Pallet Racks

What are Pallet Racks?

Pallet Racks are specialized storage systems which have been specifically designed for the purpose of handling storage materials on top of pallets, commonly known as skids. There are several types of pallet racks available today, but a common feature of all these types is the storage space has high capacity beams and multiple levels composed of horizontal rows. An essential part of all pallet racking systems is a forklift truck, which is used for lifting storage materials and items that are placed on them in the desired row of the pallet racks. Some of the most common places where pallet racking is widely seen include manufacturing units, warehouses, distribution and storage facilities as well as retail markets. Industries can find their most desired and ideal pellet racks according to their own requirements at High Density Inc.

Types of pallet racks:

Each form of pallet racks makes a certain degree of enhancement in terms of storage capacity and density. It has been noted that the least dense of the types is also the least expensive, this means that the cost increases with an increase in the density.

Selective pallet racking:

The most commonly used type of pallet racking which is being used today is known as the selective pallet racking which is available in two configurations. These include the clip in configuration, also known as the roll formed configuration, and a second configuration which is a structural bolt-together component of the system. Both of these systems are available from High Density Inc.

1.    Roll formed pallet racks:

The form of the roll formed configuration is generally teardrop shaped. The pallets are made to lie on top of horizontal beams which bear the load. These pallets are then held together in place with the help of mounting clips. The shape of this particular configuration allows for rapid and easy movement, as well as convenient adjustment of the shelves at various heights for the placement of different loads of varying sizes. This type is ideal for installation in warehouses, which generally require storage areas for a great variety of items and products.

2.    Structural Bolt Configuration:

The structural configurations types are in many ways similar to the former type. The difference lies in the fact that this particular configuration involves the attachment of the horizontal beams to an upright position with the help of bolts. The advantage here is that this system allows for a more enhanced weight bearing strength and capacity of the beams. The involvement of bolts makes this type of configuration resemble shelving racks which can be adjusted at will. They can also be dismantled, reconfigured and hence used according to the requirement.

Another feature of this type of configuration is that it can simply be designed according to the structure of the building or area that requires it. In this way, the upright columns which are used to support the horizontal beams can also support the roof of the building. The configuration thus resembles a building supported by a rack.