Industrial & Warehouse Catwalks | Fresno

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Raymond West supplies warehouse catwalk systems throughout the West.

We are backed by one of the largest service and parts operations in the state.

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What are industrial catwalks?

Warehouse and industrial catwalk systems are a safe and sensible way for employees to reach overhead areas in a warehouse or factory. They offer a convenient way of accessing equipment as well as acting as elevated footpaths for employees, and can be made-to-order to suit the individual needs of your facility.

Industrial catwalks are designed to avoid disrupting operations at ground level, and can be installed very quickly with no new construction needed. Additionally, industrial catwalks, paired with mezzanines are a smart way to maximize the utilization of space in your facility and increase your capacity without the considerable pain of new construction.

What are catwalks used for?

Industrial facilities use catwalks for a wide range of purposes, the most typical being to link two points on the manufacturing or warehouse floor without disrupting the broader workflow. This can also greatly enhance safety, as catwalks can route employees away from dangerous machinery, substances, forklifts, or other potentially unsafe activities.

Catwalks can also allow overhead access to hoppers, tanks, machinery and other large installations. Generally, it can be challenging to service and adjust large equipment using ground-based means such as aerial lifts. Catwalks can be situated so that workers can freely access equipment for regular service tasks.

Warehouse catwalks are often used in conjunction with mezzanines to facilitate access to elevated work and storage areas. These types of configurations can make use of the vertical area in a warehouse, significantly enhancing space utilization and efficiency.

Catwalks are available in a broad range of types, so you can choose 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 advice.

What are the benefits of using industrial catwalks?

There are many benefits to using industrial catwalks in your building. For one, they can be quickly and easily customized to fit the specific needs of your business. This makes them an ideal solution for small businesses with big growth plans.

In addition, catwalk systems allow safe and easy accessibility to all parts of your warehouse. This is especially beneficial in operations where installed fixtures must be serviced frequently or where there is a lot of ground activity. Essentially, industrial catwalks make more of your warehouse accessible while also keeping it safe.

How are industrial catwalks installed?

Prefabricated catwalk systems usually ship in segments that can be readily assembled onsite. Walkways, supports, rails and stairs can all be bolted together relatively easily. Catwalk assembly can be done by your employees or warehouse experts like Raymond West.

Customized catwalk systems take a bit more effort and time. After an initial site survey, engineering, fabrication and installation can take several weeks.

Are industrial and warehouse catwalks safe?

Without question, catwalks are safe. They are outfitted with stairs and safety rails, and their sturdy steel architecture can easily withstand mishaps like moderate lift truck impacts and other safety incidents.

In fact, catwalks can greatly improve the safety practices inside your operation by removing employees from potentially dangerous activities. For facilities with heavy lift truck traffic, catwalk systems can keep pedestrians away from lift trucks and reduce accidents.

For a few industrial tasks like smelting or chemical processing, catwalks can be vital equipment for keeping workers away from potentially hazardous processes.

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 Fresno facility serves much of the Central Valley, including Fresno, Clovis, Madera, Visalia, Tulare, Lindsay, Hanford, Lemoore, Los Banos, Santa Nella, Dos Palos, Firebaugh, Kettleman City, Coalinga, Avenal, Mendota, Kerman, San Joaquin, and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Fresno Material Handling Equipment Supplier

2935 S Elm Ave #101
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 264-7500