Raised Storage Areas

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Colby Raised Storage Areas are cost-effective mezzanine solutions that can double the usable floor area in your factory or distribution centre. Safe and secure, a Colby Raised Storage Area provides access to an overhead work area without interrupting ground level workflow.

Colby Raised Storage Areas meet the highest standards of design, and are easily integrated with stairs, handrails, conveyors, pallet gates and other lifting and loading devices.

A wide range of Colby Raised Storage Areas have been developed to cost-effectively provide more usable space.  Low cost, medium-duty floors can be designed using standard pallet racking components. In heavy-duty applications, structural columns are combined with Colby beam sections which provide the necessary floor span and load carrying capability.

Our Raised Storage systems are designed to increase the capacity of your existing facility, often negating the need to move and the associated relocation costs.

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Medium-Duty Flooring Systems 

Economical, additional space made from pallet racking components

Colby medium-duty flooring systems deliver virtually unlimited options to utilise valuable overhead space in your warehouse. Colby Raised Storage Areas give you the flexibility to bring your goods into good order.

The use of standard ColbyRACK components gives you operational flexibility to seamlessly integrate different Colby shelving and racking systems, Carton Live Storage, and Long Span Shelving to optimise small parts picking operations. The Colby medium-duty flooring system is extremely versatile and offers integration options to suit your application and budget. 

Flexibility

Medium-duty flooring systems deliver virtually unlimited options to utilise valuable overhead space in your warehouse. Colby Raised Storage Areas give you the flexibility to bring your goods into good order.

Seemless Integration of Shelving and Racking systems

The use of standard ColbyRACK components gives you operational flexibility to seamlessly integrate different Colby shelving and racking systems, Carton-Live Storage, and Long Span Shelving to optimise small parts picking operations. The medium-duty flooring system is extremely versatile and offers integration options to suit your application and budget.

Decking Support Structure

Standard ColbyRACK components are used for the primary support beams. Floor joists typically comprise standard 'top hat' profiles tek-screwed into the top flange of the primary beam. 

Stairs, Guardrails and OH&S

All Raised Storage designs include stairs, treads, barriers and handrails, as well as safety signage, to provide you with a complete solution.

Fire protection equipment such as sprinklers and smoke curtains, and electrical wiring can be mounted conveniently under the floor. 

Decking Options

Depending on your requirements and budget, floors can be designed and delivered in a range of different decking materials such as plywood, particleboard or steel grating.

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Heavy-Duty Flooring Systems 

A versatile solution for more clear space and heavier loads

Colby's heavy-duty flooring is fully bolted in its construction and has been developed to allow more column-free space with greater load capacity. The system is based on the use of Colby 'Sigma' Beams. Compared to other flooring systems, the Sigma mezzanine floor is very cost effective, making use of fewer components and significantly reducing the installation time.

Colby's Sigma Beam is a breakthrough in raised storage design. The specially optimised Sigma profiles are manufactured in a variety of different depths and material thicknesses to optimise structural performance, cost, and durability. All Sigma beams are made in Australia from high tensile steel, with a galvanised finish.

The Sigma profiles used in the decking support structure are commonly known as primary and secondary beams. The structure of support beams is bolted together using standardised brackets. Prepunched holes in all Sigma beams facilitate simple, bolted connections between uprights and other structural components. 

Sigma Beam Profiles

The specially optimised Sigma profiles are punched at 50mm centres to enable simple connections to other components.  Colby manufactures the Sigma profiles in a variety of different depths and material thicknesses to optimise structural performance, cost and durability. All Sigma beams are made in Australia from high tensile steel with a galvanised finish. 

Bracing for Added Stability

Down aisle bracing may be required to give the floor structural stability. Bracing is manufactured from standard, light-weight components, and is easily installed. 

Increased Aisle Width

Sigma profiles used as floor joists can acheive large spans, allowing a reduction in the number of upright frames. This increases the aisle width as well as the clear space below the floor. 

Bolted Support Structure

The Sigma profiles used in the decking support structure are commonly known as primary and secondary beams. The structure of support beams is bolted together using standardised brackets. Prepunched holes in all Sigma beams facilitate simple bolted connections between uprights and other structural components. 

Decking Options

Depending on your requirements, floors can be designed and delivered with different decking materials such as plywood, particleboard or steel grating. 

Stairs, Guardrails and OH&S

All Raised Storage designs include stairs, treads, barriers and handrails, as well as smoke curtains (if necessary).   Sprinkler pipes and electrical wiring are easily mounted into the Sigma profile section, thanks to its array of regular perforations. This reduces both cost and installation time. 

Easily Reconfigured

The Sigma floor system offers flexibility, with all structural connections being bolted or screwed. Unlike conventional steel constructions, this system can be easily moved or modified at a later date, to accommodate changing requirements. 


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Structural Floors

Structural floor systems allow companies to expand their existing facilities by utilizing warehouse clear height to meet changing requirements without having to relocate. Our comprehensive service covers all aspects of the project, from initial free site survey, through to computer aided design, manufacture and installation.

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Multi-tiered/ Pick Modules

Modular Two and Three tier floor structures/ pick modules are varied and complex yet can be designed from our heavy duty modular shelving range (light weight with high strength). These structures can be fully complemented with accessories such as shelf board dividers, fixed height dividers, hanging rails and drawers, and can be supplied with either timber or metal decking.

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