Industrial & Warehouse Catwalks | Reno / Sparks

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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?

Industrial catwalks are a safe and sensible way for employees to access high up areas in a warehouse or plant. They offer a convenient way of accessing equipment as well as serving as elevated footpaths for employees, and can be tailored to fit the specific needs of your operation.

Industrial catwalk systems are engineered to prevent disruption of operations on the floor, and can be installed overnight without the need for new construction. Additionally, industrial catwalks, coupled with mezzanines are a highly effective way to take advantage of the vertical space in your facility and boost your capacity without the considerable pain of new construction.

What are catwalks used for?

Commercial facilities use catwalks for a wide range of reasons, the most typical being to connect two locations on the warehouse or plant floor without disrupting the wider workflow. As a secondary benefit, this may also enhance an organization’s safety posture, as catwalks can route employees away from hazardous machinery, chemicals, lift trucks, or other potentially unsafe activities.

Catwalk systems can also facilitate overhead access to hoppers, tanks, machinery and other large installations. Oftentimes, it can be difficult to service and adjust large equipment using floor level options such as aerial lifts. Catwalks can be situated so that workers can easily access equipment for routine service functions.

Warehouse catwalks are frequently used in combination with mezzanines to facilitate access to overhead work and storage spaces. Mezzanine and catwalk combinations can take advantage of the aerial area in a building, significantly enhancing space utilization and efficiency.

Catwalk systems are available in a wide range of types, so you can choose one that meets your individual needs. If you're having a hard time choosing the right catwalk for your business, contact Raymond West for consultation.

What are the benefits of using industrial catwalks?

There are numerous advantages to putting catwalks to use in your building. For starters, they can be readily adapted to suit the specific needs of your business. This they are an ideal solution for small businesses with big growth plans.

Additionally, industrial catwalks allow safe and convenient access to all areas of your building. This is particularly beneficial in facilities where installed fixtures must be serviced frequently or where there is a lot of floor traffic. Ultimately, catwalk systems make more of your warehouse accessible while improving safety.

How are industrial catwalks installed?

Prefabricated catwalks usually ship in segments that can be easily assembled onsite. Walkways, supports, rails and stairs can all be put together relatively easily. Catwalk installation can be completed by your own team or outside contractors like Raymond West.

Made-to-order catwalks take a bit more effort and time. After a preliminary site survey, system design, fabrication and installation can take several weeks.

Are industrial and warehouse catwalks safe?

Catwalks are quite safe. They come equipped with safety rails and stairs, and their heavy steel architecture can easily withstand mishaps like moderate lift truck impacts and other safety events.

As a matter of fact, catwalk systems can greatly improve the safety practices inside your facility by separating employees from potentially dangerous activities. For warehouses with heavy lift truck traffic, catwalks can keep pedestrians away from forklifts and prevent accidents.

For a handful of industrial tasks like chemical processing or smelting, catwalks can be vital equipment for distancing employees from potentially dangerous 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's Reno / Sparks service operation includes all of Western Nevada, including Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, Incline Village, Virginia City, Indian Hills, Johnson Lane, Fernley, Fallon, Dayton, Silver Springs, Spanish Springs, Yerington, Genoa and Zephyr Cove.

Raymond West | Reno / Sparks Material Handling Equipment Supplier

975 Terminal Way
Reno, NV 89502
(775) 356-8383