Supplementing your racking system is one of the most significant expenses you're likely to incur for your business. Fortunately, the option of buying used equipment can help you reduce your costs. However, used equipment can create a multitude of problems that may end up costing you more. As a result, it's necessary to consider two important factors that will ultimately enable you to get the best value for your money -- size and compatibility.
Choosing the right size equipment is key to maintaining maximum density within your storage facility. If upright frames are the improper depth, or if horizontal beams are too long or too short, you may end up with wasted space on each shelf. Similarly, an improper beam profile can lead to inadequate load capacity which can lead to a disastrous collapse. A little due diligence in making sure that you're purchasing the proper size racking will go a long way in preventing a future loss of revenue or, even worse, a disaster.
The same due diligence applies to verifying the compatibility of used equipment with your current racking system. Not all racking will seamlessly fit together. For instance, there are seventeen common styles of manufactured pallet rack which are not interchangeable. Even a common style of rack such as Teardrop or Keystone Rack may have differences from manufacturer to manufacturer. So, before incorporating used racking into your current system, make sure it will fit without any problem.
A professional racking company can help make sure that you're getting the best value on used racking equipment. REB is qualified to help customers incorporate used material in their storage systems. We can reconfigure your used material and combine it with new, where necessary, to produce a stronger, more efficient facility.