Industrial Storage Systems

Learn about the latest technologies in warehouse racking. From flow racks or mezzanines to automated storage and retrieval systems to ensure all materials are safely stocked and handled.

  • 5 warehouses with oversized pallets

    5 warehouses with oversized pallets

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Oversized pallets are structures whose deckboards are designed to hold loads exceeding standard dimensions. We’ll show you 5 examples of warehouses designed by the Mecalux Group that use oversized pallets in their logistics operations.

  • Racking pick and deposit (P&D) stations

    Racking pick and deposit (P&D) stations

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Racking pick and deposit (P&D) stations are attached to pallet racks and mobile racking systems. They facilitate operations in warehouses with narrow aisles and trilateral forklifts and expand storage capacity.

  • Plastic pallets vs wood pallets: Which are better?

    Plastic pallets vs wood pallets: Which are better?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Plastic pallets and wood pallets are two platforms used to store and transport goods inside or outside a warehouse. The main difference between them is the material with which they’re made, which affects the weight and durability of each pallet.

  • Wine warehousing: making sure your wine stays fine

    Wine warehousing: making sure your wine stays fine

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Automating wine warehousing resolves many of the challenges posed by a wine company's supply chain. Wine logistics requires safe, efficient operations that ensure that products are in good condition when they reach the hands of end customers.

  • Pick tunnels speed up order picking

    Pick tunnels speed up order picking

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Pick tunnels are a common solution for optimizing storage capacity and picking throughput. This structure is integrated in storage systems to make goods more accessible to operators performing picking.

  • What is the honeycombing effect in a warehouse?

    What is the honeycombing effect in a warehouse?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    What is honeycombing in warehousing? This refers to the appearance of empty slots on the racks that can’t be used for storage. This is common in compact racks and in storage systems with a fixed slotting strategy.

  • Logistics hub: Dispatch and Shipping 4.0

    Logistics hub: Dispatch and Shipping 4.0

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    A logistics hub is a group of warehouses and logistics and administrative facilities tasked with streamlining goods dispatches and shipments. The structure of the logistics hub consists of multiple warehouses charged with managing order delivery logistics.

  • Storage systems: which one is right for your warehouse?

    Storage systems: which one is right for your warehouse?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    A storage system is a solution for handling and storing a company’s goods in a safe, organized way. There are various storage systems available, offering direct access or compact storage, that meet all types of logistics needs.

  • Freezer warehouses for industrial frozen storage

    Freezer warehouses for industrial frozen storage

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    A freezer warehouse is a facility where goods are stored at a temperature below 32 °F for a long period. Automated storage systems ensure high productivity without the need for operators to work in such an extreme environment.

  • Smart packaging: the packaging provides the product info

    Smart packaging: the packaging provides the product info

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Smart packaging constitutes an evolution of traditional packaging that, in addition to protecting the food inside it, monitors its condition. This packaging incorporates sensors to detect changes in the preservation of the food as well as useful visual indicators for consumers.

  • Cold store racking: all you need to know

    Cold store racking: all you need to know

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Cold storage racks store goods at a controlled temperature to avoid breaking the cold chain. In cold stores, specific types of storage systems can optimize the available space, facilitating access to the goods and ensuring energy efficiency.

  • Pick and place: robots never tire

    Pick and place: robots never tire

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Pick and place refers to the process of retrieving a product and putting it in another place, usually, to be packaged. This task, which tends to be slow and repetitive for operators, can be automated with the help of robots, making it faster and safer.

  • Multi-tier shelving: leveraging warehouse height

    Multi-tier shelving: leveraging warehouse height

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Multi-tier shelving can double or triple storage capacity compared to single-level shelving. This solution is used when a company needs to multiply its useful storage area and enable direct access to all SKUs.

  • Block stacking: optimizing warehouse space without racks

    Block stacking: optimizing warehouse space without racks

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Block stacking is the simplest and most cost-effective warehousing technique of all, as it doesn’t require racks. It consists of forming compact groups with the same type of SKU directly on the floor and stacking the goods one on top of the other.

  • Cold chain: never break the chain

    Cold chain: never break the chain

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Cold chain logistics manages highly sensitive goods and, thus, faces unique challenges that evolve in line with Logistics 4.0. In our article, we break down the four essential work areas for effectively managing cold chain logistics.

  • Chemical warehousing: challenges and success stories

    Chemical warehousing: challenges and success stories

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Chemical warehousing: installations that store chemicals have to comply with strict safety requirements. We’ll show you some storage projects we launched for businesses in this sector and the various solutions they chose.

  • Flow racking systems: types and characteristics

    Flow racking systems: types and characteristics

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Flow racking systems for pallets and boxes leverage the force of gravity to move loads. Read about the main types of flow racks in our article. We’ll show you the warehouses and goods for which they’re recommended.

  • Outdoor warehouses: tips and solutions

    Outdoor warehouses: tips and solutions

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    There are situations in which companies turn to outdoor industrial storage spaces or open-air warehouses to house their products. Find out what you should take into account when choosing equipment for these types of installations.

  • Comparing compact storage systems

    Comparing compact storage systems

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Within the compact storage category, you will find a series of subsystems with differentiating characteristics. Discover a complete comparative table of the main types in our article: drive-in, push-back, Pallet Shuttle, flow racks and mobile pallet racking.

