Oftentimes conversation about pallet rack centers around two components: upright frames and cross beams. This comes as no surprise, considering these two components comprise what would be considered the “rack” itself. However, it’s important to keep in mind the other, smaller components that contribute to the strength, safety, and functional quality of pallet rack. Among these is wire mesh decking.

As an alternative to wood or corrugated steel decking, wire decking offers a number of advantages. One of the most important of these is that it allows overhead light to be better dispersed, giving forklift drivers better visual identification of the products and pallets they’re loading and unloading from the rack system.

Green and orange pallet racking bays stand tall in. a warehouse each one has wire mesh decking

Another unique advantage is wire decking’s ability to allow overhead sprinkler systems to take effect if a fire were ever to occur in the warehouse, which not only makes the warehouse a safer place but can reduce insurance rates and help in compliance with local fire codes. This aspect makes wire decking a “dual-threat,” adding both convenience and safety.

Last, but certainly not least on the list of advantageous features is the versatility that accompanies using wire decking. By simply utilizing wire decking, one can store both full pallet loads and less-than-full pallet loads on the same rack system. This gives warehouse managers an added flexibility not seen in warehouses using wood or corrugated steel decking. And, wire decking is incredibly simple to use as well; simply set it on the beams and enjoy the benefits.

AK Material Handling is a major stocking distributor of pallet rack wire decks, carrying multiple sizes, brands, and styles of wire decking. To order or get more information on wire decking, give us a call at 800-722-5908.

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