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 warehouse equipment to consider in your setup (download the full PDF checklist using the form):
- Storage systems
- Lift equipment
- Dock equipment
- Facility equipment
- Bins & containers
- Packaging equipment
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Use this checklist to help plan your project and make sure you don’t miss key warehouse equipment.
Find more product specifics for each of these warehouse items below.
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
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
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.
Allow lift equipment to move between the ground and loading docks
Collect bulk items for recycling or refuse with a forklift
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.
Are you looking to expand the capabilities of your current facility? Facility accessories can enhance security, storage, strategy, and more.
Adds storage space without facility expansion or relocation
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
Need to efficiently move and ship products? Packaging equipment gives your employees the tools they need, while reducing damaged goods.
While there is more equipment that will help you further productivity of your warehouse operation, the items listed will be driving force behind your business. When searching for these essential pieces for your warehouse, consider buying used equipment, as new equipment can be expensive. Purchasing used equipment can be cost effective, but make sure you know exactly what you’re getting. Always inspect a used product in person when possible or ask for photos, and research a company’s reliability. Warehouse1 is known for the high quality of our used products. Our knowledgeable staff at Warehouse1 is capable of answering any questions you may have.