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June 03, 2015

Could Pallet Racks Cut Back On Sick Days?

A warehouse can be a dangerous place if the right systems and safety precautions aren’t put into place. One of the best things you can do for your employees is to ensure that the equipment they are working with every day is safe, secure, and quality. This can decrease the chances that they’ll experience an accident on the job, which can cut back on the amount of missed time your employees take each year. It all starts with the right pallet racks in your Chicago area business.

Pallet racks are often the first stop for merchandise coming into your warehouse and the first stop for employees seeking the right materials to fulfill orders from your customers. Your pallet racks get a lot of use and they should be able to stand up the repeated use over years–even decades. Setting up your warehouse with the right pallet racks in the right configuration for your space will help keep your employees safe. That reduction in on-site accidents can have a positive impact on your bottom line.

Don’t overlook the importance of your equipment when it comes to keeping your team safe. Get the best equipment possible for your business by contacting the DAK Equipment & Engineering team. Our project managers will help you find the right systems for your particular warehouse as well as the systems that will help your employees work more efficiently while increasing your safety. Give us a call at 855-863-0340 or use the contact form on our website to get in touch with us and meet your project manager.

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June 02, 2015

Maximize Working Capacity with Pallet Racks from DAK Equipment

If you think your warehouse is at maximum working capacity, think again. Most businesses aren’t utilizing all of their space, and if they are, they aren’t doing it with the best efficiency possible. If you are considering moving your warehouse to a newer, bigger space, let the DAK Equipment & Engineering team take a look at your existing space first. We may be able to help you maximize your working capacity with the right pallet racks and systems to you can stay in your current space for years to come.

We start by looking at your existing setup and identifying problem areas. Our team has years of experience working with warehouses in the Chicago area and beyond, many of them just like yours, so they understand the challenges you face when trying to find the most efficient layout. They will use their knowledge of pallet racks and carton flow system to redesign your warehouse in the most efficient way possible. They’ll show you an AutoCAD drawing that details your new layout, and you can look it over with your team. Once you’ve approved it, our team can get to work on the installation.

Maximizing working capacity won’t just save you space, it will save you money. You’ll be able to stay in a cheaper, smaller warehouse without losing any capacity. You’ll also see an increase in working productivity, which will boost your production, lower your labor costs, and put money right back into your bottom line. Let us help you make that happen. Contact the DAK Equipment and Engineering team today!

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March 10, 2015

How to Properly Deal with Empty Pallets

If you are like most distribution centers and manufacturing operators then you probably have to deal with empty pallets, in some cases a ton of pallets. They clutter your receiving areas, and take up space you could be using for other purposes. Some of the pallets you store have splinters, some have nails protruding from them, an accident just waiting to happen. Still, you hold on to them for a period of time until you can ship them back out. But while they sit in your facility, they can create problems, so here are a few tips on how to properly store pallets.

Is there a single good reason to stack pallets on their sides? We don’t think so. After all, stacking them on their sides isn’t giving you any more room as they still take up the same amount of space. You see those empty pallets leaning against a building column or against a wall and never thought twice about it before. But they are just a trap waiting to be sprung. The dangers of tripping, snagging or falling are very real.

Even if you are stacking your pallets horizontally, you may be stacking them too high. Anything over 20 to 25 pallets high can become unstable and the risk of a collapse becomes even greater. And the higher the stack, all the more weight that will come barreling down on you.

Take a closer look at the pallets you have stacked in the corner of your warehouse. Even if they aren’t stacked too high, check to see if they are stacked neat. Pallets that are stacked haphazardly or pallets of varying sizes stacked together pose a threat. So stack your pallets neatly.

This useful information is provided to you by DAK Equipment, serving Chicago with pallet rack solutions since 1995.

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