How do I choose a pallet rack?

How do I choose a pallet rack?

Steps to Picking the Right Pallet Rack

  1. Determine the size of your pallet to be stored.
  2. Determine the overall load W x D x H. For the overall height, add the load and pallet heights together.
  3. Beam Width.
  4. Beam Capacity.
  5. Upright Depth.
  6. Upright Height.

What are the different types of pallet racking?

Pallet racking is a type of industrial racking designed to support large loads that will be lifted by the handling equipment. We can divide pallet racking into 4 major categories: adjustable pallet racking, compact pallet racking, live pallet racking and mobile pallet racking.

What are three different types of pallet racking configuration?

Warehouse Pallet Racking Systems

  • Selective Pallet Rack.
  • Double Deep.
  • Back Racking / Push-Back Rack.
  • Pallet Flow Rack.
  • Drive-In/Drive-Thru Rack.
  • Roll Formed Cantilever Rack.

What size pallet rack do I need?

Allow at least 18 to 24″ of space between the ceiling (or your sprinklers) and your product. This helps to comply with fire codes and provide adequate clearance. So if you have 16-foot ceilings, and your pallets are 3-feet tall, you won’t want to go higher than a 12-foot tall frame.

What are pallet racking beams?

A pallet rack beam, sometimes called a cross beam, connects to pallet rack frames to form the shelf level of a pallet rack system. These heavy-duty steel rails have a standard 1 5/8” step, which makes them compatible with wire decking, pallet supports or wood supports.

How many types of racks are there?

Server Racks (aka cabinet racks, equipment racks, 4Post racks) Open Frame racks (aka 4post racks) 2Post (aka Relay racks, Telco racks) Transport racks.

How much weight can pallet racks hold?

Capacity ratings for rack frames are rated based on a maximum unsupported span. Meaning, the further apart the beam spacing the less capacity the frame is rated to hold. For example, if you have a 16′ tall frame, with (4) beam levels rated at 3,000 lbs. each, the total frame capacity need will be 12,000 lbs.

What is single-deep pallet rack?

Single-deep rack, or selective rack, is the most common type used in warehouses and distribution centers. Since loads are stored one pallet deep, this is the lowest density storage of any system, but it allows unimpeded access to every pallet. Single-deep pallet rack is also the least expensive rack option.

What is double deep pallet racking?

Double Deep Pallet Racking is a storage system that is halfway between adjustable pallet racking systems and compact storage systems. In this system, the pallets are stored at two depths, thus achieving higher storage density, while access to the pallets remains simple and relatively quick.

What kind of racking is used for pallet storage?

All warehouse racking for pallet storage is made from component pieces: shelf beams & upright frames and accessories like wire mesh decks (wire shelving), wire deck dividers, safety rack guards and netting, rack protectors, guard panels, pallet supports, end of rack protectors and wall ties.

How does push back pallet racking work?

Pallets are loaded on one side of the rack and retrieved from the opposite side. Push back racking uses a selective rack structure with a rail and cart system. Pallets are set on nested carts or trays that can be pushed backwards along rails in the rack frame itself.

How many upright frames are needed for a pallet rack?

Pallet rack uprights or upright frames are the vertical structure that determines the height and depth of the warehouse racking system. Two upright frames are needed for a starter pallet racking. Once the first structure is in place, only one upright frame is needed to add on to a current rack.

What is the teardrop pallet racking system for?

Teardrop pallet rack provides users a warehouse rack storage system that is both structurally sound, yet easy to assemble and configure. The clipless connectors utilizes a rack design providing users a simple yet efficient means to attach beams into place without the need for nuts, bolts, clips or other assembly hardware.

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