Archive for July, 2016

July 18, 2016

The Best Layout for Your Modular Offices

Now that you have a new modular office from DAK Equipment & Engineering, you need to make sure you maximize the full potential of your space. It’s easy to waste office space with unnecessary clutter, poorly thought-out layouts, and a jumble of cords hooking up all of your office equipment. We have some simple tips that can help you take advantage of your new office space and get the most out of it.

 

How to Use Your Modular Office Space

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This is the same advice that we give our clients when it comes to maximizing space inside their warehouses, too. Many people only think about their usable square footage as the space they have on the ground when in truth there is a lot of space to be used overhead, as well. Utilize the wall space of your modular office by installing shelves to get binders and even equipment such as printers off of the floor. You’ll end up with a more organized office space not to mention less clutter on your floor creating a trip hazard.

 

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Your modular office should be well lit. Not only will this reduce eye strain on staff members working inside the space, but it will make the space seem bigger as well. Good lighting doesn’t have to mean overhead fluorescents, either. In some applications, this might be the ideal solution, but for office workers, desk lighting might be easier on their eyes. Think about how the space will be used and light it accordingly.

 

Control Cables

If there is one thing that can make an otherwise-neat-and-tidy modular office look cluttered, it’s the mess created by cables. Phone cables, computer cables, printer cables…the list goes on and on. Pick up a cable tidying kit at your local hardware or home supply store. This will have everything you need to organize and tie up your cables so they are hidden. Be sure that you label cords and cables, too, in order to make your life easier when it comes time to move or replace something in the future.

 

Get a Quote from DAK Equipment on a Modular Office!

If your current modular office isn’t working for you, isn’t big enough, or just isn’t the quality that you were expecting, talk to the DAK Equipment team. We’ll make sure you get a modular office that perfectly meets your needs and offers the features required for your space. Fill out the form below and let us help you find the right modular office set up for your warehouse!

 

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July 15, 2016

Going Up…Again! Using Multiple Mezzanine Levels in Your Warehouse

We’ve written multiple times about how warehouse mezzanines are a great way to expand the square footage in your warehouse. Some people are hesitant to put one into their warehouse, though, because they are concerned that it won’t be enough space to actually solve their storage problems. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that you may not be limited to a single mezzanine level. DAK Equipment & Engineering offers multi-level mezzanine solutions that can help you really max out your overhead space, giving you all the space that you need for storage, assembly, and even office space.

 

Utilizing Multiple Mezzanine Levels

Double Warehouse Mezzanine System from DAKMulti-level mezzanines aren’t something that every warehouse can use or even something that every warehouse needs. There are a number of factors that you’ll need to take into account when determining whether or not your warehouse is ready for multi-level mezzanines, including:

 

Space.

Warehouses are often built with a significant amount of overhead space that can be taken advantage of and maximized with a mezzanine level. However, whether or not you have enough space for a multi-level mezzanine may be up for debate. Our engineers can help you determine if you have the space requirements to go up more than one level.

 

Cost.

Multi-level mezzanines are going to cost more than a single level mezzanine, due in part to the cost of materials as well as the more complicated installation. We can get you an estimate on a multi-level mezzanine for your space, and in most cases, you’ll see that it’s still the most cost-effective solutions for your warehouse.

 

Safety.

Safety is a top priority of your warehouse, and it’s something that we take very seriously when helping warehouses maximizing their space. There are special considerations that come with a multi-level mezzanine, including safety ladders, safety railing, and fire protection. We’ll help you make sure you have taken those safety concerns into consideration and can meet all local and national regulations.

 

Ready to Go Up and Up Again?

DAK Equipment & Engineering has been working with warehouses and other industrial sites in Chicago and across the nation on creating safe mezzanine spaces. If you are interested in learning more about installing a mezzanine (single level or multiple levels), get in touch with our team. Our project managers will help you determine which mezzanine option is best for your space, give you a great price on it, and get it installed. You can contact us using the form below and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible about mezzanine solutions.

 

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July 13, 2016

How Drones Could Replace Your Conveyor Systems (And Why They Probably Won’t)

dreamstime_xxl_46218009Drones are a hot topic right now. We’re seeing drones used more and more in the military, as a hobby, and even in the industrial world. It was big news when Amazon announced that they would be using drones for delivery, and the company is currently testing their Prime Air delivery drones in centers in the United States, the United Kingdom, Austria, and Isreal. So are other industries going to follow suit soon? Could drones be coming to your warehouse?

 

How Drones Could Work in the Warehouse

There are a number of advantages to using a drone in your warehouse. First, it’s simply an extension of the automation that many warehouses are putting in place. If you are using an automated conveyor system, a robotic order picker, or other automation systems, you are already one step closer to using a drone. One of the most obvious places that a drone could take over is by replacing the function fulfilled by your current conveyor system.

Instead of employees needing to walk over to the conveyor system and lift heavy packages onto the belt, a drone can do it all for them. Imagine your team picking orders into their cart or basket, and when they are done, the cart simply lifts into the air and delivers itself to the packing area. This is even better than a self-driving cart since in the air there will be less chance for a collision with your human workers and less floor space dedicated to cart paths.

 

Why You Probably Won’t See Them Anytime Soon

This could be the future of warehouse materials handling. But for now, it’s likely going to be up to big companies like Amazon to work out the kinks of integrating technology like self-flying drones into the warehouse environment. Once this sort of system becomes commonplace for them, the technology will get better (and cheaper!) and filter down to smaller warehouse operations. Until that happens, it’s unlikely that you’ll be using drones in your warehouse anytime soon.

 

Until You Have Dones, You Have DAK Equipment

If you are looking for a way to improve the operations in your warehouse, DAK Equipment & Engineering can help. From automated conveyor systems to consulting on pick and pack management, we’re your partners in creating an efficient, well-run warehouse that maximizes your space and your profits. Get in touch with our project managers today and they’ll help you develop the solutions that you need. Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch with you right away!

 

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