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We keep all popular pallet rack configurations and shelving like Warehouse storage racks, galvanized wire decking, ready to ship or pick up within 48 hours. Let us know how A.I.T. can help you meet ALL of your storage needs! Need More Information? Have Questions? Speak with A Rack Specialist. Call (954) 205-4071 or use our "Get A Quote" link above..
Example of Pushback Pallet Racking
Example of Pushback Pallet Racking

A.I.T. Industrial Racks and Shelving, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is your best choice to buy Warehouse Pallet Racking. A.I.T. has both New and Used Pallet Racks for sale, along with specially designed shelving solutions. Also available warehouse moving equipment such as Forklifts, Pallet Racks, Integrated Dock Levelers, Yard Ramps, we work hard for you to have everything you need to build or modernize your warehouse. Our various warehouse material handling and storage system solutions will help streamline your operation's warehouse pallet racking flow, making the most intelligent use and efficient use of both your equipment AND your human resources. A.I.T. can quickly provide you the best in new or used Industrial Storage & Warehouse moving equipment.

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In stock and ready to ship, our Pallet Racks are sold in separate pieces. Sizes vary in height, length, and depth. We can provide you with any type and style of racking you need. Some of the more common sold are Bolt-less Racking, Wire decks, Rivet Racking, Keystone Racking, Cantilever Racking, Teardrop Racking, Drive in Racking, Bulk Storage Racks, Flow-through Racks, Pallet Racks, Tire Racks, Pipe Racks, Storage Racks, Wood Racks, Backroom Shelving, Gondola Shelving, Grocery Shelving, Industrial Shelving, Steel Shelving, Warehouse Shelving, Wire Decking, and more.

Not SURE what form of warehouse pallet racking you need? Take the appropriate measurements such as height, depth, and length of the area. Then give us a call at 954-205-4071 or click on our contact page, and connect with us today, so we can guide you through every step to get the essential racking you need.

Industrial Pallet Rack & Equipment® sells new & used pallet racks, rack components, and pallet rack safety accessories. By utilizing proper warehouse racking along with proper material handling solutions, your racking will provide organized warehouse space, easily accessible, reducing the clutter, accomodating growth, and improving worker productivity.

Pallet rack systems are used in both industrial and warehouse-type facilities for materials that have been palletized or bundled and need to be stored, transferred, or shipped. The use of pallet racking allows the facility to maximize the vertical warehousing space that would normally have gone unused. Palletized products go multiple stories high utilizing all vertical space available.

When we first start working with a new customer, we need to figure out what type of racking is needed. With a number of different warehouse rack designs available, the most important step is to figure out exactly what type of racking will work best for the customer's purpose? Just a few of the specifics that dictate the customer's best racking choice include necessary pallet flow, the direction of placement onto the rack, and the direction of removal off of the rack.
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Powersports Racking
Powersports Racking

The desire from all forms of rack systems is to increase storage capacity by storing pallets and cartons off the ground using the warehouse's vertical space, rather than the usual horizontal storage. Going vertical with racking simplifies both the loading and unloading of pallets or cartons, maximizes your warehouse space, and improves your worker's efficiency.

Truck Tire Racks
Truck Tire Racks
Mesh Decking For Racks
Wire Mesh Decking For Racks

Well, designed Warehouse Racking Systems are usually deep,allowing for a large number of pallets or cartons to be stored at once. Necessary material handling equipment includes a forklift to remove and replace loaded pallets from the racking. Open on all sides, pallet rack systems are a great choice when you must be able to access all the goods on the rack without having to shift other items around.

Take Control Of All Your Warehouse Space

With over 25 yearsof providing our customers both excellent pricing and excellent racking recommendations. Industrial Pallet Rack & Equipment® Inc. knows how frustrating it can be knowing your warehouse or industrial facility isn't organized as efficiently as it should be. We offer a large variety of new and used warehouse rack systems and components for differing needs, warehouse material handling systems, and all the warehouse racking accessories to solve any obstacles you may run into. By installing a pallet rack system in your facility, you will create a high-density storage system with plenty of capacity and easier access to stored loads. We offer everything from simple pallet rack systems to more innovative complex storage solutions, all at fair prices.

What Type of Pallet Rack Construction Is Best For My Warehouse?

