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Update 11/26/2018: Multiple truckloads of Used Buschman Gravity Roller Conveyor (24-36" Wide) and 24" Wide BestFlex Skatewheel Conveyor Units have arrived at our facility from this liquidation with...
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At American Surplus we have genuine and high quality Crown equipment. Not only do we offer the highly durable genuine Crown manual and electric pallet jacks and order pickers,we have them at a...
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We have recently acquired a large amount of products out of a Webster, NY! These items will be arriving in our facility in 2 weeks time. Now is your chance to get the first look at all of the...
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We have recently acquired a large amount of Interlake New Style Beams, Uprights, and Wire Decks and B-Decks. We have thousands of beams and wire decks with hundreds of uprights. All of this is...
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We have recently acquired a large amount of Ridg-U-Rack Beams, Uprights, and Wire Decks. In addition to the racking we have also acquired Penco Shelving. We have thousands of beams and wire decks...
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Inplant Offices provide a modular solution to a rigid problem: Where can I find space for my administrative staff and sales team? Real Estate near your warehouse or distribution center may be too...
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Stack Racks are a flexible warehouse storage solution that allow you to optimize the density of your storage space while allowing for are configurable layout. Unlike semi-permanent solutions such as...
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American Surplus recently completed another used pallet rack liquidation in New England. This job consisted of a large quantity of Used Frazier Structural pallet rack and a smaller lot of Konstant...
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American Surplus recently completed a used conveyor installation out in Reno, NV. This project had two phases of conveyor installations. The first job consisted of 300 linear feet of used transport...
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Check out our most recent pallet rack installation. This was a new teardrop pallet rack job because the size of the job was so large it was more beneficial to the customer to go with the new option. ...
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1. Invest In a Used Steel Mezzanine Used Mezzanines, also called storage platforms, are a perfect way to add space in your warehouse without renting additional space. You can incorporate...
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From everyone at American Surplus, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We have had a great year and want to thank all our customers, vendors, employees, subcontractors and everyone else...
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American Surplus has started another used warehouse equipment liquidation in Massachusetts, throughout December 2017 we will be dismantling the product and bringing it back to our warehouse in Rhode...
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It’s hard to believe that 2017 is ending already, but that means it’s time to talk about the Section 179 Deduction program again. This tax program can save your business thousands and should be...
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American Surplus is helping a business restructure its operation by tearing down and liquidating a large section of used pallet racks in its warehouse to make room for a redesigned storage layout. ...
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Balers in the material handling industry are used to compress disposable waste products such as plastics, paper, cardboard, metals, and other materials. Originally balers were used in agriculture to...
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American Surplus has recently liquidated a large warehouse in Massachusetts. We have begun receiving the material in our warehouse and it is ready for sale. The main products in this liquidation are...
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American Surplus custom designs used mezzanine systems using CAD drawings to suit your specific needs. Some of the benefits of a custom designed used mezzanine from ASI include: Cost Effective –...
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Used steel shelving is ideal for hand loading small inventory items, parts, tools, etc. There are several other terms for used steel shelving, we also call it used warehouse shelving and used...
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One of the best features of inplant offices, or modular offices, is their modular construction. All the components are interchangeable, so when it comes to what sort of spaces you can create in your...
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American Surplus has used cantilever rack now in stock. With five different capacity styles, we’re bound to have something perfect for your application. Used Cantilever Rack is perfect for storing...
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Used Pallet Rack: Which Type Is Best for You? Whether you are opening a new warehouse, adding onto your existing used pallet racks due to business growth, or moving into a new facility, you have...
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Used Flexible Conveyors are a great investment for your shipping and receiving department. This product is a powerless, gravity driven conveyor that transports products throughout the warehouse. They...
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Maintaining and organizing a warehouse is no easy task. If you have ever worked in a warehouse you can imagine the difficulties a manager faces while trying to squeeze efficiency from the buildings’...
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American Surplus is now stocking new teardrop pallet rack. Pallet Rack Frames, Beams, and Wire Decks are in stock and ready to ship to you. We understand price, quality and convenience are...
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We are very excited to have 5 ASI team members headed to the 2017 Promat Show in April this year. It is a great way to network and put a face with the vendors & customers we talk with all year via...
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We’d like to wish all our friends, family & customers a very happy thanksgiving. American Surplusis a family business and we value family above all else. We strive to treat our customers & friends...
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Another Liquidation is underway with American Surplus. Located in New England, a liquor distribution center is growing so they needed to move to a larger facility, and American Surplus is here to...
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Stretch Wrappers, also known as pallet wrappers, are commonly used in warehouses across the globe to make packing orders for shipping much more efficient. Using a low density polyethylene stretch...
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Pallet Racking will typically last a lifetime, however, collisions, ware and tare, and just plain freak accidents are always a possibility. Forklift operators have a tough job and with heavy objects...
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When designing your pallet rack system there are many considerations before making a decision on your purchase. The basic decision involves purchasing your frames & beams. This step is usually as...
