shelving and accessories for your packing area - shelving and racking
by：IKE Food Machinery 2019-11-27
Each warehouse has some sort of packing area where the goods are packed and ready to be shipped to the customer or transferred to another storage facility.
By having the right equipment in the warehouse packaging area, you will improve your health and safety, make your operations smoother, and present a more professional image to anyone visiting your warehouse.
There needs to be some sort of shelf in the packing area, and once packed, the item is stored on the shelf.
Depending on the weight of these items, where they will be placed and how you intend to move them, there are multiple shelf solutions to choose from.
You can do homework and research that best suits your needs.
By buying something too basic, you may compromise on security, or miss bonuses like ease of use from more advanced models, but again, if you buy the most expensive shelves you can find without properly researching them, you may waste them when the lower priced shelves are equally suitable for your needs
First of all, think about how many items you need to store in the packaging area.
For example, if you sell light consumer goods and the order is usually small, you only need shelves that can withstand a small amount of weight.
However, if you are selling very large and heavy goods, or you are selling small goods, but the quantity is large, the wholesale quantity is large, you need more heavy-duty shelves,
Pallet rack system is the most common form of warehouse shelves.
The shelves include a steel outer frame that provides support, with wire mesh shelves or wooden or plastic pallets.
It's always a good idea to choose a shelf with floor fixtures to prevent dumping, just as the item you're going to store is light weight and the shelf itself is not.
If you are going to store particularly heavy items, be sure to check with the manufacturer to determine exactly what the weight of each shelf unit is and make sure you are sure if this is each shelf or the whole unit.
Storing too much weight on the shelves in your packaging area will put a lot of pressure on the shelves, because it is not designed to withstand, while shortening the shelf life, there are also serious health and safety risks.
If you intend to store items outdoors after they are packed and ready for shipment, it will be very beneficial to choose a galvanized steel shelf.
Galvanized steel is steel that has been chemically treated to add zinc outer coating to protect it from harsh elements, thus making the shelf more durable and durable.
Choosing this option may mean that your shelves are a few years longer than you would be using regular steel shelves outdoors.
In addition to shelves, other types of shelves may be required to store items in irregular shapes.
For example, Vertical shelves and cardboard racks are ideal for storing any long and thin items in the packaging area.
You may also want to install a carton flow system on your new Rack, a mat made of wheels that can be attached to existing shelves, the goods can then be easily rolled along the shelves to where they are needed.
This is a great option for your packing area as the goods can be packed in one area and then rolled effortlessly to another area for shipment.
Another small and important item in any packaging area is a set of digital scales.
Digital scales are much more accurate and easy to use than analog scales, and are essential for companies that sell or ship items by weight, making sure you can double
Check the weight of the carton before shipping.
Compact bench scales are the perfect solution for small items, or for very large or heavy items, bench scales allow to place large cartons on top of pallet trucks and are easy to weigh.
Shelves are still the most important furniture in any warehouse packaging area, as long as you choose the right shelf type and style according to your needs, you will have a good start.
The rest is to provide the required accessories for your packaging area, such as the digital scale, you will run smoothly and efficiently the packaging operation soon.