There are two types of rack component construction, the difference being the weight it is designed to support. The first type is called roll-formed racks, its strength is derived from the rolled (bent) shape. It uses less steel than the second type which is called structural steel bolt-together racking. Structural Bolt-together configuration is made of heavy strength steel all the components are formed by casting molten steel, with reinforced channels. The structural bolt-together configuration is thicker and employs a stronger construction than what's found in roll-formed pallet rack designs. Structural bolt-together pallet racks have 4 inch centered holes and use strong steel bolts as connectors. Strong and sturdy, more impact resistant than any roll-formed steel racking.

Roll formed racks strength is derived from the rolled (bent) shape.
Roll Formed Racking

Roll-formed racks are a less expensive option than the much stronger structural racks but are the perfect choice when the storage items are not extremely heavy. Commonly seen holes in the roll-formed racks can be a keyhole shape, a teardrop shape, or a square shape. The shape of the hole is very important when trying to purchase more equipment of the same type. We always suggest bringing a piece of the roll-formed racking along.

Structural Bolt-together configuration is made of heavy strength steel with reinforced channels
Structural Bolt-Together Configuration

Structural Bolt-together configuration is made of heavy strength steel all the components are formed by casting molten steel, with reinforced channels. The structural bolt-together configuration is thicker and employs a stronger construction than what's found in roll-formed pallet rack designs. Structural bolt-together racks have 4 inch centered holes and use strong steel bolts as connectors. Strong and sturdy, more impact resistant than any roll-formed steel racking .

First In First Out and Last In First Out

There are two methods of setting up your racking system. There are flow rack systems designed to provide for a "FIRST IN, FIRST OUT" manner of storage. It is referred to as the "FIFO" method. In a FIFO design, loading is done from one side and products pulled off the racks from the other side. A good example of First In First Out material handling equipment is a refrigerated system for Gallon containers of milk. The milk is loaded from the higher end with the first to be loaded being the soonest to expire. Set up gravity feed to make product removal much easier, the milk is removed from the lower end where the closest to the expiration date will be the first to be removed.

First in First Out Pallet Rack
First in First Out Rack System

Then there are times when the storage shelving system doesn't require the complication of a "FIFO" system. You would rather have more storage available. Then the warehouse pallet rack system can be designed to be a "LIFO". "Last In, First Out" system, which is a high-density storage system. Simply put, more products can be placed within the same amount of space.

The Elements of Simple Pallet Rack Systems

Pallet Rack Beams are the horizontal weight-bearing structures that connect the rack vertical uprights to each other. Vertical beams come in different lengths and sizes depending on the size of the pallet racking needed and the weight and dimensions of the items that will be stored on the racking. Manufactured in both roll-formed configuration and Structural Bolt-together configuration made of heavy strength steel with reinforced channels.

Pallet Rack Beams
Pallet Rack Beams

Warehouse rack beams are available in two different styles. You may purchase step beams or box beams. Box style beams allow the use of optional over the top shelving, also called decking, or Step Style beams allow the use of drop-in support decking. Pallet rack beams can be adjusted to whatever height is needed and can easily be readjusted to a different height level for future changing needs. Once the warehouse racks are all put together there is a multitude of rack accessories and components that can customize the system to fit the individual needs of the storage area or the warehouse space.

Pallet Rack Vertical Uprights
Different sizes of Pallet Rack Vertical Uprights

Vertical Upright Frames are the vertical reinforced towers that are connected by horizontal beams to create 1 section of pallet rack bay. The upright towers come in a variety of gauges to easily support the weight of the stored goods. Vertical uprights come in a variety of shapes and styles, and they range in height and width to suit the space available. The strength of the vertical towers is critical to the structural integrity of the warehouse system. Besides selecting the correct vertical uprights to support the load, also ensure that the vertical uprights interlock securely with the horizontal beams. If adding on to any existing racking already in place, make sure the verticals and horizontals all interlock securely.

Pallet Rack Vertical Uprights

When purchasing the horizontal beams and vertical upright towers, be sure to know your warehouse layout. One bay of racking consists of two vertical upright towers connected by four pallet rack beams (unless more beam levels are needed). Each additional bay requires only one additional upright and four or more beams (depending on choice).

What Racking Accessories & Equipment Do I Need?

To be complete there are important racking accessories, safety accessories, and material handling equipment. Shop a wide selection of racking accessories and equipment like aisle guards, anchor bolts, beam ties, collision warning devices, dividers, guard rails, pallet stoppers, pallet bumpers, pallet supports, row spacers, rack guards, rack ends, safety netting, shelf dividers, upright protectors, wall brackets, wall spacers, wire decking, and more at low everyday prices at Industrial Pallet Rack & Equipment®. Rack components and accessories include items that help strengthen the rack beams and increase the pallet racking systems efficiency.

