The case for industrial shelving

Industrial and commercial shelving make up a very large segment of the material handling and product storage industry. However, warehouse managers don’t realize how functional steel shelving systems can be. These storage shelves

systems come in many configurations and are used in numerous applications. Metalware Corporation, located in Montreal, QC, offer an extensive line of steel shelving products including,

Wide-Span Industrial Shelving

Wide-span shelving can be found in most warehouse storage facilities. These are used for hand loaded and are generally medium to heavy loads. They are ideal for bulk storage of smaller products such as parts, records and product tote bins. Often it is at aisle level and a person picking application storage system. This type of industrial shelving system is usually manually loaded with non-palletized goods. It is used for case or piece picking.

Wide-span industrial shelving is easy to assemble. It comes with many shelving options such as wired, laminated and particle board decking. You could also use plywood decking.

Mezzanines (Catwalk Mezzanines)

Also known as “catwalk mezzanines”, this type of system is designed to expand your requirements for additional shelving storage by building up and maximizing the use of existing floor space. The shelving system is made up of floor channels and cross aisle channels and typically wood flooring.

Catwalk Mezzanine

Pallet Rack Protection & Rack Guards

I’ve been in thousands of warehouse storage facilities, and the one thing that stands out is the lack of pallet rack protection. I’m not quite sure why or how a storage facility can go without this vital component of the overall warehouse operation. Wherever there are humans and forklifts, well you fill in the blank. Perhaps its oversight, maybe it’s budgetary constraints, but one thing is for sure; damage will be done to your pallet rack investment. I strongly recommend that your pallet racking and people have the safest environment to in. Yes, your pallet racking system is working for you, so protect it.

Cogan is a well established manufacturer warehouse storage products, and more importantly, Pallet Rack Protection products. The Cogan line of pallet rack protection products includes;

  • Rack Aisle Protectors
  • Rack Post Protectors
  • Wire Mesh Rack Guards
  • Floor Angle Guide

Cogan pallet rack protection products are manufactured of all-steel construction. They are easily installed and provide 24/7 protection to your valuable investments.

Rack aisle protectors shield vulnerable rack aisle ends from everyday warehouse traffic and forklift abuse. They come in two profiles; Wrap Around Rack Pal and Tapered Rack Pal.

Rack Aisle Protector

Rack Post Protectors are an easy to install and cost effective method to protect vulnerable racking uprights. I remind that it only takes a single damaged rack post to compromise the entire structural integrity of the pallet rack system.

Rack Post Protectors

Wire mesh rack guards provide a rugged barrier between stored product on pallet racking and employees in the picking aisles below. These rigid and durable rack guards bolt directly to the pallet uprights.

Wire Mesh Rack Guards

Floor angle guides are a strong and versatile protection that keeps traffic away from critical pallet rack supports. The guides are a continuous protection barrier. They are low to the floor and very easy to install. The are especially effective around very narrow aisle racking (VNA) structures where VNAforklifts come very close to the structures on either side.

rack protection - floor angle guides
Floor Angle Guides