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A fire could rage through your facility in literally seconds, leaving nothing to spare. This is just one of the reasons why it is extremely important to keep flammable/toxic chemicals and other...
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When researching & purchasing used material handling equipment, there are many factors to consider. Used Warehouse Equipment can save you a lot of money, but if you are not careful, it could be a...
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American Surplus is having a great year so far & we are looking forward to the second half. A couple weeks ago we had one of our employee appreciation events at the Paw Sox Game and it was a huge...
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We know how difficult it can be to organize your warehouse. Whether you're a start up or growing/relocating business, we understand your needs.American Surplus has a knowledgeable sales staff & an...
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Maximizing your warehouse space is a tricky task. As a warehouse manager you want to be able to store as much product as you can in the smallest amount of space. At the same time, you want to store...
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Forklift manufacturers have made substantial improvements to all types of lift trucks in recent years from diesel and propane to gasoline and electric. Each forklift type has definitive advantages...
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Here at American Surplus we have 5 main departments. These departments are Conveyor, Fabrication, Forklift, Racking and Shelving. Below is a video tour of our building that will take you to each of...
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Buying equipment for your company can be a long and painful process, but if you avoid these mistakes I see on a daily basis you can have an easy buying process in no time. Poor Time...
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Whenever a company grows beyond its current warehouse capabilities the first thought is “We need to move to a larger warehouse.” But I am here to tell you that there may be another option that will...
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2015 was a great year for us here at American Surplus. We set new records in sales and expanded our warehouse so we have even more space now. With these expansions we added some new people to our...
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With the ever changing world of material handling every once and a while it becomes necessary to sell off used equipment or maybe downsize your operation. This is where a company like American...
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Any conveyor machine is simply a movable or even immobile machine intended to handle products routinely from one position to another. It really is one of the most conventional procedures applied with...
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Whether you are shrink wrapping pallets or sealing boxes full of your product your packaging system is most likely a very important part of your warehouse. Making sure you are getting the efficiency...
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Scissor lift tables provide an ergonomic solution to lifting, positioning and transporting heavy loads. Scissor lifts can be used to safely move and lift loads to better ergonomic positions. Lift...
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There are a multitude of reasons why you should not buy your Material Handling and Storage equipment at an auction. Buying equipment at an auction is a very complex purchase process because the...
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Before we get into what the difference are between these two styles of vertical lifts that American Surplus sells, why don’t we give you are basic understanding of what a Vertical Reciprocating...
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Used skatewheel curves add versatility to straight conveyors with excellent package orientation because of the differential wheel action. Curves will convey Packages with a minimum amount of pitch...
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Wire baskets for storage and transportation of both in process and finished inventory can be a significant addition to your application. There are many styles, and sizes available at economical...
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Used warehouse steel shelving is designed to store small, light to very large heavy, bulky items. There are several application and shelving features that must be compared and considered when...
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When considering the various types of pallet racking for your facility it can be a difficult choice if you have a wide range of load sizes, types of pallets, weights, and a high inventory turnover. ...
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Survey says: Buy a standard brand that has been time tested and from a company with an excellent reputation. When I comparing products expect that the latest model with a higher price should...
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Over 5,000 square feet Burtman style (8″ C- channels) Stairways (internal & external) Gates (all styles) RailingAlso Available from stock are mezzanine accessories including: ...
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Both hand taping systems are generally priced under $1,000 versus the automatics that are priced around $10,000 new. Will both systems get the job done? Actually yes. The hand taping system is...
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A used case sealer is an effective high volume method of applying sealing tape to a cardboard case. Operators, depending on the application, fold the bottom taps of case and while holding the case in...
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Cantilever rack with out decking Used cantilever is a popular style of racking for storing long, bulky bundled or loose tubes, cylinders and piping including flat stock such as lumber, metal or...
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Forklifts are one of the most significant pieces of material handling equipment in most industries. Lifts come in various types and sizes for material handle operations from warehouses, distribution...
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My Current warehouse storage space is at 80% of total available floorspace. How can I use my current storage space more effectively? There are two factors that must be considered: Storage...
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American Surplus has a large inventory of used pallet jacks, both standard and electric. Here are some factors that can help determine which is most appropriate for your material handling...
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Used Electric Pallet Jack: picking from low level storage locations Used Power Operated Stacker: lower weight & lifting capabilities for internal transport Used Power Counterbalanced 3 and 4...
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If you are looking for flexibility when choosing a racking system, the most popular option is stack racks. American Surplus sells two different style stack racks, Tier Rack and Nestainers. These...
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Moving into a new facility or need to consolidate your existing facility? American Surplus is constantly seeking used material handling equipment, including but not limited to: Conveyor –...
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American Surplus Inc. has been in the business of buying and selling used material handling equipment for over 20 years. We are constantly expanding, and require additional sales representatives to...
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A warehouse or industrial facility is constantly changing its inventory as new items are being acquired and stored, and products are being distributed. One of the most important factors in laying out...
