Author: John Krummell

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How to Make a Rack System That Lasts 20 Years

1 year ago
When properly designed, constructed, installed and maintained, a pallet rack system will provide years of safe, trouble-free service.  When properly engineered, pallet rack systems are loaded well within their ultimate design capacity and the stress caused by day-to-day loading and unloading cause virtually no “wear” to the structural components.  If properly used and not damaged, we […]
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How Much Weight Can a Rack System Hold?

1 year ago
While this is one of the most frequently asked questions, the answer is unfortunately, “it depends”. How much weight a rack system can hold depends on a number of factors including: Load Beam Capacity: The first step in determining a rack system capacity is what weight can each pair of beams hold.  Beam capacity varies […]
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How Do You Maintain A Safe Rack System?

2 years ago
Rack systems should be inspected by a qualified rack system inspector at least once a year, more often if there is frequent system damage.  Results of the inspections should be documented and maintained for future reference.  While a visual inspection will show obviously damaged it is very important to follow a few simple steps. These […]
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How Much Does a Rack System Cost?

2 years ago
When selecting a rack system, it is important to look at the total system cost, rather than just the rack itself to ensure that you are selecting the overall system that will provide the best long term value for the operation.  Some factors to consider: Style of Rack: Rack systems can range from single deep […]
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What to do if a Rack System is Damaged

2 years ago
Rack systems are designed to meet a specific set of load and performance criteria based on the assumption that the components are intact and not damaged.  Any time a component is damaged, the capacity/integrity of the system is reduced and compromised.  Significant damage to a single component, or an accumulation of damage to multiple components […]
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How Does a Pushback Rack System work?

2 years ago
When distribution facility operators are looking to densify their storage layout (store up to twice as many pallets in the same facility when compared with selective rack), many times Pushback Rack systems can be an excellent alternative.  A pushback rack system is a LIFO system, normally composed of an inclined rail section that extends the […]
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