Once you have calculated the beam capacity, you can move on to frame capacity. Most frame manufacturers rate their upright frame capacities assuming a vertical beam spacing of 48 inches. In other words, the top of each beam will be 48″ above the top of the beam below, and so on. This is important because the greater the vertical distance between beam levels, the lower the upright frame’s column capacity will be. To demonstrate this principle in action, try bending an uncooked spaghetti noodle and breaking it in half. Next, try breaking one half of the spaghetti noodle in half.
If you own, run, or even just work in a warehouse you know that safety is a top priority. If it isn’t, your inventory and employees could be at risk. The most important aspect of pallet rack capacities is that you should contact a pallet rack specialist for each and every pallet rack application. One miscalculation or estimation can lead to dangerous territory. That is why we always recommend reaching out for professional assistance when purchasing a new pallet rack system, or a new configuration.
What other factors determine pallet rack capacity?