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Racking Systems Explained
There are a number of warehouse storage solutions out there, and while a couple of these may ‘work’ for your operation, there’s likely one that is the most beneficial. Identifying and utilizing the ideal solution will ensure optimized density and selectivity, increasing efficiency and ultimately profits.
If you’re currently researching options for an industrial cooler or industrial freezer for your warehouse, consider a rack supported cooler or freezer for a higher storage density solution that will save money and construction time.
Coolers and freezers present unique storage challenges. Because of the cold temperatures, using the right type of racking can make or break your operation (literally). It's important to understand the differences of roll formed and structural steel and which is advisable to use for your cold storage racking system.
Pallet rack capacity is a crucial factor to the safety of your warehouse. It is important to ensure that both the racking frames and beams are designed to hold the required weight to avoid a possible collapse. When calculating the capacity, there are several elements to take into consideration.
Used warehouse racking can be a great option for cutting down costs for a facility upgrade, renovation or a new warehouse. Whether you are putting together an entire system of used rack or are incorporating used pallet racking into your current system, make sure it will fit without any problems.
Many warehouses and distribution centers face the issue of outgrowing their facility. When a business has a production line or has heavy traffic in the shipping and receiving departments, storage space is vital. A warehouse mezzanine can be added to the space to increase storage, which is a more affordable option than renovating or relocating to a larger facility.
The push back retrofit system rests on top of the existing drive in rails and is either bolted or welded to the system at the front position. Reconfiguration of the existing system is rarely needed.
Last-in, first-out (LIFO) is a type of inventory management that allows inventory placed into a rack system last to be removed first. Last-in, first-out storage is most often used for goods with a long shelf life or those held in large quantities.
A California-based floral importer and distributor was storing pallets of floral arrangements on the floor and needed to increase their storage density due to growth. The company wanted the rack system to accommodate their existing forklifts.
A manufacturer of insulation and fiberglass composites needed to add storage to their 34,000 sq. ft. warehouse. The warehouse was a working facility with much of their products being stored on the floor. Racking was required to maximize and differentiate the storage area and production area.