There are many instances where it makes sense to pay for brand new warehouse equipment or infrastructure. For purchases like HVAC units, overhead doors, and security systems, the latest technology is not only more efficient and robust but is also warrantied, as opposed to buying used equipment that might be outdated and no longer professionally serviceable.
Additionally, its reliable design has left pallet racking mostly unchanged since it’s wide adoption after World War 2, allowing for easy serviceability of the material and confidence in its durability to this day.
What Is Pallet Racking
Pallet racking is an industrial storage system consisting of uprights and beams, designed to contain loaded pallets in a scheme of horizontal rows and vertical stacks. Used by many industries for storage, organization, or industrial refrigeration, the pallet racking method allows for easy access to the products, making for a safer and more efficient warehouse compared to the floor stacking method.
The assembly materials for pallet racking include beams, uprights, footplates, decking and other components. They are typically constructed in either teardrop or structural styles, depending on the type of frame.
What To Look For When Considering Used Pallet Rack
Used pallet racking components must be carefully inspected before it can be reused. If the racking components show signs of dents, bending, warping, or tilting, they are not structurally sound and have been weakened. You want components that are free from these types of defects, so that they are able to perform the job they are meant to.
Benefits Of Used Pallet Racking
Used pallet racking shares these benefits with new pallet racking:
- optimal storage
- durability and long lifetime
- availability in a variety of styles and types
- compatibility with other warehouse solutions (metal cabinets, shelving)
- simple setup process
In addition to those points, businesses of any size will save significant money by buying used pallet racking components. Not to mention, reusing and regularly up-keeping the material is an environmentally responsible decision as well.
Purchasing used pallet racking also makes sense when replacing only a portion of the system at a current operation, or when expanding the space of the current warehouse, as long as it is compatible with your existing pallet rack.
Learn More About Used Pallet Racking
Despite its many benefits, it’s important to remember that used pallet racking is only as reliable as its assembly and maintenance. It helps to include professional expertise in the process, whether that’s at the initial planning stage or for the installation and subsequent maintenance of your used pallet racking, or both.
In addition to supplying quality used pallet racking, Applied Handling NW offers professional services that include project planning and design, in-house installation and fabrication, and material handling and packaging.