September 23, 2016

Packing on a Mezzanine Deck

You know that adding a mezzanine level to your warehouse can provide you with some much-needed space in your warehouse. But what can you actually use that space for once it’s there? Many warehouses are discovering that it makes a terrific packing area.


The Logistics of Putting Your Packing Area on a Mezzanine

Warehouse Mezzanine in UseThe first and most obvious issue of having your packing area on a high level is how to efficiently get products to that level to be packed. This is much simpler than you might think. Which method you choose is going to depend, in part, on how much product you are moving up there. Smaller quantities can use lifts that take carts from the warehouse floor to the packing level. If you have a constant stream of product getting packed, though, you won’t want to wait for a lift to go up and down. In that care, a conveyor belt may be the better option. In either care, a gravity conveyor can send the finished packages down to the dock doors to get out on the trucks as quickly as possible.


The Advantages of Packing on a Mezzanine Level

There are a number of advantages to putting your packing area on the mezzanine. It gives this important facet of your warehouse productivity in its own area dedicated to the task. It can help packers focus on their job. It also frees up space on the warehouse floor for more product or for other tasks, such an returns or assembly.


Explore the Possibilities with DAK

Even if moving your packing area up to a mezzanine deck isn’t the right choice for your warehouse, there are plenty of other ways we can help you maximize your warehouse space. Get in touch with the DAK Equipment & Engineering team for more ideas today!


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August 10, 2016

What It Takes to Make the Perfect Warehouse

The perfect warehouse. What does that sentence mean to you? Maybe it means a spacious mezzanine level for your assembly team. Or a conveyor system that moves products safely across your warehouse. Or maybe it’s rows and rows of pallet racks. The truth is every business has their own idea of what the perfect warehouse is going to be.


You Can Have the Perfect Warehouse

At its core, the perfect warehouse is one that maximizes both the efficiency and the safety of your workers. You want products to ship out as quickly as possible without putting your team at risk. For every business out there, this is an achievable goal, especially when you are working with a knowledgeable and professional warehouse design team like the one at DAK Equipment & Engineering.


Let Us Help Design Your Perfect Warehouse

DAK Equipment & Engineering offers warehouse design services that can optimize your space to meet your warehouse’s needs. We can use your existing equipment and infrastructure or start from scratch and show you what you could really do to enhance your space. Our team takes into account factors like your budget, your inventory, and your processes in order to develop a plan that would actually work for your team.


Contact Us Today to Learn More

Want to know more about our warehouse design services? Contact the DAK Equipment & Engineering team by filling out the form below. Someone from our team will get back to you right away to start discussing the opportunity to help you create a warehouse that’s perfect for your business!


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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:



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.



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 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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