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Posted 26 December 2013 - 06:00 PM

Good afternoon.  My company manufactures paperboard packaging.  We have a fairly large finished goods warehouse with double deep racking (with the bottom shelf approximately 12 inches off the ground).  We have a difficult time safely cleaning underneath the racking due to the fact that a cleaner must bend down rather far to reach all the way underneath the racking with a dry mop.  Is there anything available to automate this cleaning task (ie. like a wide iRobot Roomba for industrial application that we could send from one side to the other)?

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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:03 AM

This company may be able to assist --

http://mestornado.com


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:36 PM

Can you occasionally remove the items from the bottom levels of the pallet rack, thoroughly sweep and clean the area and then replace the items? Ideally, you wouldn't want anything above their heads, but depending on how high your racking is, that may not be possible.

Still thinking on better solutions...


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Posted 27 December 2013 - 09:23 PM

Thanks for your replies.  We can - and presently do - sometimes unload the bottom rack to make the task easier.  However, this is not very efficient given the size of our warehouse.  

I do presently have a call in to Milestone Equipment.  Perhaps they will be able to help.

I have also located and sent an email to a company called Shuredon Technologies that might have exactly what I am looking for.  

http://www.gofersweeper.com/

I'll keep searching while waiting to hear back from these companies.

Thanks again,

Neal


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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:01 PM

I suppose cost/benefit would be in order. Seems to me to be easier (and perhaps cheaper) to remove the bottom rack contents for cleaning.

 

I'd divide the racking in the warehouse up into sections and do one section per (some frequency based upon risk assessment).

 

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