Industrial Shelves

July 22, 2016

How Lighting Can Affect Your Industrial Shelves

When it comes to your industrial shelves, there are a number of things you’ll want to think about when it comes to maximizing their potential in your warehouse: proper storage, safety considerations, and keep inventory levels in check. But one thing that many warehouses neglect to do for their industrial shelves is to properly light them. There are a number of benefits to good lighting in your warehouse, so despite the cost of upgrading your lighting system you’ll end up benefiting (and so will your employees!).

 

Do You Have the Right Lighting in Your Warehouse?

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When your industrial shelves are well-lit, your team will be able to easily spot any hazards that might be in their way. This will help them avoid hazards and help you avoid the cost of injury claims. It can also reduce eye strain, which can lower the number of sick days used due to headaches as well as neck and shoulder aches. It can also help your team spot clutter that needs to be removed, which can help eliminate trip hazards.

 

Better Inventory Management

Good lighting means your team can see all the way to the back of your industrial shelves. That means fewer lost items, less damage when stocking your industrial shelves, and better control of your inventory. Good warehouse lighting should reach the back of the shelves so no items are missed or left behind. Good lighting will also help your team spot inventory numbers on tags and boxes, making order fulfillment and annual inventory checks a much quicker process.

 

Higher Team Morale

It might seem like a little thing to you, but good lighting in the workplace can actually improve employee morale. Not only does proper lighting help reduce eye strain (which can cause headaches as well as neck and shoulder pain) but it also creates a more welcoming work environment. No one wants to spend their days in a dark warehouse!

 

DAK Has the Right Industrial Shelves for Your Warehouse

If the problem in your warehouse isn’t the lighting but the industrial shelves themselves, DAK Equipment & Engineering can help you find the right shelves for your space. We have a huge inventory of industrial shelves in a variety of options, designs, and configurations so you get exactly the setup that you need. Fill out the form below and speak to one of our project managers today about your warehouse’s needs!

 

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July 08, 2016

Discover Which Pallet You Should be Using on Your Industrial Shelves

When most people think about a pallet, they think of the traditional wooden-slat pallet that they’ve seen in countless warehouses and other industrial and commercial environments. However, these wooden pallets aren’t the only option for storage on your warehouse’s industrial shelves. There are actually a number of pallet options that might actually serve your business better.

 

Which Pallet Is Right For Your Product?

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Wooden pallets are, by far, the most common pallets that you’ll see in industrial storage racks. They are made from inexpensive wood so they are very affordable, and they are plentiful so if one breaks or is damaged it can be easily replaced. They hold a fair amount of weight, too. Because they are the most common pallet type, most warehouses will have the equipment and storage space necessary to work with them.

 

Plastic

Plastic pallets have a distinct advantage in their durability. They will last much longer than a typical wooden pallet, and can handle being dropped or crushed with less damage to the pallet’s structure. They are, however, a larger investment at the beginning, so they aren’t something that you’ll want to just give away to your customers. For warehouses who get their pallets back, this can be a great eco-friendly investment to have on their industrial storage racks.

 

Aluminum

Aluminum pallets are also lightweight, but incredibly strong. These will be used to move heavier items or items that are going to be on storage racks for a long period of time. Another distinct advantage of the aluminum pallet is its ability to be easily sanitized, making it a great solution for food industries and other commercial enterprises that need to ensure cleanliness of their environment.

 

Presswood

Presswood pallets are the lightest of the pallets options listed here, but they are still relatively strong for their weight. An advantage of the Presswood¬†pallet is the fact that you can store so many of them in a small area because they can easily nest together. They aren’t great in adverse weather, though, and won’t last nearly as long as many other options.

Get a Quote on the Pallets You Need!

When you are searching for a pallet that suits the industrial storage racks in your warehouse, DAK Equipment & Engineering can help. Get in touch with our team today and get a quote on these and many other types of pallets. Fill out the contact form below and let our team get you started with the right pallets at a great price today!

 

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June 10, 2016

How to Cut Costs with the Right Industrial Shelves

Some warehouses assume that if they have enough space for storage, they are doing fine. That could be true. But they could also be missing out on ways to significantly increase their warehouse’s profits by cutting costs. If you are running out of space, this is also an opportunity for you to look at your shelves and find ways to cut costs and add more to your bottom line.

Start With Your Industrial Shelves

Choosing the right industrial shelving system for your warehouse can help you cut costs. First, it can help you use your space more efficiently. Switching from stationary industrial shelves to push back shelving can help you increase your warehouse capacity by 30% or more. That helps save costs on moving expenses, rent on a larger facility, and can actually decrease your labor expenses.

How to Choose the Right Shelving

You have endless options when it comes to the type of industrial shelving you want to put in your warehouse. The best thing to do is work with the experienced team at DAK Equipment & Engineering who can help you evaluate your inventory, the needs of your warehouse, and your space to determine which shelving option is the right one for you. Once you’ve determined the right type of shelving, the DAK Equipment & Engineering can help you place an order for new shelving or alert you to deals on second-hand shelving that fits your needs and your budget.

Want to learn more about cutting costs in your warehouse with the right industrial shelving? Get in touch with DAK Equipment & Engineering today.

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