Dematic notes that by incorporating Colby storage equipment with Colby powered and gravity conveyors, storage space in warehouses and factories can be increased while ensuring the safety of workers.
Storage equipment providers often maintain that pallet racking is the best way to effectively use overhead room to create better storage density, but not all businesses need to store more pallets.
A cost effective alternative is Colby raised storage areas, which can double the usable floor area of a building, and provide access to new overhead areas with minimal interruption to ground level workflow.
Standard Colby pallet racking components can be used to construct low cost, medium-duty floors for raised storage areas that are purpose designed for bulk storage or additional order picking.
The ability to double the usable floor area of a warehouse or factory is a significant advantage, but often the additional effort required to transport stock to a raised storage area is considered to be too much trouble to be worth it.
Colby's range of powered and gravity conveyors can overcome this problem, turning raised storage areas into more efficient and safe workspaces.
Conveyors can be used to transport goods from raised storage areas to the ground level for order processing or to replenish stock on the upper level by using a reversible conveyor that allows products to be moved up or down.
In addition to increasing storage density, such a system can assist in ensuring that workers are safer too by eliminating operator exposure to heavy lifting and the associated risks of carrying bulky goods up and down stairways.
Colby conveyors can also easily be integrated into existing raised storage areas.