Like most warehouse equipment, pallet racking should last for a decade or more in your warehouse with the right maintenance. However, no pallet racking is going to last forever. Here are some signs that it’s time to invest in new pallet shelving for your warehouse.
Are You Seeing Any of These Signs?
You are repairing racks more frequently.
When racks start to get older, you’ll start to do repairs on them more and more frequently. That’s because joints and parts are wearing out due to age. When that starts to happen, you need to consider getting new warehouse equipment to avoid safety issues.
Inspections are regularly turning up issues.
Older racks can be more prone to damage, too. If you are seeing more instances of damage during regular rack inspections, it could be a sign of age or deterioration in your pallet racking.
You are running out of space.
When you start to run out of space in your warehouse, it could be a sign that you need different racking, not necessarily more racking. Look for new pallet shelving options that allow you to increase your storage density in the same amount of space.
Your warehouse productivity is slowing down.
As inventory increases and your project lines expand, it shouldn’t necessarily slow down your productivity. If it is, it could be a sign that you need to change your pallet shelving and the way you have your warehouse set up to meet these new demands.
You struggle to keep up with inventory changes.
Seasonal changes in the warehouse shouldn’t throw your system off kilter. The right storage systems can help you easily manage your storage needs throughout the year and keep your team on track.
It’s Time to Call the DAK Team
If you are seeing one or more of these issues in your warehouse, it’s time to invest in new warehouse equipment. The DAK Equipment & Engineering team can help. Fill out the form below to get in touch with our team today.