Hoj Innovations Recommends Floor Loading Calculation Before Racking Decisions

Experienced materials handling experts, like Hoj Innovations, the parent company of WarehouseOS, have seen disasters when the floor is improperly built. According to Tim Hoj, CEO of Hoj Innovations, the weight of both the platform and its load needs to be considered. Too much weight causes the floor to crack or create dangerous OSHA violations, even employee injury or death.

In warehouses and distribution centers the ground-floor slab is critical to the effective functioning of the facility, but there remains considerable misunderstanding concerning the specification, design, and construction. Specifications are still often too onerous for appropriate cost-effective construction, or too vague, with conflicting requirements, resulting in unsatisfactory floor performance.  

Although construction quality has shown some improvement in recent years with the advent of new techniques and materials, the floor is often still considered to be part of the groundworks. Those constructing the floor are notoriously low-skilled, highly competitive sector of the industry, and is procured accordingly. The new techniques themselves have resulted in some difficulties, with poor planning, and lack of understanding of concrete characteristics.

Before capturing an accurate pallet rack capacity, consider flooring always begins the conversation. Consulting with a qualified engineer, such as those at Hoj Innovations, can help plan and prepare specific needs.

A Tube Rack system provides a stronger, safer, and smarter alternative to conventional racking systems. This engineering breakthrough results in as much as 50 percent reduction in uplift on the footplate to slab calculation. This significantly lessens slab uplift design requirements in all facilities, including public installations. Tube Racking can be used for all storage solutions such as AS/RS systems.

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About WarehouseOS

WarehouseOS (https://warehousemobilesolutions.com), a new tablet-based Warehouse Operations System brings warehouses into the future today. Warehouse management systems have been around for a long time with too many companies still using the RF gun to conduct inventory management, scan in new items, and pick orders. The RF gun solutions typically cost double what modern solutions offer. WarehouseOS and associated apps have been developed to make everything about the warehouse easier and better. Apps allow small or large companies to receive products, manage inventory, perform cycle counting, conduct single picks or do batch picking, verify items picked and pack them into boxes.

A team of experts in material handling equipment and solutions developed WarehouseOS to maximize the throughput of warehousing and distributing facilities. From small eCommerce, to high volume SKU facilities, from omni-channel companies to FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), WarehouseOS is equipped to handle everything. From small startups with simple needs to complex, large distribution centers, WarehouseOS is the tablet solution which enables manufacturers and distribution centers to be a step ahead of the competition.

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