Portable toolboxes cannot accommodate specialized industrial equipment. Companies in need of large, stationary storage spaces may benefit most from custom industrial cabinets and cases. A custom solution will often meet industrial space constraints and case use needs better than prefabricated metal cabinet solutions. Always consider the costs and benefits of a solution before investing unnecessary dollars in a solution that may only last for a year or two.
The Most Commonly Stored Items in Industrial Cabinets and Cases
Industry demands heavy duty equipment and heavy duty accommodations. Specialized tools including industrial wrenches, jacks, and portable magnetic drills will not fit in a toolbox and cannot take up facility space in between uses. A custom built industrial cabinet or case makes sense for regularly used small and large equipment. Industrial facilities may even keep much needed solvents and chemicals on hand in a secure onsite cabinet or case.
The tools and equipment that industries regularly use vary widely. A company may choose to store anything that does not fit inside or make sense to keep in a toolbox in a cabinet or specialty-made case. From testing and measurement tools to specialized power tools, industrial cabinets can safely and securely store anything companies need.
Considerations for Customizing an Industrial Cabinet
Companies interested in better tool and equipment organization may consider industrial cabinetry and casing as an alternative to bulky and prefabricated storage. Use the following considerations to find a customized industrial cabinet that will meet your business’s needs now and into the future:
- Use cases. Will you use the container for specific instruments, tools, and equipment, or will the cabinet’s purpose change over time? Consider current and future use cases to determine the extent of design specialization. For example, you may develop drawers and cubbies for specific tools or develop general use shelving for durable storage.
- Durability. Custom fabricated cabinets and cases will often feature better materials and workmanship than mass-produced counterparts. Consider the weight capacity, smoothness of drawer bearings, and materials to determine the overall life-expectancy for your cabinet or case.
- Design. A cabinet or case in a public space should reflect the business’s mission statement and personality. Color, finish, and material choice can all impact the effect of an equipment storage unit on passersby. Choose details that support the brand mission, even if you don’t expect outside visitors to see the finished product – in many ways, you are marketing to your employees too.
- Security. Cabinets and cases are not decorative accessories. They store and protect specialized and costly pieces of equipment. Choose designs that maximize security on a daily basis.
- Fit. General containers feature general designs. Many businesses must consider the efficiency of industrial spaces. A boxy and protruding cabinet may not work. Use the custom-design process as an opportunity to raise, lower, or otherwise alter cabinets and cases to meet the needs of the space.
A custom industrial cabinet or case will store and protect company investments. Think of the case as a way to clean up the worksite and ensure the expected lifespan of specialty equipment. Some pieces of equipment may come from engineers who design the system to work for a particular use case. Others may feature costly instruments that need protection from dust and debris. Consider the case use, design, and special layout to find the right custom fabrication project your business’s needs.
At Swanton Welding Company Inc., we think about the details to deliver incredible value to our customers in every project. For custom fabricated industrial cabinetry and other welding and metal manipulation projects, consider our team. Contact us today for a free quote.