What is structural pallet rack?
Structural pallet rack is the strongest, most durable type of pallet rack available. Structural rack is the most appropriate solution in temperature controlled and ambient warehouse environments that have heavy forklift traffic.
Advance manufactures over 100,000,000 pounds of structural rack solutions per year, routinely shipping projects in excess of $5,000,000. With state-of-the-art production facilities in Cedartown, Georgia and Salt Lake City, Utah, Advance produces pallet racking systems for companies both nationwide and abroad.
Advance’s structural rack systems exceed the standards established by the RMI (Rack Manufacturers’ Institute). Advance’s structural pallet rack system is designed, tested and manufactured according to strict guidelines to provide a dependable, long-lasting warehouse storage solution that is easy to install, abuse resistant and maintenance free. Structural steel systems are ideal for high-volume, heavy throughput applications.
Advance’s structural rack is painted with a durable, high-quality baked enamel finish, formulated specifically for the rigors of the warehouse environment. Eight standard paint colors are available.
How is structural steel pallet rack different from roll-formed rack?
Structural steel construction is:
- Heavier, with reinforced channel corners and thicker steel columns
- Structural racks withstand far greater impact than roll-formed racks (a significant safety advantage)
- Greater durability translates into longer life, reduced needs for maintenance and can lower costs over the long term
- If damaged, most structural racks may be repaired on site with no downtime
Structural Racking Applications
Which pallet racking system is best for your warehouse?
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Structural Pallet Rack Types
Selective Pallet Rack is a commonly used racking system, but not all racking systems are equal. ASP’s (Advance Storage Products) bolted structural pallet rack exceeds the RMI (Rack Manufactures Institute) racking standards of quality, long life and durability, as well as, the IBC (International Building Code) standards for structural design.
Selective Rack accommodates flexibility in slotting design, which is ideal for high turnover, high SKU stock count and quick product accessibility. Selective pallet rack is a cost-effective design allowing for the maximum number of SKU pick facings available in standard rack.
Store 2 pallet positions from a single aisle (4 pallets back to back) with the Double Deep Selective Pallet Rack. The rear pallet is accessed with a special fork truck with a pantograph extender. The Double Deep Reach warehouse racking system provides high-density storage at a lower initial capital cost when compared with other high-density storage systems.
Research the features of the Double Deep Reach pallet rack system to determine if it is the right industrial storage system for your application. Weigh the advantages and disadvantages of this racking system below.
Drive-In rack systems provide a low budget and high density storage solution for customers with lower SKU counts. Drive-In rack systems load from the back to the front (First-In Last-Out) as the forklift literally drives into the rack system, loads the pallet onto rails and backs out of the rack system. As the system is loaded rear to front, it must it be unloaded front to rear.
Drive-In systems reduce the number of aisles required in a warehouse. It is frequently used in cold storage applications, where the cost of (refrigerated) volume is at its highest and requires the most return on investment (more density).
The 2 Wide DITM warehouse storage rack delivers maximum efficiency for high density storage.
This racking system allows twice the loading and unloading capacity in a single run while increasing forklift stability.
Designed for high-volume applications, Pick Module pallet racks are designed for high-volume applications and are the perfect industrial storage solutions for full and split case picking.
Our Pick Modules can be stacked 3-4 levels high, often with conveyors integrated to the rack system. Modules will often incorporate carton flow, pallet flow, pushback and other combinations for custom material handling.
With the cost of land and building foot prints continuing to increase, warehouse rack systems continue to reach for the skies.
High Bay industrial storage systems can exceed 60′ in height, nearly doubling the storage capacity of conventional systems (fully-automated and man up vehicles available). Some of the racking systems available through ASP allow vehicles to be moved between aisles to reduce initial capital costs.
Very Narrow Aisle pallet rack systems typically have 72” wide aisles and are accessed by wire guided turret trucks. Many of the Very Narrow Aisle warehouse racking systems have automated position locators that allow for very rapid access to loads.
Determine if Very Narrow Aisle pallet rack systems from Advance Storage Products are the right warehouse storage solution for your application.