Storage Rack System
A Storage Rack System, often called pallet racking, consists of pre-fabricated roll-form or structural metal components arranged with multiple beam levels to store product. Without a racking system, pallets can typically be stacked no more than three layers. Depending on the storage rack system, manufacturers can store up to seven pallets high! Storage racking can be configured to hold a wide range of pallets, boxes, barrels, tires – really just about anything.
Warehouse rack systems need to fit the warehouse space and the product(s) being stored. Some warehouses have a large amount of vertical space while others have a lot of floor space. Products may contain heavy items, odd-shaped things, perishable or seasonal items. Sometimes there are many of a few products while other times there is a variety of products with very few items. Deciding whether the system needs first-in, first-out (FIFO) or first-in, last-out (FILO) is another factor that can help decide which racking system fits the needs of the warehouse.
Choosing the right rack system is important in order to give easy access to items while efficiently using a space and keeping the warehouse safe. Each type of system has its own advantages and disadvantages. There are also a range of accessories that can help customize storage shelves.
Warehouse Solutions Inc. has created storage racking systems for many businesses ranging in size from a few bays to thousands of bays of racking. We have built them to custom fit the product to be stored when required and provided a flexible design to allow for changing product types for other customers.
Types of Pallet Racks
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- Cantilever rack
- Drive-in rack
- Pallet rack accessories
- Push back rack
- Selective pallet rack
- Storage rack system