Archive for July, 2015

July 15, 2015

How to Keep Your Selective Pallet Rack Organized

A selective pallet rack is meant to help keep your warehouse storage organized. If you don’t stay on top of the organization, though, it won’t be too long before chaos reigns. DAK Equipment has been selling and manufacturing selective pallet rack for over 20 years, and we can offer a few suggestions about how to keep your warehouse racks organized:

  • Stay up-to-date on inventory. Perform counts at least annually and account for everything on your racks. If it’s not in your inventory or equipment that you need, it shouldn’t be on your selective pallet rack. Have teams organize as they count, too. That makes inventory easier and creates a nicer, neater work environment afterwards.
  • Make inventory counts an opportunity for cleaning up. Debris like parts of cardboard boxes, tie downs, plastic wrap and more tends to accumulate on pallet racks. As your team performs an inventory count, have them clean up any trash that they see along the way.
  • Wipe down your pallet racks. You may think it’s unnecessary to clean your selective pallet rack, but it really can make a difference. A cleaner environment is more efficient, and you won’t lose needed inventory in a cloud of dust. Most shelves can be wiped down with soap and water.

These three steps should leave your selective pallet rack looking better than ever. It’s also a great way to make note of any damage you may find and have your selective pallet rack repaired by a qualified technician at DAK Equipment. Need more suggestions about organizing selective pallet racks? Give our project managers a call today!

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July 12, 2015

Make Sure You Set a Schedule to Inspect Your Pallet Rack

We’ve written before about the importance of regularly inspecting your pallet rack system. These inspection can help you catch minor issues that could become major problems later on, and prevent the destruction of inventory as well as injuries to both customers and employees. You are legally required to perform these inspections, too, and they are probably a requirement to keep your insurance. So how often should you be getting your inspections done?

Most companies and warehouses need to have an inspection once or twice a year by an equipment supplier and manufacturer such as DAK Equipment. These once- or twice-annual inspections will be thorough and identify and repair problem areas. This should not be the only time you inspect your pallet rack, though. Be sure to schedule frequent, regular inspections done by yourself or a member of your team to check on your pallet rack between more thorough inspections. Don’t neglect to add an inspection after a collision between a forklift and a rack, too, to check for damage.

Take a few minutes to mark your calendar with both thorough inspections from a DAK Equipment team member along with more frequent sessions done in-house. Once you have your inspection calendar made, give us a call and schedule a time with our inspection team. You’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that your racks are being regularly inspected both for the health and safety of your team as well as legal and insurance requirements. Call 855-863-0340 or use the contact form on our website to reach out to our inspection team.

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July 09, 2015

Why It Matters That You Purchase Wholesale Racking from a Trusted Source

Think you can buy your wholesale racking from just anywhere? Think again. We’ve heard from customers that they once believed buying wholesale racking from one place was as good as purchasing it from any other, but quickly learned their lesson. Eventually, those customers learn that DAK Equipment the premier source for all of their wholesale racking needs. There may be a reason those prices were so much lower than the other guys, and you could end up paying for your rock bottom bargain in the long run with damaged inventory and injured employees.

That’s why you need to buy your wholesale racking from a company that you can trust. DAK Equipment has been around as a Chicago materials handling supplier 1995. In these 20 years, we’ve established a reputation as a company that sells top-quality wholesale racking and stands behind our product. We don’t cut corners because we understand the important part that wholesale racking plays in your business. You can trust that we’ll sell you quality materials at a great price, and if you need help with installation, inspections, or planning your warehouse space, we can help with that, too.

Don’t try to cut corners on your wholesale racking just to save a few bucks. Believe us–it won’t be worth it in the long run. Get quality materials from DAK Equipment. Give our sales  team a call and learn how affordable all of our materials handling services can be for your business. Call us up at 855-863-0340 or contact us through our website today.

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