Traditional racking systems do not in all cases cope with the organization of storage of non-standard cargo. In some cases, special racking is required to optimize the warehouse. Placement of cargoes with oversized parameters implies such structures that will have the required parameters.
Racks for non-standard storage
Standard racking is commonly understood as such structures that are used in standardized environments. Generally, Class A, B and C warehouses with stable temperature support fall under them.
First of all, custom warehouse racking is required when one of the conditions is present:
- low or fluctuating temperatures
- outdoor storage
- seismic zone
The use of the structures in conditions of low temperatures is not limited. Mobile racking structures are well adapted for organizing work in refrigerated warehouses and unheated premises. In addition, the powder coating of the products provides protection for the installations. It allows operation at temperatures as low as -60°С.
It is also common to see outdoor cargo storage. Reinforced cantilever racks are best suited for this method. It is convenient to store timber, pipes, sandwich panels and coils with wires on them. At the same time, any system made of metal can be installed outdoors. If this storage option is planned, it is preliminary necessary to calculate the ability of the structure to withstand the force of wind, as well as additional load from precipitation.
In any case, protection against wind, rain and snow must be provided for the structure. For this purpose, non-standard warehouse racks are galvanized and coated with polymer dyes. Awnings can also be installed for snow protection.
Regarding seismological risks, no special design is envisioned. Typically, earthquake resistance is provided for when the building is erected. Therefore, it is sufficient to order equipment with increased load capacity to reduce the probability of damage to loads. It will also be useful to use a strong metal profile in the manufacture of products.
Thus, the use of non-standard warehouse racking will be justified in the presence of negative external factors. Not in all cases traditional types of designs will be able to solve certain problems.
Special racks for warehouse optimization: specifics of manufacturing
Approaches to custom racking vary depending on the task at hand. In the case of individual needs, it is necessary to approach the design of the warehouse equipment project with all the peculiarities in mind. The work of designing and manufacturing custom storage racks can be divided into several stages.
- Project Preparation. The specifics of the storage facility, storage volume, cargo characteristics, the required number of shelves, and construction dimensions are taken into account.
- Production. The individual construction elements are manufactured on programmable machines, which eliminates any possible error in the dimensions of the product. This is especially important during the assembly and installation of the entire structure.
- Painting and galvanizing of finished elements to protect against corrosion and damage during operation.
- Assembling the system by a professional crew ensures sustainability.
In case of unforeseen changes in the design, it is important to contact the manufacturer in order to correctly select the necessary elements. In addition, the manufacturer will make the necessary adjustments to the project documentation. Racks for non-standard storage are also dismantled and reassembled by the manufacturer. That’s why Antes Plus experts recommend choosing a warehouse equipment company carefully.
Non-standard shelving units for warehouses
Non-standard constructions are required for storage of oversized cargo: bobbins, rolls, long products, plates, wood. In order to accommodate such goods, it is important to provide secure storage and allow for unobstructed access.
Non-standard storage racks are divided into several types.
|Racks for tires and disks
|Racks of this type are relevant in car service stations, tire repair shops, bus depots, industrial warehouses. They are also indispensable for seasonal storage of tires and disks.The design is based on a shelf frame. However, the shelves themselves remain without flooring. This allows tires and rims to fit comfortably inside. The advantage is that it can be partially covered with decking and used for storing associated goods (tools, machine oils).
|What makes them special is their unique design. The familiar shelves have been replaced by horizontal consoles. They are perfect for storing long products: pipes, bars.
|Roll and bobbin racks
|The design is similar to palletized versions. It is supplemented by horizontally fixed rods on which the bales are strung. The advantage of this solution is that the coil or reel can rotate freely due to the rods. Racks are used in the sales areas of construction stores and directly in warehouses.
|Special racks for warehouse optimization are traditional shelving solutions, but the main difference is the presence of a mobile platform in the design. It allows the unit to be moved, which is extremely convenient when storage space is limited.
Antes Plus specialists provide consultations on the selection of the type of racking, as well as develop individual projects. Since non-standard storage conditions and non-standard loads require special racking for warehouse optimization, every nuance must be carefully considered. The operating conditions of the systems and the characteristics of the loads are taken into account.