Rack & Shelving, Industrial Shelving, Racking & Storage Solutions

Racking and Shelving solutions enable materials to be stacked at height on pallets within a warehousing environment. Although there are many varieties of pallet racking, all types allow for the storage of palletised materials in horizontal rows with multiple levels. The most common type of pallet racking system are roll formed using clips inserted in holes or for heavier loads these would be structural bolt together racking units.

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Keeping up with rising cold storage requirements

1 Keeping up with rising cold storage requirements

In the cold and frozen food sector, tremendous growth combined with a serious shortage of capacity is severely constraining companies today. “The frozen food market is currently experiencing remarkable growth, with its global value soaring to $265 billion..."

Engineered racking: The foundation of warehouse automation

2 Engineered racking: The foundation of warehouse automation

With continued e-commerce growth, now more than ever, companies must continually re-evaluate their inventory needs, so they can reliably fulfil orders quickly and efficiently.

Opening ceremony for Dachser’s new high-bay warehouse in Memmingen

3 Opening ceremony for Dachser’s new high-bay warehouse in Memmingen

Together with some 100 guests, Dachser recently celebrated the opening of its new high-bay warehouse in Memmingen.

Preventing auto part damage with custom reusable steel shipping rack

4 Preventing auto part damage with custom reusable steel shipping rack

For years, automotive parts have been shipped in cardboard or wood containers, custom-made for the task, and packed in paper or plastic-based material for protection. 

Preventing auto part damage with custom reusable steel shipping rack

5 Preventing auto part damage with custom reusable steel shipping rack

For years, automotive parts have been shipped in cardboard or wood containers, custom-made for the task, and packed in paper or plastic-based material for protection.

Steel King names Rona Rossier-Abel as Vice President-Finance

6 Steel King names Rona Rossier-Abel as Vice President-Finance

Steel King Industries, the manufacturer of storage rack and material handling products, has appointed Rona Rossier-Abel as Vice President-Finance of the company. In this role she will oversee all financial strategy and actions for the company.

Brandsafe polymer safety barrier range for improved warehouse impact protection

7 Brandsafe polymer safety barrier range for improved warehouse impact protection

A new range of high-performance polymer safety barriers for improved protection of interior and exterior warehouses and industrial workspaces, has been launched by impact protection equipment specialist Brandsafe.

Portable storage racks maximise flexible storage space

8 Portable storage racks maximise flexible storage space

By Del Williams, technical writer based in Torrance, California.

Warehouse inventory comes in many shapes and sizes, and when it is moved for production needs, sales, or to make room for new products, it can take up an inordinate amount of space within fixed storage like selective pallet racking.

Rapid racking reaps rewards with Jungheinrich

9 Rapid racking reaps rewards with Jungheinrich

The UK shelving and storage company, Rapid Racking, based in Gloucestershire, has partnered with intralogistics solutions provider Jungheinrich to further support their sustainability goals.

Warehouse storage expansion: Creating supply shock resilience with cost-effective options

10 Warehouse storage expansion: Creating supply shock resilience with cost-effective options

By Del Williams, technical writer based in Torrance, California.

Since the pandemic showed manufacturers, distributors, and retailers how supply chain disruptions can cause dramatic shortages of products and materials, many are seeking to increase inventory to avoid similar problems in the future.

Pallet racking

Pallet racking is a storage system that uses vertical beams to support pallets of goods. It is a common sight in warehouses and other industrial settings. There are two main types of pallet racking systems: selective and drive-in. Selective pallet racking systems allow for direct access to each pallet, while drive-in systems allow for forklifts to drive into the racking to retrieve pallets.

Pallet racking systems offer a number of advantages, including:

  • Increased storage capacity: Pallet racking can help to maximize the storage space in a warehouse.
  • Improved efficiency: Pallet racking can make it easier to find and retrieve pallets, which can improve the efficiency of warehouse operations.
  • Reduced damage: Pallet racking can help to protect pallets from damage, which can help to reduce losses.

The minimum distance between pallet racks depends on the type of racking system and the size of the pallets. However, it is generally recommended to leave at least 3 feet of clearance between racks.

Common types of pallet racking systems:

  • Selective pallet racking: This is the most common type of pallet racking system. It allows for direct access to each pallet, which makes it easy to find and retrieve pallets.

  • Drive-in pallet racking: This type of racking system allows forklifts to drive into the racking to retrieve pallets. This can be more efficient than selective pallet racking, but it can also damage the pallets if it is not done carefully.

  • Push-back pallet racking: This type of racking system is similar to drive-in pallet racking, but the pallets are pushed back into the racking as new pallets are brought in. This can help to maximize the storage capacity of the racking system.

  • Cantilever pallet racking: This type of racking system is used to store long or bulky items. The beams extend out from the uprights, which allows for more storage space.

Pallet racking is a versatile and efficient storage system that can be used in a variety of settings. It is a good choice for warehouses that need to store large quantities of goods.

Industrial Shelving

Industrial shelving is typically made of steel, but it can also be made of other materials, such as wood or plastic. The weight capacity of industrial shelving varies depending on the type of shelving and the materials used.

Industrial shelving is used in a variety of settings, including warehouses, factories, and retail stores. It is a versatile and durable storage solution that can accommodate a wide range of needs.

Here are some of the benefits of using industrial shelving:

  • It is very strong and durable, making it a good option for storing heavy items.
  • It is easy to assemble and disassemble, making it a flexible storage solution.
  • It is available in a variety of sizes and styles, so you can find the perfect solution for your needs.
  • It is a cost-effective way to store a large amount of inventory.

Types of Industrial Shelving

Bolt-together shelving: 
This type of shelving is easy to assemble and disassemble, making it a good option for businesses that need to be able to change their storage layout frequently.

Slotted angle shelving: 
This type of shelving is made of steel angles that are slotted together to create a sturdy frame. The shelves can be easily adjusted to accommodate different storage needs.

Wire mesh shelving: This type of shelving is made of wire mesh, which allows for good air circulation. It is a good option for storing items that need to be ventilated, such as food or chemicals.

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