Used for short- or long-term holding of materials, products and loads in a manufacturing or distribution facility, industrial storage equipment holds positioned or placed items in an organized area set aside for them. Choosing the right type of static storage system depends on the physical size and weight of the items to be stored as well as the frequency of use. Designing the configuration of the storage system also depends on the items’ quantities and characteristics, as well as the types of equipment that will be needed to move them to and from storage. Typically, stored items in a warehouse are cartons, packages or individual units. Storage systems are often used for buffering, or holding, of reserved stock to ensure that enough components or products are on hand to meet anticipated demands.
There are several types of storage systems that can be employed in a warehouse. These include:
Storage systems are used in one or more areas of a facility to hold and secure materials for future use as needed:
Storage systems provide a variety of benefits:
Storage systems provide organized holding areas for products and material at facilities in nearly every industry, including: