Warehouse Equipment Checklist
Warehouses store almost everything we eventually own, from food and clothing, to furniture and electronics. They are diverse and can range from a small stocking room in the back of a business to a multi-thousand square foot area.
Because size and functionality differ so much in warehouse buildings, the types of equipment needed for a smooth operation may vary as well.
However, some equipment is essential for warehouse operation regardless of space and function. Here is a list of the equipment you should have in your warehouse:
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Are you storing whole pallets at a time or small units of inventory? Every warehouse has different needs, be sure you cover all your bases.
Storage systems for inventory placed on pallets
For hand-stacked inventory not stored on pallets
For long, bulky items that don’t fit on pallet racks
Uses gravity to move hand-stacked inventory to pick area
Additional specialty racks for storing reels, lumber, bars, etc.
Are you moving pallets or just moving small units of inventory? Do your shelves stack upwards of 20 feet? Make sure you have the right lift equipment for the job to increase productivity.
Move stock with limited risk of injury or product damage
Manually or electrically lift and move pallets
Easily transport boxes and other inventory
Manually pick and move inventory with ease
Additional equipment to lift and transport inventory, employees, etc.
Are you receiving materials and shipping products? Expedite the transfer of your materials to and from your dock doors, improving efficiency and safety of the loading dock in your warehouse.
Correct the height differences between trailers and docks
Allow lift equipment to move between the ground and loading docks
Collect bulk items for recycling or refuse with a forklift
Additional equipment used to improve your loading dock capabilities
Do you need to reduce the costs of transporting products through your business processes? Conveyors increase efficiency and quality control by moving products and inventory to their final destinations.
Expand when in operation, compact when in storage
Use the power of gravity to transport your product
Motorized power automates the transportation of goods
Moves and stores materials vertically or horizontally
Are you looking to expand the capabilities of your current facility? Facility accessories can enhance security, storage, strategy, and more.
Creates custom office space where and when you need it
Adds storage space without facility expansion or relocation
Rolls from job to job to assist in picking inventory
Protects materials and employees from danger and theft
Additional equipment to improve your facility or warehouse
Bins & Containers
Need to organize your materials and products? Store your items in the appropriate container for your inventory and shipping processes.
Help optimize your small and medium-sized parts storage
Collapsible containers allow for easy storage and shipping
Stackable and nestable containers for larger-sized parts storage
Collapsible containers allow air, light, dust, and debris through
Need to efficiently move and ship products? Packaging equipment gives your employees the tools they need, while reducing damaged goods.
Weigh products on pallets, in boxes, and in barrels
Band and bundle product for storage and shipment
Wrap protective film around products for storage
Sort, stack, and pack goods for shipment
Additional equipment for preparing products for shipment