Warehouses and commercial storage facilities have several storage options to use within their facility, but how do you know when the best storage solution has been chosen for your space? While storage cabinets & lockers are popular for smaller spaces, this same solution won’t work for more significant warehouse storage properties.
However, there’s a largely growing solution gaining traction, pallet cages. These cages offer a range of benefits for smaller and larger scaled storage spaces.
What are Pallet Cages?
These sturdily designed pallet cages offer a unique storage solution, available in various sizes and styles. These cages work to accommodate nearly anything that needs storing, all without the need for shelves or racks but can also be stored in pallet racking to improve the safety of your systems.
Benefits of Using Pallet Cages
Sturdy and Lightweight
Pallet cages are usually constructed from durable steel, offering a solid yet lightweight and resilient design. This combination provides a storage solution that will work in various settings and applications, providing a strengthened item easily accessed and moved.
This makes them excellent candidates for stacked operations due to their ideal weight to strength ratio.
Variety of Styles
Depending on what you need to store, there’ll be a specific pallet cage design that will work for you. The most common variations of these pallet cages include mesh cage or solid panel designs, wooden and metal bases, and custom design options.
The load capacity of your pallet cage will depend on its size and design. While there are various sized pallets to choose from, their power will all vary. This load capacity will dictate your warehouse’s storage abilities and the safety measures that will need to be put in place to ensure the safety of your products and employees. To ensure that both of these considerations and met, it’s essential to determine the weight of your loads and how these loads will be stored, not today but over their lifetime.
Accessibility is essential in the effectiveness of the storage management of your goods. Some cages offer a quick release door mechanism that allows access inside the cage with minimal effort whilst stacked. At the same time, others offer easy transportation to be moved and stacked on top of various styles easily with any forklift.
Some pallet cages also offer collapsible designs to simplify their movement and storage when not in use. This feature can benefit storage spaces that go through seasonal periods or are constantly moving items in and around their storage property.