How Important Industrial Shelving is?
The durability and flexible storage options provided has what made industrial shelving very popular. 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. When designed to meet the business’ specific requirements, the right system can save money by means of improving 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. The pallet racking system is designed in storing big quantities of materials on skids or pallets while maximizing the vertical space available.
Some of the common kinds of selective pallet racking include 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 enables the user to keep twice as much using half the space and drastically improve ergonomics of employees.
When this is utilized to store tools similar to injection molds, roll out industrial shelving systems can reduce the time by roughly 50 percent for doing tooling changeover. Different manufacturing companies provide standard sizes. Aside from that, roll out shelving systems can be customized 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 – with this, it offers an excellent option both for storing and accessing the items with the use of computer controlled systems that can automatically retrieve and place items automatically on a specific location. Not just that it speeds up the picking operations but also, it improves inventory rotation when it is properly organized.
The systems available are vertical carousels/vertical lift modules as well as fixed aisle. Both these systems bring stored items to the person compared to 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.