Optimizing Storage of Industrial Raw Materials

Industrial Raw Materials fall under the following industries; metal, non-metallic minerals, mineral and non-energy extractive and forest-based industries. Industrial manufacturers plan and invest heavily in means and ways of storing their raw materials for longevity, smooth movement and safety of employees. Well preserved industrial raw materials result in maintaining profit margins.

Below are some tips to effectively handle and store industrial raw materials;

Cantilever racking system

As its name cantilever are constructed in a way they have cantilevered arms and not shelf beams and columns resulting in maximum flexibility when storing and removing elongated products. Because of unobstructed access, you can easily lift and load products using a forklift.

Cantilever works best for the long bulky type of materials used in industrial manufacturing. Cantilever arms are bolted to allow adaptability in accommodating different load weights also have stop bars to prevent contents from rolling or sliding off the rack arms.

Cantilever racking system helps save a lot of time because machines like forklifts can easily maneuver along rails to lift heavy products and directly load them to tracks quickly compared to man power. A good and reliable cantilever racking system should be constructed with high steel (KSI) to be able to support the heavy weight without deformation and continue to bring back its arm to 2-degree uptilt after a heavy load is lifted.

Reducing lengthy bars

Rarely are 20 ‘bars utilized without cutting, so for secure storage and accessibility, it is prudent to minimize long bars to a standard size that can be efficiently handled. The best time to size these bars is when they arrive from suppliers and stored independently for easy identification by clients.

Maintain material identification marks

Ink smears, tags fall off, and labels can be obliterated by other sliding materials. Invest in durable mechanical stamps or engrave industrial products for easy identification.

Also, its significant to note some industrial products when a piece is cut off there is the risk of losing the identity trail, for this, it’s important to keep have marking tools on standby to keep marking identity marks on cut products. Alternatively, identifications can be done on both ends of stored products.

Maintain supplier terminologies on products

Avoid developing VPN and incognito mode or using internal company terminologies and inventing secret codes for your stored industrial products, instead maintain the original supplier’s names and for certified materials include order numbers purchased with. This information helps when interacting with clients and during orientation for new employees in your warehouse to track and locate products.

In conclusion, a well-designed reliable industrial raw material storage can save lots of time for clients, energy for employees and fully maximize high profits for the company.