Used Interlake Mecalux Pallet Racking
The names “New Style” and “Old Style” are why it can be so tricky to keep the two straight and remember which styles are compatible. New Style Interlake is, in fact, not new at all. Instead, it is a name given to a type of pallet rack that originated some time ago. At the time it was invented, it was definitively “new.” However, as of the writing of this article, New Style Interlake is no longer being manufactured.
But this doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find New Style on the market. Interlake manufactured lots of New Style Interlake pallet racking in its time, and it’s still widely available from companies who provide used warehouse racking. If you’re in the market for used pallet rack frames and have Interlake New Style quoted, check to make sure your beams are compatible. If they’re not Interlake New Style or shaved pin beams, you might be in trouble when it comes time for installation.
Interlake now sticks to a teardrop design for its roll-formed industrial pallet rack, having long eliminated New Style from the production line. This is good news for those who own beams with punched pins because these round pins, or “lugs,” wouldn’t be compatible with the slimmer, “U-shaped” New Style slots. It’s confusing, but the “Old Style” Interlake is the current style produced and sold right now. If you’re scratching your head, we don’t blame you. But at least you’ll have come away knowing the main differences between the two. Hopefully, this knowledge will help you avoid buying incompatible parts.