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Your Pallet Racking Guide: Insider Tips on Selecting and Installing

Pallet racking is a common storage solution in warehouses, distribution centres, and manufacturing facilities of any size. Although common, there are many options to consider, so it’s good to understand your objectives before jumping into the proposal process.

Once you have decided to send your request for proposal, for a pallet racking solution, there are several steps our team will follow to find the best layout and product for your needs.

Here are a few things that you will need to consider…..

What System Will Work For You?

Adjustable Pallet Rack : This is the most common racking style. Pallets rest on load beams, and the rack can be used with a variety of product sizes.

Single Deep Racking : Pro: Direct access to each product, Con: Limited storage capabilities

Double Deep Racking : Pro: Increased storage capacity by as much as 10-15%, Con: Lack of direct access to all pallet positions

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Roll-formed vs. Structural

Adjustable pallet racks can be purchased in either style but you’ll want to purchase the one that best fits your operation.

Roll-Formed : Less expensive but lighter load capacity; easy to install

Structural : Higher load capacities but more expensive; typically less maintenance and lasts longer

Pallet Flow Rack : Utilizes First-In/First-Out (FIFO) system and is great for material with expiration dates, freezer storage and dense dynamic storage. The type of flow rack you choose is largely dependent on the pallet design and weight.

Pro: Dense storage of like SKUs

Con: Non-direct access to each product

Push-Back Pallet Racking: Utilizes Last-In/First-Out (LIFO) system and is great for a high volume of product and limited number of pallets per SKUs. Knowing the pallet type is important if using push-back racking to ensure correct placement of stops.

Pros and cons are similar to pallet flow rack, but push back is a better fit if you use the LIFO system.

Pro: Dense storage of like SKUs, Able to store 1-6 pallets deep

Con: Non-direct access to each product

When working to design this type of racking system, cart load capacity and pallet stop locations are key.

Our team will assist you in selecting the right pallet rack for your operation and design the best layout. This ensures you improve your storage capacity and overall productivity. Once the design is agreed upon, we enter the project implementation phase.

Push Back Pallet Racking

Project Implementation

Once you are ready to install your new pallet racking system, there are several steps that should be reviewed with your consultant.

– Make sure that all parties understand the scope and time line of the project (i.e. load capacities, ship dates, updated layouts, number of bays, etc.)

– Firm up install dates and times; as we all know, sometimes schedules can change

– Review safety protocols and documents for the installation process

– All equipment should be on site at least 3-5 days in advance. We always clearly state on our wuotes what should be on site ready for delivery or installation.

– Equipment should be staged as close to the installation area as possible

– As a customer, being actively engaged in the solution and what is best is the quickest way to have a successful project.

Get in Touch with Advanced Handling & Storage

Whatever your pallet racking needs, we can help evaluate your requirements, take you through the processes and advise on the optimum solutions for your warehouse space.

If you want to explore the option of second hand pallet racking, or simply want a quote for new, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 0800 345 7088 or send an email to [email protected]

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