Pallet racking systems are a great way to capitalize on square footage in a warehouse. These systems allow for increased vertical storage, greater mobility, and increased safety on the warehouse floor. Each pallet racking system has its own advantages and each warehouse has its own unique storage needs. When designed and used properly, a pallet racking system allows for increased product flow or storage, both in product variety and depth. For example, systems are geared towards long-term bulk storage while others are created to allow for short-term, high-turnover products.
Knowing the needs of your warehouse and your company will allow you to create an ideal pallet racking system for your storage needs. These systems are versatile enough to use a combination of systems within the same warehouse and allow for use across a number of different industries. Pallet racks can be combined with other warehouse systems such as conveyors to create optimal product storage, handling, and shipment, saving time and money throughout a facility.
Once your storage rack is installed you might want to consider any number of warehouse safety considerations & accessories, such as pallet rack safety enclosures that help keep goods safely contained within the bays, rack labels which display the beam and rack capacities, and wire decking that allows you to store non-rack supported pallets of goods in a safe and stable manner.
To make the most out of a pallet rack system, it is essential to include all of the proper accessories and safety equipment. Also, inspection and repair of any damaged pallet racks are crucial to ensure proper warehouse safety.
Benefits of Pallet Racking
As we gain an understanding of your business, we can design and supply an efficient storage system preserving capital on the front end and increasing profit after implementation.
- A material handling storage system designed to fit your needs by an experienced team.
- Material is available in-stock in Kent, WA and from drop-ship locations throughout the United States.
- Extensive experience in high pile storage permitting and racking in seismic areas.
- All racking products offered will conform to RMI specifications to insure safety and maximum utility.
- Storage systems have been designed and installed throughout North America.
- Powder coated paint finish with option for galvanizing.
Ideal Applications for Pallet Racking
Storage rack applications are limitless and include both the standard configurations and the custom designed. Commonly supplied product range from 4′ to 40′ high with shelf capacities up to 20,000 lbs. Installations cover North America ranging from Alaska to Mexico and Washington to Florida and Hawaii.
- Dry Storage Ambient Temperature Warehouse
- Cooler or Freezer
- Exterior Rack
- Wash Down
- Distribution Centers
- Food Processing
- Food Distribution
- Third Party Logistics Warehouses
- Metal Suppliers
- Military Installations
- Automotive Manufacturing
- Aircraft Manufacturers
- Carpet Storage
- Record Storage
- Lumber and Building Products
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Commonly used across many industries, selective pallet racking systems can be found in a wide variety of industries. These systems allow for access to each pallet bay but also require forklift access in aisle ways to stock each bay. A selective system is best used within a facility which has a large variety of product but a low turnover of individual products. There are two varieties of construction material, one for heavy-duty use and one for flexible use.
Push back pallet racking systems are great options for warehouses that work with some selectivity of product but with multiple pallets of each product. This racking system works by using gravity to feed the front of the system with angled rails. Each product lane is independent from other lanes and these lanes can hold 2 to 6 pallets per lane and allow for a last-in, first-out product management system.
Pallet flow pallet racking uses gravity to move pallets from a loading side to an unloading side. Due to the way the system moves product, this style is also called gravity flow racks. As a pallet is removed from the unloading side the pallets behind will automatically fill in the front position. This allows for more storage of a single product. The pallet flow system is best implemented in a first-in, first-out system.
Both drive-in and drive thru pallet racking systems are similar. They allow forklifts to load and unload products from one or both sides of the rack through a system of support rails. Each pallet position is dependent on the position of the other pallets. Drive-in systems have a single entrance while drive thru systems allow for access on either lane. These systems are best used in high-capacity storage for a product.
Carton flow / case picking pallet racking is a great system to increase product flow. These systems use gravity to feed the front of the rack with product loaded from the back side. Carton flow systems are versatile, implementing either a roller lane which acts as a single flow or on wheel beds which allow for a variety of products to be used. This system works best with case- and piece-picking needs.
Cantilever pallet racking systems allow for the storage of large and awkwardly shaped items. Different from traditional pallet racks, these systems are made from a series of columns with adjustable arms. The construction of these racks means that there is no limit to the length of the stored product. This also means there is the capacity to store a wide variety of lengths, shapes, and weights in the same rack system.
Rack supported structures play double duty. In addition to their use as a storage system, rack supported structures support the building as well. Once the rack structure is built, it will then be covered with walls and/or ceilings to protect the products. By combining the building phases of the building and the racking systems, these structures save time and money. These systems are a great way to create an ideal storage area.
Pick module pallet racking systems combine different features of storage, product handling, and shipping systems to make the most efficient system of high-volume case picking and small parts distribution. These systems use a variety of options including pallet racking systems, case flow racks, and conveyor systems. A pick modules system utilizes every option available to create a custom designed system. This provides the best solution for each project.
Whether buying or selling, Applied Handling NW handles your used pallet racking system needs. After carefully examining all used pallet racking systems, we ensure the safety of each unit before resale. As our inventory of used pallet racks change we may be able to offer an exact match for your current needs. Based on our inventory we may only be able to offer the best solution for you based on what we have in stock.
Pallet racking systems are most efficient when used with proper safety and accessories. Safety of pallet racking systems can be enhanced through different safety accessories both on the racks and separate from the racks. Repeated use of pallet racks requires maintenance and inspection to prevent any problems. If any safety concerns are found, it is important to repair the parts causing concern.