A Forklift Truck gives your picker the needed assistance with loading and off-loading products or stored items from the warehouse racking systems. To make sure you choose the right type of forklift, you should make a detailed list of your needs. This should include the layout of your warehouse, the type of loads you need to lift, the weight of the load you want to lift, and the type of fuel you want to use. You should also consider the type of qualifications you'll need from your operator to operate the forklift.

Forklift Truck with pallet rack accessories

Wire Mesh Decking are also called wire deck shelving. The wire deck provides a safe surface to support pallet loads. The mesh decking increases the safety and versatility of your racking by allowing you to store more than just standard pallets.

Fire Safe Wire Decking
Fire Safe Wire Decking

Upright Protector's help prevents damaging your verticle uprights. In a busy work, environment racking does get damaged due to the forklift's long forks, or some other equipment ramming into the upright. Upright protectors prevent such scenarios. Purchase upright protectors and bolt to the floor to ensure safe warehouse conditions.

Make sure your racking is protected today with our durable, strong, quality upright protectors that will prevent unnecessary damages, dents, destruction. Our protectors come both in metal and plastic.

Wall ties, Back-to-Back Ties, and Anchors to attach the racking to the wall or another rack for additional stability.

Safety Panels and Safety Straps to add to the sides or back of the racking, so that stored items don't fall off.

Spacers and Pallet Supports to add to the stability and integrity of the system.

The Type of Racking you Choose Depends On A Few Criteria

  • How tall the racking needs to be?

  • What goods will be stored?

  • What the floor plan will be?

  • What type of inventory management system makes sense for your product and operation?

  • What types of forklifts you currently use or forklifts you intend to switch to?

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What are the Most Popular Pallet Racking Systems

There are a number of popular racking systems, each one having special situations where they are the better choice. The type of pallet loads, the direction of flow, the direction of placement, direction of removal, are just some of the factors to consider in choosing the type of racking. Rack systems help you stay organized within your warehouse and better manage your inventory. Choosing your racking, however, is not as simple as selecting a pallet rack brand and installing it. There several racking types that help meet your needs.

Push Back Racking

Picture shows an example of Push Back Racking

Picture shows an example of Push Back Racking

Push Back Racking is a system designed around the principle of organizing space by depth rather than width. This depth arrangement greatly reduces aisle space and increases storage density. Push Back Racking is a LIFO (last in, first out) storage system that permits pallets to be stored up to 6 pallets deep on either side of an aisle, giving higher storage density than other forms of racking. Each pallet is stored in the push-back system that rides on wheeled carts that fit onto isle rails. The rails are slightly angled toward the load/unload side of the rack to take advantage of gravity, saving enormous amounts of energy for moving heavy pallets.

When removing a pallet from the front position the remaining pallets immediately stage themselves forward on wheeled carts so that the next available pallet can be accessed. As a pallet is taken, the pallets move forward. When a forklift sets the pallet onto the cart, it drives the row forward and causes the pallet to bump the next pallet, causing the entire row of pallets to roll backward. Similarly, when a forklift removes a pallet, with a push back racking system the pallet behind the removed pallet will roll forward to take its place. Push back racking gives you higher density storage than selective racking while allowing you more selectivity with storing items than other types of racking, meaning you can store more SKUs. Many different cart designs can be designed to fit your needs.

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Selective Pallet Racking Systems

Our Picture shows an example of Selective Pallet Racking

An example of a Selective Pallet Racking System

Selective Pallet Racking also referred to as just Selective Racking is the most popular and versatile form of racking. Selective pallet racking are some of the most common and widely used racking systems, mainly because they are less expensive and easier to install than other, more specialized systems. Selective racking provides efficient use of space and with a forklift instant access to every pallet in the facility. Because of the efficient use of floor space and minimal load and unload times. Selective Pallet Racking provides the user the most selectivity out of any of the warehouse racking systems. Since items on the warehouse racks are only one deep, any item on the racking can be selected at any time. Selective Pallet Racking is also the most commonly used racking system, also the least expensive variety of racking available, based on cost-per-pallet position. Recommended for many uses, consider for general warehousing, low turnover wholesale or retail, and lower quantity manufacturing.

