Our pallet rack beams can be adjusted on 2” centers and are sold in three different options. We sell one-piece units called step beams. We also sell JN beams, and we sell Z beams that are commonly used for building picking levels.
As previously noted, our most popular pallet rack beams design are those in the Tear Drop Design. They measure from 48” to 144” in length. Length and thickness determines weight capacity. Safety factors conform to current RMI standards. We recommend that if you use a single piece pallet rack beam that measures more than 108”, you should add an extra lateral support at the mid span point.
Another new and very popular design is the Easy Rack Ergo Pallet Beam. It has repeatedly proven itself to increase worker productivity while simultaneously reducing worker injuries.
It is manufactured from 4” of structural steel channel, which is far more resistant to damage than rolled steel. We have found that in 90% of impact-related accidents, structural steel beams can remain functional while repairs are being made in the meantime. Ergo beams are made to accommodate standard 48” X 40” pallets and can also be used with standard pallet supports. These units are sold by Easy Rack in three different model options as follows:
Standard- Channel flanges face inward and provide a comfortable surface for cartons.
Channel Flange Out- This protects bar-code labels from damage.
Label-Ergo Beam- Features a smooth surface and a 1/8” recessed web that prevents label damage.
The best thing about these pallet rack beams is they give you easy access to cartons that are hard to reach on lower shelf levels. This is because they create openings between pallet locations so order pickers can enter and reach rear cartons without causing damage.
This has reduced breakage of products in almost every business that has switched to using this type of pallet rack beam. In so many ways, it has proven itself the ideal solution for warehouse workers because of the way it splits the front shelf beam into two separate curved beams that attach to the rear horizontal.
In the case of companies with operations that consist of light loads that have little risk of product damage or injury, a great way to save money is to buy used pallet rack beams. Used Tear Drop models can be purchased in lengths anywhere 51”-153” in length. Because they are used, we cannot guarantee weight capacity, which is why we recommend you use them only when there is minimal risk to products and worker safety.
Pallet Rack Beams
Easy Rack has an extensive range of pallet rack beams that are designed to accommodate the diversity of load requirements found throughout the many different storage facilities we serve. Selective pallet rack beams can be ordered in the branded Mecalux style or the industry standard teardrop style. (One thing to keep in mind about the Mecalux style is it will also work with Teardrop systems).
Pallet rack beams are adjustable on 2” centers and come in three different options. They can be one piece units, called step beams. They can be JN beams, or they can be Z beams, commonly used for building picking levels.
As just noted, the most popular pallet rack beam design is the Tear Drop Step Beam. These range in length from 48” to 144”. Naturally, length and thickness determines weight capacity. Each beam’s safety factor conforms to current Rack Manufacturer Institute standards. Capacities are based on the even distribution of load throughout the beam. Single piece pallet rack beams that measure more than 108” long might have to have extra lateral support placed at the mid span point. (We recommend doing this).
Another design that is growing in popularity is the Easy Rack Ergo Beam. This pallet rack beam design has been repeatedly proven to increase worker productivity while simultaneously reducing worker injuries.
It is made from 4” of structural steel channel. Structural steel is far more resistant to damage than rolled steel. In 90% of impact-related accidents, these beams can remain functional and operations can continue while repairs are being made in the meantime. Ergo beams are intended to accommodate standard 48” X 40” pallets and can also be used with standard pallet supports. Manufacturers make these units in three different model options as follows:
Standard- The channel flange faces inward to provide a comfortable surface for cartons.
Channel Flange Out- The exterior flanges protect bar-code labels from being damaged
Label-Ergo Beam- this has a smooth surface and a 1/8” recessed web that prevents label damage.
The great thing about these commercial pallet rack beams is they provide such easy access to hard to reach cartons on lower shelf levels. This is because Ergo Beams create openings between pallet locations so an order picker can approach and comfortably reach the cartons in the rear.
This has reduced product breakage in virtually every business that has switched to using this type of pallet rack beam. Businesses are very happy due to the money this saves them on inventory replacement costs. In many ways, it has proven to be the best solution for warehouse workers because of the way it splits the front shelf beam into two separate curved beams that attach to the rear horizontal.
The opening this creates allows for plenty of room for order pickers to safely and efficiently access cartons in either the front or rear pallet with minimal risk of worker injury.
Finally, for companies whose operations consist of light loads with minimal risk of product damage or worker injury, one great way to save money is to invest in used pallet rack beams. Used Tear Drop beams can be bought that range anywhere from 51”-153” in length. Because they are used, there is no way to guarantee weight capacity, which is why we recommend they be used only when minimal risk to products and human safety are assured to begin with.
Here are links to other pallet racking articles, supplies and equipment that you will find on Easy Rack:
New Pallet Racks
Used Pallet Racking
Used Industrial Pallet Racks
Used Heavy Duty Pallet Racks
Pallet Storage Racks
Used Warehouse Pallet Racks
Industrial Used Pallet Racks
Used Industrial Pallet Rack
Adjustable Pallet Racks
Used Pallet Rack
Bulk Storage Racks
Pallet Rack Design
Used Pallet Rack Dealer
Structural Pallet Rack
Pallet Rack Systems
As you can see, Easy Rack carries a wide variety of used pallet racks, commercial shelving, material handling equipment, commercial lighting,and modular prefab buildings installed nationwide. If you can not find what you are looking for call us toll free at 1-888-776-3720 and we will find it for you.
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