Industrial shelving provides a storage system that’s well-structured and very easy to access. However, it’s possible to push the practicality of the shelf even further by using drawers for industrial shelves, for example.
This type of shelf is only effective when it’s not crowded. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to stick to the bare minimum in terms of the objects to be stored. On the contrary – these installations can often accommodate many items. It’s a question of taking full advantage of every inch of space by adequately dividing up the sections.
There’s a wide variety of accessories on the market that can be installed in the same shelf to improve storage within it. Drawers incorporated within the shelves fulfill this function well, since they allow you to sort objects according to different categories. For you, the user, they’re a major asset that will serve you well every day.
Stronger and easier to manoeuvre than mere boxes, drawers for industrial shelves are firmly attached to the structure. They’re therefore able to handle the daily wear and tear to which they’re subjected. Another major advantage of drawers is the space savings. Traditional cardboard boxes require users to leave free space above them. Drawers therefore allow you to reclaim this lost space.
There’s also a safety element that might be very attractive to you and to all users who regularly have to look for objects on the shelves. Instead of having to move boxes around, you just have to pull on the door to the drawer, the base of which is firmly anchored to the shelf. Accident risks are therefore greatly reduced thanks to this system.
On a day-to-day basis, drawers and other storage accessories can also make things easier when you’re taking an inventory. You’ll quickly know where things are located, which will reduce the amount of time devoted to this activity, which is crucial but can be very demanding.
Inside the drawers, it’s even possible to install separators to better organize the contents found therein. You can establish a logical filing system, which will also help reduce the movements to go look for objects you need at the moment. Another major advantage: stored objects will be protected from dust, and will therefore be less dirty.
One of the most important things to do to make sure that a warehouse or storage area is properly arranged is to free up the floor. In order to be fully effective and reduce accident risks, the environment in such a room mustn’t be cluttered. Industrial shelves are very useful for this purpose, since they’re designed with height in mind, requiring little space on the level of depth. Along the same lines, the storage accessories must fit properly within the limits of the shelf, without extending past the floors or beyond the width of the boxes.
By improving the efficiency of your storage unit, you increase your chances of making a profit. Having more space leads to time savings and greater employee efficiency. The space gained through good organization can also be used for operations that are more profitable for the company. When you take the time to properly organize the industrial shelving in your workplace, you can take advantage of all the benefits mentioned in the preceding paragraphs, and many more!
Based in Chambly, Quebec, Metalia is a dedicated company that has established its position as a leading manufacturer of superior quality modular cabinets and workstations.