Archive for 2017

July 20, 2017

Ladders for All of Your Selective Pallet Racks

Selective pallet racking is one of the most common pieces of warehouse equipment. You’ll have a tougher time finding a warehouse or distribution center that doesn’t use it. There is a good reason for that; when it comes to industrial shelving, selective pallet racking is inexpensive, versatile, and easy to use. Of course, your selective pallet rack is only as good as the equipment you use around it. Your warehouse workers need to be able to safely and quickly get to items at the top and in the back of our selective pallet rack for it to be a useful storage setup for your business. DAK Equipment has you covered! We have a great selection of ladders ready to use in your warehouse.

Check Out Our Warehouse Ladder Options

DAK Equipment and Engineering knows the importance of a great ladder. We also know that ladders aren’t a one-size-fits-all product and that you’ll likely need a variety of ladders in your warehouse environment. That’s why we stock a robust selection of ladders for you to choose from, all at great prices. Here are some of the categories you’ll be able to choose from in our online catalog:

  • Aluminum Ladders. Lightweight and inexpensive, these ladders are great for everyday use within your warehouse.
  • Extra Heavy Duty Ladders. When you need a big ladder for a big job, these ladders are the ones you want. 300 lbs capacity one-person maintenance lift or 500 lbs capacity two-person lift.
  • Rolling Ladders. Get a heavy duty ladder anywhere you need it with these rolling ladders. Holds up to 800 lbs!
  • Stainless Steel Ladders. These ladders will last a lifetime in your warehouse! Lockstep, rolling, and aluminum options available.
  • Tilt and Roll Ladders. Ladders that won’t go anywhere until you need them to move. Safety comes first with these ladders.

Which Ladder is Right For Your Warehouse Needs?

The type of ladder you purchase to use in your warehouse will depend on your setup, your team, and your needs. When it comes to selective pallet racking, most warehouses prefer tilt and roll safety ladders. Ladders with a stair-step design and safety cage at the top provide your team with comfortable access to high-up places and give them some security when they are handling materials at an elevated height. If you aren’t sure this is the right ladder for your space or have questions about other ladder options, our team can help.

Order Ladders for Your Warehouse from DAK Today

Check out the full selection of the ladders available from DAK Equipment in our online store. We make it easy to make the most of all of the selective pallet rack shelving in your warehouse with ladders that safely get your people where they need to go. Order through our secure online store or give us a call and our professional materials handling team will help you place an order over the phone. We can answer your questions and help you find the perfect ladders for all of your warehouse needs!

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July 15, 2017

How to Manage the Relocation of Your Warehouse Equipment

Many businesses will need to face the challenges of moving their facility sooner or later. Usually, this is a good thing; it’s often a sign that your business is growing and that your facility needs to grow with it. Of course, there are a number of things you can do to put off the move to a larger facility, including:

  • Scaling back your on-hand inventory
  • Installing a mezzanine deck
  • Optimizing your warehouse equipment layout

Even if you’ve done all of this, though, you may eventually need to move. It will take a great deal of coordination between your teams to ensure that the transition is a smooth one and that you lose as little production time as possible. Thankfully, the DAK Equipment team can help move your wholesale pallet racks and other materials handling equipment and get your operation back up and running in as little time as possible.

 

Tips to Make Your Warehouse Relocation Easier

  • Create an optimized layout for the new space. When you start with a plan, it’s going to be much easier to get everything in its new place on moving day. A clear and comprehensive layout will help people know what they need to do next to complete the move, too, so you aren’t wasting time micromanaging the process.
  • Label everything. You already know the importance of labeling shelves, racks, and rows in your warehouse. It’s just as important when you move, too. If you are moving items that are destined for the pallet racks, label them with their future location. That way there is no question about where the items are supposed to go in your new space.
  • Move in sections. Take it a bite at a time and the whole moving process will seem more manageable. Moving your warehouse in sections will also help you avoid mix ups and errors when the job is done.
  • Use what you can from your old location. If your old warehouse equipment is in good shape, keep using it. There is no need to invest in a new pallet racking system if your old one is still workable and suitable for the new space.
  • Hire professional help. It’s tempting to ask your team to do the move for you, and they may be able to pitch in. However, you might find they are better suited for focusing on customer service issues and keeping orders going out the door while a professional team handles the move. It’s often faster and a better use of your money.

How DAK Equipment Can Help With Your Move

We’ve been helping warehouse and distribution centers relocate their materials handling equipment for years. We understand the inherent challenges of a move and how to overcome them. Here are some of the ways we can help!

Disassembly and Relocation Services

Our team can come into your materials handling facility and disassemble your wholesale pallet rack, conveyor belts, carton flow racks, and other equipment and safely transport it to your new facility. There, we can re-assemble your equipment to a new configuration that suits your new space.