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Double Deep Racking

Picture of an example of Double Deep Racking
Picture shows an example of Double Deep Racking

Double Deep Pallet Racking provides access to two pallets instead of one, from the same side of the aisle, with one selective pallet rack placed behind the other pallet. The advantage of Double Deep Racking is simply the ability to save space because of the need for fewer aisles to fit all the loads. Double Deep racking is best with a forklift that has installed telescopic forks or pantograph fork attachment that can reach out far enough to take two pallets at a time.

Double Deep Racks consist of two rows of racking set back-to-back, hence the term “double deep.” The concept of double deep racking is similar to that of selective pallet racking, but instead of two rows-per-aisle, there is now a total of four. This makes the double deep rack a first in, last out (FILO) system. The most obvious advantage of a double deep rack is its potential to increase storage density and maximize warehouse space. The ability of double-deep racking to eliminate unneeded aisles means more warehouse space can be used for more storage. The increase in storage space is approximately forty percent which is significant. The feature makes double deep racking among the most cost and space-efficient options available.
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Pallet Flow Rack Systems

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Pallet, Carton, and Gravity Flow Racks

Pallet Flow Racks, Carton Flow Racks, Gravity Flow Racks. All three names are the same racking choice. A Carton Flow uses gravity to provide “gravity flow” to the racks. A (FIFO) first in, first out dynamic storage system, Pallet provides an efficient and ultra-dense storage system of palletized goods with fewer aisles. Pallet fully utilize available storage space and Pallet Flow Racks ensure the picking aisle has access to stocked pallets.

So the workings are simple. With a Carton Flow Rack System, pallets are placed on gravity rollers, (imagine a conventional pallet system, now equipped with roller channels mounted on a slight slope,) for gravity displacement of the load units. Pallets are loaded at the top end of a slightly inclined rack. Suitable for warehouses and manufacturing companies that need to guarantee a FIFO operation with maximum use of space, a high turnover of pallets, and minimal staff requirements. Pallets glide safely and effortlessly at a controlled rate to the front of the storage lane. This increases your storage capacity considerably. These heavy-duty systems are designed for years of trouble-free operations with rugged load-bearing wheels.

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Cantilever Rack Systems

Industrial Pallet Rack & Equipment Inc. can help you with ALL your Cantilever Racking
We can help you with ALL your cantilever racking

Cantilever Racking is used to store items that cannot easily be stored on pallets. Extremely dynamic, the perfect storage fixture for steel bars, conduits, pipes, tubing, lumber, items too large for other industrial storage solutions. Cantilever Racking can be either single- or double-sided columns that support vertically adjustable arms. They have also been called Lumber Racks or Pipe Racks. They come Single-Sided for against a wall, or Double-Sided depending on space and capacity. Arms are bolted securely to the columns and can be angled to retain loads. A horizontal base helps stabilize the structure and supports the bottom load. Cantilever racks are made specifically to accommodate your products and materials. Cantilever Racking can be utilized both inside and outside for any purpose. Another great advantage of cantilever racking is that every arm is bolted to the upright and can be maneuvered to any level.

Cantilever Racks for shelving
Cantilever Racks can also be good for shelving

Cantilever racking or Cantilever racks depending on how you say it is a multilevel medium for an extra heavy-duty storage solution with load-bearing arms anchored to a strong steel column. The framework leaves the front of the racks unimpeded by structural elements for direct pick access to goods. Cantilever Racks have no front post or columns along the aisle, therefore, optimizing space utilization and allowing immediate access to your inventory. To maximize the space being utilized, storage can be placed on every level including the base. Cantilever Racks are made to accommodate long products, tend to lumber, and handles heavy, stressful loads to gain easier access with better-storing techniques to utilize your workplace. Cantilever Racking comes in multiple forms which are Structural (H-Beam/I-Beam) and Rolled Form.

Cantilever pallet rack systems are forklift friendly, extremely dynamic, and can help anyone stocking lengthy, heavy items. Cantilever Racking can be utilized both inside and outside for any purpose. Another great advantage of cantilever racking is that every arm is bolted to the upright and can be maneuvered to any level.

Single-Sided Cantilever Rack is primarily purchased when placing the racking against a wall to stock products and materials.

Double-Sided Cantilever Rack are placed in parts of the warehouse where both sides of the racking are accessible. Double-Sided have arms on both sides with all the arms sharing the same uprights and supports.

