Frequently Asked Questions
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Material Handling Systems
What types of products and services does J&J Material Handling Systems provide?
J&J Material Handling Systems designs and installs material handling systems for manufacturers and distribution centers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey. Our team has the experience to analyze your automation requirements, define a solution that meets production requirements, and deliver a fully working system. We also provide the training and follow-up service to keep your system running at peak efficiency.
What areas does J&J Material Handling Systems serve?
Our service area covers most of central and eastern PA, Delaware, northeastern Maryland, south and central New Jersey, and Long Island, NY. Even if you’re not in these areas, please call – we still might be able to help you.
Can you design a rack system that will work for us?
Our Sales Representatives will work with you to determine what type of system would best suit your needs. Once a warehouse racking system is chosen, we can further customize your selection based on space restrictions and application.
Does J&J Material Handling Systems offer industrial mezzanine design?
Yes. We offer mezzanine design & installation services. We work with warehouses, distribution centers, storage facilities, and other facilities to expand their capacity with a mezzanine. We completed a mezzanine project for ODEC Power Generation Facility.
Which industries does J&J Material Handling Systems serve?
We work with customers in the distribution, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, automotive, and other industries to design and deliver material handling solutions customized to align with their business logistics needs.
Products & Brands
Does J&J Material Handling Systems stock Wesco lift equipment and Wesco material handling products?
Do you sell and install dock equipment?
What other material handling brands does J&J Material Handling Systems carry?
We stock new and used equipment in our 25,000 square foot warehouse in Columbia, PA. Brands we regularly carry include:
Do you provide installation of your products?
In short – yes. Once purchasing is handled then our sister company, J&J Service Solutions, conducts most installations.
Do you stock new and used racking?
What is the best pallet racking?
Determining the best pallet racking system depends on various factors such as the type of products to be stored, the available warehouse space, and the handling equipment used. Here are some popular types of pallet racking systems that you may consider.
Used pallet racking: Just because they are used doesn’t mean they are not good to use. Our used pallet racks feel like brand new, and you won’t be paying a premium. It’s an ideal scenario for reducing your costs, while increasing efficiency.
Selective pallet racking: The most popular and versatile pallet racking system. Gives immediate access to stored material with any type of forklift. Ideal for general warehousing, manufacturing, and low-turnover retail. It offers easy access to individual pallets, making it ideal for businesses with a high number of SKUs.
Double reach/double deep pallet racking: High-density storage at a lower cost. A double reach rack system is similar to selective pallet racking, but it allows pallets to be stored two deep. This means that it provides higher storage density than selective pallet racking, but access to the rear pallets is restricted. Saves space because fewer aisles are needed to access loads.
Drive-in pallet racking: It works on a first-in, last-out basis, which means the pallets placed last will be the first to be removed. The drive-in racking system is ideal for products with a long shelf life and low turnover. This system is designed for high-density storage and allows you to store pallets deep within the system.
Push-back pallet racking: Faster picking vs. drive-in racks because you put away and de-shelve from the front. Push-back pallet rack systems are safer for forklift operators since they never enter into the system or need to maneuver in tight spaces.
Can you install your own pallet racking?
Technically yes, but it is important to note that pallet racking installation can be a complex and potentially dangerous process. Improperly installed pallet racking can result in serious accidents and injuries to workers, damage to products, and costly repairs.
In most cases, outfitting a warehouse with a pallet rack system is best left to a professional contractor. You will save time and avoid potential problems with installation.
However, if you are considering installing pallet racking yourself, it is important to ensure that you have the necessary knowledge, skills, and equipment to do so safely and correctly. You will need to have a good understanding of the design and configuration of the pallet racking system, as well as the proper installation procedures and safety requirements.
How do I request an estimate?
Are project estimates free?
Yes. We’ll meet with you to discuss your needs and to conduct an on-site evaluation. After the consultation, we’ll create an estimate for your project at no charge.