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Air Curtains Create Needed Barrier

Air curtains create a laminar airflow that is projected over the opening of a doorway. This “curtain” of air acts as an invisible barrier that won’t let air flow through it. Conditioned air from the inside of the door that would normally escape when the door is opened is instead diverted back inside when it […]

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Why Replace High Speed Doors?

In the manufacturing industry, each minute of production is important to meet customer deadlines. We are also faced with the challenge of staying within budget and providing a safe working environment despite the fast pace. How do our high speed doors meet the challenge? Doors move at a rate up to 8 feet per second Soft […]

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6 Reasons to Upgrade to High Efficiency Lighting

Many companies are discovering their latest budget savings with energy saving products and high efficiency lighting is part of the “Go Green” movement. The product is a benefit to the environment and provides long-term results in decreasing company overhead. High Efficiency Lighting Benefits Energy Savings High-intensity discharge (HID) lamps need temperatures above 500 degrees Fahrenheit […]

Energy Products

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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Maximize Storage Space with Very Narrow Aisle Forklifts

When storage capacity needs to be optimized, incorporating additional or taller pallet racking offers room for your product. However, this solution brings its own challenges. Will your forklifts have the ability to maneuver small spaces? Can the upright extend to the highest rack? Customers with high density warehouses invest in very narrow aisle forklifts to […]

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Order Picking Technologies, Storage and Equipment

Order picking, also known as order fulfillment, is the process of collecting, packaging and preparing items for shipment to the customer. Anything that moves out of the door of a warehouse or distribution center has to be picked – whether the order is for 20 pallets loaded onto a truck or 2,000 individual items (SKUs) […]

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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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Best Pallet Racking System for LIFO (Last In First Out)

LIFO pallet racking (Last In First Out) is an ideal storage system when: The product is not date sensitive Pallet rows can be dedicated to one product The pallets used in operation are consistent and good quality REQUEST QUOTE Push Back Racking Bulk stacking is efficient, but pallet racking is often implemented because soft packing […]

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Designing Your Warehouse for Optimal Material Flow & Storage

Have you been tasked to find more available storage in your warehouse? When forklifts, materials and employees occupy a cramped warehouse, it may seem impossible to make room for additional storage. Use our tips to give your warehouse a fresh look, designing it with today’s production and obstacles in mind. Warehouse Design and Storage Forklift […]

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Pallet Rack Capacities

The primary purpose of warehouse pallet racking is to keep product off the ground, secure and easily accessible. However, we also rely on it to be durable because of its close proximity to warehouse employees and pedestrians. The pallet racking must be strategically selected and properly installed so that it isn’t vulnerable to collapse. When […]

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Pallet Rack Protection

When a company needs to maximize warehouse space, it often makes an investment in pallet racking. However, many forget to factor in pallet rack protection within their budget. A strong impact to a rack system’s uprights may cause them to buckle. Repeated impacts compromise the properties and capacity and make it vulnerable to a collapse […]

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Pallet Flow Racking and Types of Rollers

At most warehouses using pallet flow racking systems, you will find one of these rollers in use – full width, skate wheels or poly wheel. Full Width Full width rollers are the width of the pallet, which offers points of contact for the traveling pallet. Your pallet structure or load capacity may dictate the need […]