Optimizing the space in your commercial record center is key to maximizing your monthly storage revenue. Therefore, your racking system needs to be designed and configured to help you achieve maximum use of cubic space within your facility. There are several factors to take into consideration when choosing the right configuration for your business:
- building height
- floor load capacity
- client activity level
- sprinkler layout
- current and desired equipment use
Choosing Your Storage System Type
Two common storage racking configurations are a catwalk system and an order picker system. A catwalk system is a multi-level decking system utilizing narrow stairways and aisles to maximize overall storage density. Retrieval of boxes within a catwalk system can be performed manually by an unlimited number of personnel and can be aided with chutes, conveyors and lifts.
An order picker system uses high bay shelving and wider aisles to accommodate the use of a forklift or stand up order picker in retrieving and refilling boxes. Guide rails provide a track for the safe aisle alignment of equipment during the picking process. A high-rise order picker system allows for efficient multi-level retrieval of records cartons.
For 50 years, REB Storage Systems International has been designing and building records storage systems. We can assess your facility and recommend the best racking system configuration for your operation. Our SnapShelf solution can significantly decrease sprinkler requirements and lower your insurance premiums. To find out more, please contact us by phone or fill in our quote request form.