Choosing the correct Racking System for Your Business
Choosing the proper racking and storage system for your business is very important. The right racking system will keep your inventory secure and organized, helping your operations run smoothly on a day to day basis. You have several options to choose from when it comes to an industrial racking system, but how do you know which is correct for you? That all depends on what you'll be storing and what type of warehouse space you're working with.
American Material Handling offers the widest selection of commercial shelves and racking systems. We understand that choosing a storage solution for your warehouse or fulfillment center can be a formidable task. That's why we always take the time to completely explain your options to help you make the correct choice for your business.
Shelving or Racking?
First, you want to determine whether commercial shelving or industrial racking is correct for you. It's possible that your operations will require a mix of both. If you're going to be dealing with large products that will be turned over on a regular basis, then industrial racking is likely going to be your most reliable option. For small items that may be stored over a longer period of time, you may be able to get back with a simpler warehouse shelving system. Many of our customers require both commercial racks for palletized products and lower capacity shelving for supplies and smaller inventory.
If you choose to go with an industrial racking system, there are various styles to choose from depending on the size and strength you need for your particular items. At American Material Handling, our helpful professionals can help you choose exactly which products will suite your needs. We will talk to you about your warehouse, your inventory and what your operations are like. Upon contacting us for a consultation, we will go over the details about what you're going to be storing, whether or not you will be storing inventory on pallets, and the specifics of your storage area particularly the surface area and elevation. Will you be using a forklift? Is your warehouse temperature controlled? All of this information will help us determine the ideal racking system for your warehouse.
It's incredibly important, especially with palletized inventory, that your warehouse is fitted with the right racking system. This will help ensure that your work environment is both safe and efficient.
High-Density Storage Options
At American Material Handling, we know that there is no one size fits all solution when it comes to industrial shelving and racking systems. That's why we take the time to allow you to create custom solutions that will maximize your warehouse space. Below are just some of the options we provide you have to choose from:
Selective Pallet Racks
If your warehouse serves as a distribution center with palletized merchandise, or if you turn over your inventory on a regular basis, you may want to consider selective pallet racks for our space. With these heavy duty pallet racks, palletized inventory can be accessed at any time as pallets can be shelved an un-shelved from the front of the pallet rack without the need to move any other pallets around. With a selective pallet rack system, aisles store inventory that is only one or two pallets deep. This is perfect if you store a large number of SKU's versus various pallets of the same item.
Push Back Racks
One of the best high density storage solutions we offer is a push back racking system. Push back racks are ideal for distribution centers and warehouses that house larger qualities of the same product. This format allows you to efficiently run a first in, first out inventory management system thanks to racks that allow palletized product to be pushed up to the front as newer inventory is added to an aisle. Push Back racking systems are fairly customizable as well. We can work with you to design the ideal layout for your warehouse space. Push back racks are available in a variety of widths to accommodate different pallet sizes. In addition, push back racks can be used in climate-controlled environments such as freezers.
Carton Flow Racks
If your inventory has a quick turn around time, then a carton flow rack system may be ideal for you. These warehouse storage racks are popular in warehouses that deal with inventory that has a finite lifespan, such as food and beverage companies. Carton flow racks can be customized for use in climate-controlled environments such as cold lockers and freezers, which is another reason why they're popular with food distributors. Carton flow racking systems are designed for a first in, first out inventory management system. With this type of system, the racks themselves are actually equipped with inclined rollers that allow you to glide boxes or bins along an aisle. This helps your distribution line run quickly and efficiently as inventory can seamlessly travel from loading to shipping zones.
Pallet Flow Racks
Pallet flow racks are similar to carton flow racks, they simply work on a larger scale. Similar to carton flow racks, a pallet flow racking system is perfect for implementing a first in, first out inventory management system. These industrial racks support palletized product on inclined rollers, allowing you to easily move pallets between loading and picking zones. The rollers are gravity-propelled and come equipped with a braking system to allow you to control the speed and flow of inventory through an aisle.
Drive-in (or Drive-through) Racks
A drive-in or drive-through racking system is ideal for warehousing a large amount of inventory that will not require moving on a regular basis. This system is especially useful if you will be storing multiple pallets of the same item. That's because palletized inventory is stored multi-layers deep, meaning you have to move the front pallet of a row if you need to access anything behind it. Depending on the space you have available, this system can be arranged so that pallets can be loaded and unloaded on either side of a row. This will allow you to implement a first in, first out system if desired.
