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Metal is resistant to a wide variety of environmental factors, able to hold a great deal of weight and is still fabricated into many different forms when heated. Steel, aluminum and titanium are the three main types of metal materials used to construct storage racks, which generally consist of vertical and horizontal rods or beams, a series of decks and supporting rods. Read More…

Metal Storage Racks Metal storage racks are popular systems for organizing and storing unused items in warehouse racking systems.
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North East, PA  |  866-479-7225

Ridg-U-Rak produces more than 100 million pounds of pallet rack, high density storage rack and specialized rack systems annually. A customer-centric, full-service pallet rack producer with over 400,000 square feet of production and warehouse space, Ridg-U-Rak offers engineering, design, project management and installation services that meet your pallet rack needs on time and on budget.

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Stevens Point, WI  |  800-826-0203

Steel King offers the industry’s widest selection of rack types, including roll-form and structural pallet racks, drive-in racks, gravity flow and push back storage systems, multi-level pick modules, automation integration, cantilever racks, portable racks, and custom shipping racks. Plus a full-line of guard rail and rack protection products. Full engineering staff and more than 200 standard Quick Ship products.

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Steel King Industries, Inc. $$$

Rancho Cucamonga, CA  |  800-404-RACK

Quality Material Handling (QMH) is a leading total solutions provider for boltless shelving, warehouse racking, storage systems, mezzanines, and dock equipment. With over 29 years of experience and an in-house fabrication facility, QMH designs and manufactures innovative custom solutions such as dock platforms and ramps that solve difficult loading and unloading challenges. We are a full-service warehouse solutions provider committed to doing things the right way.

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Quality Material Handling, Inc. $$$

Taylor, MI  |  800-348-7225

UNIRAK Storage Systems manufactures and supplies high-quality storage racks and related equipment and accessories. We take pride in the fact that we’ve been providing consistent value to our customers for decades. We are centrally located and provide impeccable service. Don’t take our word for it- call UNIRAK Storage Systems today for your storage rack needs. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

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Fredericksburg, VA  |  800-548-2839

Design Storage & Handling is a leading supplier for all of your forklift truck needs. We are your source for all types of side loaders, forklifts, side loading trucks, platform trucks, forklift trucks and compact side loaders. We offer factory-direct brands and excellent product support.

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Design Storage & Handling, Inc. $$$

Seguin, TX  |  800-516-0138

Proper Storage Systems has been the premier manufacturer of industrial roll-out shelving for over 26 years. Whether you are looking for basic roll-out shelving, injection mold and die storage or complete storage system solutions, our custom rack design and manufacturing capabilities will exceed your expectations.

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Proper Storage Systems, Inc. $$$
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The major components of metal storage racks are either bolted or welded together and have very long life spans, even when under constant strain. While wire storage racks are often used inside the home and office, metal storage racks are common in industrial settings because of their strength, durability and ability to hold a high amount of pounds per square inch (psi). Their specifications include width, height, depth, material used, surface finish and number of levels, which can exceed 5.

Many variations are adjustable, while others are designed to fit certain items like pallets or long parts like wooden posts or metal rods. Metal storage racks are used to hold materials, tools, equipment, parts, finished products, boxes, trays and packaging materials in many different industries, including the food and beverage, restaurant, pharmaceutical, tobacco, metal fabrication, grocery, storage, shipping and electronics industries, among many others.

There are many different types of metal storage racks. Some are manufactured with a wire deck, which is either interwoven together or welded at cross points and are very light in weight yet strong. They are used when high visibility of the stored items is needed. They also prevent dust build up and are easy to clean by spraying down. Some storage rack systems are set at an incline, which allows a FIFO (first in, first out) or LIFO (last in, first out) method of picking.

These generally store pallets or large boxes/crates and use gravity to increase the density, thus saving space and making it easier for forklifts to access the front load. Some of these rolling racks are equipped with a series of metal roller conveyors, while others merely use straight, smooth tracks and gravity to force the loads towards the front.

Storage racks are often loaded with a forklift in either the front or back, and the picking is generally done in the front. There are many different setups to choose, depending on whether the rack system is static, meaning non-moving and permanent, or mobile and on wheels or a set of tracks. Mobile storage racks tend to take up less room and are more efficient because they require less aisle space than static systems.

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