Pallet racking is a large and complex issue and one which is not typically general knowledge for the layman.
In this short article, we will address some of the most common questions around pallet racking, covering everything from installation to cost.
If you have a question which isn’t found below, then please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice.
What is pallet racking?
Pallet racking is exactly what it sounds like – a way to rack pallets safely and efficiently. Well-designed pallet racking solutions maximise valuable warehouse space, and increases access, efficiency and selectivity of stock handling.
What is cantilever pallet racking?
Cantilever racking is designed to store long, odd-shaped loads horizontally, such as timber, bulk items and pipes. This cost-effective racking system improves ease of accessibility and makes the most of the storage space available. It is also suitable for general pallet storage and can be single or double-sided.
What is selective pallet racking?
Selective pallet racking is the most common form of pallet racking. It is a flexible system that can be altered and reconfigured as your business and warehouse requirements change. Beams can be lowered or raised, removed or added depending on what you need.
What is mobile pallet racking?
Mobile Pallet Racking is a system where racks are built on a mobile base and guided by rails on the floor. Driven by an electrical motor, the mobile base moves along the rails to give access to the aisles. Mobile Pallet Racking is the most storage efficient system of all the different types of pallet racking.
What is pallet live racking?
Pallet live racking maintains a “first-in/first-out” systems by stocking products from one side of the aisle and then picking them from the adjoining side through the use of a gravity-fed rolling system. Pallet Live racking is ideal for expiration date-sensitive inventory, high-volume consumer goods, warehouses and food distribution centres.
How high can pallet racking go?
There is no legal limit on the height of pallet racking, but the average height is around 7-8 metres tall. Forklifts can’t reach higher than that, so anything taller is specifically designed that way for a reason.
How much does pallet racking cost?
This is one of those “how long is a piece of string” questions. Different warehouses catering to different businesses will need different types of racking solutions, so there is no one generic price. If you would like a quote of what you need for your unique circumstances, then please give us a call.
Who can install pallet racking?
Professionals, that’s who. You may know how to change a flat tyre, but if your car breaks down you bring it to a mechanic. Don’t even think about trying to build your own pallet racking. Not only is it unsafe, but there are legal requirements you must meet. It’s simply not worth the risk and can result in serious injury or death.
How much weight can pallet racking hold?
This varies across the type of pallet racking installed, its design and manufacturer. Heavy duty post sections and beams can be supplied and installed to cater for almost any requirement.
How often does pallet racking need to be inspected?
To ensure the ongoing safety of your staff and your stock, we highly recommend a programme of maintenance and safety audits every 12 months. An audit will inspect any damage, identify any new components needed, and quickly organise any repairs.
Where to buy pallet racking?
If you’re in New Zealand, then we can help you with all your pallet racking solutions. With offices in both the North and South Islands, we have installed the latest pallet racking systems all over the country, helping businesses save time, grow profits, and keep employees safe.
No matter what your pallet racking needs, we can help
Whether you’re setting up your first warehouse or rebuilding your racking system for what seems like the 100th time, we can help.
No matter what industry you cater to, be it manufacturing, transport, retail or anything else, we have the perfect system for you.
When it comes to the legal side of things, we offer a comprehensive consenting process, helping you navigate the application forms and documentation, walking you through each stage, explaining how it all works, what you need to do next and how much it’s going to cost.
We also take maintenance and repairs seriously, and recommend a programme of maintenance and safety audits.
If there are any questions we didn’t cover above, then please don’t hesitate to contact us. One of our friendly and experienced professionals will be happy to have a chat and answer any queries you may have about our pallet racking solutions.
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