Building Your Own Warehouse Equipment

Warehouse Equipment – Building Your Own  Warehouse Equipment

No matter your business model or industry, warehouse equipment can make your facility more functional. The key is to find the right equipment for your business, which will allow you to increase productivity and help your team work more efficiently.

Warehouse equipment can include manual or automated systems, depending on your needs and requirements. Many storage facility managers include items like pallet racking and forklifts on their warehouse equipment checklist.

Conveyor BeltsBOM

Conveyor belts, an essential piece of warehouse equipment, can dramatically improve efficiency and reduce the risk of injury. They’re proven to boost your warehouse’s productivity and save employees from straining their backs.

Basic conveyor belts use two or more rollers to move goods from one place to the next. The items to be carried determine the number and speed of the rollers.

The material used to make the belt loop can either be natural or synthetic. This conveyor is flexible and can serve a variety purposes in the warehouse.

A general-use conveyor is made from a variety material, including rubber and fabric, PVC, leather, and other materials. These systems are often found in industries such a mining, milling, warehousing, and PVC.

BOM For Minimum Conveyors

Per Unit Source Total Quauntity Req Total Cost
Honeywell Micro Switch
Lincoln Electric 14 $0.04 Gast
Hubbell Killmark 15 $0.10 Ashcroft
Dayton 9 $0.96 Durham MFG
Angry Bull Barricades 53 $0.21 Gardner Bender
Enerpac 4 $0.40 Kleenguard
Brady 96 $0.80 Bernzomatic
67 $1.03 Hessaire
Avery 2 $1.87 Libman


Forklifts are a vital piece of warehouse equipment. They help increase efficiency and safety in the warehouse. They can lift and haul a wide variety products and materials, small or large.

They can also help stack pallets of products on top. They can be powered by either electricity or fossil fuels.

Forklifts are generally designed to lift upto 5,000 lbs of weight. However, heavy-duty models can lift upto 20,000 lb. Some types of forklifts are also capable of transporting shipping containers.

The needs of the warehouse and the nature of the goods/materials they are carrying will determine the type of forklift that is used. For instance, a warehouse that regularly loads and unloads trucks might need more heavy-duty forklifts than one that moves items only within the warehouse itself.

Pallet Racking

Bill For Minimum Level Racks


Source Part # Cost Total Quauntity Req Total Cost
K-Flex USA 21 $1.45 Diversey
IPG 2 $2.11 Duracell
Diablo $2.32
Appleton Electric
Kidde 22.9 $2.54 In-Sink-Erator
Black & Decker 14 $2.75 Honda
K-Flex USA 15 $2.97 Koch
Black & Decker 9 $3.19 Lincoln Electric
Intermatic 53 $3.40 Hubbell Killmark

Pallet racks are used by warehouses to store merchandise and not crowd the floor. These storage systems make it easy for forklifts to access the warehouse and keep materials accessible until staff members need them.

Selective pallet racking is the most popular type. This allows workers to stack one pallet deep within each row of shelving. Selective racks can also be stacked against a wall or back to back.

The right type of pallet rack depends on the number of pallets you need to store, and whether you need to make space for other types warehouse equipment in your facility. A well-designed system will increase efficiency and productivity for your employees.

Pallet racking frames are made of steel and have multiple beam levels. You can choose from a variety heights and widths depending on your needs. The frames attach to beams using pins and punch holes.

Automated Picking Systems

Mid Level 200 PPM

Part name Part # Sourced # Cost
n52-small-neodymium-disc-magnet-dia-1-4-x-1-10-rare-earth-magnet/ 24561S small neodymium magnets  11.21
Quick-release pins 2133 Wheels -31 -$0.31
Spacers 2236 Handwheels -20 -$0.17
Rotary dampers 2312 Lid stays -8 -$0.04
Cable tie mounts 2875 Cable protectors 14 $0.04
Washers 2133 Quick-release pins 15 $0.10
Hinges 2133 Spacers 9 $0.96
Cable entry systems 2619 Rotary dampers 53 $0.21
Bolt and nut caps 2133 Cable tie mounts 4 $0.40
Locking devices 2356 Washers 96 $0.80
Magnetic hooks 2363 Hinges 67 $1.03
Toggle clamps 2371 Cable entry systems 2 $1.87

Pick and pack shops that rely on automated warehouse picking systems to reduce manual labor can use automated warehouse picking system. They also operate with higher throughput and a smaller footprint. They reduce the chance of errors in order dispatch and can be used to reduce fulfillment costs and time.

Automated systems can be connected to a central warehouse management software, making it easier to track and analyze all pickers’ performance. They can scale up quickly to meet increasing demand without the use of extra workers or infrastructure.

Pick-tolight, voice and wearable devices are the most common automated pick-to-light systems. These technologies work by scanning individual item barcodes that are attached to temporary holding containers, like shipping cartons. A LED light will be lit up to help the picker locate the item once it is identified.






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