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Pallets, which are simply a base made from wood or plastic, are used constantly in the transportation and shipping of products. By providing a uniform base size and shape, products can be stored more effectively. Read More…

Pallet Racks Pallet racks are storage systems composed of frames and beams designed specifically for the efficient loading, sorting and storing of palleted loads.
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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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Ridg-U-Rak®, Inc. $$$

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  |  888-557-5705

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. $$$

Springfield, TN  |  800-862-7261

UNARCO is the most flexible pallet rack manufacturer in the industry with the ability to produce an entire line of warehouse storage solutions including Carton Flow rack, Pallet Flow rack, Push Back rack, Drive In rack and Cantilever Rack as well as complicated Pick Modules. In addition, UNARCO can handle all of your pallet rack installation and Project Management.

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Unarco Material Handling, Inc. $$$

Capitol Heights, MD  |  800-648-2600

In business for 50 years, Advanced Equipment Co. has provided storage and material handling solutions. Our industrial and warehouse steel storage shelving choices include lockers, metal rivet shelving, boltless, wide span, pallet racks, modular drawer storage and more by Penco Products and CUE.

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Advanced Equipment Company, Inc. $$$
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Pallet racks take into account the size of the pallets and allow for maximum storage capacity by allowing the palleted loads to be stacked vertically and horizontally. Forklifts are often used to move and lift pallets within warehouses and loading facilities. Depending on the ceiling height of a facility, if fork lift trucks are available, pallets can be stored on high reaching racks.

The desired accessibility of stored goods will affect the manner in which they are stored. Push back racks are one of the most commonly used type of pallet racking system as they are organized by depth, greatly reducing the required aisle space. The rails of the rack are slightly angled, using gravity to aid in moving the pallet loads and thus reducing the amount of energy required for loading and unloading.

Other designs of pallet racking systems will differ depending on the size and shape of the pallet themselves. Cantilever racks used for pallet storage use horizontal supports which allow for the storage of oversized items without end vertical obstructions.

Due to the nature of the operation and the typically large and heavy loads on pallets, there are important safety considerations to follow. An important consideration to take into account is the load weight of a particular item and the corresponding required structural strength of its support shelving. Overloading racks or using pallets which are damaged or broken could result in disastrous aspects.

In warehouse racking, the safety of personnel working around the storage rack systems, as well as the protection against damage to goods is important. Rails and columns should be secured and made of materials which are strong enough to hold the weight of heavy loads. Further safety measures can be added in the form of wire mesh decking or grids across the racks to increase the strength of the shelving, and to prevent objects falling down.

Rollers can also be added to the racks to create rolling racks which further aid in loading and unloading ease. Pallet racks may be purchased new or used. Used racks are a cheaper alternative and for many standard pallet load sizes are more than adequate to meet storage needs. Manufacturing new pallet racks may be necessary however for spaces or loads which require unique dimensions or specifications.

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