  • Warehouse space purposing: tips and strategies

    Warehouse space purposing: tips and strategies

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    How to optimize warehouse space without needing a building project Here are some of the key strategies. Improve the effective storage capacity in your installation with our helpful tips and the experience of companies that have already worked with Interlake Mecalux.

  • How to store tires successfully

    How to store tires successfully

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    When it comes to storing tires, other special features are added to the already unavoidable challenges of any installation. We analyze the challenges faced by this type of warehouse and how they should be configured to ensure the best conservation and safety conditions.

  • High-density storage and the Pallet Shuttle: a winning combination

    High-density storage and the Pallet Shuttle: a winning combination

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Discover the advantages of a unique combination of high-density pallet racking systems and the Pallet Shuttle. Hemosa, Didactic and Rockwool have managed to improve their company’s available storage capacity, while accelerating the overall operation of their facilities.

  • Industrial rack types for warehouses

    Industrial rack types for warehouses

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    A huge variety of industrial racks are available to fit our your warehouse. Which are the main ones? What are their features? Here we show you, in general terms, which types of industrial racks are the most used in logistics facilities.

  • Stock turnover: what is it and how does it affect your warehouse?

    Stock turnover: what is it and how does it affect your warehouse?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    What is Stock turnover and how does it affect your warehouse? Knowing it is key to effectively planning warehouse activity. Stock turnover makes it possible to organize the various zones of an installation and to forecast expected inflows and outflows.

  • Inventory management techniques: what are my options?

    Inventory management techniques: what are my options?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    How to classify your goods, reduce costs and avoid overstocking and stockouts. Learn about the main inventory management techniques. FIFO, LIFO, ABS and the Wilson model are some of the methods you should study if you want to streamline your logistics warehouse costs.

  • Industrial Storage: How to be a skilled product organizer

    Industrial Storage: How to be a skilled product organizer

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    What’s the best way to store goods and materials in a warehouse? Let Mecalux show you everything you need to know about industrial storage. It’s time to get a solid fix on all the factors you need to think about and steps you need to take to make sure organization comes first place in your logistics center.

  • What are the advantages of push-back racking?

    What are the advantages of push-back racking?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Discover the advantages and innovative design of push-back racking to significantly improve your warehouse storage density and product handling times. Here we discuss the specific characteristics of this unique racking system and the benefits that it can bring to your distribution center’s operations.

  • Mobile Racking Systems: Take advantage of every inch of space

    Mobile Racking Systems: Take advantage of every inch of space

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    High density mobile racking systems can double your storage capacity while providing direct access to inventory with the push of a button. Here we discuss this safe, versatile and reliable system and all of the benefits it has to offer to improve space utilization and overall productivity.

  • Flow Racking Systems: Increase turnover & keep things moving

    Flow Racking Systems: Increase turnover & keep things moving

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Whether your facility is driven by FIFO or LIFO order fulfillment, flow racking systems are extremely advantageous solutions for increasing efficiency. Discover the mechanisms of how each system works and discover which is best for various warehouse storage and handling strategies.

  • Warehouse Optimization: Systems that maximize your storage capacity

    Warehouse Optimization: Systems that maximize your storage capacity

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Take a closer look at options for warehouse optimization and learn how to increase your product velocity and get the most out of every square inch available. Discover the various advantages of unique shelving types, flow racks and automated retrieval systems.

  • How to calculate warehouse capacity: Is it time to expand?

    How to calculate warehouse capacity: Is it time to expand?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Determine how to accurately calculate your warehouse capacity and identify the key factors which impact space optimization in modern distribution centers. Here we explain the fundamentals of warehouse space efficiency and help you evaluate your current design so that you may pinpoint potential improvements for your company.

  • What are FIFO & LIFO Inventory Management Systems?

    What are FIFO & LIFO Inventory Management Systems?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Trying to decide between FIFO and LIFO inventory systems? Learn about what factors you should consider when choosing the ideal system for your warehouse. Here we set the foundation for how to determine what the appropriate inventory management solution is for the needs of your distribution center.

  • Industrial racking: the logistics choice

    Industrial racking: the logistics choice

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    What questions need asking before you chose the best industrial rack? Take our advice, and you’ll find the best storage solution that adapts to your company’s needs. Save yourself time, money and space.

  • Cantilever racks: a warehouse-friendly guide

    Cantilever racks: a warehouse-friendly guide

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    When should you use cantilever racks in a warehouse? Why choose this industrial rack? Mecalux’s experts are here to help you decide. Storing pipes, long loads or odd-shaped goods is a snap thanks to our cantilever racks.

  • Perpetual, yearly, or cycle inventory counts?

    Perpetual, yearly, or cycle inventory counts?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    What’s the difference between perpetual, yearly, and cycle inventory counts? Discover the advantages of these crucial physical inventories to manage stocks. Mecalux will help you choose which inventory type best adapts to your company’s logistics and will set it up in your warehouse.

  • What are the different types of stock?

    What are the different types of stock?

    Published by Interlake Mecalux

    Types of stock and how to sort them. In this article, Mecalux gives a bird’s-eye view of basic stock management concepts to optimize your warehouse. Stock falls into different categories: according to the expiration date, function, value and your operational setup.

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