What is best suited for my business?

 

We often get contacted by business who tell us that they are in the market to purchase some pallet racks​.

The reason may vary but oftentimes they are tired of having pallets sitting on the floor causing difficulties locating the material or they may be running out of space.
 

Whatever the reason might be, we are dedicated to assisting you along the process. You have the choice if you want us to help you with the whole process of analyzing what solution fits your organization and get you all the permits required and finally install the system or if you chose to do parts of it inhouse.

But first, let us help you understand the concepts of pallet racks, below we have described the different types of pallet racks to help you get a better understanding. 

Here are some facts that you will need to know before we can help you get a quote:

  • Know what type of racking you are looking for (We can help with this).

  • Know the dimensions of the pallets you use, are all the same?

  • Know the weights of the pallets.

  • What type of forklift are you using?

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Multi-Level
Pick Module

These are best described as high-density storage systems and they can be integrated with various storage solutions. Pick modules use pallet and carton-flow racks through a storage rack system to optimize the order fulfillment process. It is also very likely that conveyors and other storage methods are used to optimize product flow.

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Structural Warehouse
Pallet-Racking

Structural Steel Pallet Rack systems are typically utilized where heavyweight capacity is required for the product storage, or to eliminate constant rack damage in high-volume applications. 

Frame-to-beam bolted connections are typically adjustable on 2 or 3-inch center-to-center increments, which allow for versatility with your loading applications.

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Gravity Flow Rack

Gravity flow storage systems consist of two elements: a static rack structure and dynamic flow rails. The flow rails are a track & heavy-duty roller system set at an incline along with the depth of the rack. 
Pallet loads move along the rails by gravity from the loading end (typically the back) to the unloading end (typically the front).

 

Each flow lane includes self-energized speed controllers (brakes) to control the speed of movement within each lane. As a pallet of product is removed, the loads behind it move forward to the unloading position. 

Gravity flow solutions in warehouse pallet racking systems are generally utilized where storage density and inventory rotation (first-in and first-out) are priorities.

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Drive-In Rack

Drive-In Rack systems allow a lift truck operator to enter the rack from one side, loading from bottom-to-top, and then back-to-front. 
 

Drive-in systems typically allow entry from a single aisle with a first-in, last-out arrangement for your product.

Drive-in rack storage systems provide the ability to store large quantities of similar loads, maximizing cubic storage utilization in a smaller area.

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Push-Back Rack

This system is a warehouse pallet racking application that uses mobile carts and rails on a static frame and beam system. Pallets of products are placed on nested carts riding on inclined rails.

Each pallet is pushed back by subsequent pallet loading, exposing the next cart. The reverse happens when removing product; the front pallet is removed, allowing the pallets on carts behind it to roll gently to the front of the system.

The pallet placement and retrieval processes are simple, utilizing standard lift trucks in most cases.

Pushback rack systems allow you to store pallets 2 to 6 deep in a dense, no-aisle configuration while allowing for greater selectivity and floor area utilization.

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Narrow-Aisle Systems

Narrow aisle racking provides optimum use of floor area and height while permitting individual access to all pallets (100% selectivity).  

 

Specially designed narrow-aisle fork trucks are generally required to maneuver in this type of storage system. 

 

Wire guidance or floor mounted guide rails are a must for the safe operation of these warehouse pallet racking systems.

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Cantilever System

Cantilever racks are ideal for storing long, odd-shaped and unwieldy items in the same storage system. Typical storage applications consist of lumber, pipe storage, and furniture.

We can provide all the warehouse pallet racking storage solutions you need. 

 

Get a free quote now and discover just how easy it is to organize your storage layouts.