Pallet rack systems are material mass storage units intended to store palletized products. Pallet racks can either be built inside a warehouse, or they can be constructed in yards for specific outdoor uses. Many different design styles exist, each one made for specific storage environments and content requirements.
Although pallet racks systems can vary widely in size and design build, every system is constructed built using three basic types of components: uprights, beams, and wire deck. The weight capacities and structural strength of these components ultimately determine the build, structure, and function of the pallet rack they are used to construct.
Upright frames are large verticals that form the structural frames of pallet racking systems. They determine how tall and how deep the unit. Each upright has two tall beams and all the necessary components that connect them together. Frame sizes range from 72" to 192" high. Some custom racks are even larger. Pallet rack depths will range anywhere from 36" to 48". Every system needs to be built with a minimum of two upright frames.
Beams are horizontal components affixed to the upright vertical frames. Easy Rack beams are made for safe and easy installation. Systems can be built with any number of beam sizes and duties. When these capacities are proportionally calculated in reference to upright capacities, a pallet racking system can be built for a specific warehouse, particular product, and specific operation. Add-ons can be used to further customize any pallet rack system to make it a truly custom solution to your unique operational and storage requirements.
Not every pallet rack system uses wire deck. Structural steel is considerably stronger and is preferred for the most heavy-duty pallet racking. However, less intensive weight requirements can be accommodated just as effectively with wire decks. Wire decks are sometimes even required by municipalities with strict fire codes that mandate that no equipment be allowed to block the water from sprinkler systems. The cost benefits of reducing potential fire damage represent both preventative maintenance and possibly a reduction of insurance rates should your insurance carrier offer discounts for safety measures such as fire prevention.
There are many different pallet rack system design styles, each of which offers its own unique features, advantages, and benefits to specific storage environments and material handling applications. The most popular pallet rack system is the teardrop design, which has become virtually an industry standard in most warehousing environments. It is a very versatile design featuring a standardized “teardrop” connection that allows uprights and crossbeams made by different manufacturers to be interchanged at will.
Structural pallet rack systems are the true draft horses of the material storage world. These large, powerful units are normally bolted together. Very large structural rack built directly into the side of a building a the time of new construction.
Other designs by Easy Rack include Speed Rack, Sturdibilt, Ridg-U-Rac. Custom new and used models are available throughout the Continental United States.
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