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vrc multiplTerm of the Week:  VRCs
Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors, also known as VRCs, move equipment from one level to another. They can move efficiently to a mezzanine, rack/shelving storage system with catwalks, or a new/existing upper floor level. In addition, they are classified as a material conveyor, and the operators do not need OSHA forklift training. They can also transfer pallet loads, carts and boxes that may not fit on a forklift.

Other benefits to VRCs include:

  • Safe to operate
  • Less costly to operate and maintain compared to elevators and forklifts
  • Adjusts to your specific load (height, speed requirements)

Want more information on Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors? Contact our online sales team at 866.474.2001!

Source: Wildeck

IMG_1214-resized-600We don’t like to boast, but Storage Solutions just received Wildeck’s 2011 Sales Excellence and President’s awards!

This is our thirteenth year to receive the Sales Excellence award. The Wildeck President’s Award is presented to the Wildeck dealer with the highest annual sales volume for that calendar year. This is the fifth year we have been honored with this award.

Wildeck is a trusted partner of Storage Solutions.  They are recognized as an industry leader and quality manufacturer of steel mezzanines, material lifts, and safety guardrail products. All products are made in the United States and are designed to improve the efficiency and competitiveness of your facility.

Thank you Wildeck and congratulations to the team here at Storage Solutions! Keep up the hard work!

Partnerships are the root to the growth and success of our business.  Are you looking to partner with a material handling company for a project or series of projects?  We’ve got the kind of experience and customer service it takes to establish a long and fruitful business relationship.  Give us a call at 866.474.2001!

We are excited to introduce our first guest blogger, Kelly Kamlager, with Wildeck!  We are always looking to bring fresh and informative content to our blog, so our eyes and ears are always open for new writers and posts!  Without further delay…

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Storage Solutions has asked that Wildeck prepare a guest post for their blog regarding warehouse safety.

Where to start with warehouse safety? That is a big topic. So I started where I always do, with a quick Google search for “warehouse safety.” Quality information popped up from OSHA, HSE, several .gov sites, and many major industry publications. Really, there is endless documented information valuating the importance of site safety.

Pallet Rack ProtectorsSo with the amount of information available, solutions from suppliers like Storage Solutions, and quality products from manufacturers such as Wildeck, why is the fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry higher than the national average for all industries?

If you are an existing or future customer of Storage Solutions, many of the most common OSHA citation areas are in your facility. Are you doing all you can to keep your operations productive, safe, and citation free?

Make sure that your facility is a safe environment. Protect your people, your product, your equipment and your bottom line. Wildeck has prepared a Facility Site Survey for Storage Solutions to conduct a walkthrough of your facility.  Storage Solutions professionals are able to talk you about your concerns and assess the safety protection for personnel, equipment, and facility infrastructure. It could be beneficial to have an extra set of eyes examine your facility for safety concerns before OSHA brings in their extra set of eyes!

Contact Storage Solutions to talk with a material handling professional and have a conversation about your facility and what efforts will have a positive impact at your facility.

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For those of you who don’t know a lot about pallet rack, here are some helpful terms and definitions:

Double-Deep Racks – Usually two rows of selective racks, one placed behind the other, on which pallets may be placed two deep by a double-deep reach truck. Fifty percent of all loads are immediately accessible and, in the worst case, it is necessary to remove the front pallet on any level to have access to the one immediately behind it. Applies to a storage requirement for many pallets of few SKUs.

Automated Storage/Retrieval System (AS/RS) – A combination of equipment and controls, which handles, stores and retrieves materials with precision, accuracy and speed under a defined degree of automation. Systems vary from relatively simple, manually controlled order-picking machines operating in small storage structures to computer-controlled storage and retrieval systems, totally integrated into the manufacturing and distribution process.

Material(s) Handling – 1. An aspect of materials management relating specifically to the physical transfer of materials.  2. The movement of materials (raw materials, scrap, semi-finished and
finished) to, through and from productive processes; in warehouses and storage; and in receiving and shipping areas.

wildeck_mezzanine_03-resized-600Pallet Rack Shelving – Standard pallet rack can be equipped with shelf panel inserts so that pallet rack can be used for storing binnable, rackable or palletized materials as needs change.

Mezzanine – (pictured right) A platform supported with structural members, used for storage or operations; constructed at a height which permits movement of people and equipment below.

wildeck_logoFor over 10 years Storage Solutions and Wildeck have been partnering to provide space enhancement, material
handling, safety and environmental productsWildeck is recognized as an industry leader and quality
manufacturer of structural steel mezzanines, material lifts (Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors (VRCs)), and guarding – safety products. All of their products are made in the USA and are designed to improve the
efficiency and competitiveness of your facility.

Storage Solutions and Wildeck recently partnered on a 64,800 sq. ft. Wildeck mezzanine that stands in the middle of a 700,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Kansas City, Mo.  The mezzanine was designed to stand 15 ft. off the ground above thier pre-existing conveyor lines.  more>

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