Standard pallet rack, also know as “selective pallet rack” is the most common pallet storage racking found in warehouses today. At AK Material Handling Systems, we’re committed to supplying you with the high quality, name-brand pallet rack you need. As part of this commitment, we carry a selection of new, in-stock selective teardrop pallet rack that is second-to-none. With two warehouses in strategic shipping locations (Maple Grove, MN and East Stroudsburg, PA), we’re able to offer you a major freight advantage.
Our inventory includes the most trusted manufacturers in the industry: Ridg-U-Rak, Speedrack Products Group, Steel King, SpaceRak, and Interlake. We compliment our pallet rack inventory with the nation’s largest stock of J&L wire decking and a large, in-stock selection of ITC wire decks. For AK Material Handling Systems, no project is too big or too small to handle. Customers with larger warehouse projects can receive factory-direct discounts, as well as warehouse layout and design consultation.
When space in your warehouse is tight, pushback pallet rack is king. Pushback pallet rack systems increase storage density, allowing you to truly make the most of your available warehouse space. These systems offer the ability to increase pallet count without sacrificing selectivity. This feature gives pushback systems a leg up on many traditional storage systems, and the superior combination of density and selectivity means you’re getting the most efficient storage possible.
AKMHS partners with multiple manufacturers and vendors to find the exact pushback system for your warehouse. With over 25 years of experience in material handling, we’ve helped countless warehouses in Minnesota and across the nation optimize their warehouse storage with pushback storage systems.
Drive-in pallet rack systems boast the greatest storage density of any of our engineered pallet rack systems. By eliminating aisles, drive-in pallet rack systems are able to maximize warehouse storage space. In fact, a drive-in rack system can increase your pallet storage by as much as 60%. Thanks to their ability to produce peak storage density, drive-in rack systems are prevalent among warehouses with first-in, last-out inventory rotations. Drive-in racking is also commonly referred to as “drive-through” or “high density storage.”
Gravity flow pallet rack systems, also known as pallet flow racks, get your warehouse flowing. Pallet flow rack systems use metal rollers and the force of gravity to feed pallets into the rack’s pick positions. Like drive-in rack systems, gravity flow racking maximizes storage space by minimizing aisles. Unlike drive-in systems, however, gravity flow systems operate using a first-in, first-out inventory sequence. Gravity pallet flow systems are custom designed to meet individual needs, and can be designed to hold up to 20 pallets deep in a single lane of storage.
AK’s pallet flow designs are engineered to perform and manufactured to last! With pallet flow rack systems, we provide custom solutions for all applications, from economical shallow-depth pick module systems to the most challenging deep lane flow systems made for harsh environments.
Carton flow storage systems, also called “span track,” are designed to accommodate high volume order picking and allow reduced operator activity. Similar to gravity flow pallet systems, carton flow systems use gravity, as well as metal or plastic rollers to “flow” inventory stored in cartons or boxes. They are commonly found in “flowing” warehouses that have a high volume of products being picked daily. Because these systems are gravity-driven, they’re also highly compatible with conveyor picking, providing both maximum visibility and order accuracy.
Carton flow will help you increase productivity on the line, create a safer warehouse and maximize space.
Some materials don’t fit neatly or effectively into pallet rack systems. Lumber and steel, for example, are often too long and awkward to fit on pallets, and may not have squared edges. Materials like these are perfect for cantilever rack systems. Cantilever warehouse storage rack systems are ideal for storing long items in continuous horizontal runs, which keeps vertical uprights from interfering with the placement of the product on the shelf. Cantilever racks can be found in a wide variety of settings, such as lumber yards, hardware stores, or plumbing supplies warehouses. Like selective pallet rack, we have cantilever rack in stock at our Maple Grove, MN location.
In addition to supplying customers with top-tier pallet rack products and engineered rack systems, AK Material Handling Systems provides warehouse design services for the storage and handling of materials through manufacturing, warehousing and distribution centers. Our professional designers have acquired years of experience listening to the needs of customers, and will work to provide you with the customized system that’s right for you. We also work closely with industrial real estate professionals, helping their clients find the right industrial space for their business. We offer free budgetary numbers, along with rack layouts to help our customers make the right choices when searching for a new warehouse location.