A Cantilever racking system is ideal for storing and accessing inventory that varies in size and length. Some popular applications for a cantilever storage system include PVC pipe, lumber, and furniture. However, there are various different items that can be stored on cantilever racks. One of the great things about cantilever racks is that they are relatively easy to adjust, allowing for flexible storage solutions that can adjust as your inventory does. Inventory is easily accessible with a forklift using this system, and you have the ability to take full advantage of the vertical space in your warehouse.
Low-Density Storage Options
Records Storage Shelving
To help you safely and securely store files and boxes of records, we offer records shelving racks in a variety of sizes. Storing these items on dedicated shelves will save your valuable records from damage from moisture or pests. Shelving records also allows you to easily access the documents you need without moving multiple boxes to get to in.
We can allow you to create custom mezzanine structures to help you take advantage of the vertical space in your warehouse or storage facility. Mezzanine structures are ideal for inventory and supplies with a low turn around rate or even office space. In various cases, it's possible to utilize the space under a mezzanine structure for storage as well. This can really allow you to make the most of your warehouse space.
Wire Deck Shelving
For storing non-palletized inventory, wire deck shelving is a versatile solution that can be customized to the perfect size for your warehouse. This type of shelving is not the most heavy-duty solution. Wire deck shelving is best suited for smaller pieces of inventory and supplies. However, it is incredibly versatile and allows your team to easily access smaller items quickly.
Cable Reel Racks
If you're storing spools of cable or other rolls of materials, our cable reel racks are the ideal solution. These industrial cable reel racks can safely accommodate heavy reels of cable, chain link, and various other materials. Utilizing cable reel racks rather than stacking spools will protect your inventory for damage and make it easier to access when needed. These heavy-duty steel racks can easily be customized and adjusted to accommodate your specific reel size.
Boltless Shelving Systems
Boltless shelving systems are perfect for storing small items. They come in a variety of sizes and can easily be moved anywhere within your warehouse or office. Boltless shelving is best for smaller, lighter items that need to be stored and accessed easily. The shelves on these units can be adjusted to accommodate bins or other items of varying height.
At American Material Handling, we are committed to helping you design the ideal warehouse racking system for your business. We offer everything you need to properly store your inventory from new system installations to pallet rack repair services.
Contact us today and learn for yourself why we are the most trusted racking and pallet company in the area.
Boltless Shelving Systems in San Fernando
American Material Handling is a complete one-stop shop for all your storage needs.
At AMH we provide warehouse storage solutions for maximum space usage, without the need for relocation. Our team will assess the space, take measurements, design, build and install all products. We keep your budget in mind with our needs-based building capabilities.
AMH has an exceptional full service consulting firm with a combined in-field experience of 20 years. Our team conducts precise research on specific product and space capabilities to ensure proper storage for short- or long-term needs. Our consulting service is especially beneficial for larger projects and/or companies budgeting for at least $100,000.
AMH partners with Structural Concepts Engineering (SCE) to evaluate CAD drawings and component details involved in the system to assure that our designs will work effectively in the space. This crucial step takes place before any system requiring a permit is installed.
AMH handles the entire permit process from start to finish. This consists of high pile storage permits from the fire department as well as building and safety permits.
At AMH we recognize long-term satisfaction means not being stuck with something useless in the future. AMH's design team takes into account what is being stored, the quantity, and the space available to make sure long-term needs are met. Since companies idealize the appearance and potential of their sites, our design team works directly with project managers to implement their ideas into structural capabilities. With these requests in mind we ultimately design the most efficient system for the space.
From pallet racks to boltless shelving, we have the type of apparatus you require for the materials you need stored. We can even devise shelving to accommodate industrial steel and metal. Whatever your business, we have what you need to optimize your space. AMH is the advanced material handling company you can count on.
We look forward to working with you and supplying you with an appropriate solution to meet your industrial shelving needs. There aren't any storage problems that we can't solve. Trust AMH for our exceptional handling and storage equipment and intelligent design skills. Contact us today to get started on the transformation of your warehouse.