Warehouse Equipment List

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
  • Conveyors
  • Facility equipment
  • Bins & containers
  • Packaging equipment

Download Your Checklist

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.

Storage Systems

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.
Selective Pallet Rack
Pallet Racks Storage systems for inventory placed on pallets
Industrial Shelving For hand-stacked inventory not stored on pallets
Cantilever Racks For long, bulky items that don't fit on pallet racks
Flow Racks Uses gravity to move hand-stacked inventory to pick area
Other Racks Additional specialty racks for storing reels, lumber, bars, etc.

Lift Equipment

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.
Forklifts Move stock with limited risk of injury or product damage
Pallet Jacks Manually or electrically lift and move pallets
hand trucks
Hand Trucks Easily transport boxes and other inventory
Service Carts Manually pick and move inventory with ease
scissor lifts
Other Lift Equipment Additional equipment to lift and transport inventory, employees, etc.

Dock Equipment

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.
dock boards
Dock Plates & Dock Boards Bridge the gap between loading docks and trailers
edge-of-dock-levelers
Edge-of-Dock Levelers Correct the height differences between trailers and docks
yard ramps
Yard Ramps Allow lift equipment to move between the ground and loading docks
self dumping hopper
Dump Hoppers Collect bulk items for recycling or refuse with a forklift
dock levelers
Other Dock Equipment Additional equipment used to improve your loading dock capabilities

Conveyors

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.
flexible power conveyor
Flexible Conveyor Expand when in operation, compact when in storage
gravity roller conveyor
Gravity Conveyor Use the power of gravity to transport your product
power conveyor
Power Conveyor Motorized power automates the transportation of goods
lifts carousels
Lifts & Carousels Moves and stores materials vertically or horizontally

Facility Accessories

Are you looking to expand the capabilities of your current facility? Facility accessories can enhance security, storage, strategy, and more.
In-Plant Offices Creates custom office space where and when you need it
Mezzanines Adds storage space without facility expansion or relocation
Rolling Ladders Rolls from job to job to assist in picking inventory
security-cages
Security Cages Protects materials and employees from danger and theft
Other Facility Accessories 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.
bins large
Bins Help optimize your small and medium-sized parts storage
bulk-boxes
Bulk Boxes Collapsible containers allow for easy storage and shipping
totes
Totes Stackable and nestable containers for larger-sized parts storage
wire baskets
Wire Mesh Baskets Collapsible containers allow air, light, dust, and debris through

Packaging Equipment

Need to efficiently move and ship products? Packaging equipment gives your employees the tools they need, while reducing damaged goods.
Industrial Pallet Scale
Industrial Scales Weigh products on pallets, in boxes, and in barrels
Strapping & Banding Kit
Strapping & Banding Equipment Band and bundle product for storage and shipment
wrapping
Stretch Wrap Machines Wrap protective film around products for storage
work-tables
Packing Tables Sort, stack, and pack goods for shipment
Other Packaging Equipment Additional equipment for preparing products for shipment
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.

September 23, 2016

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