25 Apr Mezzanine Racking Guide
Mezzanines optimize your space usage, creating more storage areas within your existing square footage. They offer safe, efficient storage for your ever-expanding warehouse needs. Investing in mezzanine pallet racking optimizes your storage space and workflow for improved production and cost-effectiveness. With the right mezzanines, you can create a space with custom storage to meet your warehouse’s unique needs.
What Is A Pallet Rack Mezzanine?
Mezzanines use your warehouse’s vertical areas to increase storage capacity and workable space for your parts or inventory storage without changing your facility size. They create multiple walkable layers in your warehouse’s vertical space — walk up them and store more products on the extra levels above the ground.
Pallet rack mezzanines expand your storage capabilities even further. You can store product throughout the system and in vertical racks along your mezzanine levels. Mezzanine racking significantly increases your storage capacity and adds flexibility to any warehouse. Investing in mezzanines maximizes cost-effectiveness, reducing warehouse expansion costs and creating more efficient storage space.
Where Are Mezzanines Best Used?
Mezzanines have many functions — acting as a connecting walkway and second floor — all while optimizing your available space. They work best in warehouses and storage facilities where lots of product needs housing. Mezzanines can be used in many environments but they offer significant benefits when used as:
- Multi-level storage
- Warehouse offices
- Product storage
- Multi-level pick modules
- Conveyor support
- Spare parts storage
Benefits of Mezzanines
Investing in mezzanines brings many benefits to your operation — no matter your warehouse size. Instead of redesigning your floor space or expanding your facility, you can install mezzanines. These systems deliver the largest amount of storage space in your existing square footage. Integrating mezzanine racking systems:
- Maximizes your facility’s cubic area and vertical space.
- Offers higher ROI compared to expansion or renovation.
- Creates greater parts and inventory storage space.
- Enables easy racking and warehouse automation systems integration.
- Increases warehouse surface area.
- Expands the amount of usable floor space to open up various possibilities, including more storage or pick modules for order fulfillment.
- Creates wider spaces that can enable businesses to develop new processes, making their operations more efficient.
- Facilitates faster and more cost-effective setup and takedown than building an addition to an existing facility or moving the entire operation to a larger warehouse.
- Offers versatility because a mezzanine can be used for anything, including additional office space, storage, or even a designated breakroom area.
What Are The Types of Mezzanines?
Mezzanines come in several forms, shapes, and sizes to fit your needs. Identifying the right mezzanine improves your warehouse flow and storage capabilities. The most common mezzanine structures include the following:
These mezzanines add a whole new floor to an existing warehouse to utilize both spaces efficiently. Free-standing mezzanines can also be portable, allowing you to set up and take down the structure whenever needed. They have fewer storage capabilities than pallet rack mezzanines, but their portability makes them valuable for flexible operations with changing storage and space requirements.
Maximize pallet racks’ function and form a complete storage area above them. Rack-supported mezzanines can also support a mezzanine floor for use as a catwalk. These pallet rack mezzanines provide the support and elevation of a free-standing mezzanine with increased storage. The support pallets allow you to store palletized product underneath the mezzanine level, maximizing your storage space and letting you use your facility to its fullest extent.
Whatever storage or space requirement a facility has, a mezzanine can fit it. With free-standing and rack-supported options, you can configure a custom storage set-up that meets your needs and enhances warehouse efficiency. Customize mezzanine options to support unique goals and storage spaces.
Contact Twinlode Automation
Twinlode Automation has been a trusted designer and supplier of project management solutions for over 40 years. We’re dedicated to maximizing industry productivity and efficiency for all our clients. Our professionals will work with you to find custom, effective warehouse solutions for safer, better operations. If you still have questions about pallet-racking mezzanines, contact our team of experts today and let us help!