Storage Lockers Key Terms
Find resources to decipher storage lockers' key termsStorage lockers key terms can be self-explanatory. For instance, quick ship means it'll arrive soon, rust resistant metal lockers will hold up well, ventilated storage lockers will allow the smell of sweat socks to escape and wall mounted lockers will adhere directly to the wall. However, by the same token, manufacturers of storage lockers will often use terms that aren't heard in everyday conversation.
People in the industry refer to storage lockers as frames and the openings are called tiers. A locker with one opening is called a single-tier locker. If the locker has two openings, it's called a double tier, and so forth. Most storage locker configurations involve one to six tier lockers. Box lockers is a term used to explain a three to six tier section of lockers. When buying storage lockers, you can understand the industry’s key terms if you:
1. Use the key terms to know that you're buying the right industrial lockers.
2. Create a layout of metal storage lockers with confidence.
3. Choose the right handles on school lockers to avoid pranks and injuries.
Understand the terms used to explain columns and banks of metal lockers
Know that all-welded industrial lockers offer added strength and integrityWhen you hear the term all-welded industrial or school lockers, that means the body parts are welded into single units, which resist damage. They hold up well and offer superior resistance to use and abuse. Closed side or front base storage lockers offer a streamlined look and allows you to avoid cleaning around legs and under lockers.
Distinguish between handle types offered from providers of storage lockersMetal lockers come with three different types of handles. There is the lift handle, padlock hasps with door pulls and recessed handles. Lift handles have a small trigger-like device that you pull up on to open the locker, typical of most lockers in the past. Recessed handles are mounted inside the locker door, so it doesn't stick out. Door pulls with padlock hasps is a door pull handle with a hole to attach a padlock to. Box lockers usually come with a door pull with a padlock hasp handle. Recessed handles are more secure because you can't cut them off and they're safer because they don't protrude.
- Talk to locker manufacturers about what locker supplies and accessories you may need. This includes benches, sloped-top kits and legs.
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