Industrial Use Cases for Open Front Bins - Industrial 4 Less

Open Front Hopper Bins

In manufacturing, distribution and other industrial settings, heavy-duty, reliable storage solutions are critical in order to keep operations running efficiently. with no downtime. Over our almost two decades of serving industrial customers, we've discovered that open front storage bins, commonly referred to as hopper bins, are the most effective for a variety of reasons we'll explain throughout the post below.

Types of Open Front Plastic Bins

Open front plastic storage bins are designed to provide easy access to the contents inside. Manufactured from high density polypropylene, open front bins are strong enough to hold bulky parts while withstanding the demands of a busy industrial environment. Open front bins are available with different functionality, some being able to stack and or hang while others simply nest inside each other. When stacked, open front bins still allow for access to the contents of each bin without having to remove any bins from the stack. When empty, nesting bins sit inside one another to conserve storage space.

Stackable vs. Non-Stackable

The major difference between most open front plastic bins is whether they can stack, hang, nest or a combination of the three. A key variety of these bins comes with a stackable design. Stackable open front plastic storage bins bring an added level of space efficiency that can be crucial in environments where floor space is at a premium.

Stackable Open Front Plastic Bins

  • Allow for vertical storage, optimizing space without compromising accessibility.
  • Bins can be securely stacked 5+ high.
  • Stackable open front plastic bins provide access to the contents of the bin even when stacked. No need to remove bins from the stack.
  • Many stackable open front bins are designed with a rear hanger lip so they can also hang from louvered panels, rails and rack systems.
  • Molded in handles for easy handling and transportation of bins.
  • Stackable open front bins have length divider slots, allowing you to divide bins from front to back.

Non-Stackable Open Front Plastic Bins

  • Non-stackable bins require less raw material to manufacture, leading to a lower price for you. That's right, non-stackable bins are always going to be less expensive than their stackable counterparts.
  • Can nest inside of one another when not being used, reducing the amount of storage space needed for empty or unused bins.
  • Non-stacking open front bins have width dividers allowing to create multiple compartments within each bin.

Written by Robert Forst

With years of hands-on experience in industrial storage solutions, Robert has assisted clients across various sectors, from manufacturing to healthcare. His first-hand experience and attention to detail makes him highly qualified to discuss the topics here.

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