Author: Brian Cranmer

5 Advantages Automation Can Bring To Your Warehouse Operation

1 week ago
What advantages can automation bring to your warehouse operations? Depending on throughput level, warehouse footprint, storage density and real-time inventory requirements, an automated material handling system can benefit a warehouse across all operations while mitigating (eliminating in many cases) all the risk and damage associated with employee-run warehouse configurations.  Here are the main advantages to […]
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5 Repair Options for Damaged Pallet Rack

1 month ago
Rack Replacement – Replacement of damaged rack components with identical parts approved by the OEM is recommended when the OEM can be identified and when original or revised engineering documentation is available. When load-bearing components of a rack structure are replaced with components that are not identical, the owner should request an engineering evaluation to […]
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10 Lo-Pro™ Pushback Advantages: Learn Why Advance Does It Best

5 months ago
Advance’s Lo-Pro Pushback pallet racking systems are used extensively in high-cube storage facilities and provide superior selectivity and cost benefits when compared with other deep warehouse storage alternatives.  Advance Storage Products’ pushback rack systems are available 2-6 deep and offer a number of advantages including: High Density Storage – As mentioned, Advance manufactures 2, 3, […]
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6 months ago
How Distribution Centers and Warehouses are Evolving to Meet Customer Convenience Ecommerce is changing supply chains as we know it.  You have heard this sentiment before and witnessed the apparent effects across material handling.  Consumers have more access to information than ever before and fulfillment centers must figure out the ideal distribution n storage configuration […]
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The 6 Components of Drive-In Pallet Racking

6 months ago
Interior Support Arms – Interior support arms are used on the interior upright posts.  Interior double and single arms are both constructed with a structural steel channel mounted to a flat plate.  The plate is configured with a (2″ on center) hole pattern for maximum adjustability.  Single arms are used on end of row upright […]
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Racking 101: Pushback System Types

8 months ago
Pushback pallet racking is a high density solution for warehouse and distribution centers.  Learn more about the different types of pushback systems below: LoPro Pushback – Advance’s LoPro pushback carts and rails are made from 3″ channel and 3/16 angle.  Carts are linked together to prevent separation and captured within the rail.  The Advance rail […]
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Load Beams: Capacity and Definitions

9 months ago
Structural Load Beams Capacity – Based on uniformly distributed loads per pair of beams with a minimum of one cross bar per pair of beams. Selective Beams – Selective beams are available without holes or with two holes per pallet position to allow for cross bar installation.  They are used in single or double deep […]
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Drive-In Systems: What You Need To Know

10 months ago
Drive-In systems are designed to provide many years of safe storage in high frequency loading service.  They offer the ability to store a large amount of similar SKUs in a small storage area.  Selectivity is sacrificed, but storage density is outstanding. In a drive-in system, a lift truck drives into the rack to access pallets […]
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Selective Racking: What You Need To Know

11 months ago
Single selective rack is by far the most basic of all rack configurations.  At the same time it also provides the highest degree of selectivity with respect to access to stored pallet loads.  The downside to a warehouse filled with selective rack is that more than half of your warehouse square footage will be fork […]
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