Archive for February, 2016

February 19, 2016

Cut Down on Walk Time with Our Chicago Conveyor Systems

One of the biggest blows to your warehouse’s efficiency is travel time. Travel time is the amount of time your employees spend traveling throughout your warehouse, often in order to pick products for orders and deliver them to a shipping station. The more time they spend traveling through your space, the more productivity you lose and the more it costs you to get that order out the door. Something like our Chicago conveyor systems can help reduce travel time by moving the product for your employees, allowing them to move on to the next task.

Instead of burning human energy moving products or shipping containers through your warehouse, a conveyor system moves them for you. Employees can stay in place and focus on their next order while the items move on to the next area. This can be an especially useful system for zone picking methods, where orders need to move through several zones in order to be completed. It’s also a great way to move completed orders out of the pick area and into the packing and shipping zone.

If you are interested in reducing travel time and costs while increasing productivity, give DAK Equipment a call. We’d love to talk to you about your need for our Chicago conveyor systems, and show you case studies where we’ve helped warehouses like yours put them to good use. Our project management team can put together a quote for you regarding costs, downtime for installation, and other factors you’ll want to know about, and you’ll find our team is thorough in our evaluation. We may be able to help you find other productivity boosters as well! Get in touch with us today.

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February 18, 2016

How to Choose the Right Chicago Industrial Conveyor Systems

DAK Equipment offers Chicago industrial conveyor systems of all shapes and sizes. When a company decides that they need to improve their productivity, reduce travel time, and upgrade their materials handling systems, often the best solution is to install one of our conveyor systems. There are many systems to choose from, and we’ll look at factors like these in order to help you find the right one:

  • Where you are moving products. This will help us determine the length of industrial conveyor systems you’ll need in your Chicago warehouse, which can impact the type and design as well.
  • What you are moving. There are conveyor systems made for small items, shipping boxes, and even pallets. We’ll look at what you need to move and determine the best system to get it there.
  • What your power requirements are. Many warehouses utilize non-powered conveyor systems that use rollers and gravity to move items along. We’ll see if this is a good solution for you, or if you should consider a belt-powered system instead.
  • How many orders and how much product you process a day. The volume and weight of the items traveling on your industrial convey systems will determine what kind of system is right for your space.

Once the DAK Equipment team determines the answers to each of these factors, we’ll get to work  on designing, installing, implementing and training your team on your new system. You’ll be amazed at how an affordable investment in your warehouse can make such a huge difference in your overall output. Call us today to learn more about our Chicago industrial conveyor systems.

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February 17, 2016

Three Ideas to Make Use of a Mezzanine Level in Your Milwaukee Warehouse

Our Milwaukee mezzanine systems are a great way to introduce more floor space to your crowded warehouse. By adding an additional level of space, you open up your warehouse to all kinds of new possibilities. These are just three ways you can put your new Milwaukee mezzanine to work in your warehouse:

  • Use it as an assembly station. If your warehouse handles products that need to be assembled before they go out the door, your new mezzanine is the perfect place to house this operation. Parts and pieces can go up to the mezzanine, be assembled by your team, and come back down as product ready to be shipped.
  • Use it for offices. While most of your warehouse workers need to be on the floor, many others won’t and their offices and desk space can eat up valuable product space on your floor. Moving the offices and desks of warehouse workers to a mezzanine level can get them out of the way as well as give them an eagle’s eye view of the operation.
  • Use if for seasonal storage. If you have items that you only ship out during certain seasons or other products that you access infrequently, a mezzanine level can be ideal for the storage of these items. They’ll stay accessible while remaining out of your way.

Ready for your Milwaukee mezzanine to be installed? Give the DAK Warehouse team a call. We’ll get you set up with a mezzanine you love. Call our project management team or contact us through our website to get started.

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