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Forklift batteries are extremely heavy duty and can be recharged a number of times. Taking proper care of this super duty battery will really help extend its lifespan. By following these basic tips, ...
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Operating a forklift is fun and can be exciting. However, it is no cake walk. You must adhere to strict guidelines and safety practices to get the most out of your experience as a forklift operator...
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Forklifts are one of the most common causes of destruction in a warehouse facility, as they are constantly weaving through aisles upon aisles of pallet racks. One little mistake can cause the...
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Conveyors have been around for hundreds of years, and they were originally used in agricultural settings. Farmers would use conveyor belts to load grain onto ships, but these devices were not even...
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Before forklifts, manually powered hoists were typically used to lift loads. These hoists were mainly composed of chains and winches. The first platform trucks were essentially hoists that were...
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One problem to overcome with loading docks is bridging the gap between the open end of the truck bed and the warehouse floor. This causes a problem because not all warehouse floors are the same...
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A vertical conveyor moves product from one level to another, and they are typically found in distribution centers, factories, warehouses, and any other industrial setting. A VRC lifts products...
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Safety around any equipment in a warehouse facility is crucial, and this is especially true around conveyor equipment. With many moving parts, chains, gears, and pinch points, it can be dangerous for...
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Strapping is the process of securing pieces of equipment together for shipment or for storage, and is also known as bundling or banding. This improves the organization of product being stored, which...
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Warehouse facilities can be hazardous to your safety in a number of ways if the proper safety procedures aren’t being followed. Some of these scenarios are more common than others, but we will...
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National and global attention is shifting towards the responsible use of energy, and it is being implemented in homes and businesses via solar panels, wind turbines, paperless billing, and more. What...
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Although improvements to your material handling processes are usually done during the slow season, you can actually learn a lot from the busy holiday months. If you can stay focused during these...
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Palletization is the process of taking cases of products and packing them together in one unit on a pallet for storage or transportation. There are three categories for palletizing products, manual, ...
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Many people are obviously hesitant when considering purchasing used shelving for their warehouse facility. This is very reasonable, because not all used industrial warehouse equipment is treated the...
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When deciding the storage device to be utilized for a new warehouse facility or an existing one, you must first consider what kind of material you are handling. There are many factors that will...
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Companies that often depend on their conveyor system for their daily operations don’t always take proper care of them, so when a breakdown occurs the company can be out of commission for a long time. ...
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If you are in an existing warehouse or storage facility looking to improve efficiency, or you are moving to a new facility, you should consider a slotting analysis. Slotting is the activity of...
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Stretch wrappers most commonly use low-density polyethylene,which can stretch up to 500% of its length before breaking. The film is typically only stretched 100 to 300% when in use, and once it is...
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There are many factors to consider when attempting to make your material handling facility run more efficiently. Chances are, your facility’s processes, from shipping and receiving to production and...
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One of the major benefits of a used yard ramp is they don’t require a permanent docking bay. Construction of a docking bay can be quite costly, so it is only realistic in a more permanent facility...
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Typically palletized loads are automatically transported via gravity through the pick module system. They can be directed into storage onto flow racks, or they can be broken down into individual...
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A modular office space or in plant office is a cost effective solution and a customizable way to add offices to your storage facility. It is a great way to make the most out of an already existing...
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Dock boards and dock plates are a portable solution to bridging the gap from the edge of the dock to the open truck bed. This can be a problem because trucks vary in height, so there is a gap and a...
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Forklifts are a vital piece of equipment used for the movement of inventory in manufacturing and warehouse settings. Used forklifts are available with dozens of options and accessories that are...
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What is a pallet jack and how does it work? Used pallet jacks are one of the most useful and commonly used warehouse tools. Pallet jacks transfer thousands of pounds of inventory with ease, and...
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All types of flow rack use wheels or rollers, which are gravity powered, to transport products from the rear of the racking system to the front automatically. This is a first in, first out style of...
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Used carton flow rack is a style of racking that uses a “gravity feed rear load design. Inventory sits on skate wheels or rollers that are set on a pitch, allowing for products to glide to the front...
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Used bins and totes might seem like a straightforward purchase, but there are actually many options that go along with it. One of the first questions to ask is do you need totes that stack on top of...
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Used cantilever rack is a style of racking that has beams that only anchor on one end, and are commonly found in lumber yards or plumbing supply warehouses where items being stored are long and...
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Pallet racking is any material handling storage system that stores materials on pallets in horizontal rows on multiple levels. Pallet racks require the use of a forklift truck to load and unload...
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Used Gravity Conveyor, as the name implies, is a powerless free flowing conveyor system for transporting products throughout the warehouse. They can be set up at a decline to have products flow...
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Used mezzanines are a perfect way to add extra storage or office space to your warehouse or storage facility. Typically mezzanines are semi-permanent floor systems that are usually installed within...
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Used Material Handling blog is an effort to offer American Surplus Inc. customers an opportunity to get the latest information, tips and suggestions relative to the purchase and use of quality used...
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