When Is Structural Rack The Best Choice?

4 Advantages To Using Structural Racking In Your Warehouse

Structural pallet rack is the strongest, most durable type of pallet rack available and is the most appropriate solution in temperature controlled and ambient warehouse environments that have heavy forklift traffic. Structural pallet rack may cost more up front but with greater durability, structural rack will translate into longer life and lower costs over the long term in your warehouse. Here are four considerations for implementing structural pallet racking in your warehouse:

Durability / Impact Resistant:

  • Compared to roll-formed rack, structural steel construction is heavier, with thicker channel corners and stronger steel columns for greater durability and impact resistance. Structural racks withstand far greater impact and increase rack and warehouse safety while decreasing repairs and forklift damage. Greater durability translates into longer life and reduced need for maintenance, resulting in lower costs over the long term.

Pound For Pound Greater Value:

  • Structural pallet racking delivers value with a longer life and greater resistance to damage. Stronger structural connections decrease repair costs from forklift damage, which provides a significant cost savings in a warehouse operation. These cost savings add up quickly and maintain value even when repairs are required (most structural racking solutions can be repaired on site with no downtime).

Greater Capacity:

  • Structural pallet racking has a greater load capacity than roll-formed and can handle heavier product or SKU types. This maximizes the number of possible SKU facings and maximizes inventory management capabilities because a greater load capacity can maintain larger, more complicated throughput requirements.

Positive Bolt Connections:

  • Stronger connections are more resistant to damage and can handle a larger load capacity.

Structural racking has many inherent benefits with stronger connections and a greater impact resistant design. Consider your throughput requirements and forklift traffic risk when deciding what type of racking to utilize in your warehouse or distribution operation.

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