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March 28, 2018

Pallet Rack Basics: Specifying Your Upright Frames

By |2018-05-16T14:48:48-05:00March 28th, 2018|Blog Posts, Material Handling, Pallet Rack, Warehouse Storage Systems, Warehousing & Distribution|

Determining the proper frame capacity 1.  Calculate the maximum load per bay by multiplying the number of levels by the load per level (supported levels only) 2. Determine the maximum distance between levels, or the distance from the floor to the first beam level, whichever is greater. This dimension is the "vertical beam spacing” or unsupported span. Weight [...]

August 21, 2017

How can you be sure the pallet rack you ordered is up to the challenge?

By |2017-09-05T13:43:25-05:00August 21st, 2017|Blog Posts, Material Handling, Pallet Rack, Pallet Rack Design, Warehouse Storage Systems|

  These pictures are real, sent to us by a customer. We are not naming names, but the pallet rack was made by a well-known rack manufacturer here in the U.S. and sold by a well-known nationwide material handling dealer. The rack is in a big heap now because it did not hold [...]

May 30, 2017

Pallet Rack Flue Spaces and Why You Need Them

By |2017-07-13T08:30:06-05:00May 30th, 2017|Blog Posts|

The purpose of pallet rack flue spaces is to reduce fire damage: flue spaces help flames to vent up rather an out, creating a vertical rise that helps slow down the horizontal spread, allowing ceiling sprinklers (as well as any in-rack sprinklers) to activate faster. Flue spaces also allow water from the sprinklers to reach the warehouse racking and [...]

April 14, 2017

When To Consider Push Back Rack

By |2017-05-05T15:08:40-05:00April 14th, 2017|Blog Posts, Material Handling, Pallet Rack, Warehouse Storage Systems, Warehousing & Distribution|

How do you decide if a high density push back pallet rack system is right for your facility? To get started, here are some basic questions to ask yourself: Do you need to increase your warehouse storage capacity? Do you need to store several products that have more than 5 pallets per SKU? Do you need to move pallets [...]

January 23, 2017

Pallet Racks and Seismic Design

By |2017-01-22T15:17:56-05:00January 23rd, 2017|Design, Pallet Rack Design|

While pallet racks are not buildings, they are considered building-like, and therefore, just like a building, they need to be designed and engineered for safety in the event of seismic activity. California was the first state to require seismic engineering for pallet rack systems, but now many other regions of higher seismic activity, including northern New Jersey, South Carolina, [...]

Acceptable Pallet Rack Repair

By |2017-01-11T14:36:35-05:00January 12th, 2017|Blog Posts, Pallet Rack|

The Importance of Properly Engineered Pallet Rack Repair Pallet rack damage from the impact of forklifts and reach-trucks is almost inevitable at some point in the life of a warehouse. But unfortunately, damaged rack often remains in operation because it was simply ignored, assumed to be safe, or improperly repaired.  When racks are damaged or improperly repaired, the load-carrying [...]

April 23, 2016

Warehousing Basics: Understanding Pallet Rack Systems, Part 3 – The Base Plate

By |2016-10-30T13:17:43-05:00April 23rd, 2016|Blog Posts, Design, Pallet Rack, Warehouse Storage Systems|

In Part 3 of our “Warehousing Basics” series, we explore an integral component of the pallet rack, the base plate.   What is the Purpose of the Pallet Rack Base Plate? The pallet rack base plate (sometimes called foot plate) is a crucial component that anchors the pallet rack to the floor, disperses the weight of the rack column, and stabilizes [...]

Warehousing Basics: Understanding Pallet Rack Systems Part 2 – Steel

By |2016-10-30T13:17:43-05:00April 17th, 2016|Blog Posts, Warehouse Storage Systems|

Our “Warehousing Basics” series continues with a look at a pallet rack system’s fundamental material: steel. As an integral material to the world of modern buildings, steel is the material of choice  of engineers and architects because of it’s strength, reliability, versatility and it’s sustainable profile. Steel is not only extremely sturdy; it’s flexible, enabling structures to withstand high winds [...]

Warehousing Basics: Understanding Pallet Rack Systems, Part 1 – Sitework & Flooring

By |2016-10-30T13:17:43-05:00April 7th, 2016|Blog Posts, Warehouse Storage Systems|

This is the first installment in our blog series Understanding Pallet Rack Systems from the Ground Up Sitework – The First Element in Your Pallet Rack System Quite simply, sitework is part of a construction project that is not part of a building's physical structure. There are many things that go into preparing a site for construction, including excavation or land clearing, [...]

Warehousing Basics: Understanding Pallet Rack Systems from the Ground Up – Introduction

By |2016-10-30T13:17:44-05:00April 7th, 2016|Blog Posts, Warehouse Storage Systems|

What is a Pallet Rack System? Pallet rack, or pallet racking, is a material handling storage system designed to store materials to better utilize floor space in a warehouse or storage facility.  Although there are many varieties of pallet rack, and each is designed with specific functions and each type has definite advantages, all variations allow for the storage of [...]

November 10, 2014

Keeping Your Warehouse Running Smoothly with Pallet Rack Accessories

By |2016-10-30T13:17:45-05:00November 10th, 2014|Warehouse Storage Systems|

Pallet Rack Accessories Pallet racks and their associated accessories are what can make the difference between an efficient warehouse and a big useless building. Whether you are preparing a building to store heavy industrial equipment or a wholesale store that is open to the public, choosing the right pallet rack accessories can save you a tremendous amount of time and [...]

October 24, 2014

Exploring Pallet Rack Frames

By |2016-10-30T13:17:46-05:00October 24th, 2014|Pallet Rack|

Copyright: natulrich Pallet Rack Frames Use, Components, & Accessories Pallet racks are a basic yet extremely important storage device that enable warehouses to store pallets and their contents at higher density, thus requiring less space. They also allow for organization, easy in-and-out processing, and heavy load bearing. Pallet rack frames are the columnar uprights located at each of [...]