Archive for May, 2016

May 11, 2016

Get Your Warehouse Ready for Modular Offices

If you’ve already worked with a DAK Equipment & Engineering team member to order your modular office for your warehouse, you are probably eager to get your modular office in place so you can start using it as soon as possible. While our modular offices typically arrive quickly and are set up in just a few hours or over a weekend (depending on the size and complexity of the installation job), there are some things you can do to help make the installation process even easier:

  • Move items out of the way. Make sure you measure out the space for your modular office and ensure that the area is free of products and equipment, as well as the area around where the office will sit as well. This will give our installation team plenty of space to work. If we don’t have to wait for items to be moved, we can get your modular office set up much sooner.
  • Clean the area. Your modular office won’t be moving once it’s been installed (until you decide to disassemble it, anyway!) so now if your chance to clean the area it will be in. We recommend cleaning the floors along with any nearby walls or areas that may be difficult to access once the modular office is in place.
  • Clear a path. Modular offices require some larger pieces and we’ll need to bring those into the area. It’s helpful to have a clear path that’s big enough for use to move in the necessary product and equipment to assemble your modular office.

Your DAK Equipment & Engineering representative can go over any other items we might need you to do in order to prepare for your new modular office. Once those your done, you can just sit back and wait for your office to arrive!

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May 09, 2016

How to Maximize the Space Underneath Your Mezzanine Level

There are so many ways that people are using their mezzanine levels in their warehouses. Whether you are using it for additional storage, office space, or a break room, mezzanine levels are the ideal way to get more square footage within your warehouse without paying for construction on an addition. One of the things you’ll need to think about, though, is how to maximize the space underneath your mezzanine level once it’s been installed.

Due to the need for support, you could lose some of your space underneath the mezzanine. DAK Equipment & Engineering will help you eliminate as much of that loss as possible by creating a mezzanine plan that maximizes the efficiency of the layout and reducing the number of needed supports. Overall, though, even with an overabundance of support columns under your mezzanine level, you’ll end up with a net gain of space thanks to the square footage you gain from the mezzanine.

Another option is to support your mezzanine level with shelves. For some warehouses, this is the ideal way to maximize storage while still getting the mezzanine level they need. Storage racks are installed at strategic points under the mezzanine level to provide the necessary support; additional storage racks can be installed as well, giving you tons of storage space.

Talk to DAK Equipment & Engineering about how to make the most of the space you have above and below your mezzanine level. Get in touch with our team to learn more about your options and to get assistance from our team with creating the perfect layout above and below your mezzanine deck.

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May 07, 2016

Why Conveyor Systems Are a $10 Billion Market

ResearchMoz, a market research company, recently released a report that the conveyor systems market in the United States would reach $10 billion by 2019. The report cites the “growing complexity in the supply chain process with regards to transportation and handling of materials in manufacturing and mining industries has surged the adoption of conveyor systems in the SCM process.”

Of course, it isn’t just mining and manufacturing industries that are using conveyor systems; they’ve become ubiquitous in the warehouse setting. There is a reason that this relatively simple idea is something we rely heavily on within the materials handling industry: because it works and it works well. A well-designed conveyor system can help increase warehouse efficiency by 100% or more. Plus, they are relatively easy to maintain. In general, they need to be kept clean and have parts replaced occasionally. Other than that, most conveyor systems are happy to move items moving along for years to come with little to no complaint.

Their flexibility is another reason for their popularity. Conveyor systems can be adapted to almost any situation or need. At their most basic, they are a means to move materials from one location to another; beyond that is completely customizable. We’ve helped install conveyor systems that run the length of a warehouse and ones that are only a few feet long.

Let DAK Equipment & Engineering help you get the conveyor system that your need for your warehouse. No matter what type of conveyor you need or what kind of issues you need to overcome with your conveyor systems, we can make it happen. Contact our team today and let’s get to work on the conveyor system you need!

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