We provide easy guidance to help you select which cantilever racking system is best for you. We know the industry inside-out and are prepared to give you some of the best advice on warehouse storage systems. We help design, specify and coordinate installation projects with our fast and easy service to get you the cantilever racking you need

Light Duty Cantilever Rack
Light Duty Cantilever Rack
Medium Duty Cantilever Racks
Medium Duty Cantilever Rackss
Heavy Duty Cantilever Rack
Heavy Duty Cantilever Rack

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Drive-In Racking

Drive In Racking has the forklift truck operating inside the rack itself.
Drive-In & Drive-Through Racking is very energy efficient

Drive-in racking's a high-density storage system used in warehouses to store pallets on a first in/last out (FILO) basis. Pallets are loaded and retrieved from the front side of the rack and forklift trucks drive directly into the rack's bays to get to the stored product. On a Drive-In Pallet System, The last pallet loaded becomes the first pallet accessible, creating a more dense and uniform load in a confined storage area.

Drive-through racking work similarly, except in this case the pallets are stored on a first-in/first-out (FIFO) basis. To accomplish this the pallets are loaded on one side of the rack and the forklift retrieves product from the opposite side.

Drive-In Racking is also called Drive-Through Racking. Traditional racking is a great storage solution for a wide variety of warehouses and distribution centers. However, if you have a lot of inventory that shifts regularly, drive-in or drive-through racking is a high-density storage space-saving solution you may want to seriously consider. While traditional static rack storage allows for many rows of racking with aisles between the individual rows, drive-in and drive-through racking allows for a much denser arrangement of your stored product. Both drive-in and drive-through rack systems allow more efficient use of available space than traditional multi-aisle selective racking. The key difference between these racks and selective racks is that the forklift truck operates inside the rack itself and there are no specified lanes between the rows. The forklifts enter into the individual bays of the rack and the bays themselves can be as long or as short as needed.

Drive-in racking decrease's the total amount of storage space needed and the retrieval time, at the same time increasing both efficiency and productivity among workers. Not only do they benefit your operations, but they can also decrease your bottom line by giving you more storage room per dollar spent on racking. Because these racks create a more uniform load in a confined storage area, your forklift operators working in the system need to become more skillful drivers. In addition to these benefits, consider this – drive-in & drive-through systems are very energy efficient. Since the product is so densely loaded in this type of system, there is less air to be heated or cooled between your pallets and your forklifts don't need to drive as far to pick or place loads, thereby using less fuel.

Drive in and drive through rack systems decrease storage space.
Drive in and drive through rack systems decrease storage space

Mobile Rack Systems

Mobile Rack Systems are a highly compact high-density rack system, that is designed to maximize the use of warehouse storage space. Mobile racking is ideal for warehouses or any location that requires a compact storage solution for heavier items. Mobile Racking eliminates idle aisles by mounting mobile carriages to all racking. With mobile racking, it reduces the needed storage area to 1/2 of what you normally used, or another way of looking at it, mobile shelving will DOUBLE the amount of storage space you have.

Mobile Rack Systems move on strong wheels riding on a track called a mobile carriage. The mobile carriages are extremely strong with load capacities from 7,000 to over 30,000 lbs. each shelf in the racking block is mounted to a mobile carriage either in or on the floor. The ability to anchor the mobile carriages to existing concrete floors makes it a very cost-effective solution for increasing capacity in any space, without the need for renovation or expansion. All mobile pallet rack units are installed over guided bases that slide laterally, eliminating the need for multiple fixed aisles. They also are fitted with a host of safety and security features.

There Are Numerous Applications for a Mobile Rack System
There Are Numerous Applications for a Mobile Racking Systems

With mobile shelving, the rack system aisles open up only when the operator requests access. Otherwise, they are closed. Most of the time the moving aisles are operated by electric motors, the Mobile Racks are controlled directly using operator controls on the racks or based remotely. As a matter of fact, the entire system can easily be integrated into an existing warehouse management system.

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Pallet Rack Safety

Warehouse Pallet Rack Protectors

Pallet rack safety often gets overlooked by both the forklift operators and other warehouse support. Pallet loads are lifting off and placing on rack systems by forklift operators that are all day maneuvering to clear both stationary and moving obstacles.

