Selection of carts for the warehouse. Features and varieties
The productivity of trade, logistics, repair and other goods related companies depends on how efficiently the warehouse operates. It is very important to equip it with special equipment and fixtures. In the work, a huge role is played not only by compactly located racks, but also by carts for transporting goods. The absence of this technical unit, if it does not paralyze the functioning of the pantry completely, then in any case will slow it down. If your activity is related to the storage of materials, it is necessary to know what kind of storage carts there are. You will have to purchase them, but this must be done taking into account the area and characteristics of the warehouse.
The main task of the warehouse cart (it is used not only in storerooms, but also in sales areas, garden plots, workshops) is to simplify the transportation of goods. This device with a simple design saves both the strength of loaders and time. As with any equipment, there is a key requirement for a warehouse cart - good condition. The more durable the materials are used to make its structural units, the more functional it is.
The working elements of warehouse trolleys are not the same, depending on the type. At the same time, the unchanged units are: a platform for placing a load, a wheel system for moving, a handle through which control is carried out.
To avoid downtime, warehouse equipment must be kept in working order. Carts are no exception, even if they do not have hydraulic or electric drives. Regular revisions of assemblies, platforms, wheels, connections should be carried out, and worn-out consumables should be replaced in a timely manner.
Warehouse carts are classified into:
Two-wheeled. They are used for transportation of oversized and relatively light cargo. They differ among themselves by the materials used for the production of wheels, a type of platform and a wheel system. Their characteristic features are compactness, maneuverability, simplicity of design and low cost. There are folding modifications.
Platform. The cargo transported using these bogies can be of different dimensions and weights - from 100 to 500 kg. Such carts are one-, two-, three-tiered, onboard. Equipped with both one and two handles.
Hydraulic. In the professional environment, they are called rogues. These trolleys are equipped with a hydraulic unit that increases productivity. In general, they are inexpensive and very rarely break. Some models have an operator station.
Stackers. In appearance, they look like rohly, but more advanced. Their design incorporates a device for lifting and lowering loads, a reach truck with a retractable mast. It makes materials easy to stack at high heights and in other hard-to-reach places.
Electrical. Another type of advanced warehouse trolley. They consist of a hydraulic device and an electric drive. Chargeable from the supplied battery. They are used where there is a medium or large cargo flow. This type of equipment is maneuverable, easy to control. Serial models WP17-15, WP60-15 are well known.
Freight. Used to transport bulky and heavy materials. Their base is reinforced with a strong steel structure, which allows them to withstand heavy loads.
If we consider all the existing types of warehouse carts, then there are easily more than a hundred of them. We have mentioned the most used versions in practice. There are many modifications of hydraulic carts alone. Meanwhile, this is one of the most popular types of warehouse equipment. They are mass-produced or custom-made.
Variety of hydraulic carts
Transportation of goods on pallets, the presence of forks raised and lowered by means of levers and rods concentrated in a hydraulic jack. All these are the main characteristics of hydraulic storage trolleys that distinguish them from other types. They are used not only in storerooms, but also in stores, utility rooms, and the design of certain types allows them to enter even special elevators and other types of loading equipment.
Hydraulic storage trolleys are classified by type based on characteristics such as:
Design features. They come with elongated or, conversely, shortened forks, as well as low-profile.
Purpose: manual, electric or scissor lift. Some models are equipped with scales, there are also modifications designed to work in aggressive environments.
Maximum lifting capacity. This figure usually ranges from 500 kg to 5 tons.
Hydraulic storage trolleys with extended forks are designed for the transport of bulky goods. Thanks to the design, two pallets are placed on them at once. The lengths of the forks themselves range from 1300 to 3000 mm. This design feature reduces the maximum payload, which remains within 2 tonnes. Hydraulic storage trolleys with short forks, in force