Operating and maintaining a temperature controlled storage area is critical to many operations. When it comes to food product logistics, the need for climate controlled areas to suit temperature sensitive and frozen goods is non negotiable. Industry standards and food storage regulations also continue to become more stringent.
With this in mind, businesses that warehouse these food products are always mindful of the need to maintain the high standards while maintaining productivity, and keeping costs down.
Here are some ideas to help you manage your cold storage warehouse efficiently and effectively.
Make sure your storage can handle the task
There are certain types of equipment that may break down when in prolonged exposure to extremely cold temperatures. Make sure your it is equipped with the right technologies that can withstand the cold environment, and check that the wirings and storage shelves, pallet racking etc. won’t easily rust or degrade.
Divide space wisely
In temperature sensitive facilities like cold storage and chiller warehouses, it is important that you divide space wisely. This will help in the proper management of respective temperatures within the facility, along with ensuring the quality of the products in storage. Proper space division also helps in lowering energy costs and maintaining an efficient workflow.
Remember to think about what you are storing and what is needed
When facing some of the most stringent Hygiene and Quality Control regulations, DMF International has a wide range of products to assist your operation in meeting these regulations. Our rapid roll doors are designed to be easy to clean and some models are resistant to bacteria, and so are ideal for storage in the food service and logistics industry.
Have contingency plans for delays
Delays are inevitable no matter how careful you may be. When this happens, have a ready plan to handle those delays and make up for the loss of time. Work with your refrigeration transportation partners to devise a strategy in case of delays. Ensure that the quality of the products you’re handling will not be affected as a result.
Install the right high speed doors for the application
Having the right equipment is key to keeping your storage facility temperature secure. You need not only high quality racking and refrigeration in your facility, but also the proper door solutions. With DMF, you can have high quality cold storage high speed doors that can provide your facility with optimum insulation. With fast opening speeds, our doors offer efficient Entry/Exit to increase productivity and minimise temperature loss. Make sure your high speed doors are like our RL3000E Coldsaver models, which are easy to clean and comprise an insulated flexible panel, designed for a easy cleaning and good temperature control.
Sometimes simple is best
Sometimes keeping things simple is the perfect solution. Some environments will be perfectly served by some of our simpler solutions, such as the flexible PVC Visiflex strip curtain, or our non automated PVC Swingflex doors. These barriers can suit some environments adequately and are easy and highly affordable to install. Call to determine what solution best suits you.
Get the best door solutions for your cold storage warehouse
Take your chiller or cold storage warehouse to the next level with high speed roll doors from DMF International. From PVC swing doors to rapid roller doors, we offer the door solutions that exceed your expectations. We have been in the business for over 50 years, so whatever you need, we have you covered!