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Buy Used Warehouse Equipment SSI Warehouse

Our goal is to assist our clients with any type of warehouse transition. We understand that selling or moving your current material handling equipment such as pallet rack, shelving, mezzanine, conveyor, etc, can provide a large headache. We would like to help you resolve that issue.

Are you closing down or consolidating one or more of your facilities?  Let us buy your used pallet rack and other material handling equipment.  Are you opening a new facility, or changing locations?  We will help you transition to a new warehouse or redesign your current one.  We can help you save money on your warehouse redesign, and we also remove the hassle of having to tear down and move all of your equipment!

Are you having trouble deciding what kind of storage equipment is best for your needs?  Contact us today to get our free recommendation for your new operation!

Here is a brief list of equipment we would be interested in purchasing:

pallet rack usedPallet Rack:  selective pallet rack, drive-in pallet rack, drive-thru pallet rack, pushback pallet rack, cantilever rack, wire decks, etc.

Shelving:  open steel shelving, closed steel shelving, single rivet shelving, double rivet shelving, wire shelving, etc.

Conveyor:  gravity conveyor, power conveyor, skate wheel conveyor, roller conveyor, etc.

Pallet Rack Accessories / Safety Equipment:  row spacers, pallet supports, wire decking, column protectors, end-of-aisle protectors, column deflectors, guardrails, etc.

Pick Modules, Mezzanine, & Tape Machines

Well, that just about wraps up another Storage Solutions blog session.  Don’t forget to check out the clearance section of our website.  We are constantly adding new equipment, so be sure to take a few minutes to see if there is anything that catches your eye.

Used Conveyor Warehouse

conveyorFor a variety of reasons including foreclosure, mergers, acquisitions, or downsizing, companies may decide (or are forced) to consolidate and/or close some of their facilities in an effort to minimize expenses.  This process can be much more difficult than some might expect and can be the cause of some very large headaches if not handled appropriately.

However, Storage Solutions offers a number of services that will make your transition simple and easy.

  • In addition to selling new material handling equipment, we also purchase used material handling equipment.  This provides an easy option for any company that has been forced to close one or more facilities and liquidate its assets.
  • We also offer trade-in value for your used equipment, if you are looking to alter or modify the equipment in your current storage facility.
  • We have our own team of professional installers, which allows us to help make your transition into your new facility as seamless as possible.  Many companies hire third-party contractors to perform their installation and demolition services.  Our crews are specifically focused on installing and tearing down pallet rack and racking components.  This enables us to get the job done in a quick and efficient manner while maintaining an exceptional level of quality in our work.

Are you interested in learning more? Visit our “Relocation Solutions” page to learn how our warehouse experts will take care of your old facility and equipment so you can focus on everything else.

Buy Used Warehouse Equipment SSI Warehouse

pallet rackAs the industry continues to change rapidly in response to increasing delivery expectations as a result of e-commerce, warehouses, distribution centers, and fulfillment centers are looking for ways to increase profitability and productivity within their facilities. But along with the potential for industry growth comes a rise in steel prices, which inevitably have a profound effect on the costs of new warehouse material.

There is a hesitancy among some organizations when it comes to the idea of incorporating used materials into their warehouse solutions. Some used equipment suppliers will store used materials outdoors, where beams and uprights are exposed to the elements and can often develop rust. The great thing about Storage Solutions is that we store all of our materials (new AND used) inside our 330,000 square feet warehouse to ensure that everything we sell has maintained structural integrity.

Buying used warehouse equipment can have many benefits, most notably:

  1. Cost-Effectiveness: With steel prices on the rise and no stalemate in sight, purchasing completely new materials can put a damper on project budgets. When you purchase pre-owned pallet racks, you can get more bang for your buck without having to worry about jeopardizing the integrity of your operation.
  2. Avoid Lead Times: When you purchase new materials, there is almost always a lead time of 4-8 weeks before manufacturers can produce and ship their product. Whether you’re under a time crunch or bound by your budget, purchasing used equipment is the perfect solution.

While we know that used materials are never quite as good as new ones, our goal is to make sure that your used pallet rack beams and used pallet rack uprights are of comparable quality to what you would purchase new.

If you’re looking to save this spring, whether it’s on a warehouse consolidation, purchase of new warehouse equipment, or re-configuring a current operation, Storage Solutions has a solution for you. Contact our sales representatives at 866.474.2001–they’re ready and willing to get you what you need.

Pallet Flow Rack Explainer

What is Pallet Flow Rack?

Pallet flow rack is selective rack placed back-to-back to allow for more storage space. Inclined conveyor wheel sections are installed in the rack, enabling back-loaded pallets to flow via gravity to the front or pick face.

Pallet FlowPallet flow rack consists of:

  • Pallet Rack
  • Gravity Flow Rails
  • Gravity Flow Speed Controllers

How it works:

Flow rails slant towards the unloading side of the pallet rack, using gravity to move pallets from the loading side to the picking side for retrieval.  Flow speed controllers are used to control the speed of the pallet as it moves along the rails. Once one load is removed from the unloading side of the pallet flow racks, the next slides into it’s place.

Why Pallet Flow Rack?

Pallet flow rack is not only designed to save valuable floor space and cut down on labor, but it provides high-density storage with multiple order picking levels.  This system is what we like to call a First-In, First-Out flow system (FIFO), which ensures that the faces along the picking aisle are always stocked.

Does this sound like something you are interested in knowing more about?  Is it the perfect fit for your warehouse operation?  Give us a call at 866.474.2001 and one of our knowledgeable sales representatives will be able to help you get what you need!

We also do customizable warehouse configurations, so if a reconfiguration is in order, definitely be sure to contact us!

