How to install warehouse signs

When choosing the type of signage you want to use to identify your bulk storage locations, it’s important to take into account the amount and the type of traffic that occupies your warehouse. Floor identification is generally not advisable in warehouses with heavy traffic from forklifts and reach trucks. Instead, you could opt for warehouse signs that can be suspended from the ceiling. There are several options when it comes to installing warehouse signs:

  • suspension from chains attached to pot magnets.
  • suspension from steel wire rope.
  • suspension from ID-RAIL.
  • nuts, bolts and screws, cable ties, magnetic backing, C-hooks or double-sided foam tape.
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Pot magnets and chains

Powerful pot magnets with hooks and chains attached are suitable for mounting signs to ceilings that are made of corrugated sheets, metal or steel beams. It’s an easy yet effective way to mount signs on comparatively low ceilings or in cases where bulk storage doesn’t exceed a certain height. Each of the magnet hooks can carry a weight of up to 10 kg so you rest rest assured your signs will stay put.

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Steel wire rope

Depending on the type of signage you use, you can choose to suspend warehouse signs from a steel wire rope that’s installed right above your bulk storage locations. Our clip-on sign, for instance, can be easily hooked onto the steel wire rope making it easy to move or replace signs when storage locations are changed, added or cancelled.

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ID-RAIL System

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If your storage locations are in close proximity of one another, our ID-RAIL system has proven to be a simple yet effective solution. This system is made up of horizontal narrow pipes that are interconnected by joints, suspended from steel wire rope. The ID-RAIL system ensures all location signs are placed at the same height above the corresponding locations thereby creating an orderly working environment that promotes efficiency and helps prevent mistakes from being made. In addition, the sturdy construction of the ID-RAIL system ensures stability, making the signs resistant to e.g. gusts of wind.

Additional mounting options

Other options for mounting warehouse signs include the use of screw eyes or screw-in hooks to which you can attach the chains, if the ceiling is made of wood. When mounting signs onto pallet racking, cable ties, magnetic backing, C-hooks or double-sided foam tape are a low-cost but effective solution.

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Advice on installing warehouse signs

Whether they are working on the floor, inside a forklift or a so-called man-up truck, it’s imperative for your warehouse operators to be able to identify and scan your storage locations quickly and easily. This ensures a fast and effective flow of goods on a daily basis.

Please contact our advisors for advice on the type of warehouse signs that most benefit your warehouse operations. If you lack time or manpower, ONE2ID can take care of the installation for you. Send us an email for a tailor-made quote or to ask us any questions you might have regarding warehouse signs.

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