Carts – the Essential Equipment a Warehouse Can’t Do Without
Managing the operations in a warehouse is never easy. There are a variety of challenges that need to be efficiently solved. Like for instance, how to maintain a fast work pace without overburdening the workers? Or, how to reduce the risk of workplace injuries? Luckily, there’s a variety of manual handling equipment that can help. From trolleys to automated machines, warehouses can use a great deal of equipment to ensure there’s a smooth and productive workflow.
It may come as a surprise that the most essential piece of warehouse equipment is the one with the longest tradition – the trolley, or also called the cart. Since a great deal of the work in a warehouse involves lifting and carrying heavy loads, using carts to do so significantly reduces the amount of heavy-lifting for workers. As a result, workers can perform better and the risk of physical injuries due to lifting heavy weights is dramatically decreased.
Since there are a lot of ways trolleys can find use in a warehouse, there are also many different types of them to choose from. However, it’s not a smart decision to get every single type of trolley under the sun in a warehouse. You need to properly assess your needs and purchase the type of trolleys that can best meet them. In fact, it may be a lot more efficient to have a multi-purpose cart you can use for several different applications, as opposed to having a multitude of single-purpose trolleys that create clutter. Because let’s be honest, on a day-to-day basis, not all types of trolleys will be needed.
A multi-purpose cart has a universal design that makes it convenient for many different tasks around the warehouse. It usually has a large weight capacity of 250+ kilos, so that it can be used for transporting a variety of loads. What’s more, multi-purpose trolleys can also come with tiers which allow you to separate and organize the goods into several groups.
Multi-purpose carts and trolleys, in general, can be divided into two separate groups – those that have two- wheels and those that come with four. Two-wheel trolleys are the simplest type of trolleys which are usually used for lighter and smaller loads. They are a very convenient choice for warehouses as many of them are folding and do not take up much space. On the other hand, four-wheel trolleys come with weight capacities between 250 and 500kgs. Since they are used for extremely heavy loads, many four-wheel trolleys are also available in powered versions.