Warehouse Layout Planning and Design

Our project managers can even provide you with an AutoCAD drawing of a new facility layout that uses your current inventory of shelves, conveyors, and equipment! Now you’ll know what you need to buy and where everything needs to go.

Installation of Equipment and Systems

Ready to set everything back up? We’ll do it for you. Our team will ensure that every nut and bolt of your warehouse equipment is ready for your inventory. You’ll have the peace of mind of knowing that your equipment is set up correctly and is ready for you.

Call DAK Equipment & Engineering to Discuss Your Next Move

Don’t let a move slow down your business. By having our professional team help with the job, you’ll be able to get back up and running faster than you would otherwise. Time is money, and the DAK equipment team will make sure you are saving plenty of both. If you have an upcoming move, get in touch with us today and let’s start planning the most successful move possible. Our project managers are happy to take on your project and help you manage it from beginning to end, giving you the best possible results. Call us or contact us through our website today!

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July 10, 2017

Why You Need to Include Wire Decking in Your Next Warehouse Equipment Purchase

Planning out your warehouse is a time-consuming process, but it’s one that will pay off in a big way once you have everything set up and your warehouse is running efficiently and cost-effectively. Once you’ve completed your warehouse planning and designed the layout, it’s time to place an order for all of the warehouse equipment that you need. You’ll probably have a list of pallet rack shelving, conveyor system parts, forklifts, and ladders that you’ll need to complete your space. You probably feel like you have a pretty comprehensive list, and you likely do. But one of the things that many warehouse planners forget when they are laying out warehouse space is also one of the most important ones: wire decking.

You might think wire decking is a relatively minor piece of warehouse equipment. Cost wise, it is. It’s one of the more inexpensive pieces of warehouse equipment that you’ll need to invest in. But when it comes to usefulness, you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck. Check out the important role wire decking can play in your warehouse and why you need to add it to your warehouse equipment order.

Why You Shouldn’t Skip the Wire Decking

Safety.

Safety is an important aspect of your warehouse, and wire decking can help. Wire decking adds an important layer of safety to wholesale pallet racks. The decking prevents products from falling from pallets onto lower shelves, the warehouse floor, or your employees. That makes both merchandise and team members safer in the warehouse. When you invest in the safety of your warehouse, you’ll end up lowering costs associated with worker’s compensation claims and losses from damaged merchandise. You’ll be amazed at what the small addition of wire decking can do for the safety of your warehouse.

Cleanliness.

Wire decking is made up of a sturdy, open mesh design. Because of the open mesh design of wire decking, it can actually make your warehouse a cleaner place. Dust and debris won’t accumulate on shelves and need to be cleaned off periodically. If your wire decking does need to be cleaned, you can simply take a hose to it or wipe it off with a stiff brush. This can cut down on labor costs associated with cleaning and help you keep your warehouse more organized. Cleanliness should be a top priority in your warehouse due to its impact on safety, costs, and efficiency, and wire decking will help make it less of a hassle.

Flexibility.

When you install wire decks with your pallet racks, they are no longer just a pallet rack. They’ll be able to hold cartons, boxes, drums, and more! This allows you to expand the available storage space in your warehouse, giving you the flexibility to adapt to changing inventory without a lot of unnecessary new investment. When you can adapt to the changes happening in your market without a lot of expense, that can give you an edge over your competition. That’s the small advantage that can end up putting you miles ahead of the rest of your industry.

Visibility.

Team members will be able to see what’s on even the highest pallet racks thanks to the open mesh of the wire decks. They can also help with lighting in your warehouse because they won’t block overhead light from filtering through to the floor, which is what wooden platforms and other pallet shelving additions can do. Better visibility in your warehouse means your team will be able to operate more efficiently and work with fewer errors. That means more happy customers and fewer returned orders to process, all thanks to a little added visibility in your warehouse.

Need to Add Wire Decking to Your Order?

Wire decking can be an affordable investment in your warehouse equipment that pays off with big returns. It’s important to get the wire decking that works for your pallet racking and your inventory. The DAK Equipment & Engineering team can help. If you are already working with a project manager on our team, talk to them about adding wire decking to your shelving if they haven’t already suggested it. They’ll make sure you have the right equipment.

Wire decking is easy to install along with an order of wholesale pallet racks. When your wire decking arrives, you can have your team do the installation or we can do it for you. Just let the DAK team know you are interested in our installation services; we can manage everything from a total warehouse set up to just the installation of your wire decking. We’ll manage the process from beginning to end or just handle the parts that you don’t want to do on your own!

Our wire decks are strong, durable, and virtually maintenance-free. Add them to your order of wholesale pallet racks today! Call 855-864-0340 or place your order online with DAK Equipment and Engineering.

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