Used Pallet Racking Sales & Installation Nationwide.
The chances are, if you have dedicated any space within your operation to storage in the form of a ware house or large stock room, then you have made some consideration to installing pallet racking in order to make the most of the room that you have available. Pallet racking allows you to create a completely orderly storage area and leave materials loaded onto pallets in order to make it a much more straightforward matter to either move them around an industrial facility or factory, or prepare them for external distribution on trucks.
By creating a dedicated materials storage area within your facility, and using pallet racking that is laid out appropriately, you can keep both internal and external distribution systems running as efficiently as possible, and this will have a major impact on the profitability of your company.
The height of the building will have a major impact on how many tiers of storage you are able to install within a given area, while other things that you will need to consider include what kind of fork lift trucks you are planning to operate, and how much space they will require between the rows of storage space that you are going to install.
The actual installation of pallet racking is a complex task that requires a great deal of care to be taken. Typically, racks will be loaded with very heavy materials, so making sure that you choose the highest quality structures and have them properly built is very important. All of the columns need to be firmly bolted to the floor, and will require shims to be placed underneath them where necessary to ensure that the actual shelving is completely flat – this prevents loads from slipping around.
The actual load bearing beams need to be bolted properly into place, and checked before any load is put on them. While collapses are extremely rare in modern storage areas, improperly fitted systems can fall down, and this is both costly and extremely dangerous. For added support, diagonal supports between the horizontal load bearing beams can be installed, and the units can be bolted onto the wall if one is available to add to the structural strength. The most important stage once the building work is complete is to ensure that warehouse pallet racking is completely safe and test units with heavy loads once they are finished.
Once all of the shelving is in place, and the storage area is completely fitted out, it is vitally important that you plan an orderly layout for the materials that you will be storing so that commonly used items are as easy to reach as possible, while less common goods are stored in such a way as to prevent them getting in the way of warehouse staff accessing the most important items. A properly installed system of pallet racking will provide you with all the storage space that your business requires, and even space to grow in future by freeing up areas that were previously used.
Easy Rack carries a wide variety of commercial shelving, material handling equipment, used pallet racks, 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. Our home office is located in Houston, Texas with warehouses located throughout the United States that enable us to service all 50 states including New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Miami, FL. Chicago, IL. Denver CO., El Paso, Texas, Dallas TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, Boise ID, Atlanta GA, Albuquerque NM, Raleigh-Durham NC, Washington DC, Albuquerque NM, Huntsville AL, Fayetteville AR, Norfolk VA , Madison WI., Corpus Christi, TX, Plano, Texas, Garland, TX, Laredo, Texas, Lubbock, TX