Pallet racking is generally known as a material handling storage aid system designed to store materials on pallets (or “skids”). Although there are many varieties of pallet racking, all types allow for the storage of palletized materials in horizontal rows with multiple levels. Pallet racking and shelving allows forklift trucks, usually an integral part of any pallet rack system, to work efficiently, as they are usually required to place the loaded pallets onto the racks for storage.
Since the Second World War in fact, pallet racks have become an essential and ubiquitous element of most modern warehouses, manufacturing facilities, retail centers, and other storage and distribution facilities. Are you currently in the market for pallet racking and shelving?
All types of pallet racking and shelving create some level of increase storage density with the least dense being the least expensive and cost increasing with storage density.
Are you in the market for any of the following?:
Industrial shelving, mezzanine shelving, pallet racking and shelving, teardrop pallet racking, used pallet racking and warehouse racks.
Pallet racking and shelving can pertain to:
Cantilever Rack Systems, Carton Flow Rack Systems, Crash Guards, Drive In or Drive Thru Racks
Forklifts, Loading Dock Equipment, Mezzanines, Pallet Jacks, Pallet Racks,Portable Buildings,Pushback Racks, Shelving,Secured Storage and Misc. Warehouse Products
Do you have pallet racking and shelving needs? Many types of pallet storage racks are available with different designs to fulfill specific functions or create specific advantages. When deciding on the type of pallet rack to use, several basic considerations have to be taken into account including:
Desired storage density
Floor space and building height
Placement of building doors and columns
Item or load size and weight
Optimal storage design and cost of materials and installation
The most common types of pallet rack systems used include:
Drive in and drive through, which are storage rack configurations that allow the forklift to drive directly into the lane of stacked rows (aka a bay), and first in first out, a FIFO system. In this latter system, pallets are loaded in one end and are pushed back to the other end, where they are then at the front of the row on the opposite side. The first pallet put into such a row is the first one taken out at the other end. This system is also advantageous for material that has an expiration date or wherever shelf life is a major concern. Solve your pallet racking and shelving needs today.