Pallet Rack Manufacturers
If you’re in the material handling industry and are familiar to pallet racking, you’re most likely familiar with Interlake Mecalux. There are two distinct types of Interlake selective pallet rack frames: Old style and New Style. The difference in the two is the shape of the punch holes in which the beams connect to the upright frames. The Old Style frames have teardrop shaped holes and the New Style frames have a more angled, rectangular slot that tapers at the bottom. The Old Style is the more popular of the two, because of its ease of assembly and teardrop design. Because most teardrop pallet racking is interchangeable, the Old Style Interlake design offers greater long-term flexibility.
The beam that Interlake manufacturers has a slender locking pin that fits both of these styles, so if both your beams and frames are Interlake, you’re in luck. But if you find yourself with Interlake New Style frames, many beams designed for teardrop pallet rack frames won’t fit. The round-shaped locking pins are too wide for the New Style slots. So, it’s important to know what type of pallet rack frames you have in order to know what type of beams you need (and vice versa). This will come in handy in the event that you need to add on to your existing pallet racking.