Steel Pallet Rack Protection from Forklifts

Warehouse pallet racking must be built with safety in mind. Structurally strong and stable. Warehouse rack aisles need to be wide enough apart for forklift operators to safely turn into and out of the aisles without having to negotiate any tight turns. Mandated by OSHA for warehouse safety, all forklift operators must go through forklift operator training. Even with the proper operator training, a warehouse rack failure may still occur from improper or risky forklift operation. Accidental contact with one of the pallet rack vertical uprights is a common component of total rack failure. Of course, to minimize the risk of any disasters follow all of the recommended racking recommendations

Use Steel Guardrails and Protective Posts

Pallet Rack Steel Guardrails
Pallet Rack Vertical Upright Steel Protection

Reduce Risk With Steel Protection

There is always the risk of even the best-trained forklift operator bumping into the corner of a racking post. Reduce the risk of disaster by correct placement of heavy-duty steel guardrails and high-visibility yellow bollard protective posts. Install heavy-duty column protectors to take the impact of collisions before they reach the racking. Column protectors may not be able to completely protect the racks from collisions, but they can take the initial impact and reduce the damage caused by collisions..

For added protection, install end-of-aisle guards.

These guards will help protect from forklift trucks that are turning corners or backing up without full visibility. Floor markers and reflective markers also help forklift trucks and other material handling operators to know their limits and the areas where they should stay. Finally, warehouse pallet racking systems are often reinforced by doubling up on the size of vertical supports for extra strength where it matters most.

Anchor All Storage Racking Down To The Warehouse Floor

Anchor All Pallet Racking Down To The Floor

You MUST Anchor Racking To The Floor
Unfortunately, we see far too many freestanding pallet rack units in our travels. For safety's sake, a running warehouse needs all its racking to be very stable. Anchor to the floor with 3-1/2" long by 1/2" diameter concrete rack bolts.

Wire Mesh Rack Guards
Pallet Rack Netting and Wire Rack Guards

Use Pallet Rack Netting and Wire Mesh Rack Guards

Don't Let Items Fall Off the Back Of The Rack. When forklift operators are loading items onto the front of the rack, they should not need to consider the possibility of items falling off of the back of the rack. Barriers need to be in place that will prevent items from falling, potentially causing injury to a passer-by. Safety Netting or Wire Rack Guards are what's used and installed on all pallet rack backs and pallet rack sides facing areas in the warehouse where warehouse workers or passer-by's walk.

Anchor All Racking Down To The Floor

Adhere to Maximum Labeled Weight Capacities The first step is to post all weight capacities. Both the horizontal beams and vertical uprights must have their weight capacities posted clearly and should never be exceeded for any reason. Forklift operators loading storage racks beyond the level the racking is designed to handle will weaken and compromise the racking structure, eventually leading to failure. OSHA and ANSI (the American National Standards Institute) recommend all storage racks display a data plaque, plate, or label with clear and detailed information about the rack's load capacity.

Proper Pallet Rack Loading Techniques

Proper Pallet Rack System Loading Techniques Operators of forklifts must have enough horizontal and vertical space in every loading bay to safely store and receive products. Pallets must be loaded squarely onto the racks to maintain the stability of both the load and the stability of the rack itself. Loads placed onto the racking must be supported fully by the support beams and cannot be placed onto just the wire decking. Having the proper dispersion of weight will also be much easier on the entire system, not putting stress on one area more than another.

Leaning Pallet Racks Could Be a Very Dangerous Situation Leaning Pallet Racks Could Be a Very Dangerous Situation.

Maximum inclinations (degree of lean), must be kept to the minimum for both empty and fully loaded racks. The degree of lean never should be allowed to exceed spec's.

Finding Bent Beams & Bent Verticle Upright Bent Beams & Bent Verticle Uprights could be a disaster

Finding slightly bent beams and verticle uprights can be a wake up call to potential danger. Bent Horizontal Beams and verticle uprights must be replaced if bent at all.

Never Exceed Pallet Rack Maximum Weight Never Exceed Pallet Rack Maximum Weight

The weight of the load must never exceed the pallet rack max weight capacity. One misplaced pallet location could take the load beyond weight capacity./p>

Conduct Storage Rack Inspections On A Regular Basis We recommend monthly inspection of your warehouse storage rack system. Stand at each aisle end and look carefully for any sign of racks that are leaning, sagging, or experiencing any sign of strain. Walk down each aisle looking for any signs of damage (dents, twisted supports, loose or broken footings, etc.) We also highly recommend having a third-party racking inspection company conduct a more in-depth inspection a minimum of twice a year.

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