There are many options for a flexible warehouse configuration. Three popular ones are mezzanines, pallet racking, and Cantilever Rack.How can you make your warehouse? What are the limits of reconfigurable interior storage fixtures? Can the entire warehouse be outfitted with moveable, changeable fixtures? Or must a certain proportion of the fixtures be permanent? How can you “furnish” your warehouse? These three warehouse fixture solutions serve very different functions to allow you to store a variety of types of goods.
Mezzanines are considered to be a good solution for dividing warehouse space in a vertical direction. Think of a warehouse with a high ceiling. How can you make use of this space? The obvious answer is to install a bank of very tall shelves. In many instances, this solution would be the best one. However, there may exist a better solution: the mezzanine. What is a mezzanine? A mezzanine is a sort of a half-story in a building. It’s an intermediate story that doesn’t cover the full square footage of the building. In a warehouse, a mezzanine can be installed by a Long span racking company as the equivalent of an internally added second story. These mezzanines represent the further evolution of metal warehouse shelving. They are normally manufactured of heavy duty steel to meet indoor building code requirements. This additional space can be used for a variety of purposes, including additional storage area, office space that frees up floor space for storage, or even light manufacturing. Installing a mezzanine can save your company a lot of money, compared to traditionally constructed additions.
As you can see, the great flexibility available today in warehouse Rivet shelvingoptions makes your warehouse configuration easily changed and more efficient as your needs change and grow.
Another space solution that can save you money and provide flexibility of space use in your warehouse is pallet racking. This flexibility will be invaluable to you as you manage your warehouse and inventory. The benefits of this type of shelving are obvious. First, you can work it into your existing storage configuration, and it can grow with you as your storage needs increase. This benefit is possible because pallet racking is easy to assemble and disassemble as you need to add new storage space and later reconfigure it when needs and conditions change. Safety locks for the step beams ensure a solid and safe assembly. For further adaptability, a full range of accessories are available to further configure the shelving to your specific needs.
A third shelving solution is cantilevered shelving. This type of shelving attaches directly to walls or free-standing supports. The cantilevered shelf supports hook securely into the notched supports on the wall. The first advantage of this type of shelving is that it can extend for long distances without intervening supports at the front of the shelves, allowing you to store items with long lengths. The second advantage is the same one we’ve seen for the mezzanine and the pallet shelving, which is flexibility. Since the horizontal cantilevers slip easily into the notches in the vertical supports, the shelving configuration can be changed quickly and easily as storage needs change.