Pallet racking

October 3, 2016

An Often-Overlooked Factor In Pallet Rack System Design: Height to Depth Ratio

By | 2016-10-30T13:17:38+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Blog Posts, Pallet Rack, Pallet Rack Design|

Don't ignore the height to depth ratio! There is an important factor in pallet rack specification that is often misunderstood and overlooked: the height-to-depth ratio. While many of the measurements taken into consideration in pallet rack design are simple, straightforward math (such as beam capacity), the height to depth ratio is a little more complex – and it's [...]

August 28, 2016

Is Your Warehouse Storage Racking System Legal?

By | 2016-10-30T13:17:40+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Blog Posts, Pallet Rack Design, Warehouse Storage Systems|

In the 1970s and 80s, permits for pallet racking systems were non-existent. Back then, most building authorities treated pallet racking as simply a piece of equipment back then, but a lot in warehousing has changed in the past thirty years. Now, most city building departments require a permit to erect and use pallet racks and other storage systems that are [...]

April 23, 2016

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

By | 2016-10-30T13:17:43+00:00 April 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+00:00 April 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 from the Ground Up – Introduction

By | 2016-10-30T13:17:44+00:00 April 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 [...]

July 25, 2013

Pallet Rack 101: Roll Formed vs. Structural Steel, What’s the Difference?

By | 2016-10-30T13:18:15+00:00 July 25th, 2013|Blog Posts, Warehouse Storage Systems|

What's the difference between roll formed and structural steel and what does that mean for you? Actually, both types of steel used in pallet racking are roll formed. Steel that we refer to as "roll formed" is made by a process called cold roll forming: sheets of cold steel are bent with rollers to form the shapes for the uprights and beams. [...]