Industrial & Warehouse Catwalks | Santa Clarita

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Raymond West supplies warehouse catwalk systems throughout the West.

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What are industrial catwalks?

Industrial catwalk systems are a safe and efficient way for workers to reach overhead areas in a warehouse or factory. They offer an easy means of accessing equipment as well as acting as elevated footpaths for workers, and can be made-to-order to address the specific demands of your operation.

Warehouse catwalk systems are designed to prevent disruption of activities on the floor, and can be installed very quickly with no new construction needed. Additionally, industrial catwalks, coupled with mezzanines are a highly effective way to maximize the utilization of space in your building and boost your capacity without having to go through the expense and hassle of new construction.

How Are Catwalks Used?

Commercial operations use catwalks for a wide range of reasons, the most typical being to connect two points on the warehouse or plant floor without inhibiting the wider workflow. This can also greatly enhance an organization’s safety posture, since catwalks can route employees away from dangerous equipment, substances, forklifts, or other potentially unsafe operations.

Catwalk systems can also provide elevated access to hoppers, tanks, machinery and other large installations. Oftentimes, it can be challenging to service and adjust large equipment using ground-based options such as scissor lifts. Catwalk systems can be stationed so that employees can easily access equipment for routine maintenance functions.

Warehouse catwalks are frequently used in combination with mezzanine systems to provide access to overhead work and storage spaces. These types of configurations can make use of the vertical area in a warehouse, significantly improving space utilization and efficiency.

Catwalk systems come in a broad array of types, so you can choose one that meets your specific demands. 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 advantages to using industrial catwalks in your facility. For starters, they can be freely customized to fit the specific needs of your business. This makes them a perfect solution for a small business with anticipation of growth.

Additionally, catwalk systems enable safe and easy accessibility to all areas of your building. This is especially beneficial in operations where installed fixtures must be serviced frequently or where there is a lot of floor activity. Ultimately, industrial catwalks make more of your warehouse accessible while improving safety.

How are industrial catwalks installed?

Prefabricated catwalks generally come in segments that can be readily assembled at your location. Walkways, supports, stairs and rails can all be bolted together fairly easily. Catwalk installation can be done by your own team or warehouse experts like Raymond West.

Made-to-order catwalks 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 come equipped with safety rails and stairs, and their heavy steel architecture is nearly impervious to minor mishaps like light forklift impacts and other safety incidents.

In fact, catwalk systems can significantly enhance the safety practices within your operation by removing employees from potentially risky activities. For warehouses with heavy lift truck traffic, catwalks can keep pedestrians away from forklifts and prevent accidents.

For a few industrial processes like chemical processing or smelting, catwalks can be vital equipment for keeping workers away from potentially hazardous 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 Santa Clarita / Valencia facility serves the northern region of Los Angeles County and the San Fernando Valley, including Valencia, Santa Clarita, San Fernando, Sylmar, Sun Valley, Reseda, Canoga Park, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, Hollywood and all surrounding areas.

Raymond West | Santa Clarita / San Fernando Valley Material Handling Equipment Supplier

28303 Industry Dr
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 206-0462