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Advantage has many years of experience installing industrial racking systems for a plethora of sectors and has the skilled team to ensure you find the right racking solution for your business.
Pallet racking is the most versatile form of industrial racking, and various types suit different companies’ methods of working, production and warehousing depending on the system installed. Consisting of vertical steel frames which are then connected by horizontal beams to create a bay area to which pallets can then be added, pallet racking can be adjustable, very narrow, double deep, drive in or through as well as mobile systems amongst others.
Choosing the right racking system will benefit the business in terms of stock management, operations, and logistics, saving time and energy, in addition to being easier to retrieve items more quickly and with safety for employees. Storing stock on a solid pallet racking system will also help to free up warehouse or unit areas for other production processes.
Depending on the stock your company is storing or supplying, a ‘first in – first out’ system (FIFO) or even a ‘last in – first out’ (LIFO) system can help you to keep your turnover of stock flowing, giving you greater inventory control.
Choosing the right racking system for you
Every business has different storage, operations, and logistical needs, and Advantage understands that the right racking system for your company will need to be as unique as you are. Advantage offers an extensive range of warehouse pallet racking systems and services to guarantee that the system you have installed will best serve your business’s operations.
When it comes to finding the right pallet racking system for your business, there are a number of factors to consider. The available space for the new racking system, the way that your stock needs to be stored and be available for use or shipping, how the stored stock needs to be accessed, health and safety regulations, as well as the budgetary framework your company has available. If your company has stock that needs to be used in order, for example, food or beverage items, the system will need to allow for the older stock to be released prior to the more recent stock, and this will require a different system of racking than a company which stores and supplies building materials with no date-sensitive stock.
Our knowledgeable team can guide you through the process to help you discover the most effective pallet racking system for your operations, ensuring that it meets safety regulations as well as maximising the available area of your warehouse, or industrial unit.
What pallet racking systems can we install?
Wide aisle adjustable racking
This is the most typical and straightforward form of racking. Usually accessed by forklifts which add or remove merchandise running parallel to the rows of racking. The number of racks needed will depend on the size of pallets used, whether UK or EU and the degree to which they are loaded.
Narrow aisle racking
As implied by the name, this racking system uses floor space more efficiently by reducing standard aisle widths from four metres to just over two. However, it will require the use of a specialised narrow forklift or turret truck.
Double deep pallet racking
The double deep pallet racking solution increases storage capacity by using guide rails on the higher levels and beams on the lower, they suit a ‘First In, Last Out’ (FILO) system of stock rotation. The drawbacks include reduced selectivity and less direct access to all loads.
Drive in/through pallet racking
Both of these racking systems maximise available storage space by eliminating the need for work aisles as forklifts load and unload directly into the racking system. With a single entry and exit aisle, the drive in system operates on a LIFO principle, and the drive through system using the FILO method with one end for unloading and the other for loading.
Push back pallet racking
Pallets are loaded into low-friction trays that move backwards and forwards on trays, which are on rails and operate a FILO inventory method. When the front pallet is removed, the next slides forward as the rails are on a decline. This racking system is perfect for high-density storage, allowing two to four pallets to be stored in line.
Mobile pallet racking
As suggested by the name, mobile racking systems are mounted on wheels or rails allowing racking shelves to be moved laterally to create lanes that forklifts can access. Mobile racks are incredibly space-saving and are perfect for cold storage where their density keeps energy costs down.
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Pallet racking is a type of storage system designed to store goods and products on pallets. It is considered one of the most efficient methods for storing, retrieving, and managing goods in warehouses or other industrial settings. Pallet racking consists of upright posts or frames which are connected by beams that form sets of shelves on which pallets are placed.
Galvanised pallet racking is a type of shelving designed to store and secure large items such as pallets, barrels, and drums. The main advantage of galvanised pallet racking is that it provides superior protection from rust and corrosion compared to other types of racks.
Additionally, the spreader plates used for connecting uprights and beams provide additional reinforcement for heavy loads, allowing them to be safely stored on the shelves even in harsh conditions or environments where dust or moisture can accumulate over time. Furthermore, they also come with adjustable components allowing users flexibility when organising their warehouse shelves.
Narrow aisle pallet racking is a type of industrial warehouse storage system that utilises narrow channels, usually just over 2 metres wide, to store materials on either side.
The racks are designed for incredibly efficient use of space – each row of storage can contain up to six times what it would normally hold in traditional bulk stacker racking. This allows businesses to store many more items in the same amount of space, leading to greater efficiency and productivity in their warehouse operations without needing additional floor space.
Yes, pallet racking should definitely be inspected regularly to ensure safety and proper use. Pallet racks are structural components of warehouse and storage facilities that support the weight of materials stored on them.
As such, it is important to inspect them periodically for any signs of damage or disruption that could compromise their structural integrity. Failure to properly maintain pallet racking can result in serious injury or material damage caused by a collapse of the racking – often leading to costly downtime for business operations.
In general, pallet racking can support up to 1500 kilograms per square metre when evenly distributed. This figure will be reduced with an increase in unit loadings or heavier items being supported.
The total weight capacity of any particular pallet rack system will depend on many factors such as the size and type of upright frames used, beam levels installed, and shelf brackets provided along with other components like footplates and so on. Maximum capacity varies from model to model, so it is vitally important that you use the correct products for your operation. A risk assessment is an essential part of the design process, as overloading pallet racking can cause strain and deformity of the product, which will lead to potential accidents or even fatalities.
Yes, pallet racks must be anchored to provide the desired level of safety and stability. Pallet racks are designed to hold large amounts of weight and they must be properly secured so that no material spills or falls onto workers below.
Anchoring is achieved through a combination of techniques including wall bracing, floor anchoring, and beam-to-column connections. Although these methods provide adequate reinforcement for most applications, there may still be other engineering considerations depending on specific needs like project location, building requirements, load capacity rating requirements, and so on. For issues like these, you should always consult a professional engineer.
Installing pallet racking will vary in cost depending on the size of the installation. Multiple factors incur costs when it comes to installing a pallet racking system, such as the type and quality of material you choose and how complicated the layout is.
Overall, while having pallet racking systems installed is an initial upfront cost, investing in proper safety measures will keep items stored safely. They will also help structurally protect any valuable assets within a warehouse environment whether it’s corporate property, inventory worth a lot of money, or your employees; thus proving itself an invaluable asset over time.