Archive for May, 2016

May 30, 2016

Overlooked Areas of Maintenance for Pallet Racks

Most pallet rack maintenance is fairly straightforward. It’s something that most warehouses do on a daily basis, so they have it down to a science–or think they do. No matter how much pallet rack maintenance you are doing on a daily basis, it’s always a good idea to evaluate your processes and see if there is something that you could be doing better. Here are a few commonly overlooked areas when it comes to pallet rack maintenance.

Minor Damage

When major damage is done, it’s almost always reported quickly because people understand that the potential for injury or an accident from pallet rack collapse could happen. However, they are more reluctant to report minor damage. This might be caused by a bump from a forklift, dropped merchandise, or simply human error. Let your team know there is no such thing as minor damage when it comes to your pallet racks and all instances should be reported.

Cleanliness Around Racks

As long as the racks themselves are clean and organized, you are in good shape, right? No. The area around your pallet racks is just as important as the surfaces of the pallet racks themselves. That’s because these areas are usually where employees are working, so any clutter, spills or obstructions present a hazard. That can lead to damage to your pallet racks, not to mention more on-the-job injuries.

Need more tips on how to maintain your pallet racks so they work harder and last longer? Get in touch with the DAK Equipment & Engineering team today!


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May 25, 2016

Common Mistakes with Industrial Storage Racks

Warehouses across the country are filled with industrial storage racks of every shape, size and configuration. These shelves hold everything from cupcakes to cars and provide the backbone of a warehouse’s operations. If you are a warehouse manager, you depend on these shelves every day. Over the many decades that DAK Equipment & Engineering has been in business, we’ve seen it all when it comes to industrial shelves and we’ve helped many warehouses overcome the issues they have with their storage spaces. There are a few issues that we’ve seen over and over, though, and many of them can be easily avoided. DAK Equipment & Engineering can help.

What Mistakes Are Warehouse Making?

  • Not having enough storage. Whether they are trying to cram too much on a shelf or leaving inventory in the aisles, not having enough storage is a major issues. DAK Equipment & Engineering can help you reconfigure your space to maximize the storage that you have or offer solutions to make your warehouse work for you.
  • Not loading their industrial shelves correctly. How you load your shelves is as important as what you load them with. Improperly loaded shelves can be more prone to collapsing or toppling over, resulting in loss of goods and injuries to workers. We can help you ensure you are loading your shelves correctly and even develop a plan for where all your inventory should go.
  • Not training enough. Many warehouses assume that their experienced team members know what they are doing when it comes to working around industrial storage racks. They might, but chances are better that they need a refresher course on their safety training. Train your team often to ensure they are following the properly procedures.
  • Not fixing their racks when they are damaged. What looks like a little damage to you could actually be a structural disaster waiting to happen. Damage to your shelves should be taken seriously and addressed right away. Bring in an experienced repair technician to ensure the repairs are executed properly.
  • Not performing inspections often enough. A yearly inspection of your warehouse just isn’t enough. There should be items on your inspection list that are addressed daily, weekly, monthly, and annually. DAK Equipment & Engineering offers inspection services that can help you get started and see what items should be addressed regularly.

Call DAK Equipment for Assistance

Whether you need to find more storage space, have an inspection, train your team, or just need help with virtually any other aspect of running a warehouse, the DAK Equipment & Engineering team is here to help. We hire engineers and other professionals who are experienced in the warehouse industry and understand the specific needs of your business. We’ll work with you to improve the function and safety of your warehouse and be a resource that you can depend on. You can reach out to our team for help or advice on your industrial storage racks or other warehouse concern by calling us or contacting us through our website and connecting with one of our experienced team members today.

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May 24, 2016

When Double Deep Pallet Racks Could Be Your Best Bet

Selective pallet racks are the most common racking solution you’ll find in warehouses, and for the majority of spaces, it’s one of the best solutions to their pallet storage needs. However, for other companies that don’t need access to all of their inventory 100% of the time, double deep racking could be a better way to go. It can save space without a lot of expense or inconvenience.

Benefits of Double Deep Pallet Racks

Double deep pallet racks are exactly what the name implies; instead of a single pallet rack, these shelves go back two pallets deep. Essentially, it eliminates an aisle between each row of pallet shelving. This can increase your space by 65%, perfect for warehouses which are running low on floor space but don’t want to expand or move locations. If you don’t need access to your inventory all the time and if rotation of your inventory isn’t a huge concern, this is a very economical solution for your warehouse. You may end up moving items around more often when you need to get to items stored in the second row, but for the savings it can be a minor sacrifice.

Call DAK Equipment to Order Double Deep Pallet Racks

DAK Equipment has a great selection of double deep pallet rack shelving ready to ship to your location today. Give us a call or contact us through our website and let’s talk about the pallet racking solution your warehouse needs! Our team will make sure you get a system that meets your needs and your budget, so get in touch with us today.

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