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Types of Plastic Containers

Useful for inventory control and employee productivity. Ideal for JIT, Kanban, 5S, and Lean Manufacturing. Many of these are 100% recycled.

Hopper Front Container

HOPPER FRONT CONTAINER

This is the most common type of bin. A section of the front is open, so that the user can easily reach in to pick parts. Typically used on shelving.

NESTING

This is the most common type of bin. A section of the front is open, so that the user can easily reach in to pick parts. Typically used on shelving.

Uniform Height Container

UNIFORM HEIGHT CONTAINER

This is the most common type of bin. A section of the front is open, so that the user can easily reach in to pick parts. Typically used on shelving.

Dividers and Cups

DIVIDERS AND CUPS

This is the most common type of bin. A section of the front is open, so that the user can easily reach in to pick parts. Typically used on shelving.

Stacking

STACKING

This is the most common type of bin. A section of the front is open, so that the user can easily reach in to pick parts. Typically used on shelving.

Lids

LIDS

This is the most common type of bin. A section of the front is open, so that the user can easily reach in to pick parts. Typically used on shelving.

Collapsible Containers

COLLAPSIBLE

This is the most common type of bin. A section of the front is open, so that the user can easily reach in to pick parts. Typically used on shelving.

 

Louvered Panel Systems

Steel panels with rows of punched louvers. Typically used to hang an assortment of AkroBins® for high-density storage or point-of-use workstations. AkroBins can be picked from while on the panel or easily removed for use. Some easy-to-assemble units come with the panels already riveted to the frame.

Wall Mounted Units

WALL MOUNTED UNITS

Flat panels are available in many sizes, and can be fastened to walls to keep items out of the way, off the floor and off the work table.

Floor Standing Mobile Units

FLOOR STANDING MOBILE UNITS

Mobile Systems allow for quick relocation of the unit.

Bench Top Models

BENCH TOP MODELS

Bench racks are used on work tables to keep parts within easy reach.

Wire and Steel Shelving Systems

WIRE AND STEEL SHELVING SYSTEMS

These units typically have higher weight capacities than louvered panel systems and any size or type of bin can be used on the shelves. Traditional steel shelving is the least expensive; chrome-plated wire shelving is more attractive and collects less dust. Mobile option available on some Wire Shelving Systems.

Floor Standing Single-Sided

FLOOR STANDING SINGLE-SIDED

Single-sided units can be placed against a wall to save floor space.

Pick Rack Systems

PICK RACK SYSTEMS

Sloped shelves keep Shelf Bins, Indicator® Bins, AkroDrawers® and System Bins™ at an angle so parts stay at the front of the bin for easy picking. Available in single-sided, double-sided or bench rack. Mobile kit available for Double-Sided Pick Rack (sold separately).

Floor Standing Double-Sided

FLOOR STANDING DOUBLE–SIDED

Double-sided units allow picking from both sides.

Rail Systems

RAIL SYSTEMS

Constructed of individual steel rails that span between uprights. Used most commonly to hang AkroBins for fast, convenient parts retrieval. Rails are spaced during assembly according to bin sizes being used. An economical storage system option. Mobile Kit casters and handle available (sold separately).

Products Feature:


RACK CAPACITY:

Observe stated weight capacities of racks, which, for safety, are often lower than the sum of each bin capacity.

SAFETY:

It is always recommended to bolt single side units to the wall, and bench units to the bench. Do not use mobile units on inclines.

FUTURE CONSIDERATION:

Panel systems allow for easy relocation of bins, or changeover to different size bins without having to relocate rails on the system.
 
   

Types of Plastics:

POLYPROPYLENE, POLYSTYRENE AND POLYETHYLENE:

The most common materials used for plastic containers. The design of the container and the purpose of the container typically dictate which material the manufacturer uses. Each are strong, lightweight and resistant to mild chemicals.

CORRUGATED PLASTIC:

Lightweight sheet plastic folded over a metal frame.

POLYCARBONATE:

Crystal clear, extremely durable material with high impact and temperature resistance.

RECYCLED PLASTIC:

Nearly as strong as containers that are made from virgin materials, these may be made from post- industrial or post-consumer plastics. Ideal for customers who have “green” initiatives.

ESD:

(Electrostatic Dissipative) Designed to protect sensitive parts from static charge, ESD containers are ideal for use in cleanrooms and workstations. Unlike “Conductive” bins, which require the containers and racks to be grounded with a metal strap, dissipative materials do not need to be grounded. ESD containers are clean and retain their properties because the dissipative materials are permanently molded in. This is in contrast to conductive containers, which lose their properties over time and if made with black carbon can dirty their contents.

FIBERGLASS REINFORCED PLASTIC:

Plastic filled with Fiberglass material has high impact resistance, high weight capacity, and is suitable for use in high temperature applications.

Plastics Colour Guide Chart

   
5S Lean is a methodology to improve efficiencies and enhance operational performance. By incorporating industry-leading products from Akro-Mils, you can easily:

 

  • Boost employee morale through empowerment and accountability
  • Promote stronger communication among teams
  • Develop control through visual cues
  • Improve inventory levels
  • Reduce inventory cost
  • Create extra workspace
  • Improve safety
  • Decrease downtime
  • Identify problems faster

 

Sort

Reduce > Remove > Renew

Sort it out! The first step is to organize the work areas, leaving only those tools and materials necessary to perform daily activities

Sustain

Train > Reinforce > Measure

A disciplined and committed workflow process empowers workers to improve and maintain the workplace. When employees take pride in their work, it leads to greater job satisfaction and higher productivity

Set in Order

Everything Has its Place

Frequently used work station materials and tools should be arranged so that all needed items are easy to get to and accessible for anyone to find.

Standardize

Best Practice Methods

Benchmarking and evaluation tactics should be utilized to maintain a consistent approach for carrying out tasks and procedures.

 

Shine

Polish > Protect > Prevent

Prevent dirt from accumulating and develop a cleaning maintenance schedule to help protect parts and equipment from dirt, dust and debris.

     
   

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