What is the most common upright depth?


The most common upright depth is 42”. This depth is ideal for standard pallets. By using a 42” deep upright you are putting the majority of the weight of the pallet on the crossbeams. This will help prevent the pallet from breaking during storage.




How can I determine what height upright I need?


There are two things to consider when choosing an upright height. You should consider the clear height of your building and the lifting capability of your forklift. You should use an upright height that is close to the maximum lift height of your forklift, so long as your ceiling can tolerate it.




Should I be using 96” beams?


Pallet racking should be built to your company’s specific needs. There are a lot of applications that use 96” beams but there are instances where other lengths are better. It really is all about you and what is best for your company.




How long will it take to fill my order?


Lead times are always confirmed when we give you a quote. If the material you need is built and in our stock, same day fulfillment is possible in most cases. If we need to build your order out, generally three to five days are required for fulfillment.




What is selective pallet racking?


Selective pallet racking is a design of pallet racking that allows for all of the bays to be immediately accessible to forklift operators. Selective racking is ideal for most warehousing applications especially those that store many SKU’s or part numbers.

Keystone, T-Bolt, Structural, and Teardrop racking systems can all be configured as selective racking.




What is adjustable pallet racking?


Most pallet racking used today is adjustable. Styles such as Teardrop, Keystone, T-Bolt, and Structural are all easily adjustable to fit your needs. All of these types are also easy to adjust after being installed- just in case your storage needs change after the initial installation.




What is cantilever pallet racking?


Cantilever pallet racking is a type of industrial pallet racking that is specifically designed to handle large or long material. Cantilever racking is constructed from I-beam steel which makes it very strong. Cantilever racking is ideal for storing wood, construction materials, steel or aluminum tubing, or conduit. As with other types of pallet racking, cantilever racking is fully customizable. We can change the width of the bay, how many levels are on each tower, or how much weight it holds. Click here for more information on the different types of indsutrial pallet racking available.




Does pallet racking need to be certified or permitted?


The main factor that controls whether or not you need to have a permit for your racking is the county and/or municipality where your warehouse is located. You should check for local regulations to find out if your racking needs to be certified. If you need to certify your racking system, this is a service that we can gladly facilitate for you.




Does pallet racking need to be bolted to floor?


In most cases we recommend that your racking be anchored. There are some exceptions to this rule though. You may not need to anchor your racking if your racking is 10’ or shorter, if you do not have forklifts loading and unloading your racking, if your racking has more than three levels, or for a number of other reasons. However, we always recommend anchoring racking if it will be in an area that utilizes forklifts!




How much weight can pallet racking hold?


The amount of weight that a pallet racking system can hold is determined by the beams and uprights. We can create a racking system that can hold nearly any weight pallet. Pallet racking is easily customizable for any weight capacity, but the average pallet racking system is designed to comfortably hold 5000lbs per shelf.




Do you carry double deep racking?


Yes, we can install double deep racking systems. Double deep racking is a configuration that creates a system that is a cross between a selective racking system and a push back racking system. Double deep is constructed of the materials that are used in a selective system, but there are two rows constructed together to create a deeper configuration. It is a great configuration for storing long pallets or for storing a lot of the same thing.





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