Location: Franklin Park, IL
Products: Selective rack, wire deck, punch deck plus
Services: Design, engineering, and installation
A storage company expanded its inventory by adding seasonal items like Christmas trees and holiday decorations. The Christmas trees are outfitted with casters making it difficult to store vertically without having the products roll off their current storage system. However, the products needed to be stored vertically to maximize storage density.
REB proposed a selective pallet rack layout throughout the facility with two sections designed for the storage of Christmas trees on casters and the pallet storage of boxed decorations.
For pallet storage, REB designed a selective pallet rack layout that included back to back rows with a 171” minimum aisle width to accommodate building column interference (standard sit-down forklift utilized). This allows for eight (8) pallets to be stored in each bay.
The Christmas tree storage includes a layout with 60” aisles that would accommodate the company’s new lift equipment and allow for the system to be built around all building columns to maximize space utilization.
The system was outfitted with Punch Deck Plus (fire marshall approved open deck compared to a solid deck) to provide a flat surface for the wheeled products.
To prevent these products from rolling off the system into the flue space, REB decided the rear end of the punch deck plus should be folded upwards, instead of downwards, to create a lip at the rear of the bay. A chain was then installed on the front of each bay which would stop the wheeled products rolling into the aisles.
The new selective pallet rack system allows this company to store their palletized inventory along with their Christmas trees that are outfitted with casters. The unique design of the inverted Punch Deck Plus enables the Christmas trees to be stored vertically, resulting in increased selectivity and maximized storage density. Additionally, the layout was designed specifically for the company’s lift equipment which eliminates the risk of potential damage from equipment impact.
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This case study details how one company was able to achieve maximum density in its current facility by implementing a design that deviates from the standard pallet racking configuration.
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