With rising storage real estate costs, making use of every bit of existing space in your warehouse is crucial. In fact, in booming areas like Denver, some companies have trouble finding reasonably priced new warehouse capacity because vacancy rates are exceedingly low.
Savvy businesses are leveraging the vertical space in their operations by adding an elevated steel platform, or mezzanine, to augment storage density and efficiency. You can easily make use of all of the space in your storage facility up to the ceiling while still using the space beneath the mezzanine decking for your everyday operations.
For organizations that outgrow their warehouse, production or distribution facilities, moving can be an extremely expensive and disruptive proposition. An inexpensive and minimally disruptive alternative is to employ industrial mezzanines to augment the utilization of cubic space.
Warehouse mezzanines can be practical for most types of businesses, from small warehouses to massive distribution centers. In a very short time, a mezzanine installation can easily improve your productivity and provide a significant return on your investment. There are many choices available, from typical prefabricated mezzanines to specially engineered, multi-story steel mezzanines.
Prefab Mezzanine Solutions
Aside from gains in productivity and density, mezzanines offer some other smart advantages: their elevated position can give managers unobstructed visibility to warehouse operations and safety compliance.
Industrial platform structures can take many forms, and common designs serve several functions. Many times solutions are designed with mezzanine office modules, allowing breakrooms, offices and conference areas instead of just storage.
Most mezzanine solutions offer easy setup and teardown. In many situations it is completely unnecessary for structural work on the warehouse itself. They are also easy to modify as business requirements evolve in the future.
For employee access to these platforms, mezzanine stairs are included. Common storage setups also include lift truck accessible gates. In addition, some designs make use of mezzanine lift solutions or vertical reciprocating conveyors (VRC) to move products on and off the platform.
Industrial Mezzanine Options
- Freestanding: a structural or freestanding warehouse mezzanine system maximizes ground space and offers simple assembly and disassembly. Structural systems are well suited for part and product storage.
- Rack Supported: “catwalk” or rack supported solutions are installed on pallet racks, allowing additional storage above the racking. Pallets can be loaded and unloaded by way of lift truck gates included in most configurations.
- Shelf supported: for expanding storage of lighter weight items, shelving supported platforms are frequently included above shelving systems. Though not as versatile as rack-supported or freestanding choices, shelf supported designs can be inexpensive and easy to implement.
New and Used Mezzanine Systems in Denver
If you’re looking for a new or used mezzanine, we provide solutions for all types and sizes of companies. Call a warehouse equipment expert at Welch Equipment today!
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