Industrial & Warehouse Catwalks | Calexico
Raymond West supplies warehouse catwalk systems throughout the West.
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What are industrial catwalks?
Industrial catwalk systems are a secure and sensible way for workers to reach high up areas in a factory or warehouse. They offer a convenient way of accessing equipment in addition to serving as elevated footpaths for employees, and can be tailored to fit the individual needs of your facility.
Industrial catwalks are engineered to avoid disrupting operations on the floor, and can be assembled very quickly with no new construction needed. Additionally, industrial catwalks, paired with mezzanines are a highly effective way to maximize the utilization of space in your facility and augment your capacity without the considerable pain of new construction.
How Are Catwalks Used?
Industrial facilities use catwalk systems for a wide range of reasons, the most common being to connect two points on the manufacturing or warehouse floor without disrupting the wider workflow. As a secondary benefit, this may also improve an organization’s safety posture, since catwalks can route employees away from hazardous machinery, chemicals, lift trucks, or other potentially unsafe activities.
Catwalks can also facilitate overhead access to tanks, hoppers, machinery and other large installations. Generally, it can be awkward to maintain and adjust oversized equipment using ground-based means such as aerial lifts. Catwalks can be positioned so that workers can freely access equipment for routine service tasks.
Catwalks are frequently used in conjunction with mezzanine systems to provide access to overhead storage and work areas. These types of configurations can take advantage of the aerial area in a warehouse, significantly enhancing space utilization and efficiency.
Catwalks come in a wide array of styles, so you can find one that meets your individual requirements. If you're not sure what type of catwalk would work best for your operation, contact Raymond West for consultation.
What are the benefits of using industrial catwalks?
There are numerous advantages to using industrial catwalks in your warehouse. For starters, they can be readily customized to suit the specific needs of your operation. This makes them a perfect solution for a small business with anticipation of growth.
Additionally, industrial catwalks enable safe and convenient accessibility to all areas of your warehouse. This is especially beneficial in facilities where installed fixtures must be serviced frequently or where there is a lot of ground activity. Essentially, catwalk systems offer better access to more of your facility while also keeping it safe.
How are industrial catwalks installed?
Prefabricated catwalk systems typically come in components that can be readily assembled at your location. Supports, walkways, rails and stairs can all be bolted together relatively easily. Catwalk assembly can be done by your own team or warehouse experts like Raymond West.
Customized catwalks take a bit more effort and time. After an initial site survey, system design, fabrication and installation can take several weeks.
Are industrial and warehouse catwalks safe?
Catwalks are quite safe. They are outfitted with stairs and safety rails, and their heavy steel architecture can easily withstand accidents like moderate lift truck impacts and other safety incidents.
In fact, catwalks can significantly improve the safety practices within your facility by separating workers from potentially risky activities. For warehouses with heavy forklift traffic, catwalks can keep pedestrians away from forklifts and reduce accidents.
For a handful of industrial processes like chemical processing or smelting, catwalks can be vital equipment for separating people from potentially dangerous activities.
Catwalk Systems Near Me
If you think your operation could benefit from the use of catwalks, or you want to discuss options for catwalk or mezzanine systems, contact an engineering expert at Raymond West today.
Raymond West's Calexico facility serves Imperial County and Yuma County, Including Calexico, Brawley, El Centro, San Luis, Yuma and surrounding areas.
285 Rood Rd
Calexico, CA 92231