Pallet Rack & Industrial Racking Systems
Industrial Racking Systems
Your job is to optimize your warehouse storage and our job is to help you do it. Inefficient storage systems affect the whole organization, not just the warehouse. On the flip side, a pallet rack system that’s tailored to the organization’s goals can be its biggest asset. We’ll work with you to ensure your storage and fulfillment operations are fully optimized and aligned with your organization’s business goals.
Drawing from decades of experience in material handling, our Systems Design Specialists will first listen carefully to determine your needs, then design and install a warehouse storage system that meets those needs.
Pallet Rack Systems
Standard Pallet Rack Systems
The most common system of organized pallet storage is selective pallet rack. Selective pallet rack provides immediate access to every pallet in the system, and provides a compromise of selectivity and density. To meet your storage needs, we carry one of the nation’s largest selections of in-stock selective teardrop pallet rack. With two warehouses in strategic shipping locations (Maple Grove, MN and East Stroudsburg, PA), we offer a major freight advantage. As a result, you save time and money. The most common system of organized pallet storage is selective pallet rack.
Our inventory includes the most trusted manufacturers in the industry: Ridg-U-Rak, Speedrack Products Group, Steel King, SpaceRak, as well as Interlake pallet rack. We help ensure safety and code compliance by offering the nation’s largest inventory of J&L wire mesh decks. No project is too big or too small for our dedicated team of Pallet Rack Specialists to handle. Individuals, small companies and large corporations all use our products and services each day to improve their storage and warehousing strategies. Customers with larger warehouse projects can receive factory-direct discounts, as well as warehouse layout and design consultation.
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Overview of Selective Pallet Rack:
- Direct access to each pallet
- Cost effective
- Most teardrop pallet rack brands are compatible with one another
- Easy to assemble
- Easy to reconfigure/reslot
When space in your warehouse is tight, pushback pallet rack is king. Pushback pallet rack systems increase storage density, letting you make the most of your available warehouse space. These systems give users the unique advantage of increasing pallet count with minimal impact on access to SKUs. Push back pallet rack has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years thanks to its ease of use and ability to increase storage density. Push back rack is usually more expensive than selective or drive in pallet rack in terms of initial investment. However, gains in efficiency and storage density can yield long term profits that make push back rack a smart investment in certain applications.
We work with our network of manufacturers and vendors to engineer push back systems that deliver the results our clients need to succeed. 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 custom designed pushback storage systems. Visit our dedicated push back pallet rack page for more information on push back systems and how they’re used increase warehouse storage and labor efficiency.
Overview of Push Back Pallet Rack:
- Increases warehouse storage efficiency
- Can decrease labor costs
- Low maintenance
- Allows for storage of more SKUs than drive in rack
- Considered easy to use by lift truck operators
Drive in pallet rack systems provide the greatest storage density of any engineered pallet storage system. By eliminating aisles, drive-in pallet rack systems are able to maximize warehouse storage space. In fact, a drive-in rack system can increase pallet storage by as much as 60%. Drive in rack systems are most often in warehouses with FILO (first in, last out) inventory rotations. In warehouses storing like product and products that aren’t time sensitive, drive in rack systems are valued for their ability to produce peak storage.
Although drive in rack systems offer benefits in certain applications, there can be consequences in using it for the wrong application. The occurrence of “honeycombing” is a common pitfall of using drive in racking in warehouses better suited to different rack systems. Honeycombing occurs when not all of the space within a drive in system is occupied by product, leading to poor use of space. The resulting appearance of the rack system is similar to that of a honeycomb. To determine whether or not drive in pallet rack is right for your warehouse, be sure to consult a member of our Design Group. We’ll listen to your current and future needs and work with you to assess whether or not drive in rack is right for you.
Drive-in racking is also goes by the names “drive-through racking” or “high density storage.”
Overview of Drive In Pallet Rack:
- Accommodate virtually unlimited depth of storage
- Deliver maximum storage density
- Minimize the number of warehouse aisles
- Prioritizes density over selectivity
- Highly cost effective
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, gravity flow systems operate using a first in, first-out inventory sequence. Gravity pallet flow systems are designed to meet your individual needs, and store as many as 20 pallets per storage lane.
Our pallet flow designs are designed for high performance and manufactured in the United States with high quality steel. 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. Give us a call or send in a form to learn more about pallet flow rack from a Systems Design Specialist.
Overview of Pallet Flow Rack:
- Gets warehouse inventory flowing
- Promotes high-density pallet storage
- Custom engineered and tested for your operation
- Provides immediate access to every product
- Excellent for freezer or cooler applications
Carton flow storage systems, also called “span track,” accommodate high volume order picking and reduce the need for operator activity. Similar to gravity flow pallet systems, carton flow systems use gravity to “flow” cartons and boxes down rollers. These rollers are made of metal or a combination of metal and plastic. They’re usually found in “flowing” warehouses that have a high volume of products being moved and picked daily. Carton flow systems are often used in combination 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.
Overview of Carton Flow Rack:
- Operates with FIFO order picking
- Can lower labor costs
- Helps reduce product damage
- Reduces floor space usage
- Often compatible with existing racking
Some materials don’t fit neatly or effectively into pallet rack systems. Lumber and steel are often too long and awkward to fit on pallets, for example. Storing piping or long sheets of plywood in selective rack would make it clumsy to load and pick, and could be dangerous. Materials like these are perfect for cantilever rack systems. Cantilever warehouse storage rack systems are ideal for storing long items in continuous horizontal runs because there are not upright frames to cause interference. Cantilever racks are found in a wide variety of settings and industries. Popular applications include lumber yards, hardware stores, or plumbing supplies warehouses. Like selective pallet rack, we have cantilever rack in stock at our Maple Grove, MN location.
Overview of Cantilever Rack:
- Perfect for storing long items
- Easily adjusted
- Lacks front side obstructions, making loading and picking easier
- Can be built as high as your service machinery will go
- Single-sided converts to double-sided if needed
In addition to supplying customers with top-tier pallet rack products and engineered rack systems, we also provide warehouse layout and design services. After listening carefully to your needs, our Systems Design Specialists engineer rack systems and warehouse layouts for distribution and storage centers. Our professional designers have decades of experience listening to the needs of customers, and will deliver your project on schedule and within your budget.
Industrial Real Estate Professional?
We 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 clients make the right choices when searching for a new warehouse location.