Storage mezzanines are a highly versatile and effective addition to nearly any facility, especially if space is severely limited. While storage mezzanines can be used for a variety of purposes, their effectiveness will vary based on the amount of planning performed before installation. As a leading provider of high-quality storage mezzanines for every type of facility, the team at Unitran Manufacturers knows that several elements need to be accounted for before installation. That is why we have compiled some information to help you understand what to consider when installing a storage mezzanine to ensure optimal performance, safety, and reliability.
When designing a custom storage mezzanine system for a warehouse, it is important to consider the following questions to ensure that you are getting the perfect solution:
The most important thing to keep in mind when designing a mezzanine is its intended purpose. Although most warehouse mezzanines are used for storage, it is also common for them to be used as processing areas, workshop spaces, or even as makeshift offices. The intended purpose will impact how access points, stairs, gates, shelving, and other elements are designed, so it is crucial to determine this purpose before starting any other step.
Custom storage mezzanine systems can be made to fit in nearly any space with the right planning. Knowing about potential obstructions and planning for them can ensure that the installation process is completed smoothly. Obstructions can include the height of the warehouse ceiling, the amount of space that is available for stairs, nearby aisle width, and the total dimensions of your facility, so be sure to account for these in the planning process.
If the mezzanine will be a permanent fixture, it will require a different design than a unit that is meant to be moved if you relocate to another facility. Some storage mezzanine designs are made to be easier to set up and take down than others, making them ideal for temporary usage or operations that are utilizing rented space.
To learn more about our selection of storage mezzanines, custom mezzanine solutions, and other equipment, get in touch with the team at Unitran Manufacturers. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.