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Wire decking provides a storage deck solution for your pallet rack while meeting OSHA and local fire code standards. It makes loading of different types and sizes of pallets safer and easier.
Post Protectors are anchored to the floor protecting the upright from costly forklift damage.
Protect workers and equipment from falling items with Rack Back panels. Rack Back panels create a sturdy barrier between stored items and the ground below.
M Dividers are commonly used in racks storing wood, rugs and other vertically-oriented products. M dividers separate product that is being stored upright in a rack system, and get their name from the shape the divider makes when laid on its side.
End of Row Protectors are used on rack systems with high-traffic aisles. The row end protectors are placed on the end-of-aisle frames offering added protection from forklift damage.
These are used on pallet rack shelves to separate the contents of a beam level.
Corrugated decks are used on pallet rack to create a shelf level that is flush with the beam for smooth product loading and unloading.
Pallet support bars are used in pallet rack for added pallet fall protection.
Universal drop pins will keep beams secured in the upright frame, even in the event of upward force.
Pallet Rack Enclosures secure inventory and the contents of existing pallet racks and prevent the theft of stored warehouse items.
This hand picking system is made up of slightly inclined wheel and roller platforms. The product is deposited at one end to slide safely and gradually down to the picking aisle.
Row spacers are used in flue spaces between uprights to stabilize the rack system or provide clearance for building columns and other obstacles.
Storing palletized loads is a delicate process that requires the perfect set of pallet racks. And when you’re sitting down to design your pallet rack system, there are a few things that must be kept in mind to ensure the successful implementation of that system in your workflows. Pallet racking doesn’t have to be a headache, as long as you approach the project from the right point of view.
Sizing Things Up
The first thing you need to know when putting together a rack project is the size and weight of every load and pallet you’re planning to store. Remember, this includes the three-dimensional size of each item—don’t forget to consider the depth. Additionally, pallets aren’t always the same size as the items they store; be sure to consider possible overhang in your measurements.
You’ll also need a firm understanding of the area in which you’re planning to install your industrial pallet racks. This includes the dimensions of the storage space, along with the floor condition (slope, material, load bearing capacity, etc.). Remember to account for obstacles such as lighting, vents and other obstructions that can make the top level of your rack inaccessible.
Other elements affect the accessibility of your rack storage space. You’ll need to know the primary method for moving and placing loads on the rack—will they be human-driven, or will the bulk of the work be done by forklift? If the work is done via forklift, you have to consider the vehicle’s minimum turning radius, maximum load capacity and maximum height of retrieval. Don’t forget that pallets have to be lifted from the beam, so you’ll lose a bit of height in the conversion.
Once you have a clear idea of how big your pallet rack needs to be and how it will be placed, you can get into the nitty-gritty of choosing a beam, calculating the actual clearance and drafting up a quick drawing of your individual loading bays. Remember that every support beam has a maximum load capacity, so it’s critical that you check your math every step of the way through.
With all that sorted, the only thing left to figure out is how many beam levels you’ll need. Remember that loads need to clear the shelf, so you’ll have to figure around six inches of clearance into the math. Finally, double-check all of your calculations with your actual space and double-check for any last-minute regulations, such as sprinkler requirements or safe operating zones for your staff.
Putting together a rack project is a big undertaking, but once you’ve gone through the basic you’ll find that choosing the right pallet rack system for you isn’t as complex as it may have seemed. Pallet racking is an easy and effective way to store product, as long as you have the right racks for the job.
For more information on our Pallet Racks or other warehouse supplies, contact one of our Design Specialists for a pallet racking shelving quote at (888) 850-RACK (7225) or email us at email@example.com.
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