Industrial & Warehouse Catwalks | Las Vegas
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What are industrial catwalks?
Industrial catwalks are a safe and practical way for employees to access overhead areas in a warehouse or plant. They provide a convenient way of accessing equipment in addition to serving as elevated footpaths for employees, and can be tailored to address the specific demands of your facility.
Industrial catwalk systems are engineered to avoid disrupting activities at ground level, and can be assembled very quickly with no new construction needed. Additionally, industrial catwalks, coupled with mezzanines are a smart way to take advantage of the vertical space in your facility and augment your capacity without having to go through the expense and hassle of new construction.
What are catwalks used for?
Industrial facilities use catwalk systems for a wide range of reasons, the most typical being to link two locations on the manufacturing or warehouse floor without inhibiting the broader workflow. This can also greatly improve an organization’s safety posture, as catwalks can route workers away from dangerous equipment, substances, lift trucks, or other potentially unsafe operations.
Catwalks can also facilitate overhead access to tanks, hoppers, machinery and other large installations. Generally, it can be difficult to maintain and adjust large equipment using floor level options such as scissor lifts. Catwalk systems can be situated so that workers can easily access equipment for regular service tasks.
Catwalks are frequently used in conjunction with mezzanine systems to provide access to elevated storage and work areas. These types of configurations can make use of the vertical area in a warehouse, greatly improving space utilization and efficiency.
Catwalk systems come in a wide array of types, so you can select one that meets your individual demands. If you're not sure what type of catwalk would work best for your business, contact Raymond West for advice.
What are the benefits of using industrial catwalks?
There are numerous benefits to putting catwalks to use in your facility. For one, they can be quickly and easily adapted to fit the specific needs of your operation. This makes them a perfect solution for small businesses with anticipation of growth.
In addition, industrial catwalks enable safe and easy accessibility to all areas of your warehouse. This is particularly helpful in facilities where equipment must be serviced frequently or where there is a lot of ground activity. Ultimately, industrial catwalks make more of your warehouse accessible while also keeping it safe.
How are industrial catwalks installed?
Factory built catwalks typically ship in components that can be readily assembled onsite. Supports, walkways, rails and stairs can all be put together fairly easily. Catwalk assembly can be completed by your own team or outside contractors like Raymond West.
Custom designed catwalk systems take a bit more effort and time. After a preliminary site analysis, 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 sturdy steel architecture is nearly impervious to minor accidents like light lift truck impacts and other safety incidents.
In fact, catwalk systems can greatly enhance the safety profile inside your operation by separating employees from potentially risky activities. For facilities with heavy forklift traffic, catwalk systems can keep pedestrians away from forklifts and reduce accidents.
For some industrial tasks like chemical processing or smelting, catwalks can be vital equipment for separating people from potentially hazardous processes.
Catwalk Systems Near Me
If you would like to learn more about catwalk systems, or you want to discuss options for catwalk or mezzanine systems, contact an engineering expert at Raymond West today.
Raymond West's Las Vegas facility serves all of the Las Vegas Valley, including Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, Paradise, Spring Valley, Sunrise Manor, Enterprise, Winchester, Whitney and all surrounding areas.
2555 E Washburn Rd
North Las Vegas, NV 89081