In its most basic form, pallet racking consists of two components: upright frames and cross beams. Technically, only these two items are needed to store standard pallets. But there is a third, often very important part that can reduce the chances of product damage and provide more surface area for loads to rest upon. We’re talking about wire decking, and the benefits of having it on your racking can be huge.
When loading and unloading pallets from selective racking, the margin for error is extremely small if there is no wire decking present. The top side of a pallet rack cross beam is often barely over an inch across, and if a forklift operator sets the pallet too close to either edge of the pallet rack beams it can easily result in a pallet crashing to the ground. If wire decking has been installed, this accident would’ve been avoided; the wire deck would act as a shelf, eliminating the risk associated with not placing the pallet perfectly on the beams. Because of this, most of our customers buy wire decking along with their frames and beams, and we often recommend doing so to those who have not already considered it.
Advantages of Pallet Rack Wire Decking
Stronger and more durable than plywood
More likely to comply with strict fire codes
Available galvanized finish withstands abuse from harsh weather and warehouse conditions
Support channels have the strength to support heavy pallet loads
Variety of sizes means there are decks to fit virtually any beam length
Available in U-channel or flare channel to fit both step and box beams
Allows overhead light to be better dispersed, letting personnel more easily identify SKUs
- Provides the option to store either full pallet loads or less-than-pallet loads; without decking, only full pallet loads can be stored
Easy to use — simply set the wire decks on the beams, and they’re ready for use
Have the potential to lower insurance rates as a result of better compliance with fire codes
Improves air circulation
Quick Ship Pallet Rack Wire Decking
At AK Material Handling Systems, we carry three industry-leading wire decking manufacturers: J&L Wire Cloth, ITC Manufacturing, and Nashville Wire. Each of these manufacturers produces top quality wire decking that can meet the demands of the harshest warehouse environments, yet is priced in a way that makes it an added value to most warehouses.
Much like our network of pallet rack manufacturers, our wire deck manufacturer network allows us to offer our customers a significant freight advantage, regardless of the destination to which the decks are shipping. With over 10,000 pieces of wire mesh decking in stock, our Minnesota, and Pennsylvania warehouses are ready to handle your next pallet rack wire deck order.
Wire Deck Locations
Our Main Stocking Locations:
- Maple Grove, MN 55369
- East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Other Quick Ship Locations:
- Columbus, OH 43207
- Elizabeth, NJ 07201
- Frankfort, KY 40601
- Grapevine, TX 76051
- La Mirada, CA 90638
- Nashville, TN 37218
- New Salem, PA 15468
- Phoenix, AZ 85009
- Springfield, TN 37172
- St. Paul, MN 55107
Pallet Rack Wire Decking – Minnesota Distributor
Below are three of our wire deck manufacturers. Keep reading for details about each one and order wire mesh decking for your warehouse today!
J&L Wire – Major Stocking Distributor
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, J&L Wire Cloth is our hometown wire deck connection. Our J&L Wire decking has a galvanized finish that makes it more resistant to corrosion and allows it to keep its shine. We work closely with J&L Wire to ensure we have a large stock of U-channel and flare channel wire decks in various sizes on hand and ready to ship nation wide. Buy our J&L Wire decking in standard waterfall, universal flange, or inside waterfall configurations. Shop J&L Wire Decking Online
ITC Manufacturing – Major Stocking Distributor
Based in Phoenix, Arizona with a second location in Columbus, Ohio, ITC Manufacturing provides much of the wire decking we quick ship to the Southwest and Northeast United States. We offer our customers a wide range of wire decking weight capacities from ITC, including custom decking for ultra heavy-duty applications. With decks available in standard/step, inverted flange, flush flat and flush waterfall configuration, ITC wire decks from AK Material Handling Systems can accommodate virtually any cross beam.
Nashville Wire – Major Stocking Distributor
As the name suggests, Nashville Wire is based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Nashville Wire decks we carry are available in a wide variety of colors, finishes, sizes and capacities, giving you the opportunity to customize your decking to fit the vision you have for your warehouse. Nashville Wire’s manufacturing capabilities provide us with an opportunity to fine tune your wire decking so it meshes perfectly with your needs, both in terms of functionality and looks. With Nashville Wire decking from AK, you can choose from 2 gauge, 4 gauge or 6 gauge wire and an array of reinforcement channel options. Shop Nashville Wire Decking Online
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