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They range depending on what types of items are being stored, which could be boxes or pallets, and the method of stocking, which is either done by workers or lift trucks. Regardless, storage racks are used across every industry that shelves extra or unused materials, parts, tools, equipment and packaging. Read More…

Storage Rack Systems Storage rack systems are methods of organizing industrial shelving in a warehouse setting so that workers can stock and pick inventory.
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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. $$$

Clinton TWP, MI  |  866-688-7233

The Safety Source, LLC has designed and installed warehouse pallet racking all throughout the country. As well as other Industrial Projects including mezzanines, in-plant offices, LED lighting upgrades, industrial vending solutions and more. We stock over 25,000 MRO, safety, janitorial and office supply products and have over 425,000 available products on our website. We are a Women Owned Business.

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The Safety Source, LLC $$$

Huntington Beach, CA  |  888-478-7422

Advance Storage Products produces structural and pushback rack systems. We emphasize unsurpassed quality, reliability and on-time delivery. Through outstanding execution, implementation and design we offer best in class industry solutions that make the most of our customers’ space. Our team approach insures your project receives the best engineering, project management and customer service to deliver on time, every time at a fair price. Advance Storage Products…Quality you Trust…on-time, every time.

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Advance Storage Products $$$

Sparta, MI  |  800-752-7352

Speedrack Products Group remains one of the few storage rack producing facilities to provide seamless tubing for columns, beams, horizontals, and diagonal bracing. Specifically, their tubular designed racks allow them to provide their customers with greater strength per pound of steel and higher resistance to damage than conventional open shape sections. Call them today!

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Pallet Racking System

Industries using storage rack systems include the food and beverage processing, restaurant, electronics, pharmaceutical, farming, plastics and metal fabrication, medical and construction industries, among many others. Most systems are made out of metals like steel, aluminum or titanium because they are strong, durable and can withstand harsh industrial conditions. Some rack systems are mobile, and can be moved with the use of casters or are on a system of tracks, allowing each shelf to move in a linear direction.

Efficiency, effective use of space and organization are the three main factors when designing a storage rack system. Workers must be able to quickly and safely load and access the items when needed. The racks must be large enough and the appropriate configuration to hold the certain type of items, and strong enough to support their weight continuously for long periods of time.

There are two different methods to stocking and picking items in storage, which are commonly pallets or large boxes. The first is FIFO (first in, first out). This technique separates the stocking, which is done in the rear, and picking, which is done in the front. The storage racks usually have depth and are able to hold a large amount of pallets or boxes at once.

These shelves are often a series of rails or rollers that are situated on an incline. This way, when the front load is removed by a forklift, the rest of the items automatically move forward and waste no space. FIFO is often used with perishable food items that could spoil or expire, and keep inventory from getting lost or buried inside the shelves.

The other method of storing inventory is LIFO (last in, first out) and is mostly used for push back racks, which are also on a slant, but are positioned in rows of two, without an aisle between them. This eliminates the option to stock from the rear, leaving one aisle space to stock and pick from. Since products can sit for long periods of time in the back of the shelves with LIFO, it is used for only non perishable items. The main benefit is the space saved from less required aisle space and the ability to double up the shelving.

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