Pallet Flow Can Optimize Your Warehouse

We are all looking for ways to work smarter, both personally and for our teams. When it comes to dense storage solutions, pallet flow is especially beneficial as it allows you to make your warehouse more efficient by moving products quicker than ever before.

What are the Benefits of Pallet Flow Racking?

To begin, pallet flow is easy to use! By being a first-in, first-out system (FIFO), which is what makes it different from other types of drive-in racks. Pallet flow racking also has a different pick and load system. You get faster pick and load times by loading the pallet on one side and letting it slide down the other.

While other types of racking can hold anywhere from about two to five pallets, pallet flow can contain anywhere from twelve to fifteen racks (depending on the model)

This style is excellent when it comes to customization. We all want equipment that fits our specific needs. Customers can tailor this rack to the sizes and weights of their exact pallets. It is also usable anywhere in your warehouse, on the floor, with necessary racking and more!

This style of racking is one of the most durable and dynamic systems you can have in your warehouse. With all of these features, it will be the most efficient piece of equipment you have. Check out our specialty equipment page for more details.

Does pallet flow sound like the right fit for your warehouse? Contact us today and let our experts help you get started!

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At Storage Solutions, we know how hard it can be to find the right used equipment for your space. That is why we are always on the lookout for good quality material to house in our 350,000 sq. ft. facility headquartered in Central Indiana. Each item has to pass a rigorous inspection, and is then stored inside a climate controlled facility. The goal is to save our customers money with buying used without having to sacrifice quality.

Recent Warehouse Update:

In an effort to open up even more space for used equipment, we recently tore down 321 bays of rack in our own warehouse to free up more floor storage! Storage Solutions is constantly looking for ways to expand our inventory so we always have what our customers are looking for.

Before

 

used equipment teardownAfter

 

Details of the TEAR DOWN:

65 bays –42”D x 18’H x 108”W
(67) uprights – 42”D x 18’H
(530) beams – 108”L x 5”H
(530) wire decks – 42”D x 52”W

256 Bays – 42”D x 19’H x 108”W
(276) uprights – 42”D x 19’H
(2,048) beams – 108”L x 5”H
(2048) wire decks – 42”D x 52”W

The tear down gave us flexibility with our space, but we want you to reap the benefits as well; because not only did we make room for more used inventory; all the material we tore down is for sale!  Contact us today for pricing!

SS_Catalog_2013_14-regularGet your 2014 Storage Solutions Catalog today! This catalog contains over 375 pages of storage products, material handling items and so much more. Storage Solutions provides many options for you and your warehouse. Take a look at our catalog for ideas on how to better utilize your space.

Request your copy of our catalog today!

Over the past year here at Storage Solutions we have been very busy helping you with your material handling needs! Our team is the best in the business and we work hard each and every day to satisfy ALL of our customers big or small! In 2013, we supplied materials to 45 states along with Australia, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Listed below are a few of our projects that our team worked on and completed in 2013.

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Denver, CO
600,000 square feet
Supplied structural PIR, selective, and Pushback.

Bethlehem, PA
800,000 square feet
New distribution center pallet rack

Rosenburg, TX
25,000 square feet
Custom carton flow/picking environment

Lebanon, IN
500,000 square feet
Converted to VNA System

As we look forward to the next year we want to wish everyone a safe and prosperous 2014! We hope that you keep us in mind for your next material handling project.

It’s been awhile since we have done a term of the week, so to start the week off right, we are re-visiting mezzanines.

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A mezzanine is a structure that stands alone and is constructed within an existing building. This structure is designed to maximize space under and above it which creates additional space for storage or offices. These are extremely durable structures; they can be designed to sustain heavy loads. These are great for creating other levels using your existing space; if you need more space allow mezzanines to build up instead of out.

3 Types of Mezzanine:

A free standing mezzanine is supported by structural columns whereas shelving/bin and racking supported mezzanines are supported by pallet rack uprights or shelving/bin systems.A shelving/bin supported mezzanine is more economical than a free standing mezzanine because the storage units installed under and above the mezzanine floor allow for increased storage capacity.

We recently installed a bin supported mezzanine for a customer. You can check out the installation process in our Project Spotlight Series: Project Illinois.

Storage Solutions is having a sale to make room for more inventory! Everything must go! Check out our sale items below, and contact your sales representative or call 866.474.2001 for additional information.

NOTE: All items are subject to prior sale.

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SALE ITEMS:

CONVEYOR SKATEWHEELS

19″ X 94″ – 144″ | QTY: 38 | $50.00

22″ X 120″ | QTY: 11 | $50.00

24″ X 120″ | QTY: 2 | $50.00    

SLOTTED GRATING

38″ X 9″ | QTY: 220 | GRAY | $3.00

LAKESIDE WIRE DIVIDERS AND SHELVES

60″ X 3″ DIVIDER | QTY: 234 | CHROME | $3.00

60″ X 24″ SHELF, DOES NOT COME WITH O-RINGS | QTY: 8 | CHROME | $3.00

AKRO-MILLS DIVIDERS AND BINS

6″W X 4″H DIVIDER | QTY: 19,228 | BLACK | $0.10

11″ X 4″ X 17-1/2″YELLOW SHELF BIN | QTY: 332 | BLUE | $1.00

23-5/8″ X 6-5/8″ X 4″YELLOW SHELF BIN | QTY: 3,440 | YELLOW | $1.00

23-5/8″ X 8-3/8″ X 4″YELLOW SHELF BIN | QTY: 6,379 | YELLOW | $1.00

MISCELLANEOUS

ELMO SAFETY CUTTER | QTY: 18 | $5.00

DOUBLE SIDED CANTILEVER, ARMS NOT INCLUDED – 15’H | QTY: 22 | $125.00

42″ X 18″ PENCO HI PERF. HEAVY DUTY SHELF | QTY: 440 | GRAY | $3.00