A Guide to the Equipment Used in Industrial Settings

Two items that owners of industrial premises must buy before fitting shelving units

Owners of industrial premises who wish to install some shelving units will need these two items to help them get started.

A laser level

In this setting, the property owner will need to buy a laser level. This will project a perfectly straight line onto the wall where the owner wants to place the shelving unit, without them having to physically draw a line with a pencil (as they would have to if they were using a typical level).

This is important in a big, industrial building, where a set of shelving units might span ten metres or more, as having to mark the lines on the walls for this type of large unit could take a lot of time. Furthermore, using a laser level instead of a normal level will also mean that when the person is finished making the unit, they won't have to spend any extra time wiping unsightly pencil marks off the walls.

Additionally, laser levels are practically foolproof. As such, if a person uses this device for this task, the chances of them hanging the shelves crookedly will be virtually non-existent. Conversely, if a person uses a physical level that has some old plaster or concrete dried onto its edges, the lines they make and then use as a guide to install their shelves might not be straight.

This is a point worth noting, as it is particularly vital to ensure that the shelving units in an industrial building are straight. If they're not, any hazardous inventory that's stored on them could slide off and could not only get destroyed but might also hurt anyone it lands on.

Contact a laser level supplier to learn more.

A pipe and cable detector

The other item that an industrial property owner will require in this situation is a device which can detect wall pipes and electrical cables. This will prevent the person who installs the shelving unit from piercing, for example, a water pipe or a cable containing live electrical wires when they're using their drill and hammer to secure the unit to the wall.

Whilst a detector like this can be useful when hanging shelves in any environment, it's especially helpful in an industrial building where, for example, the piercing of a water pipe and the subsequent flooding of the premises or the destruction of a live cable and the subsequent fire could destroy thousands (or even millions) of dollars' worth of equipment and production materials.