Hi, my name is Trevor Hamblin and I have written this blog about industrial equipment and supplies. It's very important that business owners keep the necessary supplies and equipment on hand to run their operation efficiently. I became interested in industrial equipment and supplies after talking with my neighbor who owns his own business. I never realized how many different supplies were needed to run a business until he explained it to me. After we spoke, I started doing some research on my own and found out a lot more information. Since I believe this is important advice that every business owner should know, I wanted to write a blog about it. I hope that after learning about the industrial equipment and supplies that are needed, you'll also have a better understanding of all that's required.
Bulk bins provide the ability to store mass quantities of whatever you need. However, the weight of a full bin can be quite heavy, and trying to move the bin can be dangerous if you do it incorrectly. There's also an additional risk of theft that stems from the fact that in a bulk bin, you're not counting individual items. However, all that can be solved by having the right accessories on hand.
Dollies and Hand Trucks
A heavy bin obviously calls for a dolly or hand truck so you can move the bin safely. But you have to be sure that first, the dolly or hand truck is big enough to hold the bin, and second, that the dolly or hand truck is rated to hold the weight of the full bin plus the weight of the bin itself. Many bins are made of lightweight materials, but if the bin is big, even a plastic bin can weigh a lot by itself.
Each dolly and hand truck should carry a weight rating. If you can't find one, don't use the item for heavy bins -- leave it for smaller, lighter items like file boxes.
You would benefit from having locks installed on the bulk bins if you're storing items that could be subject to theft. Anything made of metal, even if it's not copper, can be sold for scrap value. If you're in a warehouse distributing rare foods, even, sometimes those can be swiped. Adding locks might seem odd if you've never done that before, but remember, with a bulk bin, it's harder to keep track of the number of items in the bin at any one time. A few items could walk off on their own, so to speak, and not be noticed as missing.
This may sound strange, but you might want a few smaller bins inside those bulk bins. If your bulk bins are the smaller type already, like what you find in a bulk food section in a grocery store, then you don't have to pay attention to this one. But if you're using large bulk bins for industrial storage, dividing the items up inside the bin into a couple of smaller interior bins could be helpful.
If you have to empty the bin, for example, you can simply remove the smaller bins instead of making arrangements for where to dump the load of items currently sitting in the main bin. If the items need to be protected from the outside environment, and opening the bin has to be done quickly, the smaller bins will protect most of the items when you need to retrieve some (since you'll have to access only one smaller interior bin).
However, it's important to note that having these interior bins doesn't negate the purpose of having the bulk bin. The larger outer bin helps keep the smaller bins well-organized and contained.
Bulk bins are helpful, but they do require care. These accessories make it easier to use the bins safely. Check out industrial suppliers like Garland's, Inc. to check out what bulk bins and accessories are available.Share
12 April 2017