverall storage, this cabinetry covers it all.

Prestige Racking & Storage specializes in warehouse, material handling, and storage solutions for businesses. Contact us or request a quote for your commercial shelving and industrial racking needs.

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Rack Frame Capacities

It wasn’t long ago that when one referred to a 28,000 lb. capacity end frame they use to be describing a 13 gauge, rolled formed frame. As a common staple to the racking industry, this frame would also typically be about 16 to 24 feet in height and be relatively easy to come by. Today, however; if you were to assume the same, you might be mistaken.

Firstly, in the past 3 to 4 years the industry has become increasingly more sensitive in providing the customer with a more precise solution to address his storage issues. Always wishing to stay just slightly ahead of their competitors, manufacturers have reduced the gauge of their rack frames and increased the welds, bends or both therefore providing increased rigidity and strength. It also stands to reason that a frame’s capacity will in large part be determined by how structurally sound the base of the structure is; an issue in large part determined by the height of the first level load beams. It’s for this reason lighter gauge rack may often still suffice in achieving the desired capacity objectives of a customer’s requirements.

The fact to keep in mind is that whether it be a 13, or 14 gauge steel frame, if the elevation of the first beam level is relatively high, the rack will inevitably be more susceptible to lateral forces than otherwise may be the case and therefore it’s capacity will also be that much less.

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