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Seasonal Benefits to Installing HVLS Industrial Fans

Many people dread working in warehouse conditions that can be intolerable at times. Still today, many warehouses are operating with standard industrial fans that seem to be no match for Mother Nature’s extreme climate. An energy efficient High Velocity Low Speed (HVLS) industrial fan offers a change in your warehouse. Summer Cooling The days of […]

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Pallet Racking: How to Select Pallet Racking For Your Warehouse

If your company has determined a need for pallet racking, perhaps to replace damaged upright frames or to create additional storage, doing an internet search for “warehouse pallet racking” will produce a high number of results. Pallet racking selection for your application can be overwhelming. Before meeting a storage & handling specialist, it is beneficial […]

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Industrial Mezzanines

Industrial mezzanines add capacity for space and storage within a building. The free-standing, semi-permanent floor system works well with facilities having high ceilings, making it ideal for warehousing, distribution or manufacturing. 5 Common Uses of Industrial Mezzanines Entry to a second floor modular office or observation deck utilizes unused vertical space while providing storage or […]

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3 Ways to Increase Warehouse Storage

Having a productive warehouse isn’t just about the equipment. It’s important that your warehouse is utilizing its space to allow for efficient and safe work processes. Consider these 3 ways to increase warehouse storage. Increase Warehouse Storage Pallet Racking Pallet racking comes in a variety of styles and configurations. The correct pallet rack selection will […]

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Forklift Tail Swing

A forklift counterweight can show the failure in design and layout of a facility. Unlike automobiles, forklifts steer from the rear. This design creates a forklift tail swing during turns, moving the rear of the forklift to the opposite side of the turn. Pedestrians and fixed objects such as walls, racking and products are at risk […]

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Tips and Tools for Loading and Off-Loading Product on Pallet Racking

When a forklift operator’s visibility is compromised by the mast, product or pallet racking, it can lead to pallet rack damage. Tools are available to assist operators, but before making an investment, it is beneficial to review the basics for loading and off-loading product on pallet racking. Pallet Racking Load Dimensions Is your product too […]

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Spectra Finds Reach Truck & Mezzanine with ProLift

Bill French, owner of Spectra Press & Promotions, recently completed construction of a 5,500 sq ft warehouse expansion and mezzanine. He needed to find reliable equipment within budget and a forklift partner to support him after the sale. Toyota Forklift Reliability “One of the things that I knew was Toyota had a great reliability in […]

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Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor (VRC) Installation

“Our freight elevator is dangerous and out of code. Is there an alternate solution for moving materials to another level in our building?” A freight elevator must be kept in safe working condition, which includes being compliant with national elevator codes and budgeting for expensive maintenance and repairs. Production and material changes may also result […]

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Placement of a High Velocity Low Speed (HVLS) Industrial Fan

“We installed a high velocity low speed (HVLS) industrial fan in our warehouse, but our employees haven’t noticed a difference. Did we purchase the wrong fan?” Just as having the right size and best number of HVLS industrial fans is important, the placement of the fan also matters to its effectiveness. The overall goal is […]

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Single Reach Truck versus Double Reach Truck

Our company has narrow aisles and will be investing in a Reach Truck for its ease of use in smaller faces. Why would I select a Double Reach Truck over a Single Reach Truck? If you have an opportunity to create a pallet racking configuration that places (2) racks back-to-back, without an aisle in between, […]

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Maximizing Storage with a Double Reach Truck

Can warehouse storage increase using double reach trucks? Double reach trucks can increase pallet racking storage by up to 50%; however, it is best for applications that have a high quantity of pallets and a low number of SKUs. Number of SKUs Storing product double deep could decrease your selectivity because the forklift operator can’t […]