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Once the plan of the warehouse area is complete, with all the various aisles, and the position of any shelving units marked out clearly, the actual process of pallet rack installation can begin. Pallet Rack Installation & Installers Nationwide.


Whether you are upgrading an existing storage area, or fitting out a warehouse for the first time, there are a large number of considerations that you need to make when carrying out pallet rack installation.  From the layout that you are going to implement through to the actual rack systems that you plan to use, the whole process of installing the shelving and creating your storage area is a complex one that needs plenty of thought and planning before the first bolt is tightened.




The first thing that needs to be dealt with is the actual warehouse itself.  The floor must be flat, level, and solid.  A concrete floor is essential, as much of the rack’s strength comes from the way that it is securely fitted to the floor, and unless this can be achieved, then the whole structure will be compromised.  You need to plan out enough aisle space in the floor area to allow easy access to the racks for your fork lift trucks and position the individual units in line with the fire and safety requirements that local law imposes on your business.


Once the plan of the warehouse area is complete, with all the various aisles, and the position of any shelving units marked out clearly, the actual process of pallet rack installation can begin.  Once again, careful planning is essential, and in order to get the best results from your process, you need to ensure that every single part from the rack is present before you start to build it.


Once you are satisfied that the system is complete, and have planned out the entire area, it is important to remember that the fundamental factor that underpins the whole strength of the rack is down to the way it is fitted together.  You should never mix components from different systems when building your racks, as even the parts produced by a single manufacturer can be slightly different in terms of the way that they fit together. 


Pallet rack installation is a complex process because the weight that the rack will be required to support can be extremely heavy.  It is essential that you produce a system that is completely square and level.  A plumb line needs to be used in order to maintain the rack as a vertical section so that weight is properly supported.  Making sure that all the beams and legs are properly secured to the ground at the same time as maintaining horizontal levels throughout the racks will prevent goods sliding around later.


Once you have built your rack completely, the final stage in pallet rack installation is to make sure that all the bolts that hold the racks together are properly tightened.  As you build large shelving units, tension across the individual components can cause nuts to loosen in other areas, so maintain vigilance to ensure that the whole rack is securely finished.


Once the racks are completed, and you are completely satisfied by the quality of the work, it is important to put various protective measures in place such as column protectors which are necessary to prevent any accidents from forklift trucks in the future.




Easy Rack carries a wide variety of commercial shelvingmaterial handling equipmentused 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.

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