Metal Structures: better alternatives
You know that image of the helicopter flying over a metropolis, full of buildings that, being so tall, look like they are going to touch the aircraft? Well, we are talking about housing density. More people per cubic meter of city. As there is practically no room to expand on the sides, it remains to “grow upwards”, with buildings of 30, 40 floors.
In intralogistics, the situation is not very different. Square meter, nowadays, is expensive and, in a scenario of fierce contest, nobody can afford to spend without thinking about efficiency. That’s why there’s a lot of vertical warehouse going around. Some even look more like buildings, with a height equivalent to a construction of more than ten floors.
In this post, we will discuss how storage systems can be optimized in the face of lack of space, which is one of the most critical points in urban and industrial planning in recent times.
Organization x Lack of Space
Firstly, the golden rule: lack of space is not the same as lack of organization. Quite the opposite. Reduced spaces need to be even more organized, always thinking about this maxim of intralogistics: storage density, that is, the best possible use of the environment you have to work with.
In the Águia Sistemas portfolio, among the highest storage densities, there are solutions such as Drive-in/Drive-through and even Push-Back (for when there is not much headroom to evaluate). Águia’s team analyzes how the operational aisles should be, with the aim of taking advantage of every potential storage space (here, waste has to be zero), whether for moving loads using forklifts or in automation systems.
Size matters, yes!
In some situations, however, the best alternative is verticalization. It is in this segment that Águia Sistemas operates with self-supporting warehouses. Self-supporting is a type of construction that combines storage density (look at our maxim again) and great value for money. The reason is simple: the structure itself is the shed itself, a 2-in-1 solution that combines economy and efficiency, that is, instead of building and only later thinking about how the space will be used, here everything is done simultaneously. The arrangement is specially designate to absorb a number of variables, such as wind loads, instabilities and geometric deviations.
It is from Águia, including, the broad Self-Supporter in Brazil, with 40 meters high. Simplifying in a basic account, it is more or less an 11-story building! The next time we look at the aerial image from the helicopter, it is worth checking whether, among the buildings, there is a self-supporting structure in the middle. By intralogistic logic, this may be increasingly likely.
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